Understand spoken Thai

Words by frequency

The following shows a list of all the words on the site ordered by the number of times they appear in the sample sentences. So, for example, if a word happens to turn up in 50 of our example sentences, then it will appear higher up than a word which only appears in 10 of our example sentences. The number of example sentences in which a particular word appears is also shown. By clicking on a word you can see a list of all the example sentences in which that word appears. Note that this Lingopolo frequency table is not likely to give the same results as a scientific study based on millions and millions of sentences: the Lingopolo frequency is only based on the sentences on Lingopolo. For practical purposes though, the Lingopolo approximation is good enough to ensure that words are learnt in approximately the most useful order.
Rank Recording English Thai Examples count Learn
1
polite particle for male speakers

ครับ

833
2
I (male speaker)

ผม

766
3
you

คุณ

650
4
to have

มี

589
5
he; she

เขา

538
6
to go

ไป

486
7
is located at; to live at

อยู่

461
8
I (female speaker)

ฉัน

419
9
no; not

ไม่

408
10
to be

เป็น

408
11
question particle

ไหม

405
12
will; shall

จะ

355
13
can; to be able to

ได้

300
14
at; in the location of

ที่

280
15
to come

มา

255
16
already; in the past

แล้ว

243
17
person; people

คน

233
18
in

ใน

219
19
this; these

นี้

214
20
to like

ชอบ

213
21
we; us

เรา

199
22
to want to

อยาก

196
23
what?

อะไร

187
24
as; that

ว่า

182
25
and

และ

180
26
she; her; you (female)

เธอ

168
27
of; belonging to

ของ

145
28
-ing; in the act of

กำลัง

138
29
1 (one)

หนึ่ง

135
30
with

กับ

134
31
house; home

บ้าน

127
32
to speak

พูด

125
33
also; well...

ก็

124
34
car; vehicle

รถ

121
35
very; more

มาก

118
36
language

ภาษา

116
37
where?

ที่ไหน

114
38
word added to the end of a sentence to soften it

นะ

107
39
year

ปี

105
40
indicates a question, when the expected answer is known

หรือ

103