How to use adjectives in Thai

How to use adjectives in Thai

You want to learn how to use adjectives in Thai? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Thai lessons complete with useful examples. Big, small, happy, sad... we'll teach you all you need to know about Thai adjectives.

Thai adjectives

Adjectives are generally used to describe nouns. Unlike English, adjectives in Thai are placed after the noun.


sāilom keŋreŋ
the strong wind
sāilom nāo
the cold wind
sāilom ùun
the warm wind
sāilom ònyōn
the gentle wind
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Step 7 : Adjectives in Thai

Adjectives are used to describe nouns. To get started, we suggest you learn the three Thai adjectives yai, lek and gao (big, small, old). Using the nouns naŋsö, gaoī and bràtdū (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn to use each adjective with each noun (the big book, the old chair, the small door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Thai adjectives including useful examples. After you've learned to use the adjectives yai, lek and gao with the nouns naŋsö, gaoī and bràtdū you can move on to Step 8 (Thai Verbs).

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