How to use the definite article in Thai

How to use the definite article in Thai

You want to learn how to use the definite article in Thai? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Thai lessons complete with useful examples. The apple, the house, the book... we'll teach you about the Thai definite article in a simple, clear and enjoyable way.

The Thai definite article

The definite article is what we call the word 'the' in English. The English definite article 'the' does not exist in Thai. Unlike English, a noun on its own can be considered definite without the need for a specific word to show this.

Examples

lûksâo
the daughter
pučai
the man
dön
the month
kam
the word
hǐn
the stone
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Step 4 : The definite article in Thai

The definite article is what we call the word the in English. The definite article is used with nouns. Using the nouns naŋsö, gaoī and bràtdū (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn how to use the definite article with each of the nouns. The nouns together with the definite article are nângsû, gaoī and bràtdū (the book, the chair, the door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the definite article in Thai including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the definite article with the Thai nouns naŋsö, gaoī and bràtdū, you're ready to move on to Step 5 (the plural in Thai).

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