Syllabus
Lessons

Giving and Understanding Directions

nua
tawanaok
tawantok
tai
left right
opposite

Note: click on each word on the map for Thai pronunciation.

 

English Thai Practice
Tid Direction
North Nua
South Tai
East Tawan-Aok
West Tawan-Tok

 

English Thai Practice
Left Sai
Right Khwa
Opposite/Across Trong-Kham

 

Thai Meaning Practice
Yu Thang Used in preceding a word telling direction
Yu At
Thang Path, way
Khong Signifies a possessive

 

Activity: Practice using the following phrase

(noun) + Yu Thang + Direction + Khong + (noun)

Direction in the said pattern can be substituted by the following words: (Sai) left, (Khwa) right, (Nua) north, (Tai) south, (Tawan-Aok) east, and (Tawan-Tok) west.

Yu Thang is used in preceding a word telling direction. Yu means at, Thang means path, way

Khong signifies a possessive

For example:

Thai Sentence Meaning Practice
Dr. Robin Yu Thang Sai Khong John Dr.Robin is on a left side of John
Buiding 3 Yu Thang Nua Khong Building 2 Building 3 is north of building 2

 

Activity: Practice using the following phrase

(noun) + Yu Trong Kham + (noun)

For example:

Thai Sentence Meaning Practice
Sindy Yu Trong Kham Dr. Robin Sindy is across/opposite to Dr.Robin

 

Exercise: Download the class handout and practice telling direction with your classmates by using maps at the end of the handout.