Syllabus
Lessons

Numbers

This exercise will help you to attach the sound to the number without relying on the order of the numbers. Please complete the exercises in the respective orders.

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1-10

Number in English Number in Thai Practice
2 Song
3 Sam
0 Soon
5 Ha

Exercise: Read these numbers aloud without looking at the transcriptions.

230
523
052
253
325
032


Number in English Number in Thai Practice
1 Neung
4 See
6 Hok

Exercise: Read these numbers aloud without looking at the transcriptions.

146
426
645
134
651
561
412
263
314


Number in English Number in Thai Practice
7 Jed
8 Paed
9 Gao
10 Sib

Exercise: Read these numbers aloud without looking at the transcriptions.

749
595
968
291
978
173
817
796
897
487
291

Exercise: Count the numbers from 1 to 10

Number in English Number in Thai Practice
1 Neung
2 Song
3 Sam
4 See
5 Ha
6 Hok
7 Jed
8 Paed
9 Gao
10 Sib

11 and up

Number in English Number in Thai Practice
11 Sib-Ed
12 Sib-Song
13 Sib-Sam
14 Sib-See
15 Sib-Ha
16 Sib-Hok
17 Sib-Jed
18 Sib-Paed
19 Sib-Gao

Notes:

  1. The numbers from twelve to nineteen are formed by simple addition. For example 12 (Sib-Song) derives from 10 (Sib) + 2 (Song). The same pattern applies to form the rest of the numbers up to and including nineteen.
  2. The number 11 (Sib-Ed) is formed like the numbers from twelve to nineteen. However, the word "Neung" does not appear in the word for Sib-Ed (eleven). It is replaced by the word "Ed" which also means one but is never used by itself. It is always combined with some other numbers as in 21, 31, 41,..101, etc.

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Number in English Number in Thai Practice
10 Sib
20 Yee-Sib
30 Sam-Sib
40 See-Sib
50 Ha-Sib
60 Hok-Sib
70 Jed-Sib
80 Paed-Sib
90 Gao-Sib

Notes:

  1. The numbers thirty to ninety are formed by adding the word "Sib" after 3,4,5,...,9. The number 30 (Sam-Sib) comes from 3 (Sam) followed by 10 (Sib). The same process is used to form the rest of the numbers from forty upto and including ninety.
  2. However, the word "Song" ( number 2) does not appear in the word for twenty but it is replaced by the word "Yee" which also means two. The word "Yee" is never used by itself. It is always combined with some other numbers as in Yee-Sib Song (22), Yee-Sib Sam (23), Yee-Sib See (24),....... Yee-Sib Gao (29), etc.
Number in English Number in Thai Practice
1000 Nueng-Pun
10,000 Nueng-Muen
100,000 Nueng-Saen
1,000,000 Nueng-Laan

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