Personal pronouns : basics

Hi everyone,

Thai has many more personal pronouns than English; age, social status, gender, the relationship between the speakers, the formality of the situation and individual personality all play a part in helping a Thai to decide the most appropriate way to refer to him/herself and address and refer to others in any situation.

Kin terms such as dad, aunt, child status/occupation such as teacher, doctor and personal names or nicknames are also commonly used as personal pronouns.

As a starting point for learners, the personal pronoun system can be simplified to the following;

I (male speaker)           =        Pǒm                       ผม

I (female speaker)        =        Chán                       ฉัน

You                                    =        Kun                         คุณ

He, She                             =        Káo                       เขา

We                                      =        Pûak-Rao, Rao    พวกเรา

They                                  =        Pûak- Káo              พวกเขา

It                                         =        Man                             มัน

Pronouns have a single form for subject and objects:

pǒm chôrp káo

ผมชอบเขา

= I like her/him

káo chôrp pǒm

เขาชอบผม

= She/He likes me.

I prefer to call myself by my nickname, Mod  when I speak to everyone except freinds.

 

Click here to learn more about pronouns here

Click here to learn more about pronouns “I”.

Click here to learn more about pronouns “you”.

 

Let's keep in touch!

Sign up for my newsletter to stay tuned with the latest news and information. You will also receive my free eBook with 190 Words You Already Know. Just enter your name and e-mail address below to sign up. ☺

, , ,

5 Responses to Personal pronouns : basics

  1. Ruumi 10/03/2014 at 04:02 #

    คุณ Mod

    I am studying on this Pronoun lesson extra.
    I learn some very important new things today.

    -พวกเรา
    -พวกเขา
    -มัน

    ~and (ผมชอบเขา) now I can say I like someone 555

    I always seem to learn how say I love someone first in an language.

    • Mod 10/03/2014 at 10:38 #

      สวัสดีค่ะคุณ Ruumi, I am happy to hear that you found my lesson useful. 🙂

  2. Saimun 09/11/2013 at 17:50 #

    Kun Mod,

    This lesson is really helpful.

    Choke Dee. Kob kun ka.

    Saimun

    • Mod 11/11/2013 at 14:14 #

      Thank you for reading my post. I am happy to hear that you found it helpful. : )

Leave a Reply