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


= I like her/him

káo chôrp pǒm


= 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”.


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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.


    ~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.


    • Mod 11/11/2013 at 14:14 #

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

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