Learn Thai with Kitties

Sawatdee ka,

Everyone in my family is a cat lover. Before there were four cats at my mom’s house, and two mama cats have just given birth to nine kitties so now we have 13 cats!

I would like to share a photo of these nine kitties with you because they are so adorable!!

Now let’s learn some Thai:)  Cat in Thai is แมว [maew]

When you count, classifier  or unit count is needed in Thai language.

The pattern is NOUN + number + Unit Count (UC)

For example:

nine cats” :  cat + 9 + UC for animal (ตัว dtua) = แมว 9 ตัว [meaw 9 dtua]

5 women: women + 5 + UC for human (คน kon) = ผู้หญิง 5 คน [pûu-yĭng 5 kon]

There are 5 people in my family, and we have 13 cats.

ครอบครัวของฉันมี 5 คน และพวกเรามีแมว 13 ตัว

krôp-krua kŏrng chán mii hâa kon, léa pûak-rao mii maew 13 dtua

Do you like cats?


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20 Responses to Learn Thai with Kitties

  1. คารโล 21/03/2012 at 05:31 #


  2. marni 04/03/2012 at 01:30 #

    Chan chob meaw mak mak too!!
    Kru mod how to say too or also in thai?

    • Mod 04/03/2012 at 14:07 #

      The pattern is : gôr…verb/adj.…mŭean-gan

      chan gor chorp maew muean-gan. 😀

  3. gharicote 02/03/2012 at 10:46 #

    Maew dtongkan ban mai. Pom song-saan maew.

  4. David 01/03/2012 at 20:59 #

    I love cats. They are self-sufficient. The perfect pet if you’re not at home all day. However, they make my eyes itch 🙁 Therefore no kitties for me.

    Thanks for the lesson Mod

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