20 Words with Mai Muan ใ

The /ai/ sound in Thai have two forms;

1.  is called สระไอไม้ม้วน  /sà-rà ai máai mûan/

2. is called สระไอไม้มลาย /sà-rà ai máai má-laai/

Those who have just started to read and write Thai language might get confused when to use or  . The good news is there are only 20 words that use ” “. Every Thai student has to remember these 20 words by reciting a poem in Thai language class, I did it too!

Once you remember these 20 words, the job is done. The rest is using ไ . Isn’t it easy? : )

Here is the poem;

สระ ใ

Someone made the poem a song as well, it is a great way to help you remember:


20 words that use ใ

ใหญ่                  /yài/               big

ใหม่                   /mài/              new

ให้                     /hâi/                for, to give

สะใภ้                /sà-pái/         daughter in law

ใช้                     /chái/              to use

ใฝ่                     /fài/                  pay attention to

ใจ                     /jai/                   heart, mind

ใส่                     /sài/                  to put, to wear

หลงใหล          /lŏng-lăi/          be infatuated with

ใคร                   /krai/                 someone, who?

ใคร่                   /krâi/                like [old term]

ใบ                     /bai/                  leaf , เรือใบ (sail boat)

ใส                     /săi/                  clear, transparent

ใด                     /dai/                  what [old term]

ใน                     /nai/                  in

ใช่                     /châi/                correct

ใต้                     /dtâai/               under

ใบ้                     /bâi/                 deaf

ใย                     /yai/                  web, gossamer

ใกล้                   /glâi/                 near


I will film a video to show the pronunciation of these 20 words and read the poem for you shortly.

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20 Responses to 20 Words with Mai Muan ใ

  1. Andrew 23/06/2017 at 22:18 #

    Cannot locate the video abput tbose 20 words with ใ

  2. Heero 09/09/2015 at 00:30 #

    Kru Mod,
    thank you for this usefull lesson, I really enjoy your videos!

    • Mod 24/09/2015 at 22:08 #

      Sawatdee ka Heero, thank you for your comment. I am happy to hear that you found this lesson useful and found my videos useful in your Thai learning. Keep practicing! 🙂

  3. Shirahane 24/07/2014 at 14:18 #

    Awww what a pity. The video got deleted.

  4. Brian Guo 27/04/2014 at 06:15 #

    This video does not exist.

    • Mod 13/08/2014 at 11:55 #

      Sawatdee ka Brian, I will fix the article soon. Thank you for visiting my site.

  5. Honestly Fitness 29/11/2013 at 12:20 #

    Hi Kru Mod! I was just wondering if you have made a follow up post to this yet? I understand about 30% of what they are saying in the video haha.
    Kob khun maak ka 🙂

    • Mod 06/12/2013 at 11:21 #

      Sawatdee ka Alice, I am sorry I haven’t made a follow up post. I will do it it soon. Please stay tuned. kop kun ka:)

  6. Manuel 06/06/2013 at 02:27 #

    Hi Mod
    I would like to know what means ละเลี่ยง and เคียง

    • Mod 06/06/2013 at 11:50 #

      ละเลี่ยง means to avoid , but in spoken Thai we just say เลี่ยง
      เคียง has the same meaning as ใกล้ – ‘near’, but it is usually used together ใกล้เคียง (in spoken Thai, we just say ใกล้).

      • Manuel 06/06/2013 at 19:50 #

        Thank you for your answer
        I would like to know what means เห็นด้วยไหมคะ and how do you prononce อนุสาวรีย์ is it a-nu-saa-wa-rii or a-nu-sao-wa-rii ?
        And I have an another question in “planning a date” if you can look
        thank you

  7. infoolsparadise 04/06/2013 at 01:09 #

    yee sip mawn jam jong dee… what does it means?

    • Mod 04/06/2013 at 12:06 #

      “yee sip maun” means 20 sa-ra ai mai muan (it is shorten to fit the poem)
      jam = to remember
      jong dee = well

      Remember thsese 20 words with ใ well.

      • infoolsparadise 05/06/2013 at 01:18 #

        thx khru kap….

  8. infoolsparadise 04/06/2013 at 01:02 #

    found it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXWJo_3c_dw

    • Mod 04/06/2013 at 12:14 #

      This is great!. Thank you for sharing it with us. I’ll add it to the post. : )

  9. matserngh 04/06/2013 at 00:50 #

    thx i love u

  10. Venancio 01/06/2013 at 05:13 #

    Sawatdii jâ, Kun Mod.

    Dtankiu laai for this jewel of the Thai culture.
    Don’t need anything better to close the month of May.


    • Venancio 01/06/2013 at 17:09 #

      Sawatdee krap, Kun Mod.

      Kho thot krap, does this precious poem use rhyme and meter? Just out of curiosity.

      Kop kun krap.

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