The /ai/ sound in Thai have two forms;
1. ใ is called สระไอไม้ม้วน /sà-rà ai máai mûan/
2. ไ 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 ใ or ไ . The good news is there are only 20 words that use ” ใ “. 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;
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.
Cannot locate the video abput tbose 20 words with ใ
I am sorry I haven’t re-uploaded the video to my current YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/user/ThaiwithMod
This video was in my old YouTube channel which was suspended.
thank you for this usefull lesson, I really enjoy your videos!
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! 🙂
Awww what a pity. The video got deleted.
Brian Guo says
This video does not exist.
Sawatdee ka Brian, I will fix the article soon. Thank you for visiting my site.
Honestly Fitness says
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 🙂
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:)
I would like to know what means ละเลี่ยง and เคียง
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).
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
yee sip mawn jam jong dee… what does it means?
“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.
thx khru kap….
found it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXWJo_3c_dw
This is great!. Thank you for sharing it with us. I’ll add it to the post. : )
thx i love u
Sawatdii jâ, Kun Mod.
Dtankiu laai for this jewel of the Thai culture.
Don’t need anything better to close the month of May.
Sawatdee krap, Kun Mod.
Kho thot krap, does this precious poem use rhyme and meter? Just out of curiosity.
Kop kun krap.