How to Tell the Time in Thai
It is about time to talk about “time”. I believe many of you can count in Thai and for you guys who can’t count much please don’t be alarmed, you only need to be able to count from 1 to 10 then you can tell the time! Isn’t it easy?
OK..let’s start with day time; from 6:00 – 11:00 A.M.
A.M. = moong châo
so, 6:00 – 11:00 a.m. = (number) + moong châo
for example : 10 a.m. = sìp moong châo
Now it is lunch time at 12:00 a.m., we don’t say “Sìp-Sǒrng moong châo” but we have a special word for it which is “tîang”
1 – 3 p.m. = bàai (number) moong
for example: 2 p.m. = bàai sǒrng moong
**Please note that for 1 p.m. we don’t say “bàai nèung moong” but we leave out the number one out and only say “bàai moong”
4-6 p.m. = (number) moong-yen
for example: 4 p.m. = sìi moong-yen
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