Telling the time in Thai
| Thai Vocabulary
Telling the time in Thai is not the same as in Western languages. You need to know the clock pattern used.
In this Thai lesson we will learn and practice how the clock is broken into different parts in Thai language and culture:
Thai Clock AM
> 12 am | midnight = เที่ยงคืน tîang-kʉʉn
> 1 – 5 am | very early morning = ตี __#__ / dtii __#__ /
> 6 – 11 am | morning = __#__ โมง(เช้า) / __#__ moong (cháo) /
Thai Clock PM
> 12 pm | midday – เที่ยง /tîang/
> 1 pm | early afternoon = บ่ายโมง / bàai moong /
> 2 – 3 pm | mid afternoon = บ่าย __#__ โมง / bàai __#__ moong /
> 4 – 6 pm | late afternoon = __#__ โมง(เย็น) / __#__ moong (yen) /
> 7 – 11 pm | evening = 1 – 5 + ทุ่ม / __#__ tûm /
Clock Vocabulary Examples:
Practice telling the time with your Thai friends. It does take some practice to get this right.
For a bit more help and practice telling the time in Thai here is our Thai language video about telling the time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIaGl0O4DOo
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