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Thai Vocabulary

Learn Thai Vocabulary | รสชาติ rót châat | Flavor | Taste

เผ็ด เปรี้ยว หวาน | Flavour Taste

How to talk about different food tastes in Thai | Flavour | Flavor

Sàwàt dii kâ,

In this blog, we will learn some Thai vocabulary about food flavor or taste. Talking about food in Thailand is a national past-time. You cannot go one day without hearing about food and where to buy it here in Thailand so you will hear these words about Tastes and Flavor a lot. In the Thai language, we call flavour of taste, รสชาติ rót châat
Here are some common descriptions to describe different food flavours:


1.หวาน / wăan  / sweet

2.เค็ม / kem   / salty

3.เปรี้ยว / prîao / sour

4.ขม / kŏm  /  bitter

5.เผ็ด / pèt / spicy

6.จืด / jeùt / tasteless

So now you can talk about taste and flavour in the Thai language. Next time you eat or order food with your Thai friends try some of these terms. I am sure you will get a positive response 🙂  Please give us some feedback below about our short Thai lesson.

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I hope to see you in my next lesson.

Thai Language Teacher