Learn Thai Writing and Reading | Exceptions with “ร”

By February 15, 2010Writing Thai Script

Exceptions with “ร”    

Today we will learn another rule to help you read and write Thai correctly.

Most of the time, when you see the consonant + , the cluster is pronounced as “s” sound, for example :

ทราย   /saay/       =      sand         

ทรง  /sohng/        =        style

                             =        a prefix for verbs and nouns to show royal use or connection to royalty

ทรัพย์/sáp/            =        property, wealth

ทราบ  /sâap/         =        to know                            

ทรุดโทรม   /sút-sohm/ =        worn out, damaged, ruined

กระทรวง  /grà-suang/  =        ministry

 

Most of the time, when ศ, ส + ร, the cluster “ร” became silent, it is not pronounced at all ;

สร้อย  /sôy/                  necklace

สระ  //                  =        to shampoo, to wash (hair)

ศรัทธา  /sàt-taa/     =        faith

ศักดิ์ศรี  /sàk-sǐ/       =        dignity

สร้าง   /sâang/            tocreate, produce, build

เสแสร้ง   /sěh-sâeng=     to pretend, fake, simulate

จริง**/jing/                 =       real, true                        

** จริงis the exception. 

Enjoy Learning Thai ka, see you next time :)…

Jang
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