Learn Thai Writing and Reading | Exceptions with “ร”

By February 15, 2010Writing Thai Script

Exceptions with “ร”    

Today we will learn how to read and write Thai.


Most of the time, when 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)

                                        =        pool, pond

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.


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