July 8, 2016

Thai Language

Muay-Thai-KO Thai Language

Rawai Muay Thai fighter Daniel wins by KO

Thai is a tonal language which makes it difficult for Westerners to speak correctly. Thai uses long, short, high and low tones to give the words meaning. Similar sounding words can have different meanings based on the tone they have. For example the Thai word “kao” can mean: rice, nine, knee, to come in, news, etc… The tones are hard to remember so when in doubt jut say the word in a flat toneless way and the listener can  usually get your meaning from the sentence.