Indefinite Pronouns in Thai
How to say somebody, anything, nowhere, whenever, ... in Thai
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5 min read · published June 9, 2021 · last update July 7, 2021

List of indefinite pronouns in Thai

The following words are so-called question words or interrogative pronouns of the Thai language. But besides being used for questions, they are also used as indefinite pronouns with the meanings listed below:

ใคร who; who
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Who? as indefinite pronoun:
อะไร what; whatever
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What? as indefinite pronoun:
ที่ at (for locations)
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ไหน where; which
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or ตรง straight; punctually, exactly
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ไหน where; which
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Where? as indefinite pronoun:
ที่ at (for locations)
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ไหน where; which
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:
ตรง straight; punctually, exactly
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ไหน where; which
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:
เมื่อไหร่ when?
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When? as indefinite pronoun:
ไหน where; which
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Which? as indefinite pronoun:
ยังไง how
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How? as indefinite pronoun:

Who(ever), somebody, anybody, nobody in Thai

ใคร who; who
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normally means "Who?" or "Whom?" in Thai. You can read more in the article Who? Whose? Whom in Thai. ใคร who; who
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can also be used as an indefinite pronoun:

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What(ever), something, anything, nothing in Thai

อะไร what; whatever
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normally means "What?" (read more in the article What? in Thai). But อะไร what; whatever
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can also be used as an indefinite pronoun:

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Where(ver), somewhere, anywhere, nowhere in Thai

ที่ at (for locations)
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ไหน where; which
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and ตรง straight; punctually, exactly
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ไหน where; which
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usually mean "Where?" in Thai. To learn more, see our article Where? in Thai. But, as indefinite pronouns their meanings change:
ที่ at (for locations)
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ไหน where; which
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:
ตรง straight; punctually, exactly
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ไหน where; which
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:
Note: ไป go; too
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ที่ at (for locations)
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ไหน where; which
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(go to somewhere) is often shortened to ไป go; too
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ไหน where; which
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When(ever) in Thai

เมื่อไหร่ when?
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usually means "When?" in Thai (see article When? in Thai). It also can be used as an indefinite pronoun:

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Which(ever) in Thai

ไหน where; which
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usually means "Which?" and sometimes means "Where?" in Thai. To learn more, see our articles Which? in Thai and Where? in Thai. Used as an indefinite pronoun, it requires a classifier (e.g. คน person, human; person
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or อัน general quantifier for small objects
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) in front of ไหน where; which
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:

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How(ever) in Thai

ยังไง how
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usually means "How?" in Thai. To learn more about that, see the articles about How many? (Questions of Degree in Thai) and How to do it? (Questions of Manner in Thai). Used as an indefinite pronoun, ยังไง how
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has the following meanings:

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