Thai Who is Who? (Asking Who? Whose? Whom? in Thai)
How to ask questions using Who? Whom? and Whose? in the Thai language.
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Lingo Ninja Research Team
2 min read · first published May 19, 2021 · last update June 16, 2021

Asking Who? and Whom? in Thai

Who? and Whom? in Thai are ใคร . The position of ใคร is either at the start or the end of the question, depending on the structure of the sentence. To answer, just replace ใคร with the answer.

Examples

Note on our examples: To keep the examples short, we omit the polite particles at the end. You should not do that in real conversations, as that might be perceived as rude. To learn what polite particle to choose, please read our article on Thai polite particles.


Q: With whom are you going?
     คุณ ไป กับ ใคร
     Literally: You - go - with - who?
A:  (I am) going with him.
     ไป กับ เขา
     Literally: go - with - he

Q: Who teaches (you)?
     ใคร สอน
     Literally: Who - teach
A:  He (does) teach (me)
     เธอ สอน
     Literally: he - teach

Q: Who are you?
     คุณ เป็น ใคร
     Literally: You - be - who?

Q: Whom do you like?
     คุณ ชอบ ใคร
     Literally: You - like - who?

Whose? in Thai

Whose? in Thai is ของ ใคร , although ของ is frequently omitted in spoken language. The possible patterns for this question are:
  • [object] + ของ ใคร ?
  • [object] + ใคร ?
To answer, you replace ใคร with the owner of the [object].


Note: ของ cannot be omitted if there is no noun in [object].

Examples

Q: Whose house?
     บ้าน ของ ใคร ?
     Literally: House - of - who?
Q: Whose house?
     บ้าน ใคร ?
     Literally: House - who?
A:  My house.
     บ้าน ของ ฉัน
     Literally: House - of - I
A:  My house.
     บ้าน ฉัน
     Literally: House - I
A:  My house.
     ของ ฉัน
     Literally: of - I

Q: Whose (is) this?
     อัน นี้ ของ ใคร ?
     Literally: Thing - this - of - who?
A:  Mine
     ของ ฉัน
     Literally: of - I
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