Impolite particles
Although not recommended for the use of language learning beginners, these particles are important to know.
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Lingo Ninja Research Team
1 min read · published July 11, 2021 · last update October 4, 2021

Impolite particles

All impolite particles have two different uses: 
  1. to indicate closeness with good friends. For this they are typically used with friends of the same age and equal status. They might be used, for example, with drinking buddies while being out drinking.
  2. to indicate rudeness and aggressiveness to strangers. In the movies, these are the particles used by the bad guys.
As language learning beginners, avoid using impolite particles. If you use them incorrectly, you might offend the other person or start a fight.  If your good friends use these particles with you, you can use them as well.
  • ว่ะ impolite particle
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    /หวะ impolite particle
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    /โว้ย impolite outcry; impolite particle
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    - more commonly used by males, but can also be used by females. These particles are used in statements only. หวะ impolite particle
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    is just a different way of writing ว่ะ impolite particle
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    , they are pronounced identically.
  • วะ impolite particle (for statements and questions)
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    /หว่า impolite particle, for statements and pondering questions
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    - similar to the particles above, but these particles can also be used in statements and questions.
  • ย่ะ impolite particle used by female speakers
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    - similar to ว่ะ impolite particle
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    , but used by females only
  • ยะ impolite particle for questions and statements, used by women
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    - similar to วะ impolite particle (for statements and questions)
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    this particle can be used in questions and statements. It is used only by females.
  • ฟะ impolite particle
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    - similar to ว่ะ impolite particle
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Example

What the hell are you doing?
ทำ do, make, cook
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อะไร what; whatever
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วะ impolite particle (for statements and questions)
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Literally: do - what - impolite particle
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