From and To in Thai
There are multiple ways to say "from" and "to" in Thai. But since these words are important, especially for travelers, we wrote a short summary.
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Lingo Ninja Research Team
2 min read · published June 27, 2021

From and to a location

To express someone coming from a location, you use  
To express someone moving towards
The word ถึง to, until; arrive
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is optional and can be dropped.

Examples 

He comes from Phuket
เขา he; she, they
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มา come, arrive
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จาก from
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ภูเก็ต Phuket
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Literally: he - come - from - Phuket

We went from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by bus
เรา we; I (informal)
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นั่ง sit
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รถเมล์ bus
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จาก from
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เชียงใหม่ Chiang Mai
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ไป go; too
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กรุงเทพ Bangkok
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Literally: we - sit - bus - from - Chiang Mai - go to - Bangkok

Go to the restaurant.
ไป go; too
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ร้านอาหาร Restaurant
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Literally: go - restaurant

I travel to Thailand
เดินทาง travel
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ไป go; too
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ประเทศ country, nation
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ไทย Thai; Thailand
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Literally: travel - go - country - Thai

He gives the book to me
เขา he; she, they
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ส่ง send, deliver
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หนังสือ Book
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ถึง to, until; arrive
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ฉัน I (for women; informal)
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Literally: he - give - book - to - I
Note: This sentence requires ถึง to, until; arrive
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. It can not be left out.

He gives the book to me
เขา he; she, they
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ให้ Let; give
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หนังสือ Book
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ฉัน I (for women; informal)
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Literally: he - give - book - I
Note: This sentence would not work with ถึง to, until; arrive
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From a time to a time

Phrases like "from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m." need to use the following words:

Examples

from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
ตั้งแต่ since, from
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เจ็ด 7
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โมงเช้า 6 a.m. - 11 noon
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ถึง to, until; arrive
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สิบ 10
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โมงเช้า 6 a.m. - 11 noon
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Literally: from - 5 - a.m. - to - 10 - a.m.

between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.
ระหว่าง between
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เจ็ด 7
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โมงเช้า 6 a.m. - 11 noon
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และ and
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สิบ 10
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โมงเช้า 6 a.m. - 11 noon
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Literally: between - 5 - a.m. - and - 10 - a.m.

from morning until evening
ตั้งแต่ since, from
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เช้า morning
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ถึง to, until; arrive
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เย็น cold, cool
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Literally: from - morning - to - evening







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