Thai Numbers

How to count in Thai

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· first published April 28, 2021

# Thai numbers 0 to 10

Thai has its own digits for 0 to 9. Numbers in Thailand are written like in the west, simply by replacing western digits with Thai digits.

- 0
- 1
- 2
- 3
- 4
- 5
- 6
- 7
- 8
- 9
- 10

# Thai numerals (number words) 0 to 10

Numerals are the words that describe a number, for example, the "two" in "two cats". Here are the numerals for

*zero*to*ten*in the Thai language:- 0 - zero
- 1 - one
- 2 - two
- 3 - three
- 4 - four
- 5 - five
- 6 - six
- 7 - seven
- 8 - eight
- 9 - nine
- 10 - ten

# How to count numbers between 10 and 9999

Thai numbers higher than ten are tricky and have a few extra rules that you need to follow.

### Multiples of 10

To build multiples of ten, you need to follow one rule and 2 exceptions:

**Rule: 30, 40, 50, ... 90**

These numbers are easy to pronounce. You use the numeral 3 ... 9 and add the numeral for 10:

- 30 ๓๐ - thirty
- 40 ๔๐ - fourty
- 50 ๕๐ - fifty
- 60 ๖๐ - sixty
- 70 ๗๐ - seventy
- 80 ๘๐ - eighty
- 90 ๙๐ - ninety

**Exception: 20**

Thai has a special word for twenty:

- 20 ๒๐ - twenty

**Exception: 10**

The number 10 is very easy to pronounce. As listed above, 10 is simply:

- 10 ๑๐ - ten

### Numbers ending in 1 (like 11, 21, 31, ..., 101, ...)

All numbers ending in 1 follow a simple pattern: You have to use instead of .

- 11 ๑๑ - eleven
- 21 ๒๑ - twenty one
- 31 ๓๑ - thirty one
- 101 ๑๐๑

one hundred and one

### Multiples of 100

For multiples of a hundred, you use the word after the numeral for 1-9

- 100 ๑๐๐ - hundred
- 200 ๒๐๐ - two hundred
- 300 ๓๐๐ - three hundred
- 400 ๔๐๐ - four hundred
- 500 ๕๐๐ - ...
- 600 ๖๐๐
- 700 ๗๐๐
- 800 ๘๐๐
- 900 ๙๐๐

So, let's see some examples for numbers up to 999, combining all rules up until now:

- 111 ๑๑๑
- 222 ๒๒๒
- 333 ๓๓๓
- 444 ๔๔๔
- 555 ๕๕๕
- 666 ๖๖๖
- 777 ๗๗๗
- 888 ๘๘๘
- 999 ๙๙๙

### Multiples of 1,000

The Thai word for thousand is . Similar to multiples of a hundred, you use the word after the numeral for 1-9.

- 1,000 ๑๐๐๐ - one thousand
- 2,000 ๒๐๐๐ - ...
- 3,000 ๓๐๐๐
- 4,000 ๔๐๐๐
- 5,000 ๕๐๐๐
- 6,000 ๖๐๐๐
- 7,000 ๗๐๐๐
- 8,000 ๘๐๐๐
- 9,000 ๙๐๐๐

Here is a more complex example:

- 1,234 ๑๒๓๔

one thousand two hundred thirty four

# How to count to 9,999,999

Thai has some numerals which might be surprising for speakers of Western languages:

- 10,000 ๑๐๐๐๐

ten thousand - 100,000 ๑๐๐๐๐๐

a hundred thousand - 1,000,000 ๑๐๐๐๐๐๐

one million

You combine these numerals similar to the rule for hundreds and thousands. Let's try some examples:

- 1,110,000 ๑๑๑๐๐๐๐

one million one hundred ten thousand. - 1,234,567

one million two hundred thirty-four thousand five hundred sixty-seven

# 10 million and up

Now, the system starts to repeat. Just count the number of millions in Thai, and put it before .

- 10 million
- 100 million
- one billion (= 1,000 million)
- 10 billion
- 100 billion
- one trillion (= 1,000 billion, or a million millions)

# Decimals

In the Thai language, you read decimals similar to English. You say and then you read the digits one by one. Here are some examples:

- 0.53

zero point five three - 10.2

ten point two

# Fractions

To say fractions in Thai, you read the part above the line, then say , and then you say the part below the line. Let's see some examples:

- 1/2
- 2/3
- 3/20