What is อ?

อ is a Thai letter, specifically a consonant. It is a letter of the Thai alphabet.

Letter Name

Use this name when spelling:
Meaning of name:
basin

Take care:

อ has no sound. It is used for words that start without a consonant sound.

อ at the beginning of a syllable

Consonants at the beginning of a syllable are called "starting consonants".
Sound:
[-]
Consonant class:
mid
Sample words:

อ at the end of a syllable

Consonants at the end of a syllable are called "ending consonants".
At the end of a syllable, อ is a vowel.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How is อ pronounced?

อ has no sound. It is used for words that start without a consonant sound.

What is the name of อ?

The Thai name of อ is ออ่าง, pronounced [aw aang (m l)].
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