Thai numerals

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Thai numerals are traditionally used in Thailand, although the Western or Arabic numerals are more common.

Thaiphoneticvalue
soonzero
neungone
songtwo
saamthree
seefour
haafive
hoksix
jetseven
paeteight
gaonine

From ten to a million

These are assembled from the words for the powers of ten. The number one following a power of ten becomes et. The numbers from twenty to twenty nine begin with yee sip.

Thaiphoneticvalue
สิบsipten
สิบเอ็ดsip eteleven
ยี่สิบyee siptwenty
ร้อยroyhundred
พันphanthousand
หมื่นmeunten thousand
แสนsaenhundred thousand
ล้านlaanmillion

For example, one hundred and thirty-two is neung roy sam sip song. The words roy, phan etc. should never be used without a preceding numeral, so one hundred, for example, is neung roy and not just roy. Native speakers will use roy neung (or phan neung etc.) with different tones on neung to distinguish one hundred from one hundred and one.

Above a million

Numbers above a million are constructed by prefixing laan with a multiplier. For example, ten million is sip laan, and a trillion (1012) is laan laan.

See also

th:เลขไทย

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