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List of 40 Country Names and Languages in Thai

Thai people are always curious where you are actually from. To be able to answer them properly, you should learn country names in Thai.

In this blog post, I created a list of country names as well as languages in Thai. Some of them sounds similar to English ones,  but many of them sound totally different.

Overview

I come from …

The most common way to introduce yourself is to tell where you come from. In Thai language you would say:
  • If you break down the sentence to learn word by word,
    • ฉัน (chãn) = I (female speaker, if you are a male speaker you would use ผม ‘põm’)
    • มาจาก (maa-jàak) = come from
    • ประเทศ (prà-têed) = country
    If you would like to ask, where are you from, you should say:

I speak … language.

In english you can skip the word ‘language’ when you refer to a language, but in Thai you always have to say ภาษา (paa-sãa) which means ‘language’.

For example

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List of 40 country names and language  in Thai

 

In Thai, many country names sound similar to English. You just have to pronounce with a Thai accent.

  1. Greece = กรีซ (grîis)
  2. Qatar = การ์ตา (ga-tâa)
  3. Kuwait =  คูเวต (kuu-wèed)
  4. Canada = แคนาดา (kae-na-da)
  5. Chile = ชิลี (chi-lii)
  6. Saudi Arabia = ซาอุดิอาระเบีย (saa-u-di aa-rà-bia)
  7. Denmark = เดนมาร์ก (den-màak)
  8. Turkey = ตุรกี (dtu-ra-gii)
  9. Taiwan = ไต้หวัน (dtâi-wãn)
  10. New Zealand = นิวซีแลนด์ (niw-see-laen)
  11. Netherlands = เนเธอร์แลนด์ (nee-têr-laen)
  12. Nepal = เนปาล (nee-paan)
  13. Brazil = บราซิล (bra-sin)
  14. Belgium = เบลเยี่ยม (bew-yîam)
  15. Philippines = ฟิลิปปินส์ (fi-li-pin)
  16. Mongolia = มองโกเลีย (moong-goo-lia)
  17. Maldives = มัลดีฟส์ (man-dîib)
  18. Russia = รัสเซีย (rád-sia)
  19. Laos = ลาว (laaw)
  20. Vietnam = เวียดนาม (vîad-naam)
  21. Spain = สเปน (sà-peen)
  22. Switzerland = สวิตเซอร์แลนด์ (sà-wíd-ser-laen)
  23. Sweden = สวีเดน (sà-wii-den)
  24. Singapore = สิงคโปร์ (sing-ká-poo)
  25. Australia ออสเตรเลีย = (ós-sa-dte-lia)
  26. Italy = อิตาลี่ (ì-dtaa-lîi)
  27. India = อินเดีย (in-dia)
  28. Indonesia = อินโดนีเซีย (in-doo-nii-sia)
  29. Egypt = อียิปต์ (ii-yìb)
  30. Malaysia = มาเลเซีย (maa-lee-sia

    However, there are a couple of of country names that are pronounce completely different from English. For example

  31. England = อังกฤษ (ang-grìd)
  32. USA = อเมริกา (a-mee-rí-gaa)
  33. China = จีน (jiin)
  34. Japan = ญี่ปุ่น (yîi-pùn )
  35. North Korea = เกาหลีเหนือ (gao-lii-núea)
  36. South Korea = เกาหลีใต้ (gao-lii-dtâi)
  37. South Africa = แอฟริกาใต้ (áef-fa-rí-gaa-dtâi)
  38. Germany = เยอรมณี
  39. France =  ฝรั่งเศษ (fá-ràng-sèed)
  40. Portugal = โปรตุเกส (proo-dtù-gèed)

If you want to mention a country, you would add the word ประเทศ (prà-têed) + name:

  • ประเทศสเปน (prà-têed sà-peen) = Spain
  • ประเทศอังกฤษ (prà-têed. ang-grìd) = England

While if you want to mention a language, you would add the word ภาษา (paa-sãa) + name:

  • ภาษาสเปน (paa-sãa sà-peen) = Spanish
  • ภาษาอังกฤษ (paa-sãa ang-grìd) = English

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