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Learn Thai – Clothing Vocabulary Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Beginner

Thailand has lots of great markets, such as the Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok. In tourist areas like this, it’s common to meet vendors who speak a little English. However, it would be much better if you could say what you’re looking for in Thai. We’re here to help make your clothing shopping a bit easier. Let’s learn Thai in this lesson about clothing vocabulary.

Clothing Vocabulary

Learn Thai - Clothing Vocabulary

Cool shirt and hats in Chatuchak Market.

First up, here are some useful Thai clothing vocabulary words:

เสื้อผ้า 

เสื้อ

เสื้อยืด

เสื้อ แขนยาว

เสื้อ แขนสั้น

เสื้อ กล้าม

กางเกง

กางเกง ขาสั้น

กางเกง ยีนส์

กระโปรง

กระโปรงชุด

เสื้อสูท

เน็คไท

ชุดชั้นใน

ถุงเท้า

รองเท้า

เสื้อกันหนาว

หมวก

ถุงมือ

ชุดนอน

sêua pâa

sêua

sêua yêut

sêua kăen yaao

sêua kăen sân

sêua glâam

gaang-gayng

gaang-gayng kăa sân

gaang-gayng yeen

grà bprohng

grà bprohng chút

sêua sòot

nék-tai

chút chán nai

tŭng táo

rong táo

sêua gan năao

mùak

tŭng meu

chút non

clothes

shirt

t-shirt

long-sleeve shirt

short-sleeve shirt

tank top/singlet

pants

shorts

jeans

skirt

dress

suit

necktie

underwear

socks

shoes

coat

hat

gloves

pajamas

You can practice some of these words and more in this video from Learn Thai with Nancy:

Important Verbs

Now let’s learn a few important verbs for talking about clothes:

ใส่

ถอด

ซักผ้า

รีดผ้า

sài

tòt

sák pâa

rêet pâa

to wear/to put on

to take off

to wash clothes

to iron

Here are a few examples of those words used in sentences:

ใส่ เสื้อยืด
sài sêua yêut
Put on a t-shirt.

ถอด รองเท้า
tòt rong táo
Take off (your) shoes.

ไป ซัก เสื้อผ้า ของคุณ
bpai sák sêua pâa kŏng kun
Go wash your clothes.

หมวก ของ ฉัน อยู่ที่ ไหน?
mùak kŏng chăn yòo têe năi
Where is my hat?

 

In the next post, we’ll learn a bit more about how to buy clothing in Thai – how to talk about the size, color, price, and more.

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Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.