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We’ve been teaching you how to do your grocery shopping in Thai these past few months with posts full of all the vocabulary you’ll need. So far we’ve covered fruits and vegetables, so go back and study those in case you missed them. For those who aren’t vegetarians, you’ll proabbly need a few more words to get all your shopping done. To help you out, here are 25 Thai words for meat and seafood:
It should be noted that people often abbreviate the word for beef simply to เนื้อ (néua), but as that’s also the general word for meat, you’re better off using the full version – เนื้อวัว (néua wua). Note that the word for meat is also added for mutton (เนื้อแกะ – néua gàe), but not for chicken (ไก่ – gài), pork (หมู – mŏo) or duck (เป็ด – bpèt). You can add it if you want, but it really isn’t necessary. Speaking of mutton, it’s something you won’t often find in Thai cuisine, but you can learn the word anyways in case you want to eat at Indian restaurants and still order in Thai! You can practice your pronunciation of some of the words taught above by following this short video:
With all that vocabulary for fruit, veggies, meat, and seafood, you should be ready to do your shopping all in Thai!