How to say the days of the week in Thai

by | Jun 25, 2020 | Vocabulary

Let’s learn how to say the days of the week in Thai to add to your list of vocabulary. Also, learn cool facts about how you can shorten them and put them into sentences.

Mondayวันจันทร์wan jan
Tuesdayวันอังคารwan ang-kaan
Wednesdayวันพุธwan pút
Thursdayวันพฤหัสบดีwan pá-réu-hàt-sà-bor-dee
Fridayวันศุกร์wan sùk
Saturdayวันเสาร์wan săo
Sundayวันอาทิตย์wan aa-tít

Information about the days of the week in Thai

  • Each day of the week starts with วัน (wan). วัน means day.

  • You don’t have to say วัน (wan) before the days of the week as long as the context is clear. These are some examples:

    1. จันทร์หน้าจะไปไหนกันดี (jan-nâa jà bpai năi gan dee) : Where should we go next Monday?

    2. ศุกร์ข์ที่แล้วป่วยก็เลยไม่ได้ไปเรียน (sùk-têe-láew bpùay gôr loie mâi dâai bpai rian) : Last Friday I was sick so I didn’t go to school.

  • Thai people usually don’t say สบดี (sà-bor-dee) when saying Thursday (วันพฤหัสบดี wan pá-réu-hàt-sà-bor-dee). Instead they just say วันพฤหัส (wan pá-réu-hàt).

  • The days of the week in Thai all correspond to a Color. For example, Monday corresponds to Yellow. To read more about this please see this article.

  • Each day of the week from a planet.

    1. Monday (วันจันทร์) comes from the Moon ดวงจันทร์ (duang jan)

    2. Tuesday (วันอังคาร) comes from Mars ดาวอังคาร (daao ang-kaan)

    3. Wednesday (วันพุธ) comes from Mercury ดาวพุธ (daao pút)

    4. Thursday (วันพฤหัสบดี) comes from Jupiter ดาวพฤหัสบดี (daao pá-réu-hàt-sà-bor-dee)

    5. Friday (วันศุกร์) comes from Venus ดาวศุกร์ (daao sùk)

    6. Saturday (วันเสาร์) comes from Saturn ดาวเสาร์ (daao săo)

    7. Sunday (วันอาทิตย์) comes from the Sun ดวงอาทิตย์ (duang aa–tít)

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