Different ways to say hair in Thai

by | Apr 24, 2020 | Vocabulary

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There are 2 ways to say Hair in Thai. The words are ผม pŏm and ขน kŏn.  Do you know what the difference is?

ผม pŏm

ผม is when you are talking about the hair on your head.

hair ผม

For example:

  • hair cut
    ตัดผม
    dtàt pŏm

  • Your hair is smooth
    ผมของคุณเรียบ
    pŏm kŏng kun rîap


ขน kŏn

ขน is when you are talking about the hair NOT on your head. For example, the hair on your leg or the hair on your arm.
It is also what you call the hair / fur on animals.

For example:

  • Feather
    ขนนก
    kŏn nók

  • Fur
    ขน
    kŏn

  • hair standing on edge, goosebumps
    ขนลุกซู่
    kŏn lúk sôo

  • The hair on your arm
    ขนบนแขนคุณ
    kŏn bon kăen kun

  • The dog’s fur is shiny
    ขนของหมามันวาว
    kŏn kŏng măa man waao


I hope you now understand the differences between ผม pŏm and ขน kŏn.

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