Grandchildren, nephews, nieces in Thai

by | Jul 22, 2020 | Vocabulary

In Thai, you use the same word for grandchildren, nephews, and nieces. The base word is หลาน (lăan) meaning nephews, nieces, and grandchildren. But you can also specify the gender as I explain below.

Grandchildren nephews nieces in Thai

Grandson, nephew in Thai

In Thai to specify a male, you use ชาย (chaai). So grandson and nephew is หลานชาย (lăan chaai).

Granddaughter, Niece in Thai

In Thai to specify a girl, you use สาว (săao). So granddaughter and niece is หลานสาว (lăan săao).