How to say grandma in Thai Language

by | Jun 30, 2020 | Vocabulary

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There are 2 ways to say Grandma in Thai. One way is ย่า yâa and the other way is ยาย yaai. Let’s learn the difference below.

ย่า yâa

ย่า is used when referring to your grandmother from your father’s side.

ยาย yaai

ยาย is used when referring to your grandmother from your mother’s side.

To sound polite you can say คุณ (kun) before ยาย or ย่า. For example คุณย่า (kun yâa) or คุณยาย (kun yaai).

grandma in thai language

Summary

I hope you now know the difference between ย่า and ยาย when talking about your grandma in Thai. ย่า yâa is for talking about father’s side while ยาย yaai is referring to mother’s side.

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