Most of the time in Thailand you will see the numbers you are used to. Restaurants, stores, etc, typically use regular numbers. So you can technically get away with not knowing the different symbols to read the numbers in Thai.
However, you might have noticed that sometimes you see some strange symbols instead (Thai numbers/numerals). Normally, you see the Thai numbers in official documentation, some markets (to ensure only Thai people see the real price 😀), or in other official settings.
Keep reading to learn how to read those the Thai numbers.
Thai Numbers (numerals)
Thai numbers work exactly the same as regular numbers.
If you want to say 10 you would take the symbol for 1 (๑) and the symbol for 0 (๐) and put them together. See some examples below:
- 10 = ๑๐
- 100 = ๑๐๐
- 44 = ๔๔
- 159 = ๑๕๙
- 5,938 = ๕,๙๓๘
- 1,000,000 = ๑,๐๐๐,๐๐๐