Why do Thai people say อะ à

by | Nov 29, 2020 | Thai Particles

อะ (à) is a particle in Thai that sticks to the end of sentences to make the phrase sound softer and less blunt. You can stick it behind absolutely any word that you say, however, too much is not always good.

Thai particle: อะ

Let’s take a look at some examples.

With Questions:

  • Is it this person?
    châi kon-née măi à

  • What are you doing?
    tam à-rai yòo à?

  • Why do you have to do like this?
    tam mâi dtông tam bàep née à

With exclamations:

  • So nice! I like it so much!
    ดีอะ ชอบมากเลยอะ
    dee à · chôp mâak loie à

  • Disney land is really fun!
    dít nêe laen-sà-nùk jing jing à

  • So delicious!
    à-ròi à

With statements

  • One day, when I was young…
    มีวันนึงอะ ตอนที่ฉันยังเด็กอยู่อะ
    mee wan neung à · dton-têe chăn yang dèk yòo à

  • That day that you said you don’t love me.
    วันนั้นอะ ที่เธอบอกฉันว่าเธอไม่รักฉันแล้ว
    wan nán à têe ter bòk chăn wâa ter mâi rák chăn láew

  • Thai language is not as difficult as you think.
    ภาษาไทยอะ ไม่ยากอย่างที่เธอคิดหรอกนะ
    paa-săa tai à · mâi yâak yàang têe ter kít ròk ná

Adding อะ to the end of the sentence will really help you to sound much more natural. I have written an article on how to sound more Thai, please take a look if you want to improve your language skill. Thank you.

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