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Day And Month Abbreviations In Thai: #1 Best Guide To Learn Now!

September 19, 2022

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Do you have trouble remembering all the letters to write for the names of the Thai days of the month? We're here to tell you that mastering day and month abbreviations in Thai are the key to solving this issue!

It's common knowledge among those who have studied Thai for some time that the language's words, especially when written down, tend to be extremely lengthy and difficult to pronounce. In some cases, only complete Thai words will do, although this is not always the case. You're not alone if you have trouble bringing Thai words on paper for the vocabulary of days and months in Thai. The time has come for you to pick up on our Thai abbreviations.

Why Learn Day And Month Abbreviations In Thai?

So, let's get down to the basics: what does abbreviation mean? An abbreviation is a shortened form of a longer word used to save time. In a nutshell, abbreviations abbreviate texts and save valuable writing space. Note takers often utilize abbreviations to write more rapidly while still paying attention to a speaker. Primarily it's true when the taker needs to multitask, such as at a meeting, a lecture, or when taking a phone message.

As we've already discussed, Thai words can be challenging to speak and can take times as long to write out. When filling out a document in Thailand, it's acceptable to shorten the number of days and months. Therefore, it's not enough to simply memorize the names of the days of the week and months in Thai; it's also necessary to practice shortening such terms.

Thai Days Of The Week

Day And Month Abbreviations In Thai

Let's start with the most common questions that it's a high possibility that you'll ask Thai people or they'll ask you, which is days in Thai. Sometimes, you'll be asked to sign some documents, and it's necessary to write down the date under your signature. It's the moment you surely need to abbreviate the day because of the short space.

Thai WordThai AbbreviationPronunciationEnglish DefinitionSound
วัน-wanDay
สัปดาห์-sàp daaWeek
อาทิตย์อา.aa títSunday or week
จันทร์จ.janMonday
อังคารอ.ang kaanTuesday
พุธพ.pútWednesday
พฤหัสบดีพฤ.prí hàt bà diiThursday
ศุกร์ศ.sùkFriday
เสาร์ส.sǎoSaturday

Examples Of Conversation

Let's review the Thai date-related questions and answers you could have learned. This blog is the perfect place to start if you've never practiced anything like this.

Question

  • วันนี้ วัน อะไร (wan níi wan à rai) - What's the day today?

Answer

  • วันจันทร์ (wan jan) - Monday
  • วันอังคาร (wan ang kaan) - Tuesday
  • วันศุกร์ (wan sùk) - Friday

Tips

In daily conversation, Thai people tend to say "อาทิตย์" (aa tít) instead of "สัปดาห์." (sàp daa) The words สัปดาห์ can be seen as more formal. You may commonly hear it on the news or appears in a textbook.

Thai Months Of The Year

Day And Month Abbreviations In Thai

Here we will examine the Thai month abbreviations.

Thai WordThai AbbreviationPronunciationEnglish DefinitionSound
เดือน-dʉanMonth
มกราคมม.ค.mók raa komJanuary
กุมภาพันธ์ก.พ.gum paa panFebruary
มีนาคมมี.ค.mii naa komMarch
เมษายนเม.ย.mee sǎa yonApril
พฤษภาคมพ.ค.prʉ́t sà paa komMay
มิถุนายนมิ.ย.mí tù naa yonJune
กรกฎาคมก.ค.gà rá gà daa komJuly
สิงหาคมส.ค.sǐng hǎa komAugust
กันยายนก.ย.gan yaa yonSeptember
ตุลาคมต.ค.dtù laa komOctober
พฤศจิกายนพ.ย.prʉ́t sà jì gaa yonNovember
ธันวาคมธ.ค.tan waa komDecember

Naming Years In Thai

You may not be aware, but before the Thais adopted the Buddhist Era (B.E.), they used a different system of naming years. To find out what they are, read on!

Thai WordThai AbbreviationPronunciationEnglish DefinitionSound
คริสตศักราชค.ศ.krít sàk râatChristian Era
พุทธศักราชพ.ศ.pút tá sàk gà ràatBuddhist Era
รัตนโกสินทร์ศกร.ศ.rát ná goo sǐn tá sòkRatanakosin Era
(It's used from 2324-2455 B.E. or 1781-1912 A.D.)
จุลศักราชจ.ล.jun lá sàk gà ràatThai Minor Era
(It's used from 1181-2324 B.E. or 638-1781 A.D.)

How To Write Date In Thai

Now you know how to abbreviate days, months, and years in Thai, so let's write them all together!

วันที่ 12 เดือนมกราคม ปีพุทธศักราช 2565

Pronunciation: wan tîi sìp-sɔ̌ɔng dʉan mók-raa-kom bpii pút-sàk-râat sɔ̌ɔng-pan-hâa-rɔ́ɔi-hòk-sìp-hâa

Thai Abbreviations: 12 ม.ค. 2565 or 12 มกราคม พ.ศ.2565

English Definition: 12 January 2022

In Summary

If you want to save time while writing dates in Thai, learn the common abbreviations. Learning Thai abbreviations help you shorten a phrase or word in Thai and might make it feel more manageable and quicker to type or utter. You sound and write like a native speaker in particular! Even if you think you know how to pronounce the words correctly, you still need to practice using them in conversation.

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