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Technology Words In Thai: The Best #1 Vocab List

When people picture Thailand in their head, they think of palm trees, coconuts, and lazy afternoons in hammocks. However, the Thai economy has exploded over the last 40 years, and modern-day Bangkok is a thriving technological metropolis. Join us for today’s article on technology words in Thai.

It’s a little ironic that we’re writing this article because Ling, the Thai language learning app, has embraced technology like very few start-ups in the past.

Ling based itself in the digital nomad hotspot of Chiang Mai and brought together a young and vibrant team of software developers and language learning experts.

That was five years ago, and since then, Ling has amassed more than 10 million downloads across all the app platforms.

We want to harness the power of advances in learning in the digital age to improve your outcomes while learning Thai. Take a closer look here.

Technology Words In Thai – A List

Machines And Appliances

These are basic technology words you’ll need in your everyday life here in Thailand.

EnglishThaiThai ScriptPronunciation
BatteryBættexrī̀แบตเตอรี่
CameraKl̂xngกล้อง
CarRt̄hรถ
ComputerKhxmphiwtexr̒คอมพิวเตอร์
CookerH̄m̂x h̄ung k̄ĥāwหม้อหุงข้าว
DishwasherKherụ̄̀xng l̂āng cānเครื่องล้างจาน
Flash DriveFælchdịr̒fแฟลชไดร์ฟ
HeadphonesH̄ū fạngหูฟัง
IronH̄el̆kเหล็ก
KeyboardPæ̂n phimph̒แป้นพิมพ์
LaptopLæ̆pth̆xpแล็ปท็อป
LoudspeakerLảphongลำโพง
Mobile PhoneThorṣ̄ạphth̒ mụ̄x t̄hụ̄xโทรศัพท์มือถือ
Mouse padP̄hæ̀n rxng meās̄̒แผ่นรองเมาส์
PlaneKherụ̄̀xngbinเครื่องบิน
PlugPlạ́kปลั๊ก
PrinterKherụ̄̀xngphimph̒เครื่องพิมพ์
ProjectorPor cĕk texr̒โปรเจ็กเตอร์
RocketCrwdจรวด
SocketBêāเบ้า
SubmarineReụ̄x dả n̂ảเรือดำน้ำ
Washing machineKherụ̄̀xng sạk p̄ĥāเครื่องซักผ้า

Technology Words In Thai – Adjectives

Here are some words that will be especially useful if you’re in the tech industry.

EnglishThaiThai Script Pronunciation
AppliedS̄mạkhr læ̂wสมัครแล้ว
AssistiveCh̀wyh̄elụ̄xช่วยเหลือ
AudioKherụ̄̀xng s̄eīyngเครื่องเสียง
AutomotiveYān ynt̒ยานยนต์
BiometricBị xo me tri ks̒ไบโอเมตริกซ์
CleanerKhn thảkhwām s̄axādคนทำความสะอาด
ComputerizedKhxmphiwtexr̒คอมพิวเตอร์
EducationalKeī̀yw kạb kār ṣ̄ụks̄ʹāเกี่ยวกับการศึกษา
ElectronicXilĕkthrxniks̄̒อิเล็กทรอนิกส์
ExpensivePhængแพง
FunctionalKār thảngānการทำงาน
Hi-techḤịthekhไฮเทค
InfraredXinfrāredอินฟราเรด
InnovativeNwạtkrrmนวัตกรรม
InstructionalKār reīyn kār s̄xnการเรียนการสอน
InteractiveCheing tôtxbเชิงโต้ตอบ
LaserLesexr̒เลเซอร์
MatureP̄hū̂h̄ıỵ̀ผู้ใหญ่
ModernThạns̄mạyทันสมัย
MultimediaMạltimīdeīyมัลติมีเดีย
NewerH̄ım̀ kẁāใหม่กว่า
NuclearNiwkhelīyr̒นิวเคลียร์
ObsoleteL̂ās̄mạyล้าสมัย
OpticalXxptikhạlออปติคัล
OutdatedKèāเก่า
PracticablePt̩ibạti dị̂ปฏิบัติได้
RoboticH̄ùn ynt̒หุ่นยนต์
SatelliteDāwtheīymดาวเทียม
UnderlyingK̄ĥxmūl x̂āngxingข้อมูลอ้างอิง

How Did Bangkok Become So Developed?

technology vocab

As things stand, Bangkok is one of the biggest cities in the world, with a population of around 11 million people. It is extraordinary to consider that 50 years ago, in 1970, the population was only 3 million

In numbers, that means 15% of the Thai people live in Bangkok, and the economy of Bangkok contributes a massive 30% of Thailand’s total GDP.

Bangkok has done this through massive technological developments on all fronts. For example, it expanded its airports, so by 2019, the total amount of passengers that went through just one airport in the city was 65 million.

If you’re interested in technology and seeing how a country develops, I’d recommend going to the Bangkok Metropolitan Region, one of the largest car and electronics sites in the world.

The government launched the Thailand 4.0 project a few years back, and the key word here is smart. Smart cities. Smart farming. Smart everything.

One thing that stunned me when I first went to Chiang Mai was the internet connection quality. In 2021 Thailand ranked 7th in the whole world for broadband speeds!

Again, this shows how the Thai government is committed to ensuring that the best tech minds find a home in the country. And we at Ling are grateful for that.

Technology-Related Phrases In Thai

words for technology in thai
EnglishThaiThai Script Pronunciation
There’s a problem with the audio in the classroom.Mī pạỵh̄ā kạb s̄eīyng nı h̄̂xngreīynมีปัญหากับเสียงในห้องเรียน
 
This program will clean your computerPorkærm nī̂ ca thảkhwām s̄axād khxmphiwtexr̒ k̄hxng khuṇโปรแกรมนี้จะทำความสะอาดคอมพิวเตอร์ของคุณ 
Is the technology course educational?H̄lạks̄ūtr thekhnoloyī mī kār ṣ̄ụks̄ʹā h̄rụ̄x mị̀?หลักสูตรเทคโนโลยีมีการศึกษาหรือไม่? 
They used the most modern mobile phone camera to film this moviePhwk k̄heā chı̂ kl̂xng mụ̄x t̄hụ̄x thī̀ thạns̄mạy thī̀s̄ud nı kār t̄h̀āy thả p̣hāphyntr̒ reụ̄̀xng nī̂พวกเขาใช้กล้องมือถือที่ทันสมัยที่สุดในการถ่ายทำภาพยนตร์เรื่องนี้ 
Nuclear technology will be important in the next centuryThekhnoloyī niwkhelīyr̒ ca mī khwām s̄ảkhạỵ nı ṣ̄twrrs̄ʹ h̄n̂āเทคโนโลยีนิวเคลียร์จะมีความสำคัญในศตวรรษหน้า 
Rocket technology is very expensiveThekhnoloyī crwd mī rākhā phæng mākเทคโนโลยีจรวดมีราคาแพงมาก 
Fax machines are obsolete nowKherụ̄̀xng fæks̒ l̂ās̄mạy læ̂wเครื่องแฟกซ์ล้าสมัยแล้ว 
Is robotics interesting to you?H̄ùn ynt̒ ǹā s̄ncı s̄ảh̄rạb khuṇ h̄rụ̄x mị̀?หุ่นยนต์น่าสนใจสำหรับคุณหรือไม่? 
Elon Musk is working on satellitesElon Musk kảlạng thảngān keī̀yw kạb dāwtheīymElon Musk กำลังทำงานเกี่ยวกับดาวเทียม 
The museum is interactivePhiphiṭhp̣hạṇṯh̒ pĕn bæb tôtxbพิพิธภัณฑ์เป็นแบบโต้ตอบ 
How many plugs do you have in your house?Khuṇ mī plạ́k kī̀ tạw nı b̂ān k̄hxng khuṇ?คุณมีปลั๊กกี่ตัวในบ้านของคุณ? 

Learn Thai With Ling

Before we go, I want to tell you a little more about Ling, the number one place for you to learn Thai words and phrases.

Vocabulary is just one facet of the app, and we also have practice on everything from pronunciation and listening. Our patented chatbot is designed to make sure you feel comfortable conversing with native speakers.

If you get bored of Thai, we have 60 other languages to choose from, including nearby Lao, Khmer, and Vietnamese. Perfect for any travelers!

N.B. one thing I’ve learned from traveling around different places is that even if you speak a little bit of the language, local people will love you for it.

If you liked this blog, check out a few others, such as words for dating in Thai and religion in Thailand.

Come on over to the website, download the app, and see that language learning in the 21st century can be as fun as it is rewarding.

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