Count to 10 in Thai?

if you get some really hot foood at a restaurant, tell the waiter/waitress this:

ped chi pai!

You will probably get a strange look from them,though-- probably in disgust.....

ped chi pai? Sounds familiar, can't place it.

I always order my dishes "sep sep". I usually get an odd look at first until they realize what I requested. Then they're like "OH, ok!" And my food practically comes out of the kitchen still on fire!

Khun Kao

jeez, Brooks. I thought I was on here alot. You're always around.

I never learned how to count to 10 in Thai. I'd like to start doing that in class. I really want to start using more Thai in class to get my students used to the Thai words related to Muay Thai.

Does anyone know how to do so and can post the phonetic spellings of it?


Khun Kao











Mai pen rai(kind of means you're welcome, no worries, fugedabout it, etc.)

Thanks Bryan!

sounds similar to cantonese (and even more similar to Toishanese), i.e. without actually hearing it spoken:

yut = 1

yee = 2

saam (or som) = 3

sae (or say) = 4

mmm = 5

luk (or look) = 6

chut = 7

baat (or bot) = 8

gau (or gow or gao) = 9

sup = 10


what's it in Korean? Japanese? Dutch?

what the hells that used for??

counting? it's used for many, many things.

Just like how "Kao" can mean white, rice, knee, and mountain.

"Nam" can be water or sausage

"Krab" can be sir, madam, or yes

etc, etc, etc...

(the Thai language is weird, but fun)

also means: never mind, its ok, its all good...

Its amazing how one little phrase can mean so many things :)

Ped Chi Pai - means like mother f'ing hot.......

Stickgrappler, here you go, although the spelling is probably off. I'm doing this from memory.

Korean 1-10:

hanna, tul, set, net, dasso, yasso, ilgup, yadol, ahope, yol.

Japanese 1-10:

ichi, ni, san, chi (she), go, roku, sichi, hachi, qu, ju.

Can't help you with Dutch.


sip-ed = 11
sip-song = 12
sip-saam = 13
yi-sip = 20
yi-sip-ed = 21
saam-sip = 30
saam-sip-ed = 31
see-sip = 40
ha-sip = 50
hok-sip = 60
jet-sip = 70
baat-sip = 80
kao-sip = 90
roi = 100
I figure that they need to do kicks, knees, push ups andsit ups too. I'm always telling my students "yi-sip-ha, yi-sip-ha" for kicks at the end of the round.

Other wonderful double meaning words (if you don't get em quite right):

Kwai (buffalo and ....)
Glu-oi (banana and ....)

Kwai= water buffalo

Kway= name of a river (Bridge over the River Kwai should be Bridge over the River Kway)

Kwoy= penis

In Bangkok, its a running joke about Northern Thai's who speak with a drawl much like Southerners in the USA. In the North, the word for water buffalo, "kwai", is pronounced "kwoy". So someone from Bangkok asks a Northerner how he plows his fields, and he replies, "With my kwoy..."

This is rumored to be the reason why Nak Muay (Thai boxers) from the North are such tough fighters...


LOL you posted that before and it was funny as it is now

I love that story!!!