Thai Tones Soundboard

This soundboard will help you learn to hear and pronounce the five tones in the Thai language. Each tone is accompanied by its tone mark, an animated chart and a few real words that use that tone.
mid
(no tone mark)
ไกล
มา
low
◌่
เสื่อ
ไก่
falling
◌้
เสื้อ
ใกล้
high
◌๊
คิด
ม้า
rising
◌๋
เสือ
หมา

Notes About Thai Tones

  • We've included the tone marks for completeness, but it's important to remember that you can't determine the tone of a Thai word by its tone mark alone.
  • To reliably determine the tone of a Thai word, you will need to know the tone rules and the consonant classes.