The written Thai language consists of 44 consonants and 32 vowels that combine to formulate syllabic sounds.

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Thai is a tonal monosyllabic languagethe same word can be said in five different ways: normal or middle tone, low, high, rising and falling.
The written Thai language consists of 44 consonants and 32 vowels that combine to formulate syllabic sounds. The sounds produce a melodious, lyrical language as they are combined with five different tones-even, high, low, rising and falling.
Spoken grammar is simplebasic structure of Thai sentences is subject/verb/object with adjectives following nouns. In many case, verbs can be changed into nouns with the use of a prefix, e.g. khit (think) with the prefix kwam becomes kwam khit (thought).
Each Thai word is completeThai words do not include Thai articles, declensions, genders, plurals or suffixes. Tenses are indicated by standard auxiliaries, e.g. pai (go) with the auxiliary ja becomes ja pai (will go); with the auxiliary kamlang becomes kamlang pai (am going); and with the auxiliary laew becomes pai laew (go already (went)).
In Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Pattaya the level of English is quite good, but tourists outside the city will find that the Thai's ability to speak English diminish as one moves further away.
In Thai a word that is used to make the statement gpoliteh is attached to the end of anything that is said. "Khrap" for men, and "kha" for women.