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Thai Terms Glossary
Note :
English spelling given here tries to approximate Thai pronunciation. Posted signs may be spelled differently. When seeking help from a Thai for directions, point to the Thai spellings given after each place name.
Amphoe :
District
Khao :
Mountain or rocky island
Ao :
Bay
Khlong :
Stream or canal
Baan :
Village or house
Koh :
Island 
Chao Le :
the sea gypsies
Laem :
Cape, point or headland
Hat :
Beach
Nok :
Outer
Muang :
Town or city
Noi :
Small
Nai :
Inner
Yai :
Big
Namtok:
Waterfall
Rai :
1600 square meters (Flat Measure)
Tham :
Cave
Tambon :
Sub-Prefecture
Wat :
Thai temple
Pak :
Mouth (of a river, etc. The p in pak is pronounced much like b)