How to say onions in Thai: Homyai


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How to say onions in Thai: Homyai

Learning Thai for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say onions in Thai: Homyai
Say it out loud: “hawm yai

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Some more helpful words in our Thai Vegetables category:

artichokes – Atichok  (ah tee chohk)
beans – Thua  (TOO-ah)
carrots – Hua Khaerot  (hoo-ah keh rawt)
chickpeas – Tua Luk Kai  (TOO-ah LOOK gai)
cucumber – Taengkwa  (deng gwah)
eggplant – Makhuea  (mah koo-ah)
garlic – Grathiam  (grah tee-em)
lentils – Lentin  (lehn teen)
mushrooms – Het  (het)
olives – Olif  (oh leef)
onions – Homyai  (hawm yai)
peppers – Phrikyuak  (preek yoo-ahk)
potato – Man Farang  (mahn fah rang)
salad – Salat  (sah laht)
spinach – Phak Khom  (pahk kohm)
tomatoes – Makhueathet  (mah koo-ah TEHT)

And here’s how to say onions in other languages!

Arabic–Basal  (ba sal)
Chinese–Yángcōng  (Yang Tsong)
Croatian–luk  (look)
Czech–cibule  (see boo lay)
Finnish–sipuli  (sip uh lih)
French–oignon  (oan yoan)
German–zwiebeln  (zwee bell in)
Italian–cipolle  (chee poe lay)
Japanese–Tamanegi  (Tah Mah Neh Gee)
Korean–Yangpa  (Yang Pa)
Polish–cebula  (tze boo' la)
Portuguese–Cebola  (se boh lah)
Russian–luk  (look)
Spanish–cebollas  (seh boy' yuhs)
Swahili–vitunguu  (vee too n’goo)
Thai–Homyai  (hawm yai)
Turkish–soğan  (so on)
Vietnamese–Hành Tây  (Hahn Tai)

In Kenya and other countries "onions" (Homyai) are not just a vegetable, but also a form of spice. A meal starter. There are many more vegetables you can learn about in Thai that will make you feel like a native. Collect all of them from our instant access to the Thai Language Set.


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