Thai Word of the Day: “thee la kon” (ทีละคน)

“thee la kon” (ทีละคน) can be used in the following ways:

phrase: one by one / one at a time / one person at a time

The phrase “thee la kon” (ทีละคน) is to do something in individual succession, with each person following another in order.


ga-ru-naa awk jaak rong-la-korn thee la kon!
(Please exit the theater one at a time!)

phuak dek-dek deuhn yaang-ngiab-ngiab, kao hawn-rian thee la kon pheua reuhm rian
(The children walked silently, entering the classroom one by one to begin their lesson)

supermarket a-nut-yaad hai kon kao thee la kon pheua kwaam-man-jai waa mee garn-bpa-dti-bat dtaam gud nai raan
(Supermarkets are allowing people in one person at a time to ensure compliance with the rules in the stores)

Li Khomkham
Course Co-ordinator & Tutor
Thai Language Tuition UK