About Thai language (1)

“When I have time, I read books.”  Even if you are not good at English, you can easily recognize, for example, “time” is a single independent word.  Now when we translate this short sentence into Thai, the appearance will be totally different;

 เมื่อผมมีเวลาว่างผมอ่านหนังสือ

There is no space between words.  There is no , or .  either…  Still, this Thai sentence also consists of 8 words as well as the above English one.  After all, when you start learning this language, you even don’t know from which character to which is a single word.