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Common Phrases

Practical Guide > Speaking Thai

Most Thai words can have up to five different means, each meaning is has its own pronunciation. The best way to learn is to listen to a Thai speaking. However here are some common phrases used.


The different tones are
middle tone, symbol -
low tone, symbol _
falling tone, symbol \
high tone, symbol ^
rising tone. Symbol /

Where needed we will indicate which tone by using the shown symbol above. Example Khrap = Khta/p

     

Good morning

Sawatdee khrap (male)
Sawatdee kha (female)

Sawa_tdee khra/p
Sawa_tdee kh\a

Good afternoon

Good evening

I (male)

phom

pho/m

I (female)

dee chan, chan

de_e ch/an, ch/an

you

khun

 

he, she

khao

kha/o

it

man

 

we

rao

 

Welcome to Thailand

Yindee tawn rap

Yindee ta\wn r^ap

How are you?

Sabaai dee mai khrap?

Sa_baai dee ma/i khr^ap

Thanks, fine

Sabaai dee khrap

Sa_baai dee khr^ap

What is your name?

Khun chue arai khrap?

Khun chu\e a_rai khra/p?

My name is...

Phom chue

Pho/m chu\e

     
     

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