Thai Phrases For You To Learn

If you are visiting a new country, one of the best things to do to integrate yourself with the locals is learn a bit of the local lingo. In Thailand, especially in the tourist and hotel business, nowadays there is a lot of English spoken to cater for the mass tourism. However, if you don't want to be the many tourists who just visit and expect Thai's to speak what language they speak, you can learn some Thai phrases that would help you when you travel Thailand.


It doesn't take long, you just need to memorise a few, try speaking them out loud, and most importantly put your plan to action. That means, speak to locals with Thai! Don't be afraid, Thai people will appreciate you trying, even if you pronounce it a little wrong. Still, whilst you're on the plane, or in your hammock, or at the hostel and you have time for a quick read, take a look at some of the phrases below we think you might find useful.


Sawatdee Kah - Hello


Sabai dee ru - How are you?


Sabai dee kup - Fine


Khob Khun Kup (M) / Kaa (F) - Thank you


Chai - Yes


Mai Chai - No


Dai - You/I Can


Mai Dai - Can not


Mai Pen Rai - Nevermind


Pood Thai Mai Dai - I can not speak Thai


Kow Jai Mai - Do you understand?


Mai Kow Jai - I do not understand


Nee Tao Rai - How much?


Pang - Expensive


Pang Mak - Very expensive


Lot Noi Dai Mai - Can you give a little discount?


Took - Cheap


Naam - Water


Chok Dee - Good Luck


Sanaam bin - Airport


Ron - Hot


Nao - Cold


Hong naam - Toilet


Naam keng - Ice


Nit noi - Small - little bit


Yai - Large


Bia - Beer


Neung - 1 | Song - 2 | Sam - 3 | See - 4 | Haa - 5 | Hok - 6 | Jet - 7 | Paed - 8 | Gow - 9 | Sip - 10 | Yee Sip - 20 |

Sam Sip - 30 | Roi / Loi - 100 |

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