Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui
If you’re travelling to, or thinking of going to Thailand, it’s beneficial to learn a few basic words and common phrases to enhance your overall experience.
Have a go at these helpful phrases that are bound to serve you well during travels around Thailand.
You’ll notice that these phrases are often gendered, so be sure to check for the female or male version. At the end of some sentences, females should finish with "ka/kap" and males, "krup/krap".
Hello: sa-wùt dee krúp (male)/sa-wùt dee kà (female)
Goodbye: sa-wùt dee krúp (male)/sa-wùt dee kà (female)
How are you?: sa-bai dee mái
I'm fine, thank you: sa-bai dee kòrp-kOOn
Excuse me: Kor Toht
Do you speak English? kOOn pôot pah-sǎh ung-grìt bpen mái?
I don’t understand: pǒm mâi kâo jai (male)/di-chún mâi kâo jai (female)
Thank you: kòrp-kOOn
Where is…?: Yoo tee nai...?
Where is the bathroom? Haawng Naam Yuu Thee Nai?
Nevermind: Mai pen lai
Sorry: Khor tort
I would like to order: Sang aa-haan
How much?: Gee baht?
One to ten: Neung, song, saam, see, haa, hook, jet, baat, gow, sip
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