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Learn some Thai language.
Before you travel in Thailand that will make your vacation easier


Thai Greetings

Hello ! ( Sa-wad-dee)
A.How are you? (sabai dee mai)
B. I am fine. (sabai dee)*
B. And you? (lao khun lae)
A.I am fine. (sabai dee)*

*Quite often in Thai you don't need to say "I". But, you can if you like. For men say "phom sabai dee". for women say "di-chun sabai dee".

Hello (Sa-Wad – Dee)
Good Bye (La- gon)
Sea you again! ( Leaw –jer-gun)
Good Luck (Chok-Dee)

How to say “NO”

Phuket-Thailand is not really that bad with street hawkers, tuk tuk drivers or people trying to sell you something. International sign language of shaking your head and walking on usually works. But try some of these phrases, you might surprise them. They then might stop bothering you.

I don't want any (mai ow khrab*) or You can say (Mai – Pen-Rai – Khrab) that better
I don't have any money (mai mee Tung Khrab)
I forgot my money (leum ow tung ma)

When you are walking down a street you might hear someone ask you "bai nai?" This means "Where are you going?" Usually it will be a tuk tuk driver but sometimes just an ordinary person. Some visitors get annoyed because they hear it so often. But really, "bai nai" is like a greeting and the person isn't really interested in your answer.

A.Where are you going? ( “Pai Nai “)
B.going out for party (bai party)
C.I want to walk (ja dern bai)
E.Thank you ( Khob Khoon)

Shopping !

How much is this? (ra ka thao rai)
That is a little expensive. (paeng bai)
Can you make it cheaper? (lot noi dai mai)

The Thai word "noi" means little and is used to make a request sound more polite. All "dai mai" questions are answered with "dai" for "yes" and "mai dai" for "no".

How about ... baht? (... baht dai mai)
Can you help me? (chuay dai mai)
Can I see that? (khor doo dai mai)
I am just looking. (khor doo thao nun)
I will come back later. (ja ma mai)
Do you have something bigger? (mee yai gwar mai)
The thai word "yai" means "big". Adding "gwar" after it makes it "bigger".
Do you have something smaller? (mee lek gwar mai)
The thai word "lek" means "small". Adding "gwar" after it makes it "smaller".
Do you have something cheaper? (mee took gwar mai)
The thai word "took" means "cheap". Adding "gwar" after it makes it "cheaper".
Do you have another colour? (mee see auen mai)
Where do I pay? (jai ngoen tee nai)

Directions

I want to go to… Chan – Ja-bai… Name of the areas!
Where is….. you- tee- nai ?
Which way ? Pai-Tang-Nai ?
Left….. Sai
Right….Kwar
Straight on…..Dtrong bai
Is it Far ? …..Glai Mai?
It is Far ! …. Glai
It isn’t Far…. Mai Glai
Toilet ……. Hong-Nam
Airport….Sa-nam-bin

Tastes

When you are eating, someone will probably say to you "aroi mai?" which means "Is it delicious?"

Delicious (a-roi) Not Delicious (mai a-roi)

Thai food can be quite hot and spicey. Most noodle stall vendors might ask you if you can eat spicey food (gin phet dai mai?). Answer "dai" for yes, "mai dai" for no and "dai nit noi" for a little.

Is it spicy? (phet mai)
I don't want spicy. (mai ow phet)
I want it a little spicy. (ow phet nit noi)
I like spicy food. (chorb ar-han phet)

Common Words

Sawasdee(krub/kah)Hello
Sabai dee ru (krub/kah)How are you?
Sabai dee (krub/kah)Fine
Khob Khun(kup/kaa)Thank you
chaiYes
mai chaiNo
dai(you/I) can
mai daican not
mai pen rainever mind (handy all purpose phrase to express the Thai go-with-the-flow attitude)
pood Thai mai daiI can not speak Thai.
kow jai maido you understand?
mai kow jaiI do not understand
nee Tao Rai?How much?
pangexpensive
pang makvery expensive
lot noi dai maican you give a little discount
tookcheap
naamwater
chok deegood luck
sanaam binAirport
ronhot
naocold
hong naamtoilet
naam kengice
nit noismall - not much - a little bit
yailarge
biabeer
soopburismoke (inhale cigarette smoke)
neung1
song2
sam3
see4
haa5
hok6
jet7
paed8
gow9
sip10
sip-et11
sip-song12
yee sip20
saam sip30
roi/loi100


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