Below is a list of useful Thai phrases that come in handy while traveling in Thailand.
Below is a list of useful Thai sentences that come in handy while traveling in Thailand.
Thai people will much enjoy when you try to speak their language and when you make an effort to say Hello in Thai "Sawaddee Krap/ka".
Like most anywhere in the world yet maybe even more so in Thailand (the land of smiles) the best universal phrase you can say is a simple smile.
If you do not speak Thai I suggest you carry a little dictionary or a book with useful Thai phrases with you.
This is especially when you plan on traveling on the road less traveled.
In rural areas you may not find many Thais who speak your language but are more than happy to try to communicate with you.
In most tourist places like
• Koh Samui
• Chiang Mai
and other places you will find many Thais who speak some and others may speak fairly good English.
If you do not speak Thai at all let that not keep you from exploring non touristic places. Especially in rural areas Thai people are very friendly and even a bit shy at times but all you need to wear is a smile, a positive friendly attitude and it will open doors for you.
The Thai language is simple but far from easy for the Westerner.
When you speak some Thai you will not only understand the Thai culture better but you may also be able to make some friends. Thailand is a very Hierarchical Society and when you speak Thai you will hear that in the Thai language. See also Thailand Culture.
yindee tii daii ruu jak
Dtong dee nee nee
Khun kao jai pom pit
Leeo dtee khun
Mai ao daai mai
Mai dee mang
Bpai kui gun tii ban dee-gwaa
Koo toot tii maa saai
Mai kao jai
I/Me (male speaker)
I/Me (female speaker)
to be fine
Nice to meet you.
polite article (male speaker)
polite article (female speaker)
What did you say?
I'll be right back.
It must be good.
You misunderstood me.
It's up to you.
I don't want it.
I don't think that's a good idea.
Let's talk about it at home.
I'm having my period.
I'm sorry I'm late
I don't understand
No doubt in my mind that you will be shopping. Of course you will be paying your bill here and there. Also
• learning some useful Thai Phrases
• being able to count and
• knowing the numbers
will give you a chance to negotiate a better price at times.
Yee Sip Et
Yee Sip Song
Whether you are shopping or at a restaurant these useful Thai phrases below will come in handy.
Particularly when you shop in the streets you will be able to negotiate a better price when you know useful Thai phrases and numbers.
An nee tao rai Krap/Ka?
See sip bat Krap/Ka
An nan gee baat krap/ka?
Saam sip baat krap/ka
Mai paeng. Ao an nee
Koop khun maak krap/ka
Mai bpen rai
Lot noi daai mai?
How much is this one?
That's very expensive.
How much is that one?
That's not expensive. I'll take that one.
Thank you very much.
You are welcome.
Can you make it a little cheaper?
A page about the Thai language and tips on learning Thai.
Thai Language Schools in Pattaya
Looking for a Thai Language whilst in Pattaya, Thailand?