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Below is a list of useful Thai phrases that come in handy while traveling in Thailand.

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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.

Speak Some of The Language And Get Favorable Treatment


In most tourist places like

 • Bangkok

 • Phuket

 • Pattaya

 • 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.


Social Interaction

Pom

Di-Chan

Sa-watdii

Sa-Baai-Dee

yindee tii daii ruu jak

chen-gun

koo-toot

krap

kah

A-rai nah

diao maa

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

bpen men

Koo toot tii maa saai

Kao jai

Mai kao jai

I/Me (male speaker)

I/Me (female speaker)

Hello/Good-day/Good-bye

to be fine

Nice to meet you.

Same here.

Excuse me.

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 understand

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.


Counting

Soon

Nueng

Song

Saam

See

Haa

Hok

Jedt

Bpat

Gao

Sip

Sip Et

Sip Song

Sip Sam

Yee Sip

Yee Sip Et

Yee Sip Song

Saam Sip

See Sip

Haa Sip

Hok Sip

Jadt Sip

Bpat Sip

Gao Sip

Rooi

Song Rooi

Saam Rooi

(Nueng) Pan

Song Pan

Saam Pan

Muen

Saen

(Mueng) Laan

Numbers

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

20

21

22

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

200

300

1000

2000

3000

10,000

100,000

1,000,000


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.


Shopping

An nee tao rai Krap/Ka?

See sip bat Krap/Ka

Paeng maak

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?

40 baht

That's very expensive.

How much is that one?

30 baht

That's not expensive.  I'll take that one.

Thank you very much.

You are welcome.

Can you make it a little cheaper?

Related Pages To Useful Thai Phrases:


Thailand Language
A page about the Thai language and tips on learning Thai.

Thai Language Schools in Pattaya
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