Speaking Thai

Thai is the national and official language of Thailand and the native language of the Thai people, Thailand's dominant ethnic group. There are four regional dialects - northern, north eastern, central and southern - with central Thai being the most widely spoken and understood.

Thai is a gender-based language: remember to use kha if you're a woman or kap if you're a man when you say 'please' and 'thank you'.



Hello/Goodbye|Sawadee**How are you?|Sabai dee mai**I'm fine|Sai bai dee**And you?|Laew khun la**What is your name?|Khun chue alai**My name is...|Cheu...**Nice to meet you|Yindee tee dai roojak**Sorry/Excuse me|Kor toht**Good luck|Kor hai chok dee!**







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