Thai greetings

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Learn a few ways to say “Hello” and “Goodbye” in Thai as well as how to wai or greet a Thai person. We also talk about the common reactions you might get from Thais as you begin your Thai language journey in The Land of Smiles.

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English Thai script Transliteration


 สวัสดี sà wàt dii

See you again

พบกันใหม่ póp gan mài


 ลาก่อน  laa gòn
Good luck  โชคดี  chôhk dee
 Polite particle for male speakers  ครับ  kráp
 Polite particle for female speakers  ค่ะ  

 Polite particle for female speakers

(Northern dialect)

 เจ้า  jâo

The Thai greeting gesture

 ไหว้ wâi

  To speak

 พูด  pôod


 ภาษา  pa-să
 Can  ได้ dâi 
 (a question word)  ไหม  măi

 Can (you/we) speak Thai?

 พูดภาษาไทยได้ไหม  pôod pa-să Thai dâi măi?


 ช่วย  chûy
Could you please help(me) to speak Thai?  ช่วยพูดภาษาไทยได้ไหม  chûy pôod pa-să Thai dâi măi?

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