Just the basic’s

Like everyone the Thai’s appreciate it when people make an effort!!!

To be polite the Thais end a sentence with either "Krup" if you are male and "Kaa" if you are female. You will avoid allot of raised eyebrows if you get the hang of this :)

hello, good morning
:
sawasdee (krup/kaa)
How are you?
:
sabai dee reu?
Thank you
:
kop koon (krup/kaa)
never mind
:
mai pen rai
Fine thanks
:
sabai dee (krup/kaa)
I cannot speak thai
:
phoot Thai mai dai
Please speak slowly
:
prohd phoot cha-cha
I don’t understand
:
mai kao chai
Do you understand?
:
kao chai mai?
May I take a photograph?
:
tai ruup dai mai?
May I use the telephone?
:
kor chai torasap dai mai?
Where is the rest room?
:
hong nam yoo tee nai?
How much does this cost?
:
nee tao-rai (krup/kaa)
What is this?
:
nee arai?
Do you have something cheaper?
:
mii tuuk gwaa nee mai?
The bill please
:
gep taang (krup/kaa)
Goodbye
:
la gon
See you again
:
laew phob gan mai
Pleased to meet you
:
dee jai thee dai phob gan
Happy new year
:
sawasdee pee mai
Happy birthday
:
sooksan wan gerd
Good luck!
:
kor hai chok dee!
Sorry/excuse me
:
kor thoad
Delicious!
:
a-roy!

And by far the most important one…… CHOK DEE! = CHEERS!!!