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BASIC THAI PHRASES


Thai is spoken exclusively in Thailand, by approximately 60 million people. The dialect spoken in the Central Region is regarded as Standard Thai and is used throughout the country in schools, in the media and for offi cial purposes.


Hello ( speaker is a man)


sa-wat-dii, khráp ( speaker is a woman)


sa-wat-dii, khâ How are you?


sabaai-dii mái/rue? Fine


phóm/chán sabaai-dii Fine, and you?


sabaai-dii láe khun lá, [khráp/khâ]


Please karunaa


Thank you [very much] khop khun [mâak]


What is your name? khun chue arai?


My name is ______ phŏm/dì-chăn cheu _____


Yes/ No chai/mai chai


Excuse me kho thot


I'm sorry kho thot


Goodbye (informal) sa-wat-dii [khráp/khâ]


I can't speak Thai [well] phuut phaasaa thai mai dai [dii]


Do you speak English? khun phuut phaasaa ang-krit dai mai?


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Average daily hours of sunshine each month are: AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (°C):


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Most Thai people speak basic English but a smile goes a long way. And never lose your temper – it's considered disrespectful


FOR MORE INFO


Royal Thai Embassy, London Tel: 020 7589 2944 Fax: 020 7823 7492


www.thaiembassyuk.org.uk


Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) 1st Flr, 17-19 Cockspur Street





Trafalgar Square, London, SW1Y 5BL info@tourismthailand.co.uk www.tourismthailand.co.uk





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