Thai Phrases

I wanted to jot down a few key Thai phrases that I learned from a friend who had been living in Bangkok for a few years. Please note these are my phonetic pronunciations, not the literal spelling of the words

**If you’re a man, add a “p” at the end to make a word masculine**

The Basics:
Hello – Sawatdee-kah (a man would add a “p” for Sawatdee-khap)
How are you? – Sabai dii mai?
I am well – Sabai dii Kah (a man would say Sabai dii-khap)
I am not well – Mai sabai
Thank you – Khob khun kah  (a man would say Khob-khon-khap)
Thank you Vry Much – Khob khun mak mak kah
Help me please? – Chuay duay kah?
I’m sorry – Kor tod kah
No Worries – Mai Ben Rai
Yes – Chai-ka
No – Mai-ka
Having Fun? – Sanuk mai?
I’m having fun/A lot of fun – Sanuk/Sanuk Mak
Cute – Narak

Can I? – Dai Mai?
Can I have a small discount? – Rot Noi Dai Mai?
How Much? – Tao rai kah?
I don’t want (no thanks) – Mai ow kah

Restaurants & Food:
Aroy – Delicious
Check please! – Check bin duay ka (a man would say Check bin duay khap)
Bill please! – Kep tang ka  (a man would say Kep tang khap)
I am full – Im layu ka
Phet – Spicy
Phet Mak – Very spicy
Chicken – Gai
Moo – Pork
Crispy Pork – Moo krap
Beef – Nuang
Crab – Puu
Fried Rice – Kao pad
Green Curry – Gang kiu wang
Papaya Salad – Som tam
Morning Glory Vegetables – Pad boong fry dang
Omelette – Kai jiaow
Fried egg – Kai dow
Deep fried – Tohd


About Kailee Crawford

I'm an Oregon-born travel addict living in New York making the most of my vacation days. I started this travel blog to keep track of my bucket list and it's morphed into a journal of my adventures and recommendations for things to see, do, eat and drink. My hope is that I can help other travelers find their way. I want to try everything once and to live a life without regrets or missed opportunities. I call my philosophy on life the "the death bed philosophy" - I want to be laying in my death bed reflecting on all of the things I've done and seen in this world, not the things I wished I had done. It's not meant to be morbid, just a reminder to take risks, go out of your comfort zone and live life to the fullest. ♫♫♫♫♫ "You were only waiting for this moment to be free" --- "Blackbird" by The Beatles This quote is undoubtedly my favorite quote because it's a reminder of the infinite opportunities available to us. That in each moment there is an opportunity to find true happiness, and a sense of freedom when you're doing what you love. Freedom to explore, to create, to improve oneself, and to find fulfillment even during the 9 to 5 grind. ♫♫♫♫♫ I'm an incredibly pensive person with a wide variety of interests. In addition to traveling, my guilty pleasures include wine, food, music, art, languages and history. I grew up a nerd, watching The History Channel and reading The Lord of the Rings with my Dad. I'm driven by my pursuit of knowledge and growth and most passionate when I'm able to be creative. ♫♫♫♫♫
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