Today we meet to give you some tips when traveling. First we will start with Thailand.
Here are some Thai words that will allow you to travel in peace: Farang is the term used to describe Western foreigners.
Get used to it because this word will come back often during your trip. Farangset today is used only to designate French as Inglik for English or Jélémane for Germans for example.
Hello : Saurat dii Khrap (if you are a man) Saurat dii Khaa (if you are a woman)
To greet people it’s not the same as in France. We do not shake hands, we do not kiss each other. WAI is used to greet, thank or show respect.
The WAI consists of 3 movements:
The way the WAI will be will depend on the person you are talking to. As visitors the WAI in 3 movements will suffice.
Thank you : Khop Khoum Khrap (for men)
Khop Khoum Khraa (for women)
Thank you very much: Khop khoune mak
Me or I: sing
He / She / They / They: Khao
I would like: Ao
I do not want: May ao
To say a lot we add MAK at the end of the sentence.
Example: Pretty: souaille -> very pretty: souaille mak
No problem / No problem: Quail mesh
How are you ? Koune sabaille dii mesh? I’m fine thanks: Phom (chain) sabaille dii, kop koune
I’m not good: Phom (chain) sabaille mesh
What is your name ? Koume chuu araille?
My name is ..: Phom (string) chuu
How old are you ? Ayouu taoraille
Who ? Kraille?
What is going on ? Mii araille?
How? Yang is in trouble?
When? Mua laugh?
Or ? Thi naille?
I understand: Khrao djaille
I do not understand: Mesh khrao djaille
Sorry : Ko thôote
I can speak Thai a little bit: Phom Poute Passa Thai Mite Mille
How do you say that in Thai? Passa thai pout yang ngaille?
What is it ? Neither kuu araille?
Good luck: Chok dii
The Thai numbers:
Monday: Wan Djan
Tuesday: Wan Anaghan
Wednesday: Wan Phout
Thursday: Wan Praruhat
Friday: Wan Souk
Saturday: Wan Sao
Sunday: Wan Athit
The months :
January: Mokara Khom
February: Koum Pha Phan
March: Miinaa Khom
April: Meesaa Yon
May: Phrutsapaa Khom
June: Mithounaa Yon
July: Karakadaa Khom
August: Singhaa Khom
September: Kanyaa Yon
October: Toulaa Khom
November: Phrutsa Ji Kaa Yon
December: Thanwaa Khom Here are some books to read if you want to know more about the Thai:
- Assimil Thaï
- Guide de conversation Thaï
Harrap’s : Parler le Thaï en voyage