Discovery

Tips Voyage

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

You: Kouwne

He / She / They / They: Khao

You: Kounne

We: Kao

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

Delicious: Aroille

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? Araille?

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

Pardon: 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:

0: Sounne

1: Nung

2: Song

3: Sam

4: Sii

5: Kaa

6: Hok

7: Djette

8: Paette

9: Kao

10: Sip



Days :

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
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