Thai words


English

Thai

Tips

Let's Eat!

Gin Kow

literally means eat rice - a phrase used in many Asian languages.

Hello

Swad-dee kha

for women

 

swad-dee krub

for men

Good-bye

Swad-dee kha

for women

 

swad-dee krub

for men

Where is?

you te nai

Unlike with english you put the object first e.g. Gai you te nai? Where is the chicken.

I

Chan or Di- chan

for women

Pom

for men

Want

ow

Depending on how you use it, it can be very crude. But is probably OK for non Thais.

Do not want

mai ow

Don't want chicken Mai ow gai

Foreigner

Fa-rang

It is not a derogatory term. It just mans any caucasian.

Hungry

hue

 

Full

im

 

Spicy Hot

ped

 

Hot temperature

ron

 

Sweet

wahn

 

Water

nam

Many liquids are considered 'nam' ie. mae-nam means river, nam-jim is a generic term for sauce.

Chicken

gai

 

Egg

kai

 

Pork

moo

 

Beef

mua

 

Shrimp

goong

 

Pla

fish

 

Vegetables

pug

 

Dessert

kong wahn

 

Restaurant

rahn-ah-haan

 

Delicious

Aroy-dee

 

Thank you

Kop-khun-kha

for women

 

Kop-khun-krub

for men

Thank you very much

Kop-khun-maag

 

Lets go

Pai

 

Bathroom

hong-nam

Literally means water room

 

 

 

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