Phrases

The 6 Most Used “No” in Thai Language!

How to say “Go for it!” in Thai.

Yes, that’s a good idea. Go for it!🔥 เอาเลย! ลุยเลย! จัดไป!

เอา /ao/ = get
ลุย /lui/ = go through (some difficulties/challenges)

เลย /loey/ is a particle Thai people often say. It usually shows the speaker’s emphasis and enthusiasm and is sometimes used to turn a word into a sentence.

How to say “On my way”, “Almost there”, and “I’m here” in Thai. 

Verbs: 
ออก /ork/ = leave
ไป /pai/ = go
ถึง /tueng/ = arrive

Grammar:
แล้ว /laew/ = already
ใกล้ /klai/_ _ _แล้ว /laew/ = Almost_ _ _soon
จะ /ja/_ _ _แล้ว /laew/ = Almost_ _ _soon

To be polite, end the phrase with:
👨‍ครับ /krub/ 
👩‍ค่ะ /ka/ (low tone)


Expressing Love & Care (บอกรัก/ห่วงใย)

How to say “Good night” in Thai in different styles!

✏️Notes about Transcription (that you don’t need to know.😂 Only for those who’d like to write it as Thais do): 

1) ฝัน is written as “fun”, not “fan”, because Thai people usually writes it like this: fun dee. If you chat with a Thai and type “fan dee na”, it might be confusing and looks like you’re complimenting their แฟน /fan/ “Good boyfriend/girlfriend!” instead.😂 

2) “ka” is how Thais usually transcribe “คะ” and “ค่ะ” but most Thai language teachers/schools use “kha”. (The same goes for ครับ that is commonly written as “krub”, not “khrap”.)

How to say “I love you” in Thai in different styles!

Don’t say ผมรักคุณ /pom rak khun/ or ฉันรักคุณ /chan rak khun/. It sounds so distant! You’ll only hear it in movies and series!

❤️รัก /rak/ = love❤️

Just this word with an expressive particle is enough. 

✏️Notes:
1) ครับ /krub/ and คะ/ค่ะ /ka/ are usually added at the end of phrases and sentences for politeness. However, some couples always use them when talking to each other to sound sweet and romantic.

2) คะ/ค่ะ /ka/ are usually used by women but some men say it when talking to their girls or younger women. It’s very common when you talk to little girls, too.

3) “ka” is how Thais usually transcribe “คะ” and “ค่ะ” but most Thai language teachers/schools use “kha”. The same goes for ครับ that is commonly written as “krub”, not “khrap”.

รัก /rak/ = love❤️

เหมือนกัน /muean kan/ = too; same

How to say “I love you” in Thai in different styles!

You can add the ending word to create the vibe you like. Say it in your style! 

The reason why it’s called คิดถึง 


Sabai Sabai (สบาย ๆ)

Question Word + ก็ได้ /kor dai/ = any ____

If you are an easy-going person and you’re OK with anything, anywhere, anytime, and so on; you can answer this kind of questions like this:

Q: วันนี้กินอะไรดี /wan-nee kin a-rai dee?/
A: อะไรก็ได้ /a-rai kor dai/

Q: อยากกินที่ไหน /yak kin tee-nai?/
A: ที่ไหนก็ได้ /tee-nai kor dai/

Q: จะกินกี่โมง /ja kin kee mong?/
A: กี่โมงก็ได้ /kee mong kor dai/

You said, “Anything”. ก็บอกอะไรก็ได้ 555

How to say “Up to you” in Thai.

เลย /loey/ is a particle Thai people often say. It shows the speaker’s emphasis and enthusiasm! 

😄Friendly Style:
แล้วแต่เลย! /laew tae loey!/

🙂Neutral & Polite Style:
🚺แล้วแต่ค่ะ /laew tae ka/
🚹แล้วแต่ครับ /laew tae krub/

And you can combine these particles to show your enthusiasm and friendliness politely!⬇️

😊Friendly & Polite Style:
🚺แล้วแต่เลยค่ะ! /laew tae loey ka!/
🚹แล้วแต่เลยครับ! /laew tae loey krub!/

⚠️Some might say แล้วแต่คุณ /laew tae khun/ for “Up to you”. This might be inappropriate because this direct translation sounds indifferent and unnatural (Thais rarely say like this except in the series😅).


Goodbye (บอกลา)

How to say “Get home safely” in Thai.

ดี /dee/ = good; well

But ดี ๆ /dee dee/ means “carefully” (like taking good care or paying good attention). 

For example:
ดูดี ๆ /du dee dee/ = watch carefully/closely
ถือดี ๆ /tue dee dee/ = hold it carefully/firmly
ฟังดี ๆ /fang dee dee/ = listen carefully

To be polite, end the phrase with 👨‍ครับ /krub/ or 👩‍คะ /ka/ (high tone).

Different Ways to Say “Goodbye” in Thai.

How to say “Gotta go” or “I’m leaving” in Thai.

ต้อง /torng/ = must; need; have to
ไป /pai/ = go
แล้ว /laew/, ละ /la/ (spoken) = already
ก่อน /korn/ = before

🙏To be polite, end the phrase with:
👨‍🦰ครับ /krub/ or นะครับ /na krub/
👩‍ค่ะ /ka/ or นะคะ /na ka/ 

🙏🔎For example:
👨‍🦰ต้องไปแล้วครับ /torng pai laew krub/
👩‍ต้องไปแล้วค่ะ /torng pai laew ka/

👨‍🦰ไปแล้วนะครับ /pai laew na krub/
👩‍ไปก่อนนะคะ /pai korn na ka/

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