Key Beginner Phrases for Speaking Thai

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We have many students learning Thai with us in our classrooms. Here are the top 10 phrases we teach students so they can communicate in Thai with their classmates, teacher, and most importantly people in their lives:



Classroom phrases   

Yes / No                                            

Do you understand?     Yes I do. /

No I don’t. / A little. / One more time, please.

Do you have any questions? 

I have a question/ I don’t have   

paa-sǎa Thai


wá-lee nai hôrng-reean

kráp rěuu kâ/ mâi châi

kâo jai mái? kâo jai /

mâi kâo jai/ níd nòi / pûut èek tee

mee kam tǎam mái?

mee / mâi mee kam tǎam

Classroom phrases  (cont)

Are you ready?  I am ready. / Not yet.

Is it correct?     Yes.    /   It is incorrect.

Thank you / Thank you very much

It’s ok / you’re  welcome

How do you say that in English?

How do you say that in Thai?


Let’s read together

Please write / listen/ look

Homework   /  Student   /  Teacher

I’ll see you next week.


práwm mái? práwm/ mâi práwm

tùuk dtông mái? tùuk dtông/ mâi tùuk dtông

kòrp kun / kòrp kun mâak

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