Today I would like to introduce the most important use of Thai language that anyone who wants to speak Thai. Including customs that should be acknowledged
Final words of speech
When you are communicating with Thai people, a more polite sentence is to put a final word in the sentence. Please see below more details.
- For male, add a “Krub” to the end of sentence to sound formal
- For female, add a “Kha” to the end of sentence too
Hello – Sawasdee (Sa Wat Di)
- Sawasdee Krub (For male)
- Sawassdee Kha (For female)
How are you ? – Sa Bai Dee Mai ? (Sa Bai Dee Mai)
- Sa Bai Dee Mai Krub (For male)
- Sa Bai Dee Mai Kha (For female)
Thai greeting is not a handshake but a wai.
What is Wai ?
“Wai” is a type of communication and a customary greeting in Thailand. You can use “Wai” when you would like a greeting, and saying goodbye.
How to Wai?
The basic wai, starting, put your palms together in front of your chest so that each finger is touching its counterpart. Then, bring your hands to touch the middle of your chest and slightly bow your head and do a little slow.
Wai is shaped like a lotus.
Between you “Wai” you also can speak “Sawasdee Krub / Kha” too