If you get the chance to visit Thailand
, here's some useful phrases.
Yes - Chái
No - Mâi chái
How are you? - Pen yangai?
Excuse me - Khãw thôht
Please - Karuna
When? - Mêu-arai?
Today - Wan nií
Tomorrow - Phrûng nií
How much? - Thâo rai?
I do not understand. - Mâi Khâo jai (pronounced My Cow Jai)
Some phrases depend on if you are a woman or a man. If you are a man, you add the work Krup. If you are a woman, you add the word Kha.
Thank you (man speaking) - Khàp khun Krup
Thank you (woman speaking) Khàp khun Kha
No, thank you - Mâi ao khàp khun _____ (Krup or Kha)
Hello (man speaking) - Sawàt dii Krup (sounds like Saw a D-Cup, that's how I remembered this one)
Hello (woman speaking) - Sawàt dii Kha
I'm fine - Sabàay dii _____ (Krup or Kha)
It took some time to remember that some phrases require you to say Krup (since I'm male). This addition is like saying:
Hello (I am a man)
Thank you (I am a man)
You would think that the person you are talking to could see if you're a man or woman, but Thailand has a whole industry in transvestites. There is a show in Pattaya that has an all-male dancing/singing show, and you could not tell the difference unless they were nekkid. They pride themselves on this, and the revue is world-famous.