Mr Bee asked in TravelAsia PacificThailand · 1 decade ago

How do you say "Hello" in Thai?

Also, how do you say, "How are you doing?" Thanks a bunch!


Thank you everyone for the answers, it will be hard to decide who to give the big 10 points to.

I'm emailing an old friend, she hasn't responded to my emails for a long time, but I know she checks her email. We used to be friends when she was over in the US earning her doctorate.

Thank you all for taking time to respond, I really appreciate it! :)

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  • twelve
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    Sa-wat-dee kraup (male speaker)

    Sa-wat-dee Kah (female speaker)

    Note: Sawatdee is the greeting. Kraup (male) and Kah(female) are polite endings. You want to include them especially in any formal settings. It like when we add 'please' to a question, except they add them to questions and statements.

    As the poster mentioned, Sabai dee mai means how are you. However, Thai speakers don't ask this question unless they're familiar with the person. Otherwise it's considered an odd question. If you do know someone and want to ask, again add the polite ending. Sabai-dee mai Kraup?

    Thank you is - Kop Khun Kraup (or Kah for a woman).

    P.S. Good idea learning the greeting in Thai. They really appreciate it when we make that effort. Especially considering so many of them spend so much time learning our language.

    Source(s): Thai language student and part time resident of Thailand.
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  • 3 years ago

    Hello In Thai

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  • Titan
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Thais also say Hello too when they pick up the phone! Also like everyone said "Sawat Dee (usually followed by) Krup for male and Ka for female.

    Greeting: How are you doing?" is usually "Pen Ngi" which is more informally said. One usual term is "Sabai Sabai" good good another word. Like Indonesian sometimes words are repeated to emphasis the higher degree of the word.

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  • 1 decade ago

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    Sa-wat-dee kraup (you can say this word when you want to say "Goodbye" also )

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  • 3 years ago

    Thai How Are You

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hello inThai is "Sawat dee" As a form of politeness, you add the word "khrap" at the end of the sentence, speaking as a man.

    So for you, it will be "sawat dee khrap"

    How are you doing can be spoken in a couple of manners. One way is to ask :"sabai dee mai khrap"

    Or "sabai dee reuu khrap"

    Another way of asking is "sabai dee rue plao khrap"

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hello: Sawatdee (it also means good-bye)

    How are you?: Sabai dee mai

    Sorry, I don't know what 'doing' is in Thai! I hope I helped though!! <333

    Source(s): My cranium
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  • 1 decade ago


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  • 5 years ago

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    How do you say &quot;Hello&quot; in Thai?

    Also, how do you say, &quot;How are you doing?&quot; Thanks a bunch!

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  • 1 decade ago

    either "sawasdee khrup (or ka for females)", or the popular way that Thais answer the telephone- "Haa-Lo"

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