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Greetings in Languages of Thailand

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This page contains greetings in many of the languages spoken in Thailand.

Ethnologue lists 74 languages spoken in Thailand.

The Ethnologue list includes languages spoken by immigrant groups and refugees; not all of these languages are native to Thailand. 

There are 40 of these languages on this page.

Standard Thai is spoken by about 95% of the population in Thailand.

 

See About Translating Greetings and Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the information presented on this website; see Jennifer's Language Page Home for more resources.

 

   

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Akha [ahk] (Thailand: Chiangmai, Chiangrai, Maehongson Provinces. Also spoken in China and Myanmar.)
  Uq duq tanq ma

u du ta ma: general greeting. Also written: Uˬ duˬ tahˬ ma

  Uq duq tanq ma de

u du ta ma de: general greeting. Also written: Uˬ duˬ tahˬ ma de

  Jaol sal dovl mil-a lol?

jah sah doh mia loh: how are you? Also written: Jaw ̌ sa ̌ do^ mi ̌  -a lo ̌

  Ngal jaol sal dovl mil-a

ngah jah sah doh mia: reply to Jaol sal dov mil-a lol. Also: Nga ̌ jaw ̌ sa ̌ do^ mi ̌  -a

  Jaol sal dovl mil-a

jah sah doh mia: reply to Jaol sal dov mil-a lol. Also written: Jaw ̌ sa ̌ do^ mi ̌  -a

  Rhaoq zaq hhaq maq lol?

hah dzah gah ma lo: literally, "have you eaten yet?" Also: Hawˬ dzaˬ g'aˬ maˬ lo ̌

     
Bisu [bii] (Thailand: Southwest Chiangrai and North Lampang. Also spoken in China and Myanmar.)
 

Nang lakéung é-éu?

how are you?

 

Lakéung é-éu?

how are you?

 

Ga leu-ngé

reply to Nang lakéung é-éu and Lakéung é-éu

 

Leu-ngé

reply to Nang lakéung é-éu and Lakéung é-éu

     
Blang [blr] (Thailand: Chiangrai, Mae Sai, Mae Chan. Also spoken in China.)
  买恰各门

mǎichiàgèmén: general greeting

     
Bru, Western [brv] (Thailand: Mukdahan, Dong Luang District. Also spoken in Vietnam.)
 

Bán té

general greeting

 

Bán san taã?

general greeting

     
Cham, Western [cja] (Thailand: Ban Khrue and Bangkok. Also spoken in Cambodia and Vietnam.)
 

Salam

general greeting

 

Salaamz

general greeting

 

Salamu alaikum

Muslim greeting

 

Alaikum salam

reply to Salamu alaikum

     
Chinese, Hakka [hak] (Thailand: Bangkok and other cities. Also spoken in China and Malaysia.)
 

汝好

ngi hao: general greeting, also written 爾好

 

汝好乜

ngi hao mo: general greeting

 

爾好セ

ngi hao mo: general greeting

 

安早

zo an: morning greeting

 

欢迎

fon ngiang: welcome greeting to a visitor

     
Chinese, Mandarin [cmn] (Thailand: Bangkok and Kra Peninsula. Also spoken in China.)
 

汝好

nî hâo: general greeting

 

您好

nín hâo: general greeting

 

早安

zâo an: morning greeting

 

早晨好

zâo chén hǎo: morning greeting

 

早上好

zâo shàng hǎo: morning greeting

 

午安

wǔ ān: afternoon greeting

 

晚上好

wǎn shàng hǎo: evening greeting

 

晚安

wǎn ān: evening and nighttime greeting

 

你好吗 

nî hâo ma: how are you?, also written 你好嗎

 

我很好

wǒ hěn hǎo: reply to 你好嗎

 

欢迎

huan ying: welcome greeting, also written 歡迎

 

欢迎光临  

huan ying guang lin: welcome greeting, also written 歡迎光臨

     
Chinese, Min Dong [cdo] (Thailand. Also spoken in China.)
  汝好

nü ho: general greeting in Fuchou dialect

     
Chinese, Min Nan [nan] (Thailand. Also spoken in China.)
 

汝好

li ho: general greeting

 

汝好

li ho bo: general greeting, also written 你好嗎

 

我好,谢谢

waah ho gaam sia: reply to 汝好

 

好,感谢

ho gaam sia: reply to 汝好

 

好,多谢

ho do sia: informal reply to 汝好

 

好無

ho bo: general greeting.  Ho mo in Chaoshou dialect.

 

食飽未?

chiah pa bue: common greeting, literally: have you eaten?, also written 吃饱未

 

敖早 

gau cha: morning greeting, also written 爻早

 

午安

go on: afternoon greeting

 

晚安

buan on: evening and nighttime greeting

 

在生

jai sen: general greeting in Teochow dialect

 

在生樣

jai sen ion: how are you? in Teochow dialect

 

汝好汝好

di ho di ho: general greeting in the Lan Nang (咱人話) dialect of the Philippines

     
Chinese, Yue Cantonese [yue] (Thailand. Also spoken in China.)
 

你好

néih hóu: general greeting (lu ha in Danjia dialect)

 

wei: general greeting

 

早晨

jou san: morning greeting

 

午安

ńgh ón: afternoon greeting

 

晚安

máahn ón: evening greeting

 

晚上好

máahn seuhng hóu: evening greeting

 

早抖

jóutáu: nighttime greeting

 

你好嗎?

néih hóu ma: how are you?

 

點呀?

dím a: how are you?

 

我幾好

ngóh géi hóu: reply to 你好嗎 and 點呀

 

好好

hóu hóu: reply to 你好嗎 and 點呀

 

幾好

gei hóu: reply to 你好嗎 and 點呀

 

喂, 食咗飯未呀?

wei, sik jor fan mei a: greeting used around lunch/dinnertime: "did you have your meals?"

 

歡迎

fun ying: welcome greeting

 

歡迎光臨

fun ying guang lam: welcome greeting

     
Hmong Daw [mww] (Thailand: Petchabun, Tak, Maehongson, Chiangmai, Nan, Chiangrai, Pitsanalok, Loei, Sukhothai, Kamphaengphet, Prae, Phayao, Uttaradit, and Lampang. Also spoken in Laos.)
  Nyob zoo general greeting
  Koj nyob licas? how are you?
  Koj nyob licas lawm? how are you?
  Kuv nyob zoo kaws reply to Koj nyob licas lawm
  Koj puas nyob zoo? how are you?, literally: "do you live well"
  Kuv nyob zoo reply to Koj puas nyob zoo
  Koj puas noj qab nyob zoo? how are you?, literally: "do you eat and live well"
  Kuv noj qab nyob zoo reply to Koj puas noj qab nyob zoo
  Koj tuaj los? welcome greeting, literally  "you have come"
  Kuv tuaj os reply to Koj tuaj los
  Zoo siab txais tos welcome greeting
  Zoo siab tos txais welcome greeting
  Zoo siab txais tos koj tuaj welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Zoo siab txais tos neb tuaj welcome greeting spoken to two people
  Zoo siab txais tos nej tuaj welcome greeting spoken to a group of people
     
Hmong Njua [blu] (Thailand: Chiangmai, Chiangrai, Tak, Maehongson, Nan, Petchabun, Loei, Sukhothai, Kamphaengphet, Prae, Phayao, Uttaradit, and Lampang.  Also spoken in Laos, China, and Vietnam.)
  Nyob zoo general greeting
  Nyob zoo tsi zoo? how are you?
  Kuv nyob zoo reply
  Koj puas nyob zoo? how are you? used in Laos and Thailand
  Koj nyob le caag lawm? how are you? used in Laos and Thailand
  Kuv nyob zoo kawg reply to Koj nyob le caag lawm used in Laos and Thailand
  Koj puas noj qab nyob zoo? how are you?, literally: "do you eat and live well" used in Laos and Thailand
  Kuv noj qab nyob zoo reply to Koj puas noj qab nyob zoo used in Laos and Thailand  
  Koj tuaj los? welcome greeting, literally  "you have come"
  Kuv tuaj os reply to Koj tuaj los
  Zoo sab txais tog welcome greeting
  Zoo sab tog txais welcome greeting
  Zoo sab txais tog koj tuaj welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Zoo sab txais tog meb tuaj welcome greeting spoken to two people
  Zoo sab txais tog mej tuaj welcome greeting spoken to a group of people
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Iu Mien [ium] (Thailand: Chiangmai, Chiangrai, Maehongson, Tak, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Loei, Sukhothai, Kampahengphet, Uthai, and Petchabun. Also spoken in Laos, China, and Vietnam.)
 

Yiem longx

general greeting

 

Yiem longx nyei

general greeting

 

A'hneiv duqv buangh

general greeting

 

Yiem longx nyei fai?

how are you?

 

Yiem longx nyei saah?

how are you?

 

Yiem longx nyei saqc?

how are you?

 

Meih yiem longx nyei?

how are you?

 

Meih longx nyei saah?

how are you?

 

Meih longx nyei?

how are you?

 

Longx nyei saah?

how are you?

  Meih mv gaengh nyanc hnaangx saah? have you eaten rice?
 

Baengh orn lungh ndorm

morning greeting

 

Baengh orn lungh aanx

afternoon greeting

 

Baengh orn lungh muonx

evening greeting

 

Ov, meih daaih orh

welcome greeting

 

A'hneiv zipv

welcome greeting

 

A'hneiv zipv meih

welcome greeting

     
Karen, Phrae Pwo [kjt] (Thailand: Phrae Province.)
 

Ná à hsà hà?

how are you?

 

Mwéh

reply to Ná à hsà hà

     
Karen, Pwo Northern [pww] (Thailand: Mae Sarieng, and Mae Ngaw.)
  Lii moh lii tang

general greeting

     
Karen, S'gaw [ksw] (Thailand: Tak, Maehongson, Chiangmai, and Chiangrai.)
 

Na o su ha?

how are you?

 

Me

reply to Na o su ha

 

Ya o su

reply to Na o su ha

 

Na o su o klay ha?

how are you?

 

Ya o su o klay

reply to Na o su o klay ha

 

Na mo o chua?

how are you?

 

O chua?

how are you?

 

O chu

reply to Na mo o chua and O chua

 

Na aw me wee lee ah?

have you eaten?

 

Me, wee lee

reply to Na aw me wee lee ah

 

Tabblu

general greeting

 

Kaw leh ah gay

morning greeting

 

Ni leh ah gay

afternoon greeting

 

Ha leh ah gay

evening greeting

  Nah leh ah gay

nighttime greeting

     
Kayah [eky] (Thailand: Maehongson Province. Also spoken in Burma.)
 

Tɛryabɛ nɛ

general greeting spoken to one person

 

Tɛryabɛ thi

general greeting spoken to more than one person

 

Nɛ omo orya ɛ?

how are you?

 

Va omo orya prɛ

reply to Nɛ omo orja ɛ

 

Nɛ ethɯəhɔ ɛ?

have you eaten?

 

Ethɯəhɔ

reply to Nɛ ethɯəhɔ ɛ

 

Nɛ dʒɯə bite?

where are you going?

 

Va dʒɯə ole prɛ

reply to Nɛ dʒɯə bite, "I'm traveling/visiting"

 

Va dʒɯə ole

reply to Nɛ dʒɯə bite, "I'm visiting"

 

Va dʒɯə də dɔ

reply to Nɛ dʒɯə bite, "I'm going to the village"

 

Thya onya də hi

welcome greeting at a house, "come and sit down"

     
Kensiu [kns] (Thailand: Yala, Phattaloong, Satun, and Narathiwat. Also spoken in Malaysia.)
 

Nâhyé

general greeting in the Kerbu dialect

 

Tabé

general greeting in the Sungai Raya dialect

 

Tabek

general greeting in the Ulu Pahang dialect

     
Khmu [kjg] (Thailand: Chiangrai, Nan, and Phayao. Also spoken in Laos and Vietnam.)
 

Samai lə 

general greeting

 

Sambai lə 

general greeting

 

Yat lə 

general greeting

 

Jɔh mə 

general greeting, "where are you going"

 

Ta jɔh mə 

greeting spoken to an elder man, "grandfather, where are you going"

 

Ma jɔh mə 

greeting spoken to an elder woman, "grandmother, where are you going"

 

Jong teng jɔh mə 

greeting spoken to an older man, "older uncle, where are you going"

 

Jong aw jɔh mə 

greeting spoken to an older man, "younger uncle, where are you going"

 

Ma teng jɔh mə 

greeting spoken to an older woman, "aunt, where are you going"

 

Siə jɔh mə 

greeting spoken to a younger man, "where are you going"

 

Pə jɔh mə 

greeting spoken to a younger woman, "where are you going"

     
Korean [kor] (Thailand: Bangkok. Also spoken in North Korea and South Korea.)
  안녕하십니까 annyeong hasimnikka: general greeting
  안녕하세요 annyeong haseyo: informal greeting
  안녕 annyeong: informal greeting
  안녕히 주무셨습니까 annyeonghi jumushossomnikka: morning greeting
  안녕히 주무셨어요 annyeonghi jumushossoyo: morning greeting
  좋은아침입니다 joun achimipnida: morning greeting
  좋은아침 joun achim: morning greeting
  좋은저녁입니다 joun jonyokipnida: evening greeting
  좋은밤입니다 joun bamipnida: nighttime greeting
  어떻게 지내세요? eotteoke jinaeseyo: how are you?
잘 지대요 jal jinaeyo: reply to 어떻게 지내세요
  어떠십니까? eottoshimnikka: how are you?
  어떻게 지내십니까? eotteoke jinaesimnikka: how are you?
  잘 지넸습니까? jal jinaesimnikka: how are you?
  잘 지냅니다 jal jinaemnida: reply to 어떻게 지내십니까 and 잘 지넸습니까
  잘 지냅니다, 감사합니다 jal jinaemnida gamsahamnida: reply to 어떻게 지내십니까
  잘 지내셨어요 jal jinaeshossyo: how are you?
  잘 지냈어요 jal jinaessoyo: reply to 잘 지내셨어요
  ne: reply to 잘 지내셨어요
  식사하셨어요? shiksa hashossoyo: have you eaten?
  어디 가니? eodi gani: informal greeting, literally "are you going somewhere"
  응, 어디 가 eung, eodi ga: reply to 어디 가니
  어서 오세요 eoseo oseyo: welcome greeting
  환영함니다 hwanyeong hamnida: welcome greeting
  안녕하십네까 annyeong hashipnegga: general greeting in Pyongyang dialect (평안)
  안녕하싴콰 annyeong hasikkwa: general greeting in the Jeju dialect (제주방언)
  반갑시오 ban gapsio: general greeting in the Jeju dialect (제주방언)
  혼저옵서예 honjeo opseoye: welcome greeting in the Jeju dialect (제주방언)
     
Kuy [kdt] (Thailand. Cambodia. Laos.)
  Sangap sampa ing?

how are you?

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Lahu [lhu] (Thailand: Chiangmai, Chiangrai, Maehongson, Lampang, and Tak. Also spoken in China and Burma.)
  Cheh˅ sha la˅? how are you? (literally: is life easy?)
  Cheh˅ sha la˅ reply to Cheh˅ sha la˅
  Cheh˅ sha cheh˅-aw la˅? how are you?
  Cheh˅ sha ve yo ̬ reply to Cheh˅ sha cheh˅-aw la˅
  E cheh˅ sha cheh˅-aw reply to Cheh˅ sha cheh˅-aw la˅
  Aw_ ca˅ o ̬ la˅? general greeting (literally: have you eaten?)
  Aw_ ca˅ peu ̬ o ̬ la˅? general greeting (literally: have you eaten?)
  Ca˅ o ̬ reply to Aw_ ca˅ peu ̬ o ̬ la˅  and Aw_ ca˅  o ̬ la˅  (I have eaten)
  Aw_ ca˅ peu ̬ o ̬ reply to Aw_ ca˅ peu ̬ o ̬ la˅  and Aw_ ca˅  o ̬ la˅  (I have eaten)
  Ma˅ ca˅ she_ reply to Aw_ ca˅ peu ̬ o ̬ la˅  and Aw_ ca˅  o ̬ la˅  (I have not eaten)
  Aw_ ma˅ ca˅ she_ reply to Aw_ ca˅ peu ̬ o ̬ la˅  and Aw_ ca˅  o ̬ la˅  (I have not eaten)
  Hk'aw_ k'ai le? greeting to a person going somewhere ("where are you going")
  Naw_ hk'aw_ k'ai le? greeting to a person going somewhere ("where are you going")
  Naw_ hk'aw_ k'ai ve le? greeting to a person going somewhere ("where are you going")
  Hk'aw_ ka ̭ la ̬ le? welcome greeting to a visitor ("where are you coming from")
  Aw_ bo ui ja˅ welcome greeting to a visitor
     
Lisu [lis] (Thailand: Chiangmai, Chiangrai, Maehongson, Tak, Sukhothai, and Kamphaeng Phet. Also spoken in China and Myanmar.) 
  Ali nga? general greeting, "what is it?", written ALI Ʌ in the Fraser script
  Atdor nat niaq nga reply to Ali nga spoken by a person who isn't busy
  Alshit lil mat yi niaq reply to Ali nga spoken by a person who isn't busy
  Tei zil mit atkel cat niaq nga reply to Ali nga spoken by a person who is busy
  Nu zza zzat woh? general greeting: have you eaten yet?
  Hwa hwa ney ney morning greeting, written HW HW N Nin the Fraser script
  Nu hwa hwa nga? how are you?, written NU HW HW Ʌ in the Fraser script
  Nu ali nga wa? how are you?, written NU ALI Ʌ W in the Fraser script
  Ngaw hwa hwa ngo reply to Nu ali nga wa, written ɅW HW HW ɅO in the Fraser script
  Jahp you ah? how are you?
  Jyah kah? how are you?
  Ah kleu greeting spoken by children
     
Lü [khb] (Thailand: Chiangrai, Phayao, Lamphun, Nan, and Chiangkham. Also spoken in China and Laos.) 
 

Shawasha li

general greeting in the Xishuangbanna Dai dialect

 

Douzao li

general greeting in the Xishuangbanna Dai dialect

 

Douzao

general greeting in the Xishuangbanna Dai dialect

     
Lua' [prb] (Thailand: Nan Province.) 
  Mah pen si'ee

general greeting

     
Malay [mly] (Thailand: near Thai-Malay border. Also spoken in Malaysia and Brunei.)
 

Selamat

general greeting

 

Selamat pagi

morning greeting

 

Selamat petang

afternoon greeting

 

Selamat tengah hari

afternoon greeting

 

Selamat malam

evening greeting

 

Apa kabar?

how are you?

 

Kabar baik

reply to Apa kabar

 

Kabar baik, terima kasih

reply to Apa kabar

     
Malay, Kedah [meo] (Malaysia: Kedah, Penang, Perlis, Perak. Thailand: Satun.)
  Assalamualaikum general greeting
  Alaikumassalam reply to Assalamualaikum
  Salam general greeting
Apa habaq? how are you?
     
Malay, Pattani [mfa] (Thailand: Songkhla, Chana, Pattani, Narathiwat, Yala, Saiburi, and Tak Bai.)
 

Salam

general greeting

 

Suelarma datae

general greeting

     
Mlabri [mra] (Thailand: Phayao, Nan, Phrae, Utaradit, Phitsanuloke, and Loei. Also spoken in Laos.)
 

อะเล้แล

a leh la: general greeting

 

จั๊กเกร้แล

jak kre la: how are you?

 

อะเอ้อแล

a uhr la: general greeting, literally "have you eaten?"

 

อะเอ้อ

uhr la: reply to อะเอ้อแล, literally "already eaten"

 

จั๊กกะแลง

jak ka laeng: greeting to a person going somewhere, literally "where are you going?"

     
Mon [mnw] (Thailand: Kanchanaburi, Pathum Thani, Ratburi, Surat Thani, Lopburi, Khorat, and Bangkok. Also spoken in Myanmar.)
 

Mangera ʔaw

general greeting

 

Mangera roa

greeting spoken to a friend

 

Mang mip ha?

how are you?

 

Mang mip mang ha?

how are you?

 

Mang mip mang ra

reply to Mang mip ha and Mang mip mang ha

 

Mang mip ra

reply to Mang mip ha and Mang mip mang ha

 

Mip

reply to Mang mip ha and Mang mip mang ha

     
Mpi [mpz] (Thailand: Phrae and Phayao.)
 

Na hà yé?

greeting spoken to a visitor

 

Ngó só í he

reply to Na hà yé

     
Palaung [pce] (Thailand. Myanmar. China.)
  Hamateur general greeting
 

Mi khyum sa kaw?

how are you?
     
Phu Thai [pht] (Thailand: northeast. Laos. Vietnam.)
Pai si loe? where are you going?
     
Phuan [phu] (Thailand. Laos.)
 

Pai ka loe?

where are you going?
     
Tai Nüa [tdd] (Thailand: near the Mekong River. Also spoken in China, Laos, Vietnam, and Myanmar.)
  Mo de ga tai?

greeting spoken to a person passing by on the street, literally "where are you going?"

     
Thai [tha] (Thailand: Bangkok, Ratchasima, and elsewhere throughout Thailand. Official language of Thailand.)
  สวัสดี sawatdi: general greeting
  สวัสดีครับ sawatdi krap: general greeting spoken by a man
  สวัสดีคค่ะ sawatdi ka: general greeting spoken by a woman
  สวัสดีคจ๊ะ sawatdi ja: general greeting spoken to a person of lower status
  สบายดีไหม sabaidi mai: how are you?
  สบายดีไหมครับ sabaidi mai krap: how are you? spoken by a man
  สบายดีไหมค่ะ sabaidi mai ka: how are you? spoken by a woman
  สบายดีหรือ sabaidi reu: how are you?
  สบายดีรึเปล่า sabaidi reu bplao: how are you?
  สบายดีครับ sabaidi krap: reply to สบายดีไหมค, สบายดีหรือ, and สบายดีรึเปล่า spoken by a man
  สบายดีค่ะ sabaidi ka: reply to สบายดีไหมค, สบายดีหรือ, and สบายดีรึเปล่า spoken by a woman
  หวัดดี  watdi: informal greeting
  หวัดดีครับ watdi krap: informal greeting spoken by a man
  หวัดดีค่ะ  watdi ka: informal greeting spoken by a woman
  กินข้าวหรึอยัง gin kao reu yang: general greeting, "have you eaten?"
  ไปไหน pai nai: general greeting, "where are you going?"
  ไปไหนคะ pai nai ka: general greeting, "where are you going?"
  จะไปไหนคะ ja pai nai ka: general greeting, "where are you going?"
  ไปธุระ pai tura: reply to ไปไหน, ไปไหนคะ, and จะไปไหนคะ
  ไปไหนมา pai nai ma: "where have you been?"
  ไปไหนมาครับ pai nai ma krap: "where have you been?" spoken by a man
  ไปไหนมาค่ะ pai nai ma ka: "where have you been?" spoken by a woman
  เป็นอย่างไรบ้าง pen yang rai bang: how are you?
  เป็นยังไงบ้าง pen yang ngai bang: how are you?
  เป็นไงบ้าง pen ngai bang: how are you?
  เป็นไงมั่ง pen ngai mang: how are you?, informal
  เป็นไง pen ngai: how are you?, informal
  ก็ดี ko di: reply to เป็นอย่างไรบ้าง, เป็นไงบ้าง, เป็นไงมั่ง, and เป็นไง
  ก็เรื่อยๆ ko rueay rueay: reply to เป็นอย่างไรบ้าง, เป็นไงบ้าง, เป็นไงมั่ง, and เป็นไง
  ยินดีต้อนรับ yindi torn lap: welcome greeting
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Thai, Northeastern [tts] (northeastern Thailand: Bangkok, Sakon Nakhon and Nakhon Phanom.)
 

สวัสดี

sawatdi: general greeting spoken in the Isaan dialect

 

สวัสดีคับ

sawatdi khap: general greeting spoken by a man spoken in the Isaan dialect

 

สวัสดีค่ะ

sawatdi kha: general greeting spoken by a woman spoken in the Isaan dialect

 

ซำบายดี

sumbaidi: general greeting spoken in the Isaan dialect

 

สบายดี

sabaidi: general greeting spoken in the Isaan dialect

 

สบายดีบ๊อ

sabaidi boh: how are you? spoken in the Isaan dialect

 

ซำบายดีบ๊อ

sumbaidi boh: how are you? spoken in the Isaan dialect

 

ซำบายดีคับ

sumbaidi khap: reply to ซำบายดีบ๊อ spoken by a man spoken in the Isaan dialect

 

ซำบายดีค่ะ

sumbaidi kha: reply to ซำบายดีบ๊อ spoken by a woman spoken in the Isaan dialect

 

กินเข่ายั่ง

gin kao yang: general greeting, "have you eaten?" spoken in the Isaan dialect

 

ไปไส

pai sai: general greeting, "where are you going?" spoken in the Isaan dialect

     
Thai, Northern [nod] (Thailand: Chiangmai, Chiangrai, Lamphun, Lampang, Maehongson, Hot, Nan, Phayao, Phrae, Uttaradit, and Tak. Also spoken in Laos.)
  สวัสดีคับ sawatdi kap: general greeting spoken by a man in Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่)
  สวัสดีครับ sawatdi krap: general greeting spoken by a man in Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่)
  สวัสดีเจ้า sawatdi jao: general greeting spoken by a woman in Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่)
  หวัดดีคับ waddi kap: informal greeting spoken by a man in Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่)
  หวัดดีครับ waddi krap: informal greeting spoken by a man in Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่)
  หวัดดีเจ้า waddi jao: informal greeting spoken by a woman in Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่)
  สบายดีก่อ sabaidi kor: how are you? spoken by a man in the Lanna (คำเมือง) dialect
  สบายดีก่อคับ sabaidi kor kap: how are you? spoken by a man in the Lanna (คำเมือง) dialect
  สบายดีก่อครับ sabaidi kor krap: how are you? spoken by a man in the Lanna (คำเมือง) dialect
  สบายดีก่อเจ้า sabaidi kor jao: how are you? spoken by a woman in the Lanna (คำเมือง) dialect
  สบายดีคับ sabaidi kap: reply to สบายดีก่อครับ and สบายดีก่อเจ้า spoken by a man
  สบายดีครับ sabaidi krap: reply to สบายดีก่อครับ and สบายดีก่อเจ้า spoken by a man
  สบายดีเจ้า sabaidi jao: reply to สบายดีก่อครับ and สบายดีก่อเจ้า spoken by a woman
  กิ๋นข้าวหรือยัง gin kao reu yang: general greeting, "have you eaten?" in the Lanna (คำเมือง) dialect
  ยังบ่อได้กิ๋น yang bo dai gin: reply to กิ๋นข้าวหรือยัง, literally " I haven't eaten yet"  in the Lanna dialect
  ไปไหน pai nai "where are you going?" in the Lanna (คำเมือง) dialect
  ไปไหนมา pai nai ma: "where have you been?" in the Lanna (คำเมือง) dialect
     
Ugong [ugo] (Thailand: Kanchanaburi, Uthai Thani and Suphanaburi.)
 

Nàwng a náwng kàwwê?

greeting to a person who is going somewhere, "where are you going?"

 

A náwng kàwwê?

greeting to a person who is going somewhere, "where are you going?"

 

Ngá kawíng di-o

greeting spoken by a visitor, "I have come to visit"

 

Kawíng di-o

greeting spoken by a visitor, "I have come to visit"

 

Mang sa lá?

greeting spoken to a visitor, "have you eaten?"

 

Mang sí hke

reply to Mang sa lá, "I have eaten"

     
Urak Lawoi' [urk] (Thailand: Phuket and Langta islands.)
  Kaɲaq pi diha?

where are you going?

     
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