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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 37 of these languages on this page.

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

 

   

 

 

Akha [ahk] (Thailand: Chaingmai, 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

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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. Ngi hao mao in Huizhou dialect; Ngi ho mo in Meixian dialect.

爾好セ

ngi hao mo: general greeting. Ngi hao mao in Huizhou dialect; Ngi ho mo in Meixian dialect.

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 and 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?

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?

 

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"

 

 

 
    

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