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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Thai Season 1, Lesson 3 - Manners. In this lesson, you'll learn how to thank other people in various ways in Thai.
Body
Eric: Here's the way to say “thank you” in Thai as a female speaker.
Jay: [Normal] ขอบคุณนะคะ(khàawp-khun ná khá)
Eric: First is the phrase for “thank you.”
Jay: [Normal] ขอบคุณ [Slow] ขอบคุณ (Khàawp-khun)
Eric: Then, a particle that makes the phrase smoother.
Jay: [Normal] นะ [Slow] นะ(Ná)
Eric: And last is the polite sentence ending for women.
Jay: [Normal] คะ [Slow] คะ(Khá)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning “thank you" for female speakers.
Jay: [Slow] ขอบคุณนะคะ [Normal] ขอบคุณนะคะ
Eric: Ok, now let's take a look at the way to say “thank you” for male speakers.
Jay: [Normal] ขอบคุณนะครับ(khàawp-khun ná khráp)
Eric: First is the phrase meaning “thank you.”
Jay: [Normal] ขอบคุณ [Slow] ขอบคุณ (Khàawp-khun)
Eric: Next is the particle that makes the phrase smoother.
Jay: [Normal] นะ [Slow] นะ(Ná)
Eric: And lastly, the polite sentence ending for men.
Jay: [Normal] ครับ [Slow] ครับ(khráp)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning “thank you” for a male speaker.
Jay: [Slow] ขอบคุณนะครับ [Normal] ขอบคุณนะครับ
Eric: Next up is the feminine version of the phrase “thank you very much.”
Jay: [Normal] ขอบคุณมากนะคะ(khàawp-khun mâak ná khá)
Eric: First is the phrase meaning “thank you” for female speakers.
Jay: [Normal] ขอบคุณ [Slow] ขอบคุณ(Khàawp-khun)
Eric: Next is the adverb meaning "very"
Jay: [Normal] มาก [Slow] มาก(mâak)
Eric: Then comes the particle that makes the phrase smoother.
Jay: [Normal] นะ [Slow] นะ(ná)
Eric: And last is the polite sentence ending for women.
Jay: [Normal] ค่ะ [Slow] ค่ะ(Khâ)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning “thank you very much" for female speakers.
Jay: [Slow] ขอบคุณมากนะคะ [Normal] ขอบคุณมากนะคะ
Eric: Finally, here is the way to say “thank you very much" for male speakers.
Jay: [Normal] ขอบคุณมากนะครับ(khàawp-khun mâak ná khráp)
Eric: First is the phrase meaning “thank you.”
Jay: [Normal] ขอบคุณ [Slow] ขอบคุณ(Khàawp-khun)
Eric: Next is the adverb meaning "very"
Jay: [Normal] มาก [Slow] มาก(mâak)
Eric: Then comes the particle that makes the phrase smoother.
Jay: [Normal] นะ [Slow] นะ(ná)
Eric: And finally, the polite sentence ending for men.
Jay: [Normal] ครับ [Slow] ครับ(khráp)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning “thank you very much" for male speakers.
Jay: [Slow] ขอบคุณมากนะครับ [Normal] ขอบคุณมากนะครับ
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Jay: When you want to say thank to your friends informally, say khàawp-jai. You can say this to someone younger than you or to someone of a lower social status than you. I often use this with my younger sister. Khàawp-jai indicates that you are very close to the person, so don’t use it when you meet someone for the first time.

Outro

Eric: And that's all for this lesson. Don't forget to check out the lesson notes, and we'll see you in the next lesson!
Jay: สวัสดี ค่ะ

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Did you already know any of these expressions?

ThaiPod101.com
Tuesday at 11:29 pm
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Hello Mick,


Thank you very much for your comment and question. Here is how we write ขอบใจ in Thai. Make sure you used it with someone you know, also put polite particle so the listener don't feel much distances.

I say ขอบใจจ๊ะ to younger person I know to show appreciation nicely. I do say ขอบใจนะเพื่อน to my friends.

Hope that's help. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions about Thai language. I will be glad to help. We wish you will have a good progress with Thai.


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Mick
Monday at 3:00 am
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Hi !

please how do you write Khàawp-jai in thai please ?

thanks a lot !

ThaiPod101.com
Thursday at 3:52 pm
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Hello Warren,


Thank you very much for your comment. I'm glad that help. นะคะ is used with statement responding but sound more formal than ค่ะ here is an examples using นะคะ

ขอบคุณนะคะ

คิดถึงนะคะ

ไม่เข้าใจบอกได้นะคะ

กลับก่อนนะคะ

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Warren
Wednesday at 8:25 pm
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Oh that clarifies everything 😄I always thought there were only two คะ and ค่ะ didn't know about นะคะ

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Wednesday at 3:00 am
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Hello Warren,


Thank you very much for your comment and question. There are 3 version of ค่ะ in Thai. First ค่ะ falling toneused at the end of statement. Second คะ high tone used at the end of question and นะคะ spell this way because it's high tone in both syllable when we speaking. Hope that's help. Please feel free to let me know if you have any future questions about Thai language. I will be glad to help. We wish you will have a good progress with Thai.


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Warren
Tuesday at 11:21 am
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Hello,


The first sentence in the dialogue is "ขอบคุณนะคะ" Shouldn't it be ค่ะ as it is a statement and not a question?

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Monday at 2:38 pm
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Dear Ki Tae Stünzi,


Thank you very much for your comment and question. There are two version of female particle ค่ะ "falling tone" is used at the end of statement and คะ "high tone" is used at the end of question. Hope that's help. Please let us know if you have future questions. I will be glad to help you. We wish you will have a good progress in learning Thai.


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Ki Tae Stünzi
Monday at 4:28 am
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Hi,

Why is in this lesson คะ written like this and in the lesson before ค่ะ

Is this confusing only for me or what do i miss.

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Thursday at 6:15 pm
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Hello Carl,


Thank you very much for your comment. "ná" is not supper necessary, if you want to sound a little more sweet/kind you could put it there. It will also make speaker sound a little more natural in term of know how to use the word properly. Hope that's help. Please let us know if you need any future questions. I will be glad to help you. We wish you will have a good progress in learning Thai.


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Carl
Tuesday at 7:07 pm
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We usually hear thank you in thai without "na" and it sounds like khàawp-khun khráp.

Is na necessary?