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สวัสดีค่ะ สบายดีไหมคะ (sà-wàt-dii khà. sà-baai-dii mái khá) “How are you?”
Welcome back to ThaiPod101.com’s Thai in three minutes. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Thai.
How much do manners matter in Thailand? Manners are everything! In this lesson, you’re going to learn how to say “Thank you” “I am sorry” and how to give a response in Thai. This is SUPER easy and you’ll learn them all in THREE minutes.
So here are the three phrases.
ขอบคุณ(khàawp-khun)
ขอบคุณครับ/ค่ะ(khàawp-khun khráp/khà)
ขอบคุณ(khàawp-khun) “thank you”
Next, ขอโทษ(khǎaw-thôot)
ขอโทษครับ/ค่ะ(khǎaw-thôot khráp/khà)
ขอโทษ(khǎaw-thôot) “excuse me” or “I’m sorry”
And next, (mâi-bpen-rai)
ไม่เป็นไรครับ/ค่ะ(mâi-bpen-rai khráp/khà)
ไม่เป็นไร(mâi-bpen-rai) means “Never mind” “That’s ok” “Don’t worry” “No problem”
Let’s practice these three phrases in different situations…
Someone politely give you something
ขอบคุณครับ/ค่ะ(khàawp-khun khráp/khà)
Someone politely give you something
ขอบคุณครับ/ค่ะ(khàawp-khun khráp/khà) (accept)
looking at the menu
ขอโทษค่ะ(khǎaw-thôot khà)
I am walking. Then suddenly hit an old guy and that old guy fell down.
I help that person to get up
ขอโทษค่ะ(khǎaw-thôot khà)
An old guy reply ไม่เป็นไร(mâi-bpen-rai)
On the public bus. The bus makes a sudden stop and I almost fall down, then I hit someone.
ขอโทษค่ะ(khǎaw-thôot khà)
That passenger reply ไม่เป็นไรครับ/ค่ะ(mâi-bpen-rai khráp/khà)
Time for Rawinporn’s hint.
Do smile J when saying these phrases…
ขอบคุณ(khàawp-khun) “thank you”
ขอโทษ(khǎaw-thôot) “excuse me” when you want to attract one’s attention and…
ไม่เป็นไร(mâi-bpen-rai) “Never mind”
Remember, Thais always smile. That’s why it is called “Thailand, the land of smile”
In next lesson, you’ll learn one of the most important survival phrases “Excuse me. Do you speak English?”. See you next time…

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Hello Noah,rnrnThank you very much for your comment. That's very kind of you. We really appreciated that. Please let me know if there any future questions about Thai language. I will be glad to help you. We wish you will have a good progress with Thai.rnrnHave a nice day.rnrnParisarnTeam ThaiPod101.com

Noah
Tuesday at 11:20 pm
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Sawaddee krap! Sabaidee mai ?


Thank you so far for all your efforts and hard work. It really does benefit many..


I was wondering the name of the song that plays behind the video. I love it .


Khaawp khun krab!

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Tuesday at 10:14 pm
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Hello Ryan,


Thank you very much for your comment and question. For your question, yes, you got Thank you, right now. in Thai is ขอบคุณ which is spell with ข khǎaw-khài which is a high class consonant so, this is what you missed. Oh, so sorry for Ms. ปรารถนา

ไม่ mâi is falling tone because of a tone mark above the consonant. That's why it falling tone. Low class consonant + máai-ѐek = falling tone. Hope that's help. Please let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help. We wish you will have a good progress with your Thai.


Have a good day.

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Ryan Thomas
Monday at 6:22 pm
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Okay, here is my legit question. "Mai bpen rai". Maaw Maa is Low Class. Ai mai ma laai is a short vowel but it counts as a live syllable ending for determining the tone.


So, for "Mai": Low Class + Live Syllable = Mid Tone


However, we say it with a falling tone... Why is that?

Ryan Thomas
Monday at 6:07 pm
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As I told you (and I just proved), I am struggling with K's.


So my post-it on my fridge had the wrong class. Khaaw Khwaai is Low Class but Khaaw Khai is High Class. The K in Khaawp Khun is Khaaw Khai and not Khaaw Khwaai so it is High-Class + Dead Syllable = Low Tone.


You know because in the lesson on Khaaw Khwaai with Short Ue and Long Ue, Ms. ปรารถนา doesn't say what class the consonant is. We can blame her :) I guess that's where I ballsed up anyway.

Ryan Thomas
Monday at 5:59 pm
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Hello Parisa,


I am looking at the first expression of the lesson which is "Thank you". The initial consonant is Khaaw Khwaai which is a low-class consonant. Then we have aaw aang and it looks like the long version. Then we finish with Baaw bai-mai.

I am finding the tone rules are the hardest to remember, along with K, D, Dt, and another K I think :) but with the tone rules, I thought

Low Class + Live = Mid-Tone

Low Class + Dead + Short Vowel = High Tone

Low Class + Dead + Long Vowel = Falling Tone


I guess Khaawp would be Low Class + Dead + Long Vowel which would be Falling Tone. But we say it with a Low Tone.


Could you help to tell me where I have gone wrong, please?


Thank you vm

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Hello Saul,


Thank you very much for your comment. We glad you enjoy the lesson. Please let me know if you have any future question. I will be glad to help. We wish you have a good progress with Thai.


Have a nice day.


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Saul
Thursday at 7:46 am
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Omg so funny lol poor guys

ThaiPod101.com
Monday at 8:41 pm
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Hello Rob,


Thank you very much for your comment and question, mâi bpen rai khráp is for "male speaker" and mâi bpen rai kha is for female. Yes, in the romanization part is wrong "the last sentence should be "mâi bpen rai kha" same as Thai script and audio sound. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help. We wish you have a good progress with Thai language.


Have a nice day.


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Rob
Monday at 7:24 am
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In your dialogue it says ' mâi bpen rai khráp ' at the bottom, however there's a spelling mistake as the audio is 'mâi bpen rai kha'