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สวัสดีค่ะ (sà-wàt-dii khà) Is mastering basic Thai greeting really this easy!!?? YES, you’ll learn a few tips to master the basic Thai greeting FAST with this introduction lesson.
In this lesson, you are going learn more about the Thai Greeting: How are you? and how to answer this question. It’s SUPER easy and it only takes THREE minutes.
Please take a look at this short dialogue…
Here is a typical dialogue you would here everyday in Thailand.
A: สวัสดีครับ(sà-wàt-dii khráp) “Hello”
สบายดีไหมครับ(sà-baai-dii mái khráp) “How are you?”
B: สบายดีค่ะ(sà-baai-dii khà) “I’m fine”
Let’s break down the dialogue together…
Someone said to me สวัสดี(sà-wàt-dii) means “Hello” It can be used at any time of the day. สวัสดี(sà-wàt-dii)
สบายดีไหม(sà-baai-dii mái) “How are you?” สบายดีไหม(sà-baai-dii mái)
สบายดี(sà-baai-dii) means “fine”
ไหม(mái) is a word that makes a sentence becoming a question.
Then, the easy part! How to answer.
I answered with สบายดี(sà-baai-dii) which means “fine”. Basically, you just drop ไหม(mái) at the end so this sentence becomes affirmative sentence. สบายดี(sà-baai-dii)
Time for Rawinporn’s hint… ta da…
In case you want to answer something else besides “I’m fine”… Here you are!
เรื่อยๆ(rûueai-rûueai) means “So so” or “nothing much”
ไม่สบาย(mâi sà-baai) means “Not so good” “I’m sick”
Remember… สบาย(sà-baai) means “fine”. When you add the prefix ไม่(mâi) which means “no” or “not”, this sentence becomes negative.
These are informal phrases. Remember… if the speakers are male, just add ครับ(khráp) and if you are female, add khà at the end, these phrases would become formal!
Now before you go, let’s practice together one more time. I am going ask you a question, please respond.
สวัสดีค่ะ สบายดีไหมคะ(sà-wàt-dii khà. sà-baai-dii mái khá?)
Good job. Now it’s your turn. Please ask me ”How are you?”.
เรื่อยๆค่ะ(rûueai-rûueai khà)
ไม่สบายค่ะ(mâi sà-baai khà)
สบายดีค่ะ(sà-baai-dii khà)
See you next time!

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Sunday at 6:30 pm
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Tuesday at 6:16 pm
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Hi Tonya,


We include a limited number of words in the [Vocabulary] section, however, to check out more words/sentences, please use our Dictionary (includes audio):

https://www.ThaiPod101.com/thai-dictionary/


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Tonya
Monday at 10:45 pm
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It would be helpful if ruueai-ruueai were added to Vocabulary section.

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Friday at 4:49 pm
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sa-wat-dii kha snapitme,



kaawpL khun kha, Thank you for your comment and question. Can take a picture of you (them)? in Thai would be ขอถ่ายรูป(คุณ)ได้ไหมครับ/คะ. Please 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.


Have a nice day.

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snapitme
Wednesday at 4:15 am
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Hi!

Is บอถ่ายรูปมาก a good way of asking someone if you can take a picture of them? I know it has nothing to do with the video, but I didn't know where else to ask it.


Thank You!


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ThaiPod101.com
Friday at 8:41 pm
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Hello Nathan,


Thank you very much for your comment and question. We're really appreciated your kind. Tone not really change when we say the word เรื่อยๆ twice. We're really apologized that some words are not on our list. I would like to suggest you to two of online dictionary that will help you when you find new word. First one is used when you know exactly when the words end : http://www.thai-language.com/dict/search

The second one is good for separate words out of long sentence and give meaning word by word. https://www.thai2english.com/

Hope that's help. Please 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.


Have a good weekend.

Parisa

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Nathan Glenn
Wednesday at 3:50 pm
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I think the answer to dalemw question has to do with stress patterns in thai. In เรื่อยๆ, the first syllable is stressed and the second is not, so the tones sound different. Is this correct? Is this common for words repeated with ๆ?


Also, เรื่อยๆ is not in the vocab list. Can you add it?

ThaiPod101.com
Monday at 4:32 pm
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Hello Dalemw,


Thank you very much for your comment. In Thai Language we repeat the word twice in order to emphasis on the word. One more thing, when you see this symbol "ๆ" ไม้ยมก "maaiya mok" after any word that mean to repeat the word twice. Hope that help. Please let me know if you need any future assistants. I will be very glad to help.


Have a nice day.


Parisa

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dalemw
Friday at 12:13 pm
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Please explain why the pronunciation of เรื่อยๆ changes between the word เรื่อย (ruuei) and the repeated word เรื่อย.