Lesson Transcript

Hi, everybody!
Do you know how to say “Bye” in Thai? In this lesson, you'll learn three parting expressions in Thai.
Let’s start with the easiest one.
สวัสดี
[slowly] สวัสดี
This means "Goodbye" in Thai.
In Thai, the word for "hello" and "goodbye" is the same word. For women, you would say, sà-wàt-dii khâ, and for men, you would say, sà-wàt-dii khráp.Note that this is a formal expression.
If you want to be more formal as a female speaker, there is a different phrase you should use.
ไปก่อนนะคะ สวัสดีค่ะ
[slowly] ไปก่อนนะคะ สวัสดีค่ะ
This means "I'm going now. Goodbye" in Thai. Only female speakers can use it.
There is another phrase you can use in conjunction with sà-wàt-dii, in order to say "goodbye." Since it ends with khâ, only female speakers can use it. It is similar to saying "I'm going now, goodbye," in English.
If you want to be more formal as a male speaker, here's a phrase for you.
ไปก่อนนะครับ สวัสดีครับ
[slowly] ไปก่อนนะครับ สวัสดีครับ
This means "I'm going now. Goodbye" in Thai. Only male speakers can use it.
As a male speaker, you can add khráp at the end to make the phrase more polite. This phrase literally means "I'm leaving before you leave, so goodbye."
Let's wrap up this lesson by recapping what you've learned. Listen to the words and repeat after me.
"Goodbye."
สวัสดี
* beep
สวัสดี
"I'm going now. Goodbye." for female speakers.
ไปก่อนนะคะ สวัสดีค่ะ
* beep
ไปก่อนนะคะ สวัสดีค่ะ
"I'm going now. Goodbye." for male speakers.
ไปก่อนนะครับ สวัสดีครับ
* beep
ไปก่อนนะครับ สวัสดีครับ
Well done! [pause] Here's a fun fact!
In Thai, there is another phrase meaning "goodbye"; laa gàawn. However, most people don't use this word anymore because it represents sadness due to a departure where two people might not see each other again. This is why Thai people use the English phrase "bye-bye," because it represents a more cheerful and hopeful message.
You just learned how to say “Bye” in three different ways in Thai.
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See you soon! สวัสดีค่ะ

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