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Michael: What’s the difference between khráp and khâ?
Nantanee: And how should you use them?
Michael: At ThaiPod101.com, we hear these questions often.
The following situation is typical. Karen is checking into a hotel with her husband, Mark. She says to the receptionist, “Hello.”
KAREN LEE: สวัสดีค่ะ (sà-wàt-dii khâ.)
Michael: Listen to the way both she and Mark greet the receptionist.
[DIALOGUE - THAI ONLY]
KAREN LEE: สวัสดีค่ะ (sà-wàt-dii khâ.)
MARK LEE: สวัสดีครับ (sà-wàt-dii khráp.)
Michael: Once more with the English translation.
[DIALOGUE - WITH TRANSLATION]
KAREN LEE: สวัสดีค่ะ (sà-wàt-dii khâ.)
Michael: “Hello.”
MARK LEE: สวัสดีครับ (sà-wàt-dii khráp.)
Michael: “Hello.”
Michael: Did you notice how Mark ends his greeting by saying,
Nantanee: ครับ (khráp)
Michael: while Karen ends her greeting by saying,
Nantanee: ค่ะ (khâ)
Michael: This is typical in Thai. To create a formal sentence, Thai speakers add a final particle. This particle will vary depending on the gender of the speaker.
Nantanee: ครับ (khráp)
Michael: is usually used by male speakers, while
Nantanee: ค่ะ (khâ)
Michael: Is usually used by female speakers.
Michael: Now let’s look at some examples. Our first example is
Nantanee as Mark:
ผมสามารถพูดภาษาอังกฤษครับ (phǒm sǎa-mâat phûut phaa-sǎa ang-grìt dâi khráp) (enunciated)
ผมสามารถพูดภาษาอังกฤษครับ (phǒm sǎa-mâat phûut phaa-sǎa ang-grìt dâi khráp)
Michael: "I can speak English." The speaker is male and he ends his sentence with
Nantanee: ครับ. (khráp)
Michael: The next example is
Nantanee as Karen:
ไปรษณีย์อยู่ที่นี่ค่ะ (bprai-sà-nii yùu thîi nîi khâ) (enunciated)
ไปรษณีย์อยู่ที่นี่ค่ะ (bprai-sà-nii yùu thîi nîi khâ)
Michael: "The post office is here" The speaker is female, and she ends her sentence with the particle
Nantanee: ค่ะ (khâ)
Michael: Let's review. Respond to the prompts by speaking aloud. Then repeat after the Thai speaker, focusing on pronunciation.
Do you remember how Karen Lee says, "Hello."
[Beep. Pause 5 seconds.]
Nantanee as Karen Lee: สวัสดีค่ะ (sà-wàt-dii khâ.)
Michael: Listen again and repeat.
Nantanee as Karen Lee: สวัสดีค่ะ (sà-wàt-dii khâ.)
[Beep. Pause 5 seconds.]
สวัสดีค่ะ (sà-wàt-dii khâ.)
Michael: And do you remember how Mark Lee says, "Hello."
[Beep. Pause 5 seconds.]
Nantanee as Mark Lee: สวัสดีครับ (sà-wàt-dii khráp.)
Michael: Listen again and repeat.
Nantanee as Mark Lee: สวัสดีครับ (sà-wàt-dii khráp.)
[Beep. Pause 5 seconds.]
สวัสดีครับ (sà-wàt-dii khráp.)
Michael: Great job. Now you know how to use the particles,
Nantanee: ครับ (khráp)
Michael: and
Nantanee: ค่ะ (khâ)
Michael: in Thai. That’s all there is to it! Be sure to download the lesson notes for this lesson at ThaiPod101.com and move onto the next lesson!

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