Useful Thai Words & Phrases


Useful Thai Words & Phrases

Below is a list of Thai phrases. The transliteration is not a standard one, but tries to approximate the closest sounds in English.

Ask a Thai how to say a word or phrase so you know what the words are supposed to sound like. Write things down whenever possible as a Thai may recognize the written word easier than the spoken one.

Telling time in Thai is complicated, so it's always better to write a time down in the 24 hour form: 08:30 for 8:00 AM and 16:00 for 4:30 PM.