Learn Thai - Lesson 1: How to Introduce Yourself in Thai

Uploaded by ThaiPod101 on 30.11.2010

RAWINPORN: Welcome to ThaiPod101.com's Learn Thai in 3 Minutes. The fastest, easiest, and
most fun way to learn Thai. sà-wàt-dii khà. dì-chǎn chûue Rawinporn
khà. Hello, my name is Rawinporn.
I've just introduced myself in Thai. In this lesson, you're going to learn how to introduce
yourself in Thai. It's super easy, and it takes only three minutes.
First of all, we have… sà-wàt-dii. "hello" sà-wàt-dii.
Then, if you are male, just add khráp, and if you are female, just add khà at the
end of the sentence to increase the politeness level.
phǒm chûue …your name…. khráp. dì-chǎn chûue …your name…. khà.
“My name is ….” Let's break down this sentence.
phǒm and dì-chǎn means “I”. phǒm can be used only by males while dì-chǎn
can be used only by females. If you are male, you should say…
phǒm chûue …your name…. khráp If you are female…
dì-chǎn chûue …your name…. khà chûue is a verb means “to name”.
For example, for me… sà-wàt-dii khà. dì-chǎn chûue rá-win-phaawn
khà. If you are male, for example, this guy, sù-phá-chai.
sà-wàt-dii khráp. phǒm chûue sù-phá-chai khráp.
Time to practice! Please repeat after me… Ladies first…
sà-wàt-dii khà. dì-chǎn chûue…khà.
Good job. Now it’s the guys turn… sà-wàt-dii khráp.
phǒm chûue…khráp.
Good job! Now, it’s time for Rawinporn’s hint…
ta da…! You can shorten this sentence to…
your name, khráp or kha You can omit the subject phǒm/dì-chǎn in
this sentence. And the level of the sentence is still formal enough for business situations.
For example, sà-wàt-dii khà. rá-win-phaawn khà.
Remember, when meeting Thais for the first time, always use formal language.
See how easy it is to introduce yourself in Thai? In the next lesson, we'll learn more
about greeting, and how to WAI. See you next time!