What does Namaste mean in Thai?
The Thai greeting called Wai includes a slight bow, with arms pressed together as done while praying.
This traditional Thai greeting looks the same as an Indian ‘Namaste’.
Thai people mostly perform a Wai when they say khop khun (thank you), or Sawasdee (hello)..
How do you respond to Sawadee ka?
Thai Talk – Thai For Beginners Lesson 1Hello. Sawadee khrup/ka: สวัสดี – ครับ / ค่ะHow are you? Sa bai dee mai khrup/ka: สบายดีไหม – ครับ / ค่ะFine, thank you. Sa bai dee khrup/ka: สบายดี – ครับ / ค่ะThank you. khop khun khrup/ka: ขอบคุณ – ครับ / ค่ะYes. … No. … Maybe. … Never mind/it’s okay/no problem.More items…•
What is the Thai greeting for hello?
SawasdeeSaying Hello The standard Thai greeting is Sawasdee (sounds like “sah-wah-dee”) followed by the appropriate finishing participle to make it polite. Because the Thai language has its own script, romanized transliterations vary, but the greetings sound as written below: Men say hello with sah wah dee khrap!
Why do Thai say ka?
In the Thai Royal Institute Dictionary, the words “ka” and “krub” are both defined as “an ending word to suggest the politeness of the message.” In my own translation, they are filler words that don’t mean anything.
What is sawadee in English?
English translation:Hello. Explanation: Sawadee / Sawasdee / Sawatdii – there are many ways to transcribe this word into English, but the meaning is the same – Hello. Together with the polite particle “khrap/krup” for men, and “kha” for women, it is the polite greeting phrase used by the Thais.