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[Thai Language] Thank you, I'm sorry

Let's check how to express the feeling "Thank you", "I'm sorry" in Thai language..
They are also the basics of conversation.

Here we go !



Thank you

meaning Thai Language (Green:stress / Blue:male / Pink:female)
Thank you. Khob khun Krab/Ka
ขอบคุณ ครับ/ค่ะ
Thank you very much. Khob khun Mark Krab/Ka
ขอบคุณ มาก ครับ/ค่ะ
memo: "b" of " Khob "
Just shutting your mouth and no pronunciation.
(I feel like this.)

When someone thank you, you want to say "Don't mention it", "Never mind" or something,
meaning Thai Language (Green:stress / Blue:male / Pink:female)
Don't mention it.
/Never mind.
MaiPenrai Krab/Ka
ไม่เป็นไร ครับ/ค่ะ
  • MaiPenrai
    This " MaiPenrai " is used for replying against " thank you " and also telling about yourself "I don't care about it".
    Thai people often use this phrase. This might be that the phrase show one characteristic aspect of Thai people.

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I'm sorry

Now, let's go to the expression "I'm sorry" in Thai language..
meaning Thai Language (Green:stress / Blue:male / Pink:female)
I'm sorry. KhorThot Krab/Ka
ขอโทษ ครับ/ค่ะ
memo: the last "t" of " Thot "
I almost can't hear the sound of "t".


  • Never mind
    When you want to say " Never mind ";
meaning Thai Language (Green:stress / Blue:male / Pink:female)
It's OK. /Never mind. Mai Pen Ra Krab/Ka
ไม่เป็นไร ครับ/ค่ะ

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Thank you for ...

When you want to say "Thank you " against something, "Samrab" (for ...) or "Tee" (that ...)is used in Thai language.
meaning Thai Language (Green:stress / Blue:male / Pink:female)
Thank you for a gift. Khobkhun Samrab khoang kwan Krab/Ka
ขอบคุณ สำหรับ ของ ขวัญ ครับ/ค่ะ
Thank you for today. Khobkhun Samrab Wan-nee Krab/Ka
ขอบคุณ สำหรับ วันนี้ ครับ/ค่ะ
Thank you for coming today. Khobkhun Tee Maa Wan-nee Krab/Ka
ขอบคุณ ที่ มา วันนี้ ครับ/ค่ะ
  • Samrab + noun
    When you want to say "Thank you" for something:
    Khobkhun + Samrab + noun

  • Tee + sentence
    When you want to say "Thank you" for someone's doing (or sentence):
    Khobkhun + Tee + doing (or sentence)


  • Khobkhun: Thank you
  • Samrab: for ...
  • khoan: gift
  • tee: to connect/separate phrases, "that" in English.
  • maa: come
  • wan-nee: today

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Sorry for ...

When you want to say "sorry" against something, "Samrab" (for ...) or "Tee" (that ...)is used in Thai language as well as saying "thank you".
meaning Thai Language (Green:stress / Blue:male / Pink:female)
I'm sorry I'm late. KhorThot Tee MaaSaai Krab/Ka
ขอโทษ ที่ มาสาย ครับ/ค่ะ
I'm sorry I keep you waiting. KhorThot Tee ThamHaiRor Krab/Ka
ขอโทษ ที่ ทำ ให้รอ ครับ/ค่ะ
  • Tee: to connect/separate phrases, "that" in English.
  • Maa: come
  • Saai: late

  • Tham: do
  • Hai: give
  • Ror: wait

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