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How to say "Hello" in Thai or say "Hi" in Thai

How to say hello, hi in Thai

Ordinary, Thai people use the word "Sawasdee khrap/kha" [สวัสดี ครับ/ค่ะ], meaning in Thai "Hello" for greeting each other. It is used by Thai people for saying greeting when they meet anyone, anywhere and anytime.

Thais greet each other with a "wai(ไหว้)" while saying the words: "Sawasdee(สวัสดี)" 

It means Thai will not only say "Hello" but also do "wai(ไหว้)" as well. For instance, if you go to work, at 8.00 o'clock you meet one of your colleagues, you will say.
"Sawasdee Khrap(สวัสดี ครับ)" and do Wai as well.

What's it?  Quiz

How do you say in Thai for "I Am Going To Up-Country This Sunday."?

Anyway, formally, Thai language has the particular word of greeting to say in the different of timing too. They are as below:

"Arunsawat khrap/kha"

อรุณสวัสดิ์ ครับ/ค่ะ

Good morning.

Alternatively, you can use another word as below instead too.

"Sawasdee tonchao krup/kha”

สวัสดี ตอนเช้า ครับ/ค่ะ

Good morning.

To say “Hello” in the afternoon, Thai people say:

"Sawasdee ton-klang-wan khrap/kha"

สวัสดี ตอนกลางวัน ครับ/ค่ะ

Good afternoon.

What to say in the evening time? To say “Hello” in the evening time in Thai language, use follow state:

"Sawasdee ton-yen khrap/kha”

สวัสดีตอนเย็น ครับ/ค่ะ 

Good evening.

*Say "Lakon" = "ลาก่อน (Goodbye) when they are about to leave.

I almost forget to tell one more thing, Thai use the word "Sawasdee = สวัสดี" to say when they are about to leave (Goodbye) too.

Do not worry too much about the three of greetings above. Just remember and use the only one word that would be fine.

You just say, "Sawasdee = สวัสดี(Hello)", to greet and to say goodbye to Thai people. That would be all right.

"Khrap = ครับ" is no meaning, it is the Thai particle for adding at the end of sentences for anyone who is male to use in term of more polite.

If you are female, you just add the particle "Kha = ค่ะ" instead of at the end of sentences you speak.

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Tip from Michael Leng:

This today's word "Hello" can be used in Thai for a short as well. It's "หวัดดี(wàt dee)", but please remember, this is an informal word, you will use it only for someone you are so familiar with them...

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What's it?  Answer

 a. ฉันจะไปต่างจังหวัดวันอาทิตย์นี้

 b. ฉันจะไปต่างประเทศวัดวันอาทิตย์นี้

 c. ฉันจะไปต่างจังหวัดวันเสาร์นี้

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Posted by: Michael Leng

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คำศัพท์(khamsap) | Vocabulary
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แปล(plae) | Translate
ครับ khrup Thai particle putting at the end of sentence for men use indicating more polite
ค่ะ khâa Thai particle for women use indicating more polite(affirmative sentence)
ตอนกลางวัน torn klaang wan daytime; during the day; in day time
ตอนเช้า dton-cháo morning; early morning
ตอนเย็น dton-yen evening
สวัสดี sà-wàt-dee hello; hi; good morning; good afternoon; good evening; bye; goodbye
อรุณสวัสดิ์ a-run sà-wàt good morning


  1. Please don't write "Sawasdee".
    This is wrong grammar.
    ส วัส ดี, sà-wàt-dee (Sor Suea, is not the first character, so it should be pronunced as a T, not S)

    1. Thanks for your advice. if so, what is the letter should be used instead?