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sawadee khrap. Hello (good evening, goodbye, and even good-night)
kop khun (maak) khrap. Thank you.
kho thawt. Excuse me. I am sorry
mai pen rai. You're welcome. That is ok.
sabaai-dii mai? How are you?
sabaai-dii. Fine
sabaai-dii. khun la, khrap? Fine, and you?
kao jai. I understand
mai khao jai. I don't understand

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khun chue arai? What is your name?
phom cheu ____. My name is ____.
yin-dii thii dai ruu-jak. Nice to meet you.
khun put thai dai mai? Can you speak Thai?
Mai Dai. No, I can't.
khun put pasaa angrit dai mai? Can you speak English? Put dai krab. Yes, I can
garunaa. Please.
chai. Yes
mai chai. No

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Gii baht? How much?
Sip baht. Ten Baht. 1 neung 2 soong 3 saam 4 sii 5 haa 6 hok 7 jet 8 bpaed 9 gaao
Lot dai mai? Can you make it cheaper?
Yuu tii nai? Where is it?
Hong naam yuu ti nai? Where is the toilet?
Kor pad thai guung. I would like pad thai noodles with shrimp.
Phet Mai? Is it spicy? Mai Phet. No
Arroy. Delicious!

SamuiSociety


Samui is a cutural mixed bag. Tourism has brought growth to the small local economy + community - originally a mix of Thai, Chinese + Malay cultures. Even though Samui is now a 'work in progress' + continues to form its own distinct culture, feel and style it is still Thailand and people follow the Thai code of social norms and behaviour. Even though attitudes are more relaxed here and though people who make Samui home welcome tourists warmly they expect visitors to respect these Thai cultural norms.