Why are Thai names so weird?
Thais historically only used short names, the names that today would be considered nicknames. There were no clans in the Thailand of old, and so no identifying naming conventions were needed. Only the Royal Family had official names, taken from the ancient language of Sanskrit.
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 does Khun p mean in Thai?
Thai given names are preceded by Khun (Mr. Mrs. or Miss), unless they carry a higher degree, such as doctor. Khun is used for men and women, married or single. If you don’t know a person’s name, address them as Khun.
What is kun in Thai?
คุณ /kun/ can also mean “you”. Thus, you get the ubiquitous “hey you.”, so very jarring to the English speaking listener’s ear. But due to the mistranslation, the one who calls out “hey you” just might think he is merely saying, “hello sir”. Another meaning for คุณ /kun/ is Mr./Ms.
Why do Thai Add P?
It stands for the Thai word พี่, pronounced “pee”, like the letter name, only with falling tone. Not restricted to women’s names. As mentioned, used in the 2nd or 3rd person to refer to people of roughly your same generation but older than you.
Why is Thailand called Siam?
The name Siam came from a Sanskrit word, syam. It was adopted by the Portuguese from the 16th century and became the accepted geographical term. Kingdoms rose and fell, but from the 1780s the Chakri dynasty ruled the whole of Siam from their capital at Bangkok.
How do you write OK in Thai?
Most students understood that “OK” in Thai is ตกลง (dtòk long), but ตกลง/dtòk long/ is actually used to show that you agree to something. When you want to say that something is ok or alright, ตกลง /dtòk long/ can’t be used.
How do you say yes in Thai?
Say “Chai” – That’s right!
You would use ใช่ /chây/ as “yes” to answer. ใช่ /chây/ sounds more like “That is right!”. So you would use it only when you want to confirm the statement. ใช่ /chây/ is mostly used when the question ends with “cháy-may” as a question word.
What is Happy Birthday Thai?
There is however another phrase that you can use that means happy birthday in Thai. That phrase is ‘suk san wan gert’ (สุขสันต์วันเกิด). Play. The ‘wan gert’ (วันเกิด) part means birthday in Thai, with ‘gert’ (เกิด) meaning to be born and ‘wan’ (วัน) – if you remember the names of days in Thai – meaning day.
What does Koon Chai mean?
Ai Koon-Chai is the way Ae sarcastically calls Pete. Ae’s personality is pretty dull and blunt. So he hardly speaks politely to his friends. But the way he calls “Koon Chai” is not a compliment to Pete either. It’s a sarcasm.
What is Chan Rak Khun?
Female speaker: Chan rak khun ฉัน รัก คุณ (Love You) Rak na รักนะ OTHER WAYS TO SAY.
What does Chai mean in Thailand?
You’ve probably learned, or found in a Thai-English dictionary, that ใช่ (chai, falling tone 3) means ‘yes’.
Do you bow in Thailand?
Greetings are accompanied by the gesture known as a ‘wai’, which is the placing of two palms together, with fingertips touching the nose. A wai indicates the level of respect for another person and is an acknowledgement of seniority. A person should bow their head with their palms pressed together to indicate respect.
What does 555 in Thailand mean?
So, if you’ve ever been wondering what 555 means in Thailand, here it is: Writing 555 is the same as using hahaha or lol in your message. Yup, it is that simple. Next time you see it you’ll know they are joking around, having a laugh, or thought what they wrote is funny (don’t we all).