Word for the Travel Wise (06/21/06)

Tonight’s word is another easy and functional one to use in both Thailand or your favorite Thai restaurant around the block. So practice, practice, practice…

Today’s word is a Thai word used in Thailand:

sawatdee khrab – hello said by male, becomes sawatdee kaa if said by female

Learning Thai dot com is a great starting point for some basic Thai words and referrals to additional resources. For a brief history of the language, Thai alphabet, and pronunciation guide go to Omniglot. (A pretty clean and simple site with good details.) Another good source would be the Pimsleur language audio CD’s. I used these to prepare for my trip and they worked great! Before making the purchase look into your local library. There are several libraries carrying these audio CD’s and many more.

Past Thai words: hàat sai, wan sao