How to say Thank You in Thai
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Lingo Ninja Research Team
2 min read · published March 30, 2021 · last update April 22, 2021

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Thank You in Thai - for most situations

Women say: ขอบคุณ Thank you
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ค่ะ polite word for women
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Men say: ขอบคุณ Thank you
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ครับ polite word for men
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Saying "Thank you" in Thai depends on the situation and whom you are talking to. But ขอบคุณ Thank you
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ค่ะ polite word for women
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/ครับ polite word for men
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is the "all-rounder" for saying thank you in the Thai Language.If you use it, you are never wrong. It is polite and also appropriate in formal situations when you are talking to older people or people in higher positions. But it is also regularly used with friends.

Polite particles

At the end of a sentence Thais use ค่ะ polite word for women
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and ครับ polite word for men
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. Women use ค่ะ polite word for women
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, and men use ครับ polite word for men
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. If you don't use ค่ะ polite word for women
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or ครับ polite word for men
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you sound odd or slightly rude. Read this article, if you want to learn more about polite particles in Thai. 

Thank You Very Much in Thai

Women say: ขอบคุณ Thank you
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มาก very, a lot, many
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ค่ะ polite word for women
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Men say: ขอบคุณ Thank you
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มาก very, a lot, many
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ครับ polite word for men
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If you want to be extra polite, just add มาก very, a lot, many
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. มาก very, a lot, many
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means very, or a lot.

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Thanks or Thank You in Thai - when you are with friends

Thai polite particles are a great and easy way to vary our phrases. Here is what to use when you want to sound less formal:
Women can say: ขอบคุณ Thank you
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นะ polite particle
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คะ question for women
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  (using คะ question for women
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not ค่ะ polite word for women
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)
or: ขอบคุณ Thank you
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นะ polite particle
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จ๊ะ polite word
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(using จ๊ะ polite word
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not จ้ะ polite word
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)
Men say: ขอบคุณ Thank you
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นะ polite particle
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ครับ polite word for men
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Here is a short video:

(To learn more about how to use นะ polite particle
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, you can read the article about polite particles)

Another way to say Thanks in Thai is to use ขอบใจ Thank you
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or แต้งกิ้ว Thank You
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as an alternative to ขอบคุณ Thank you
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Unisex: ขอบใจ Thank you
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นะ polite particle
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Women say: ขอบใจ Thank you
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จ้ะ polite word
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Women say: ขอบใจ Thank you
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นะ polite particle
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จ๊ะ polite word
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Unisex: แต้งกิ้ว Thank You
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นะ polite particle
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Women say: แต้งกิ้ว Thank You
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จ้ะ polite word
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Women say: แต้งกิ้ว Thank You
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นะ polite particle
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จ๊ะ polite word
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Men say: แต้งกิ้ว Thank You
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ครับ polite word for men
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or: แต้งกิ้ว Thank You
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นะ polite particle
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ครับ polite word for men
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Read แต้งกิ้ว Thank You
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aloud. I mean read it now. Yes, it's the English "THANK YOU". Nowadays it's completely fine to use the English "Thank You" and add a polite ending.

Thais love their ending particles. You can add นะ polite particle
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before ค่ะ polite word for women
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and ครับ polite word for men
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to make it "flow easier". Also, as a woman, you can also use จ้ะ polite word
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or นะ polite particle
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จ๊ะ polite word
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, so it sounds more "cute". This is even done by adults, it can be used by women of any age. Men can turn ครับ polite word for men
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'krab' into 'kab'. The Thai writing stays the same, you just leave out the "r" sound when you pronounce it. That's what most Thais do anyway.
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