Thai: You're welcome

Discussion in 'Other Languages' started by fer7, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. fer7 Senior Member

    Spanish - Spain
    Hello! Could you tell me how to answer to "thank you" in Thai (with Thai caracters, please)??? Thanks!
  2. IxOhOxI

    IxOhOxI Member

    ไม่เป็นไร - Informal (for both gender)
    ไม่เป็นไรครับ - Formal (for male use)
    ไม่เป็นไรคะ - Formal (for female use)
  3. Grefsen

    Grefsen Senior Member

    Southern California
    English - United States
    Could the English translation of this be "You're welcome" or "Don't mention it"?
  4. IxOhOxI

    IxOhOxI Member

    Yes, in this context, it could be translated as "you're welcome", "don't mention it", "it's my pleasure", "no problem", "no worries", "not at all", etc. All are alternatives and will be used when you receive a favor from people. Khrap (ครับ)/Kha (ค่ะ) at the end will immediately make everything formal.

    But in another context, mai pen rai (ไม่เป็นไร) means "it's alright", "it's OK", "that's fine", "it doesn't matter", "it doesn't bother me". These will be used when you have done something wrong or make a mistake that cause people trouble or feel like a burden.

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