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About Thai

Thai is the official language of Thailand and acts as a common tongue for speakers of the country’s 70 other languages. About 20 million Thais speak the language natively, and over three quarters of the population speak it as either a first or second language. Thai is most closely related to Lao, the official language of Laos - in fact, the dialects from north east Thailand are similar enough to be understood by speakers of Lao. Sanskrit, Old Khmer and Pali have all influenced the Thai language.

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Fun facts — Thai

  • Politeness in Thai is shown by adding the particle 'krap' - for men - or 'ka' - for women - at the end of most sentences.
  • It’s OK to ask someone’s age when you meet them. This is because there are lots of ways of saying ‘you’ in Thai and you need to make sure you get the right one!
  • There are no spaces between words in Thai: a space indicates the end of a phrase.

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