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English term or phrase:bye (goodbye)
Thai translation:La Koorn AND Sawat di (khrup/kaa)
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15:53 Aug 11, 2004
English to Thai translations [Non-PRO]
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English term or phrase: bye
greeting or dialogue
dyizen
La Koorn AND Sawat di (khrup/kaa)
Explanation:
By 'bye' i assume you mean 'goodbye'. There are two ways to say this in Thai. One way is 'Sawat di' which is pronounced like 'Sah wat dee' then if you are a woman you add 'kaa' at the end and if you're a man you add 'khrup' so the whole phrase would be 'Sawatdi kaa' OR 'Sawatdi khrup' depending on your gender. Another way to say 'goodbye' is 'La koorn' which is also written in English as 'La goorn'. Either one will do. For examples in Thai script please look at the references provided.

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Note added at 2004-08-11 22:12:54 (GMT)
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Additional references: www.learnthai.com and Thai, the Rough Guide (dictionary and phrasebook), pg. 101 for an example in Thai script, ISBN is 1-85828-608-5. Berlitz Thai phrasebook, pg. 173, in Thai script, ISBN is 2-8315-7739-X. Let\'s Go Travel Guide to Thailand, pg. 414, ISBN is 0-312-30596-6. An ISBN is the \'International Standard Book Number\" every number is unique, if you go looking for any of the book references provided here give the ISBN to the person (librarian or bookseller) that is helping you and they\'ll know right away what you\'re talking about. Hope this helps.
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La Koorn AND Sawat di (khrup/kaa)


Explanation:
By 'bye' i assume you mean 'goodbye'. There are two ways to say this in Thai. One way is 'Sawat di' which is pronounced like 'Sah wat dee' then if you are a woman you add 'kaa' at the end and if you're a man you add 'khrup' so the whole phrase would be 'Sawatdi kaa' OR 'Sawatdi khrup' depending on your gender. Another way to say 'goodbye' is 'La koorn' which is also written in English as 'La goorn'. Either one will do. For examples in Thai script please look at the references provided.

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Note added at 2004-08-11 22:12:54 (GMT)
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Additional references: www.learnthai.com and Thai, the Rough Guide (dictionary and phrasebook), pg. 101 for an example in Thai script, ISBN is 1-85828-608-5. Berlitz Thai phrasebook, pg. 173, in Thai script, ISBN is 2-8315-7739-X. Let\'s Go Travel Guide to Thailand, pg. 414, ISBN is 0-312-30596-6. An ISBN is the \'International Standard Book Number\" every number is unique, if you go looking for any of the book references provided here give the ISBN to the person (librarian or bookseller) that is helping you and they\'ll know right away what you\'re talking about. Hope this helps.


    Reference: http://www.learningthai.com/usefulphrases.html
    Reference: http://www.freelang.net/dictionary/thai_online.html
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  wasnan
21 mins
  -> kawp khun!

agree  Phakawat Padungsil
6 hrs
  -> kawp khun!

agree  Ozethai: Very helpful refernces! Good for you.
1 day19 hrs
  -> kawp khun!

agree  sinthon
2 days17 hrs
  -> kawp khun!

agree  Daniel Mencher
6 days
  -> kawp khun!

neutral  pani: I think most of what you've said are right. But it seems not so natural to say 'La goorn' as the meaning of 'Good Bye'. On the other hand, I would say it was an old-fashioned way to say so.
20 days
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