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Khun sa bai dee rue

English translation: How are you?

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00:34 Mar 23, 2003
Thai to English translations [Non-PRO]
Thai term or phrase: Khun sa bai dee rue
thailand
craig clarke
English translation:How are you?
Explanation:
or, 'Are you well?'

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Note added at 2003-03-23 02:10:31 (GMT)
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or, if you wanted the Thai script: ¤Ø³ÊºÒ´ÕËÃ× It is usually written all run together as shown, but divided into individual words it is ¤Ø³ ʺÒ ´Õ ËÃ×.

¤Ø³ = Khun, the \'u\' is as in \'dune.\' Means \'you.\'

ʺÒ = sabai, the \'sa\' is abbreviated, while the \'bai\' is slightly prolonged. Means \'well\' or \'healthy\' or \'at ease\' or \'comfortable.\'

´Õ = dee. Means \'good;\' as used here, it intensifies the meaning of the word before, sort of like saying \'quite well.\'

ËÃ× = rue, but the \'ue\' sounds like the \'oo\' in \'good\' or the \'ou\' in \'could.\' This word is said as if it were a question. It means \'or\' or \'or not,\' and in this case turns the sentence into a question.

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Note added at 2003-03-23 02:15:45 (GMT)
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Also, you\'ll note that there is no explicit verb that equates to \'are\' in this sentence; it\'s understood. I\'m going to shut up now.
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sfjames
Local time: 20:32
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thank you for your translation. you are the only one i found that could translate that. i wonder if you can translate 2 more phrases for me. 1 Khun Kid Thueng Chun Mai? and 2. Khun Ruk chun mai kha?
i more than appreciate your time and efforts. you do a great job.
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How are you?


Explanation:
or, 'Are you well?'

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 2003-03-23 02:10:31 (GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

or, if you wanted the Thai script: ¤Ø³ÊºÒ´ÕËÃ× It is usually written all run together as shown, but divided into individual words it is ¤Ø³ ʺÒ ´Õ ËÃ×.

¤Ø³ = Khun, the \'u\' is as in \'dune.\' Means \'you.\'

ʺÒ = sabai, the \'sa\' is abbreviated, while the \'bai\' is slightly prolonged. Means \'well\' or \'healthy\' or \'at ease\' or \'comfortable.\'

´Õ = dee. Means \'good;\' as used here, it intensifies the meaning of the word before, sort of like saying \'quite well.\'

ËÃ× = rue, but the \'ue\' sounds like the \'oo\' in \'good\' or the \'ou\' in \'could.\' This word is said as if it were a question. It means \'or\' or \'or not,\' and in this case turns the sentence into a question.

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Note added at 2003-03-23 02:15:45 (GMT)
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Also, you\'ll note that there is no explicit verb that equates to \'are\' in this sentence; it\'s understood. I\'m going to shut up now.

sfjames
Local time: 20:32
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 45
Grading comment
thank you for your translation. you are the only one i found that could translate that. i wonder if you can translate 2 more phrases for me. 1 Khun Kid Thueng Chun Mai? and 2. Khun Ruk chun mai kha?
i more than appreciate your time and efforts. you do a great job.

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