Emergency & Places - Thai Phrases Transliterated

thai travel phrases Stress is placed on syllables differently in Thai than in English. In a multi syllabic word, it is often the second syllable that gets the stress (but not always). So when in doubt, stress all syllables equally.

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Reminders for Tones(h) = high
(r) = rising
(none) = neutral
(l) = low
(f) = falling
   Consonant Sounds

Phonetic Sounds of Consonants
b as in belll as in lock
bp as in *m as in made
ch as in chairn as in nut
d as in duckng as in ri(ng)
dt as in *p(a) as in put
f as in foodr as in red
g as in gets as in sit
h as in helpt(a) as in tip
j as in jobw as in wet
k(a) as in kitey as in (y)es
* = no English equivalent
(a) = consonant is "aspirated"
 Vowel Sounds
Phonetic Sounds of Vowels
a, ah as in fatherao, ow as in chow
aa as in sandaw as in crawl
ai, i, y as in lie, by
   ". . . " When you see  ...    before or after a phrase in the table below, it indicates that a personal pronoun or a gender specific "polite word" should also be used.    "Polite words" used at the ends of sentences. A man will use "(h)krahp!", while a woman will use "ka!". Note the high tone versus the neutral tone.

Help!(l)choo-ay (l)doo-ay
I need a doctor. ... (f)dtawng gahn (r)maw rahk-saa ...
Where is a hospital?rong pa-ya-bahn (l)yoo (f)tee-(r)ny! ...
Police station. sa-(r)tah-nee dtahm!(l)roo-ut
Station, as in Police Station sa-(r)tah-nee
Bus Stationsa-(r)tah-nee (r)roht!-meh
Train Station sa-(r)tah-nee (r)roht!-fy!
Airportsa-(r)nahm bin!
Embassy ... (nationality) sa-(r)than (f)toot
Hotelrohng raam
Post Officebpry!-sa-nee
Toilet(f)hawng! (h)nahm
Stop,   Stop here (l)yoot! ...,   (l)yoot! (f)tee (f)nee ...
Slow,   Slowly,   Slower (h)chah ...,   (h)chah-(h)chah ...,   (h)chah-(h)chah-(l)gwah ...
Turn left,   Turn Right (h)lee-oh (h)sy ..., (h)lee-oh (r)kwah ...
Straight ahead dtrohng! bpy! ...
Be Carefulra-wahng!

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