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How to Ask and Give Directions in Thai

By February 7, 2013February 21st, 2018No Comments

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Giving and Asking for Directions in Thai Language

 

Hello everybody.

Have you ever got lost in Thailand? What did you do?

In this blog we will learn some useful phrases that you can use to ask and give directions.

Let’s check it out!

 

Thai Phrases and Vocabulary

To ask directions

(name of place) ที่นี่ที่ไหน / tîi-nîi tîi-nǎi / = where am I?

(name of place) อยู่ที่ไหน / yùu tîi-nǎi /= where is (name of place)?

ผม / ฉันจะไป (name of place) ยังไง /pǒm / chán jà bpai  (name of place) dâi yang-ngai?/ = How can I get to (name of place)?

นี่เป็นทางที่จะไป (name of place) ใช่ไหม / nîi bpen taang tîi jà bpai  (name of place) châi-mái / = Is this the way to go to (name of place)?

คุณพอจะบอกได้ไหมว่าจะไป (name of place) ยังไง / kun pɔɔ jà bɔ̀ɔk dâi mái wâa jà bpai (name of place) yang ngai / = Could you tell me how to get to (name of place) ?

คุณช่วยบอกทางไป (name of place) ให้หน่อยได้ไหม / kun chûai bᴐ̀ᴐk taang bpai (name of place) hâi nᴐ̀i dâi-mái / = Can you show me the way to go to (name of place)?

 

To give directions

ตรงไป / dtrong-bpai / = go straight

เลี้ยวซ้าย / líaw sáai / = turn left

เลี้ยวขวา / líaw kwǎa / = turn right

มุม / mum / = corner

ตรงข้าม / dtrong-kâam / = across from, opposite

ข้างๆ / kâang-kâang / = beside, next to

ทางขวา / taang-kwǎa / = on the right

ทางซ้าย / taang-sáai / = on the left

(ทาง)ขวามือ / (taang) kwǎa mʉʉ / = on the right hand side

(ทาง)ซ้ายมือ / (taang) sáai mʉʉ / = on the left hand side

ปากซอย / bpàak sɔɔi / = beginning of a street

สุดซอย / sùt sɔɔi / = end of the street

 

For example:

A: ผมจะไปสวนAได้ยังไง /pǒm jà bpai sǔan A dâi yang-ngai?/

B: เดินตรงไปแล้วก็เลี้ยวซ้ายที่มุมถนน Z กับ Y สวน A อยู่ทางขวา /dǝǝn dtrong-bpai lɛ́ɛw-gɔ̂ líaw sáai tîi mum tà-nǒn Z gàp Y, sǔan A yùu taang-kwǎa/

Translation

A: How can I get to A park?

B: Walk straight and then turn left at the corner of Z street and Y street, the A park is on the right.

 

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