How to ask “Where are you from?” and “What nationality are you?”

By July 19, 2012Speak Thai, Thai Phrases

Where are you from?Where are you from in Thai

& What Nationality

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Hi everyone.

In this Thai language blog, we will learn how to ask “Where are you from?” and “What nationality are you?” in Thai language.

When travelling around Thailand you will hear this question a lot as Thai’s are often interested to know where foreigners come from :-).

 

In Thai language if you want to ask:

Where are you from?=  คุณมาจากประเทศอะไร / kun maa jàak bprà-têet à-rai

and for the response we say “ฉัน(ผม)มาจาก…..the name of your country….. /chán(pǒm) maa jàak…..the name of your country…../”
For example;

A: คุณมาจากประเทศอะไร /kun maa jàak bprà-têet à-rai/

(Where are you from?)

B: ฉัน(ผม)มาจาก(ประเทศ)อังกฤษ/chán(pǒm) maa jàak (bprà-têet) ang-grìt/

(I come from England.)

 

And for the question What Nationality are You? = We will say คุณเป็นคนประเทศอะไร /kun bpen kon bprà-têet à-rai/

and for the response we will say “ฉัน(ผม)เป็นคน…..the name of your country….. /chán(pǒm) bpen kon…..the name of your country…../”
For example;

A: คุณเป็นคนประเทศอะไร /kun bpen kon bprà-têet à-rai/

(What nationality are you?)

B: ฉัน(ผม)เป็นคนอังกฤษ /chán(pǒm) bpen kon ang-grìt/

(I’m British.)

*The word “ประเทศ /bprà-têet à-rai/” means “country” and the word ฉัน is I, me (for female speaker) and ผม is I,me (for male speaker)

So now you can ask or answer questions about nationality and which country are you from in the Thai language. I hope you get the chance to practice this in Thailand.

 

By Prae
Thai Language Teacher

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