What is the meaning of Sawadee ka?
1. Sawadee krap/ka: Hello. A cheery greeting can go a long way in the Land of Smiles.
What is a fancy way to say hi?
Salut! Hallo! Well, hi there! According to Merriam-Webster, a greeting is a salutation upon meeting someone, or an expression of good wishes. More simply, to greet someone is to say “hello” or to extend a polite word of welcome.
How do you reply to Sawadee ka?
If the person is working, the answer might be a short “Chai ka/khrub” with a slight frown to indicate mild discontent. Or, if they have a day off (Wan yuut”), they might smile (“Yim”) and say; “Wanee mai tam ngan khrup/ka”.
What does Namaste mean in Thai?
Thai Wai. The Thai greeting called Wai includes a slight bow, with arms pressed together as done while praying. This traditional Thai greeting looks the same as an Indian Namaste. Thai people mostly perform a Wai when they say khop khun (thank you), or Sawasdee (hello).