Cassidy's Word Game: Thailand
This is pretty difficult since Thai has its own beautiful, flowing alphabet, and many words sound similar except for the rise or fall of a single syllable.
Cassidy had a great time interviewing people to find her vocabulary words, and people were delighted to share.
The words we use the most are:
Sawadi (pronounced Sa-wah-dee)hello, goodby
Khop khun (pronounced cap coon)thank you (this word should be followed by the word "ka" if you are female, "kap" if you are male)
Pumpoi (pronounced pum-poy)plump
Sui (pronounced soo-way)beautiful
Moo (with a high tone on the first "o")pig
Han (low tone on the "a")goose
Kai (pronounced keye)chicken
Gai (pronounced "guy")egg
(Which came first? The kai or the gai?)
Gradhai (pronounced "gradee")rabbit
Ma (pronounced with a high tone on the "a")horse
Hok (pronounced "whuke")bird
Bhlaloma (pronounced "blah luma")dolphin
Pang pitoo expensive!
Khoo raka a thaiCan I have a Thai discount?
Khoo thootsorry, or excuse me
By laiaw (pronounced "bi li ow")go away!
The words in blue are in the word find game. Remember the words can go forward, back, diagonal and can re-use a letter.