PHRASE BOOK

Guidelines for Pronunciation

In an Emergency

Help!chôo-ay dôo-ay!
Fire!fai mâi!
Where is the nearest hospital?tăir-o-née mee rohng pa-yah-bahn yòo têe-năi?
Call an ambulance!rêe-uk rót pa-yah-bahn hâi nòy!
Call a doctor!rêe-uk mŏr hâi nòy!
Call the police!rêe-uk dtum ròo-ut hâi nòy!

Communication Essentials

Yeschâi or krúp/kâ
Nomâi châi or mâi krúp/mâi kâ
Please can you...?chôo-ay
Thank youkòrp-kOOn
No, thank youmâi ao kòrp-kOOn
Excuse me/sorrykŏr-tôht (krúp/kâ)
Hellosa-wùt dee (krúp/kâ)
Goodbyelah gòrn ná
What?a-rai?
Why?tum-mai?
Where?têe năi?
How?yung ngai?

Useful Phrases

How are you?kOOn sa-bai dee reu (krúp/kâ)?
Very well, thank yousa-bai dee (krúp/kâ)
How do I get to...?...bpai yung-ngai?
Do you speak English?kOOn pôot pah-săh ung-grìt bpen mái?
Could ...

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