These Thai love phrases are perfect if you’re interested in or already dating a Thai woman/man. I have translated the words as they sound in English and provided the Thai script below. There’s also a video at the end too, which will help you with perfecting your pronunciation.
The Thai language has 5 tones, but for those who can’t read the Thai alphabet, I have provided instructions as to when to go up and down in tone for certain words. Use these notes along with the Thai speaker in the video to work on your tones.
Remember, each of these phrases/questions should have the male/female pleasantry attached to the end. If you’re a man say “Khrup”, often sounds like “cup”, and if you’re a lady say “Ka” at the end of each sentence.
** Remember, if you are copying and pasting the Thai script, make sure you edit the “khrup” and “ka” accordingly at the end before you send it to your date/GF/BF.
15 Thai Love Phrases
1. Can I have your telephone number? - Cor ber tho-ra-sap kong khun dai mai khrup/ka?
(“Cor” goes down in tone. The “ra” in “tho-ra-sap” goes up in tone and the “sap” goes down in tone. “Dai” goes up in tone and “mai” goes down in tone).
2. Can I call you? – Phom thor haa khun dai mai khrap/ka?
(use Chan with a downwards tone if you are a woman. “Haa” goes down in tone, “dai” up in tone and “mai” down in tone).
3. Let’s go to eat together – Pai taan khao duai gan na khrub/ka.
(“pai” sounds more like “by”/”buy”. “Khaao” sounds more like “cow” and goes up in tone. “Duai” goes up in tone. and “na” goes up in tone).
4. Take care of yourself – Duu lae duaeng duai na khrup/ka.
(This is a little more difficult. “Duulae” sounds more like “dulair”. “Duai” goes up in tone, as does “na”).
5. You are beautiful – Khun suuway jang loei khrup/ka.
(“Suai” has a downward tone”.)
6. You are handsome – Khun law ka.
(“Law” has a downward tone and is pronounced more like “lor” rather than “law”).
7. You have beautiful eyes – Daa khun suuway mak khrup/ka.
“Daa” uses the Thai letter ‘Dtor dow’, which is a mix of the letter ‘T’ and ‘D’. However, when writing in phonetic form we tend to use ‘D’ because it’s a closer translation. Therefore you may also see “Daa” written as “Taa”.
8. You have a beautiful/wonderful smile – Khun yim suuway khrup/ka.
(“Yim” goes upwards in tone, “suuway” goes downwards in tone).
9. I miss you – Khit thueng khun khrup/ka.
(“Khit” is pronnounced more like “kit”, and has a downward tone).
10. You are cute – Khun naa rak khrup/ka.
(“Naa” goes upward in tone, as does “rak”).
11. You look sexy – Khun duu seksee khrup/ka.
(“Duu” has a downward tone. “Seksee” sounds just like “sexy” but with the syllables sustained longer and an upward tone).
12. I really like you – Phom chorp khun mak mak khrup/ka
ผม/ดิฉัน ชอบคุณมาก ครับ/ค่ะ
(“Haa” goes downwards in tone, “dai” upwards and “mai” downwards. If you are female replace “Phom” with “Chan”).
13. I love you - Phom rak khun khrup/ka (male).
(“Phom” goes downwards in tone, as does “rak”).
I love you – Chan rak khun (female).
(“Chan” goes downwards in tone, as does “rak”).
14. You are special – Khun ben con pised khrup/ka
(“Pised” is pronounced “piss-ed”)
15. I want to be with you forever – Phom dong gang yuu gap khun da lort bpai khrup/ka
As always, use ‘chan’ instead of ‘phom’ if you are a woman.
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If you have any other Thai love related-phrases you want me to write/translate, please leave them in the comments section and I’ll reply as quickly as I can find a coffee shop with WIFI