“What is your name?” is a question you will ask and get asked often in Thailand. Let’s learn how to say it.
What is your name In Thai?
What is your name in Thai is คุณชื่ออะไร (kun chêu à-rai). Literally: You name what?
Let’s break it down.
คุณ kun = You
ชื่อ chêu = Name
อะไร à-rai = What?
How to say My Name is In Thai
If you are a female:
To say “My name is” in Thai as a woman, you say: My name is Grace/ ฉันชื่อเกรซ /(chăn chêu Grace). Literally: I name Grace. Girls say ฉัน chăn to mean “I”.
If you are male:
To say “My name is” in Thai as a man, you say: My name is John/ ผมชื่อจอห์น /(pŏm chêu John). Literally: I name John. Guys use ผม pŏm to mean “I”.
His/her name is
To say “His/her name is” in Thai, you would say: His/her name is B/ เขาชื่อ B /(kăo chêu B). เขา (kăo) means him or her.
Keep in mind a lot of times, Thais will respond with their nicknames. Most, if not all, Thai people have a nickname due to their real name being long and difficult to pronounce.
You now know how to say What is your name in Thai language and how to respond. Remember to add Krap or Ka at the end of the sentences to sound more Thai!