Useful phrases

We have collected useful words and phrases that you will need during your travels. Print this page and bring with you on your travels. Local language in italics is not the way you spell  them but how you pronounce the words.

In most countries English will be sufficient but its always nice to be able to say a couple of words in local tounge as it brings out a smile.

Cambodia

Hello – Suosday
Goodbye – Lea heuy
Thank you – Au koon
Yes – Baat (for men) Cha (for women)
No – Te
1  – Moo ay
2 – bpee
3 – bay

Indonesia
Hello –  Halo
Goodbye –  Selamat tinggal
Thank you –  Terima kasih
Yes – Ya
No – Tidak
1 – Satu
2 – Dua
3 – Tiga

Japan
Hello – Konnichi wa
Goodbye – Bai bai
Thank you – Arrigato
Yes – Hai
No – Iie
1 – Itch
2 – Ni
3 – San

Lao
Hello – Sabaidee
Goodbye – Sabaidee
Thank you – khawp chai
Yes – Doi
No – Baw
1 – Neung
2 – Song
3 – Saam

Malaysia
Hello – Hello
Goodbye – Selamat Tinggai
Thank you – Terima kasih
Yes – Ya
No – Tidak
1 – Satu
2 – Due
3 –Tiga

Singapore
Spoken and written language is English in Singapore.

Thailand
Hello – Sa wat dii Kha (for women) Sa wat dii Khrap (for men)
Goodbye – Sa wat dii Kha (for women) Sa wat dii Khrap (for men)
Thank you – Kob kunh Kha (for women) Kob Kunh Khrap (for men)
Yes – Chai
No – Mai
1 – Neung
2 – Song
3 – Sam

Vietnam
Hello – Chao
Goodbye – Chao
Thank you – Cam on
Yes – Vang
No – Khong
1 – Mot
2 – Hai
3 –  Ba

Australia
G’day – Hello
How’s it goin – Hello
See you’s later – Good bye
Fairdinkum – Really
True blue – Really or Is that a fact
Avo – Avocado
Roo – Kangaroo

More useful words and phrases are found here.

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