Greetings

  • The Greeting “Sawatdee” (Shan: Mai Song Ka):
  • The traditional Thai greeting is a “wai,” where the hands are brought together in front of the chin. The younger or lower-ranking person initiates the “wai.”
  • When approaching someone in Thailand, use a title before their name according to their age and status. For example, use “noug” (younger brother) for a child or “long” for someone older.
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