Kráp and kâ
Posted in: Thai Language on September 21, 2010

In Thai language, “kráp” or “kâ” are pronounced with a short vowel. They have no meaning. We say them at the end of every sentence to show politeness and respect to the person you are talking with.

Men use “kráp” with a high tone for every type of sentence, and asking or answering questions.

Women use “ká” with a high tone for all questions and use “kâ ” with a falling tone for the answers or simple sentences. So women will use two tones for “kâ ”.

Kruu Ladawan kâ.

Sawat dii kâ.

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