Thai Business Vocabulary: 50+ Important Words

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Every day more and more people start to learn Thai and business is one of the top reasons for these people to learn Thai. If you are planning to work in Thailand or if you have Thai partners in business well, it is time to learn the Thai business vocabulary. I think this is a great chance to impress your boss or Thai people in your office!

We will try to provide you with all the phrases and words that are related to the business setting. After reading this blog post you will be able to talk about your own business company and also economics in general. You will also be familiar with job interviews and meetings in Thai.

Before getting into the business vocabulary you must know job titles in Thai. If you need to go over them it is okay, take your time.

If you are ready, let’s get started!

Thai Business Vocabulary

Let’s start with the most commonly used business vocabulary in Thai. These are simple yet core words that you can come across at the workplace. We divided this vocabulary list into two so that you will know what you are looking for.

It would be better if you try to memorize them before going for more complex phrases in the Thai business language.

Let’s have a look at the tables below.

At The Workplace

Business & Economic Terms

Job Interview In Thai

Job interviews are important because it is the time that you make the first impression as a candidate. It’d be a big plus if you leave a nice first impression on your interviewer by speaking Thai fluently. We prepared some common Thai business phrases you need to know before going to a job interview.

Phrases For The Interviewer

Thai: กรุณาแนะนำตัว (gà-rú-naa-náe-nam-dtuua)

English: Please introduce yourself.

Thai: ข้อดีและข้อเสียของคุณคืออะไร (khâaw-dii-láe-khâaw-sǐia-khǎawng-khun-khuue-à-rai)

English: What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Thai: มีคำถามอะไรจะถามไหม (mii-kham-thǎam-à-rai-jà-thǎam-mái)

English: Do you have any questions?

Phrases For The Interviewee

Thai: ผม/ดิฉันเรียนจบจากมหาวิทยาลัย…คณะ…สาขา… (phǒm/dì-chǎn-riian-jòp-jàak-má-hǎa-wít-thá-yaa-lai-…-khá-ná-…-sǎa-khǎa-…)

English: I graduated from … University in the faculty of …, majoring in …

The first blank is the name of your university, the second blank is the name of your faculty, and the third blank is the name of your major.

Thai: ผม/ดิฉันมีประสบการณ์ในสายงาน…ทั้งหมด…ปี (phǒm/dì-chǎn-mii-bprà-sòp-gaan-nai-sǎai-ngaan-…-tháng-mòt-…-bpii)

English: I have experience in…for…years.

The first blank is your job in which you are experienced, and the second blank is the number of years.

Thai: ข้อดีของผม/ดิฉันคือ… (khâaw-dii-khǎawng-phǒm/dì-chǎn-khuue-…)

English: My strength is …

Thai: ข้อเสียของผม/ดิฉันคือ… (khâaw-sǐia-khǎawng-phǒm/dì-chǎn-khuue-…)

English: My weakness is…

Thai: ขอบคุณที่ให้โอกาสมาสัมภาษณ์งาน (khàawp-khun-thîi-hâi-oo-gàat-maa-sǎm-phâat-ngaan)

English: Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be interviewed.

Business Meeting In Thai

As you know, meetings have a crucial part in the business world. During a business meeting, you are expected to express your opinions and give feedback on whether you agree or disagree. Knowing the common phrases and implementing decent business meeting etiquette will give you a huge advantage. Let’s learn some important phrases for Thai business meetings.

Thai: ขอเริ่มการประชุม (khǎaw-rôoem-gaan-bprà-chum)

English: Let’s start the meeting.

Thai: มีความเห็นอะไรไหม (mii-khwaam-hěn-à-rai-mái)

English: Do you have any comments?

Thai: ผม/ดิฉันเห็นด้วย (phǒm/dì-chǎn-hěn-dûuai)

English: I agree.

Thai: ผม/ดิฉันไม่เห็นด้วย (phǒm/dì-chǎn-mâi-hěn-dûuai)

English: I disagree.

Thai: คุณมีความเห็นอย่างไรเกี่ยวกับเรื่องนี้ (khun-mii-khwaam-hěn-yàang-rai-gìiao-gàp-rûueang-níi)

English: What do you think about this?

Thai: ผม/ดิฉันคิดว่า… (phǒm/dì-chǎn-khít-wâa)

English: I think…

Thai: ถ้าเราตกลงซื้อจากคุณ คุณมีข้อเสนออะไรให้เราบ้าง (thâa-rao-dtòk-long-súue-jàak-khun khun-mii-khâaw-sà-nǒoe-à-rai-hâi-rao-bâang)

English: If we agree to buy from you, what is your offer?

Thai: ผม/ดิฉันมีข้อเสนอพิเศษ (phǒm/dì-chǎn-mii-khâaw-sà-nǒoe-phí-sèet)

English: I have a special offer.

Giving Feedback In Thai

Feedbacks have an essential place in the workplace. They are necessary to improve the quality of the business. Moreover, giving and receiving feedback can increase the motivation of colleagues. Don’t withhold your compliments as well as feedback from your colleagues.

Let’s learn how we can give feedback in Thai.

Thai: คุณทำดีมาก (khun-tham-dii-mâak)

English: You did a great job.

Thai: ผลงานของคุณดีมาก (phǒn-ngaan-khǎawng-khun-dii-mâak)

English: Your performance is very good.

Thai: อันนี้ไม่ผ่านนะ ไปแก้มาใหม่ (an-níi-mâi-phàan-ná bpai-gâae-maa-mài)

English: This one needs to be fixed.

Thai: ช่วงนี้คุณทำงานไม่ค่อยดีเท่าไหร่ มีปัญหาอะไรรึเปล่า (chûuang-níi-khun-tham-ngaan-mâi-khâauy-dii-thâo-rài mii-bpan-hǎa-à-rai-rúe-bplào)

English: You are not doing well recently. Are there any problems?

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