How to say no problem in Thai: Mai Pen Rai

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How to say no problem in Thai: Mai Pen Rai

Learning Thai for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say no problem in Thai: Mai Pen Rai
Say it out loud: “mai pen rai

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Some more helpful words in our Thai Courtesy/Questions category:

...the bathroom – Hong Nam  (HONG nahm)
come with me – Ma Duai  (mah DOO-ai)
do you speak english? – Phut Phasa Angkrit Dai Mai  (POOT pah sah ahng greet DAI mai?)
excellent – Di Mak  (dee MAHK)
excuse me – Kho Thot  (kaw TOAT)
good / bad – Di/Mai Di  (dee/MAI dee)
how do you say…? – … Phut Yang Ngai  (… POOT yahng ngai?)
how much is this? – Ni Thao Rai?  (NEE TAO rai?)
may I? (point at chair, door) – … Dai Mai?  (… DAI mai?)
maybe – Na Cha Dai  (NAH ja DAI)
no problem – Mai Pen Rai  (mai pen rai)
please – Chuai  (CHOO-ai)
thank you – Khop Khun Khrap/Kha  (kop koon krahp/KAH)
what is that? – Nan Arai?  (NAHN ah-rai?)
where is… – … Thi Nai  (… TEE nai?)
yes / no – Chai/Mai Chai  (CHAI / MAI CHAI)

And here’s how to say no problem in other languages!

Arabic–La Moshkela  (la mosh ke la)
Chinese–Méi Shì  (May Shr)
Croatian–nije problem  (nee yay prah blehm)
Czech–žádný problém  (ZYAHD nee prah blehm)
Finnish–Ei mitään  (ay me taan)
French–pas de problème  (pah deh prah blem)
German–kein problem  (kine prob leem)
Italian–nessun problema  (neh soon pro blaim uh)
Japanese–Mondai Arimasenn  (Mohn Dai Ah Ree Mah Senn)
Korean–Gwaenchanhayo.  (Gwen Chan Ah Yo.)
Polish–Nie ma za co  (Nyeah ma za' tzo)
Portuguese–Não Faz Mal  (nah-oo fah-eez ma-oo!)
Russian–net problem  (nyet prah blyem)
Spanish–no problema  (no pro blame uh)
Swahili–hakuna matata  (ha koo nuh muh ta ta)
Thai–Mai Pen Rai  (mai pen rai)
Turkish–önemli değil  (oh nahm lee dil)
Vietnamese–Không Vấn Đề Gì  (Khom Vuhn De Yee)

"no problem" (Mai Pen Rai)! How courteous is that phrase? Especially when navigating cultures. Showing politeness in Thai will get more help and quickly. Other courtesy phrases can be accessed through the Thai Language Set.

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Ross in Thailand
Biography: Ross has been a photographer and designer in Chiang Mai, Thailand for over three years, working on development issues and with refugees from Myanmar. He's traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia, enjoying the food, languages, people and breathtaking landscapes.
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand

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