Expressing Thai congratulations and sympathy

Sawatdee ka,


Congratulations and sympathy can be expressed by using the word ‘happy’ and ‘sorry’ and followed by the final particles ด้วย/dûai/

[1] Expressing sympathy 

We say เสียใจด้วยนะ [sĭa-jai dûai ná]

เสียใจ  /sĭa-jai/ means ‘to be sad’

ด้วย /dûai/ is a particle used when 1) telling someone to do something 2) expressing congratulations and sympathy

นะ  /ná/ is the word used to soften statements.


[2] Expressing congratulations

We say ดีใจด้วยนะ /dii-jai dûai ná/ or ยินดีด้วยนะ /yin-dii dûai ná/

ดีใจ /dii-jai/ means ‘glad’

ยินดี /yin-dii/ means ‘to be pleased’, ‘to be happy’


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5 Responses to Expressing Thai congratulations and sympathy

  1. Admirer 16/10/2012 at 08:30 #

    Mod, please wear a paper bag over your head for future videos. You are too beautiful and I have trouble concentrating on what you say during the lesson.

  2. Cody 19/09/2012 at 10:40 #

    Hi Mod,

    Thank you for the lesson! I was wondering what the name of the song was in your video. It sounds like waai, but i’m not sure.

    Please let me know whenever you get a chance.

    Khop khun kuuub!


    • Mod 19/09/2012 at 11:00 #

      Sawatdee ka,

      Thank you for watching my video. The music in the Expressing sympathy video is เสียใจแต่ไม่แคร์ (Sia jai dtae mai care). Watch the original MV here:

  3. david 04/09/2012 at 20:08 #

    You make me LOL. Thanks….for everything 🙂

  4. andrew 04/09/2012 at 17:40 #

    your lessons are very enjoyable. keep up the good work!

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