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Wats in Thailand; etiquette and speech

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Re: Wats in Thailand; etiquette and speech

Postby LOKi » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:34 am

how nice it is to meet them ("yin dee tee dai ruu jak gun (ka)" = acceptable for someone as esteemed as a monk?)


It sounds weird to say to a monk. However, he may know how you feel from your gestures and actions.

But I would ask a Thai native if you should be using "dichan". I almost never hear women using that pronoun, but maybe with monks it is the correct form.


Dichan is very formal but safe. If you're familiar with other people, chan or your nickname can be used.

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Re: Wats in Thailand; etiquette and speech

Postby daฟาน » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:03 pm

I am not really into any religions... but isn't it a bit informal in thailand to talk to a monk as a woman? i thought I read something like that some years ago...
I think some tourist mentioned in a report that she was so glad to be able to talk to a monk in chiang mai because usually you are not allowed to talk to them or something weird like that... would somebody be so kind and clarify that for me? thx
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Re: Wats in Thailand; etiquette and speech

Postby Nan » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:37 pm

daฝาน wrote:I am not really into any religions... but isn't it a bit informal in thailand to talk to a monk as a woman? i thought I read something like that some years ago...
I think some tourist mentioned in a report that she was so glad to be able to talk to a monk in chiang mai because usually you are not allowed to talk to them or something weird like that... would somebody be so kind and clarify that for me? thx


There is nothing different for a man or a woman to talk to a monk, if you know how to talk to a monk appropriately.

One thing which is not allowed for a woman is touching the monk.
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Re: Wats in Thailand; etiquette and speech

Postby daฟาน » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:14 pm

Nan wrote:
There is nothing different for a man or a woman to talk to a monk, if you know how to talk to a monk appropriately.

One thing which is not allowed for a woman is touching the monk.


thx for this information (:
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Re: Wats in Thailand; etiquette and speech

Postby pi_choen » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:24 pm

I understand that for thaipeople is important to know how to speak to a monk, cause
have to use special words.

but for farang? is it ok to speak to a monk in "normal" thai, if can speak well?
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