ค่ะ

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See also: คะ

Thai[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic ค่ะ
g ˋ a
Paiboon
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /kʰaʔ˥˩/

Interjection[edit]

ค่ะ ()

  1. used as a polite expression of affirmation or agreement.
  2. used to express annoyance or frustration.

Particle[edit]

ค่ะ ()

  1. a particle used at the end of an indicative expression, request, or wish, for politeness.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The interjection/particle was formerly used by male nobles, but now it is used only by females.
  • The interjection/particle used by males these days is ครับ (kráp).

Related terms[edit]