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หากท่านเป็นผู้รับไหว้ ท่านเพียงยกมือประนมตอบ แต่มือที่ประนมไม่จำเป็นจะต้องอยู่สูงเหมือนอย่างผู้ไหว้
haakL thanF bpenM phuuF rapH waiF thanF phiiangM yohkH meuuM bpraL nohmM dtaawpL dtaaeL meuuM theeF bpraL nohmM maiF jamM bpenM jaL dtawngF yuuL suungR meuuanR yaangL phuuF waiF
pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiหาก-ทั่น-เป็น-พู่-รับ-ไว่-ทั่น-เพียง-ยก-มือ-ปฺระ-นม-ตอบ-แต่-มือ-ที่-ปฺระ-นม-ไม่-จำ-เป็น-จะ-ต็้อง-หฺยู่-สูง-เหฺมือน-หฺย่าง-พู่-ไว่
IPAhàːk tʰân pen pʰûː ráp wâj tʰân pʰiːaŋ jók mɯː pràʔ nom tɔ̀ːp tɛ̀ː mɯː tʰîː pràʔ nom mâj tɕam pen tɕàʔ tɔ̂ŋ jùː sǔːŋ mɯ̌ːan jàːŋ pʰûː wâj
Royal Thai General Systemhak than pen phu rap wai than phiang yok mue pranom top tae mue thi pranom mai cham pen cha tong yu sung muean yang phu wai

 [example sentence]
definition
"If you are the person receiving the “wai”, you merely lift your hands with the same gesture in response but you need not lift your hands as high as the person who initiates the “wai” gesture."

categories
componentsหาก haakLallowing that; if; despite; rather
ท่านthanF[a respectful 2nd or 3rd person singular pronoun] you; he; she; him; her
เป็น bpenMto be; <subject> is
ผู้ phuuFperson, human, one (who...); [Thai prefix corresponding to the English suffixes] '-er' or '-or'
รับ rapHto receive, get; accept; catch a thrown object, take, to fetch, to pick (someone) up, (colloq.) telephone call
ไหว้  waiFwai, the respectful Thai (and Lao) gesture of thanks, apology, or greeting; to (give a) wai
ท่านthanF[a respectful 2nd or 3rd person singular pronoun] you; he; she; him; her
เพียง phiiangMonly; merely; up until the point; as much as; as far as; till; just until
ยก yohkHto raise; to hoist (up); to revoke; to advance; to abolish; to elevate; to lift; to erect
มือ  meuuMhand; hands
ประนมbpraL nohmMto bring the hands together, palms together, in obeisance or respect
ตอบ dtaawpLto answer; reply; respond
แต่ dtaaeLbut; even; however; rather
มือ  meuuMhand; hands
ที่ theeF[the relative pronouns] that; which; which is...
ประนมbpraL nohmMto bring the hands together, palms together, in obeisance or respect
ไม่ maiFnot; no
จำเป็นjamM bpenM[is] necessary; essential; required; to need to (do something)
จะ jaL[imminent aspect marker]
ต้อง dtawngF[auxiliary verb] has to...; must...; is required to...; is duty-bound to...
อยู่ yuuLis (located at); to reside; to live (at)
สูง suungR[is] tall; high; advanced
เหมือน meuuanR[is] similar; all the same; like; as
อย่าง yaangLvariety; style; pattern; type; kind; sort; mode; manner; method
ผู้ phuuFperson, human, one (who...); [Thai prefix corresponding to the English suffixes] '-er' or '-or'
ไหว้  waiFwai, the respectful Thai (and Lao) gesture of thanks, apology, or greeting; to (give a) wai

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