Thinglish: Why professional Thais still use ‘ka’ and ‘krub’ when speaking English

One of the most endearing characteristics of Thai people is their desire to be unfailingly polite. This is why they end their Thai sentences with “ka” and “krub.” But, many people wonder why they continue to use these oh-so-Thai endings even when they speak English. Thai children are taught to make a habit of using

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