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7 8 He had been running. 8 v 1\ khau wing ~ wmg V A khau kamlang wi~g kamlang + wmg khvau ~ng ~ Iaew ' wing+ hiew Time Words From the table you will note that only three forms of Thai verbs are akin to English. The verb in item 2 shows the ongoing-ness aspect. Kamlang shows action in progress while lkw in item 3 shows the perfective aspect of the verb. Tense and form are not considered important in Thai as each Thai verb may by itself show tense. By studying the context we will know when the event occurred.
U. nawy shut door Shut the door, please. Si or si is a particle that indicates that the speaker is able to do or is willing to do whatever is asked. khun kin ahan you eat food Can you eat hot food? phet hot dai mai dai si can Yes, I can. khun ja bpai kap you are gomg with Are you going with me? bpai si go ·Yes, I am. 53 phom mai khrap me 15 CHAPTER 15 COUNTING Cardinal Numbers The Thai numerical system is quite easy to understand. If you are able to count one to ten correctly , you will not have a problem with the rest of the numbers.
English coordinators and their Thai equivalents are given below. English Thai and Iae but dtite nor ma1 neither ... nor ma1 ... or r~ either ... or mm ... kaw both ... and thang ... Iae ~ . }L ' ... yang ... d"" ma1ph1ang WlY not only ... but ... ; A. IDYn lae thillfm bpen nakrian John and Tom are John and Tom are students. student v phom mai/\ " rea or " chmp kaf~ I not like coffee I neither like coffee nor tea. ilng he not eat durian or He neither eats durian nor mango. mango thang khon Ide sat kin both man and animal eat Both man and animal eat food.
A Simple Thai Grammar by Werachai Setthapun