Oct 16

AUA – Day 6

On the 6th day, we learned more verbs, some beverages, and places.

Here are the words we learned :

  1. Verb
    • kin : eat
    • dùum : drink
    • chɔɔp : like >< mây chɔɔp : don't like
    • sÇ”u : buy
    • khÇŽay : sell
    • rian : learn / study
    • s̀́ɔɔn : teach
    • pay thîaw : go travel
    • maa thîaw : come travel
    • tên : dance

  2. Drink
    • kaafɛɛ : coffee
    • bia : beer
    • way : wine
    • náam : water
    • chaa : tea
  3. Places
    • raán ?aahÇŽan : food store / restaurant
    • raán : store
    • hâaÅ‹ : mall / shopping centre
    • suan sat : zoo
    • sÇ”an : garden
    • sàt : animal
    • tà làt : market
  4. Others
    • thùk yaaÅ‹ : everything
    • thaÅ‹ mot : all
    • phûu yiÅ‹ : woman
    • phûu chaay : man

We use the new words using the questions form (that we have learned before) to ask more questions.

  1. S + Verb + Obj(A) + máy kh? / chây máy kh? / rǔu Obj(B) kh ?
  2. Example :

    • Khun chɔɔp dùum kaafɛɛ máy kh? ( Do you like to drink coffee?)
    • Khun chɔɔp dùum kaafɛɛ chây máy kh? (You like to drink coffee, don’t you?)
    • Khun chɔɔp dùum kaafɛɛ rÇ”u chaa kh? (Do you like to drink coffe or tea ?)
  3. S + Verb + Obj + thîi Place(A) + máy kh? / chây máy kh? / rǔu thîi place(B) kh
    • Khun chɔɔp dùum kaafɛɛ thîi hâaÅ‹ máy kh? ( Do you like to drink coffee at mall?)
    • Khun chɔɔp dùum kaafɛɛ thîi hâaÅ‹ chây máy kh? (You like to drink coffee at mall, don’t you?)
    • Khun chɔɔp dùum kaafɛɛ thîi hâaÅ‹ rÇ”u thîi raán ?aahÇŽan kh? (Do you like to drink coffe at mall or at restaurant?)
  4. S + Verb + ?à-rai ?/ thîi nay?
  5. Example :

    • Khun chɔɔp dùum ?à-rai ? (What do you like to drink?)
    • Khun chɔɔp dùum thîi nay? (Where do you like to drink?)
    • Khun rian ?à-rai ? (What do you learn?)
    • Khun rian thîi nay? (Where do you learn?)
  6. S + Verb + Obj + thîi + place(A) + máy kh? / chây máy kh? / rǔu thîi place(B) kh
  7. Example

    • Khun sÇ”u bia thîi hâaÅ‹ máy kh? (Do you buy beer from mall?)
    • Khun sÇ”u bia thîi hâaÅ‹ chây máy kh? (You buy beer from mall, don’t you?)
    • Khun sÇ”u bia thîi hâaÅ‹ rÇ”u thîi raán ?aahÇŽan kh? ( Do you buy beer from mall or from restaurant?)

If you don’t know how to answer a question with máy kh? / chây máy kh? and ?à-rai ? you can check the previous day lesson (Day 1 – Day 5). The new questions for day 6 are in the form of “thîi nay” (where) question. Don’t forget that máy kh questions are not a yes no questions, see Day 4 for yes no questions.

Now to answer the questions we just add the name of the place after “thîi”.

  • Q: Khun chɔɔp dùum kaafɛɛ thîi nay? (Where do you like to drink coffee?)
  • A: ♀/ ♂ chɔɔp dùum kaafɛɛ thîi raánkaafɛɛ StarBucks( I like to drink coffee at StarBucks coffee shop)
  • Q: Khun pay thîaw thîinay? (Where do you go travel?)
  • A:♀/ ♂ pay thîaw thîi Chiang Rai (I go travel to Chiang Rai)

You can see from the example, if the place has name, the name came after the place (it’s raánkaafɛɛ starbucks not starbucks raánkaafɛɛ). Or sometimes you can directly say the name.

Anyway, if you notice, sometimes my transliteration is not consistent. I am still working on it. I need more time to write day to day experience, because lately I spent more time watching tv than writing. It’s hard to write the transliteration because it is difficult to find all the characters that I need. If I have more time to write this, maybe I will also write the Thai character.

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