Dec 02

AUA – Day 7

On the 7th day, we started to learn a little bit about past and future tense. We learned to ask about something that happened yesterday, something that happens today and something that will happen tomorrow by adding the adverbs of time in the sentences.

  • mûawansuun : the day before yesterday
  • mûawanníi : yesterday
  • mûakhuuníi : last night
  • wanníi : today
  • khuunníi : tonight
  • (wan)phrûŋníi : tomorrow
  • khuunphrûŋníi : tomorrow night
  • (wan)maruunníi : day after tomorrow

basically “wan” means day and khuun means night. To say something about the future we don’t have to use “wan”.

We can add the adverb of time to the sentences pattern we learned on previous day. For example, on 6th day, we learned this sentences :
Khun chɔɔp dùum kaafɛɛ thîi nay? (Where do you like to drink coffee?)
And if we add the adverb of time in the beginning of the sentences, we can have these examples :

  • Wanníi Khun chɔɔp dùum kaafɛɛ thîi nay? (Where do you like to drink coffee today?)
  • Phrûŋníi Khun cà dùum kaafɛɛ thîi nay? (Where will you drink coffee tomorrow?)
  • Mûawanníi khun dùum kaafɛɛ thîi nay? (Where did you drink coffee yesterday?)

Usually, to say something that will happen in the future, we have to add ca that literally means will. We have to understand that Thai language grammar is not the same with English Grammar. Actually, Thai language has less grammar rule compared to English, and not every English grammar can be mapped to Thai Language Grammar (and vice versa).

This is the grammar pattern for the adverb of time :

  1. The activity is happen now : Wanníi + S + Verb + Object
  2. The activity will happen in the future : Phrûŋníi + S + cà + Verb + Object
  3. The activity happened in the past : Mûawanníi + S + Verb + Object

To make a sentence question, just add the adverb of time in the beginning of the sentences.

New words we learned on day 7 :

  • khàyciaw : scramble egg
  • khaydaaw : sunny side egg
  • khâawphat: fried rice
  • khanŏmpang : bread
  • kàp : with
  • lɛ́ : and
  • tɛ̀ɛ : or

Anyway, I admit, I became less consistent to write my day by day class. I will try to finish what I already started. Just be patient, ok!

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