Learn Thai Vocabulary | “Heart” or “Jai” in Several Interesting Words

By April 20, 2009Thai Vocabulary

“Heart” or “Jai” in Several Interesting WordsThai Words with Heart | Vocabulary

My students at my Thai Language School remarked that there are many words in the Thai Language concerning the word “jai” and I heard a lot of my foreign friends say that Thai people are generous (kon-tai-mii-nám-jai/คนไทยมีน้ำใจ)or Thais are kind (kon-tai-jai-dii /คนไทยใจดี).

Here are some of Thai interesting words about “jai/ใจ”:

Thai

Phonetics English

Example Sentences

กินใจ

gin-jai to be impressive

บทกลอนนี้กินใจ

/bòt-glɔɔn níi gin-jai/

This poem is impressive.

จับใจ

jàb-jai to be catchy

ฉัน/ผมชอบดนตรีที่จับใจ

/chăn,pŏm chɔ̂ɔp don-dtrii-tîi-jàb-jai/

I like catchy music.

คับข้องใจ

káb-kɔ̂ɔg-jai  to be discontented

ทุกคนรู้สึกคับข้องใจ

/túk-kon rúu-sᵾ̀k káb-kɔ̂ɔg-jai/

Everyone feels discontented.

เคืองใจ

kᵾang-jai to be irritated

(in mind)

คำตอบของเธอทำให้เขาเคืองใจ

/kam-dtɔ̀ɔp kɔ̆ɔng-tәә tam-hâi káo /

Your answer irritated him.

จริงใจ

jing-jai to be sincere

เขาจริงใจ

/ Káo jing-jai/

He is sincere.

แค้นใจ

kɛ́ɛn-jai to be outraged

คนไทยส่วนใหญ่แค้นใจเพราะเหตุการณ์นั้น

/ kon-tai sùan-yài kɛ́ɛn-jai prɔ́ hèet-gaan nán/

Most of Thai people were outraged because of that incident.

ใจแคบ

jai-kɛ̂ɛp narrow-minded เธอใจแคบ

/ tәә jai-kɛ̂ɛp/

She is narrow-minded.

ใจต่ำ

jai-dtàm mean-spirited

มีคนใจต่ำอยู่ทุกหนทุกแห่งเสมอ

/ mii kon jai-dtàm yùu túk-hŏn-túk-hɛ̀ɛng sà-mә̆ә/

There are always mean-spirited people everywhere.

นอกใจ

nɔ̂ɔk-jai to cheat on someone

ผู้ชายคนนี้กำลังนอกใจภรรยาของเขาใช่ไหม

/ pûu-chaai kon-níi gam-lang nɔ̂ɔk-jai pan-rá-yaa kɔ̆ɔng-káo châi-mái/

Is this man cheating on his wife?

อ่อนอกอ่อนใจ

ɔ̀ɔn-òk-ɔ̀ɔn-jai utterly weary

ฉัน/ผมรู้สึกอ่อนอกอ่อนใจ

 

/chán,pŏm rúu-sᵾ̀k ɔ̀ɔn-òk-ɔ̀ɔn-jai/

I feel utterly weary.

Well, I hope you get some ideas to express your feelings now!!!

Khru May

Thai Language Teacher