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Learn Thai | “A lot, Much, Many” มาก, เยอะ, หลาย

By March 10, 2011March 17th, 2019No Comments

Learn Thai Vocabulary “A lot, Much, Many” (มาก, เยอะ, หลาย)  /mâak, yə́, lǎai/              many ,very ,a lot

As you may already know how to say many or very in Thai is “mâak” (มาก)   you would say  “pèt mâak”(เผ็ดมาก)  which mean very spicy or “ rɔ́ɔn mâak ”(ร้อนมาก)  which mean very hot. And today I would like to show you more words in Thai.

       1. มาก /mâak/ =  a lot, very (This  word we put at the end of  the  adjective)

  • kun pûut paa-sǎa tai gèng mâak (คุณพูดภาษาไทยเก่งมาก ) = You speak Thai very well.
  • káo lɔ̀ɔ mâak (เขาหล่อมาก) = He is very handsome.
  • wan-níi pǒm tam-ngaan yûng mâak (วันนี้ผมทำงานยุ่งมาก) = Today I was very busy working

2. yə́ =  much, many (This word we use when we want to show that you have  too much or too many things. Mostly we use this word with a Noun.)

Subject + (Verb/Noun) + yə́(mâak)

  • mûa-kuun-níi  Jim dùum  bia yə́(mâak) (เมื่อคืนนี้จิมดื่มเบียร์เยอะมาก) = Last night Jim drank a lot of beer.
  • wan-níi chán gin yə́(mâak) (วันนี้ฉันกินเยอะมาก) = Today I ate a lot.
  • kruu mii nák-rian  yə́ (ครูมีนักเรียนเยอะ) = Teacher has a lot of students.

3. lǎai=  many, a lot (This word is used with a classifier. If you have already learnt about classifiers in Thai this word will be useful  for you. Let us see the structure of this word and how to use it.)

Noun+ lǎai+ classifier

  • káo mii pûan lǎai kon (เขามีเพื่อนหลายคน) = He has many friends.
  • pîi-sǎao súu sûa lǎai dtua (พี่สาวซื้อเสื้อหลายตัว) = My older sister bought many shirts.
  • Jɔɔn mii rót lǎai kan prɔ́  káo mii ngəən  yə́ (จอห์นมีรถหลายคันเพราะเขามีเงินเยอะ) = John has many cars because he has a lot of money.

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By Tik
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