| To Think
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In this blog, we will learn how to say and use the word “to think” in Thai Language. This is used widely in the English language, ie ‘I think that….’. The usage of this verb in the Thai language is not too dissimilar.
To say “to think” in Thai language is…
คุณกำลังคิดอะไร / kun gam-lang kít à-rai/
What are you thinking?
ฉัน/ผมไม่ได้คิดอะไร /chán,pŏm mâi-dâai kít à-rai/
I am not thinking of anything.
คุณคิดว่าภาษาไทยยากไหม /kun kít-wâa paa-săa tai yâak mái/
Do you think Thai is difficult?
เราคิดว่าภาษาไทยไม่ยาก /rao kít wâa paa-sǎa thai mâi yâak/
ขอคิดดูก่อน /kɔ̆ɔ kít duu gɔ̀ɔn/
Let me think first.
If you want to say that you miss somebody, in Thai is…
ฉัน/ผมรู้สึกคิดถึงบ้าน/chán,pŏm rúu-sᵾ̀k kít-tᵾ̆ng bâan/
I feel homesick.
คุณคิดถึงผม/ฉันไหม /kun kít-tᵾ̆ng pŏm,chán mái/
Do you miss me?
There is a similar word which is…
This word means to consider, to think and to bring to mind.
If you say นึกว่า /nʉ́k wâa/, it can mean “to think that” or “thought that”, to indicate that something contrast to what you imagined before.
ผม/ฉันนึกว่าเขาไม่สบาย /pŏm,chán nᵾ́k wâa káo mâi sà-baai/
I thought he was sick. (but he was not)
ฉัน/ผมนึกว่าเขาเป็นคนดี /chán, pŏm nᵾ́k wâa káo bpen kon dii/
I thought he/she was a good person (but she/he was not)
If you say นึกถึง /nʉ́k -tʉ̌ng/, it means “think of, think about” and it can also mean “to recall”.
เวลาผมเจอเธอผมมักจะนึกถึงตอนเธอเมา/wee-laa pŏm jәә tәә pŏm mák-jà nᵾ́k-tᵾ̆ng dtɔɔn tәә mao/
When I meet her, I usually think of when she was drunk.
ถ้าพูดถึงตอนคุณเป็นเด็ก คุณจะนึกถึงอะไร /tâa pûut-tᵾ̆ng dtɔɔn kun bpen dèk, kun jà nᵾ́k-tᵾ̆ng à-rai/
If we talk about when you were young, what will you think of?
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