The Compound Verb ให้ hâi
The compound verb ให้ hâi has many meanings in Thai:
> To Wish
> To Give
> To Allow
> To Instruct / Tell someone to do something
It is a very useful and widely use compound verb you will hear spoken a lot which when used correctly can change the sense and meaning of a sentence. Given its many meanings, it is quite easy to get confused so you will need to practice this verb many times to perfect your knowledge.
Thai Phrases using ให้ hâi
The word “ให้ /hâi/” it occurs as the first element in a number of common compound verbs which convey a sense of causation
ให้……ดู /hâi …duu/ ( let / have + see ) to show
ให้…..เกิด /haâi…gəət/ ( let / have + happen ) to cause, create
ให้…..เช่า /hâi…châo/ ( let / have + rent ) to rent to
ให้…..ยืม /hâi…yʉʉm/ ( let / have + borrow ) to lend
บอก…..ให้ + verb /bᴐ̀ᴐk … hâi/ to tell someone to + verb
ขอให้…. /kᴐ̌ᴐ hâi/ to wish
ให้เขาดูแผนที่หน่อย / hâi káo duu pԑ̌ԑn-tîi nͻ̀i /
Show him the map / let him see the map.
เราให้เพื่อนเช่าบ้านของเรา /rao hâi pʉ̂an châo bâan kͻ̌ͻng rao /
We rent our house to a friend. (We let a friend rent our house.)
ผมไม่ให้ลูกยืมรถ /pǒm mâi hâi lûuk yʉʉm rót kͻ̌ͻng pǒm /
I don’t let my children borrow my car. (I don’t lend my children my car.)
บอกเขาให้มาที่นี่ /bᴐ̀ᴐk káo hâi maa tîi-nîi/
Tell him to come here.
ขอให้โชคดี /kᴐ̌ᴐ hâi chôok-dii/
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