Learn Thai | The Word ไว้ wái | To Keep

By March 28, 2012Thai Grammar

How to say To KeepSave_Keep_Thai or To Save in Thai

The word ‘ไว้ /wái/’ is a Thai Grammar particle that means to keep or to save. It is used after a verb of action, or verb phrase, to convey the idea that the action is being done for future use or reference:

Verb (Phrase) + ไว้ /wái/

For example;

ฉันจะเก็บไว้กินพรุ่งนี้ /chán jà gèp wái gin prûng-níi/

= I’ll keep it to eat tomorrow.

ฝากของไว้ที่นี่ได้ไหม /fàak kɔ̌ɔng wái tîi nîi dâai mái/

= Can I leave my things here?

เราจองตั๋วไว้แล้ว /rao jɔɔng dtǔa wái lɛ́ɛo/

= We have booked tickets already.

เขาซื้อไว้อ่านวันหลัง /káo súu wái àan wan lǎng/

= He/She bought it to read another day.

เอาไว้วันหลัง /ao wái wan lǎng/

= Let’s put it off to another day.

I hope you have enjoyed learning this useful piece of Thai Grammar so now you can explain saving or keeping actions now that will affect future actions.

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