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18: Many ways to say “very” in Thai

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Thai transcription provided by Capital letters at the end of each syllable indicate tones.

มาก (maak) & มาก ๆ (maak maak)

อย่างยิ่ง (yaang ying) & เป็นอย่างยิ่ง (bpen yaang ying)
“extremely” (used in formal / written language)

samR khanM (bpenM) yaangL yingF
“extremely important”

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สุด ๆ (soot soot) & สุด ๆ ไปเลย (soot soot bpai leeuy)
“very” “super” (colloquial)

อร่อยสุด ๆ (ไปเลย)
aL raawyL sootL sootL (bpaiM leeuyM)
“It’s super delicious!”

จะตาย (ja dtaai)
“very” “super”
(colloquial; implying that what you say contradicts with another speaker’s opinion)

ทำไมไม่กินล่ะ อร่อยจะตาย
thamM maiM maiF ginM laF aL raawyL jaL dtaaiM
“Why didn’t you eat it? It’s super delicious.”

เว่อ (wuuhr)
“very” “super” (colloquial; exaggerating)

จัด (jat)
“very” “super”
(limited use; often used to describe extreme weather)

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