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18: Many ways to say “very” in Thai

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Thai transcription provided by thai-language.com. Capital letters at the end of each syllable indicate tones.

[01:20]
มาก (maak) & มาก ๆ (maak maak)
“very”

[02:30]
อย่างยิ่ง (yaang ying) & เป็นอย่างยิ่ง (bpen yaang ying)
“extremely” (used in formal / written language)

สำคัญ(เป็น)อย่างยิ่ง
samR khanM (bpenM) yaangL yingF
“extremely important”

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[04:04]
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!”

[05:26]
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.”

[06:52]
เว่อ (wuuhr)
“very” “super” (colloquial; exaggerating)

[07:32]
จัด (jat)
“very” “super”
(limited use; often used to describe extreme weather)


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