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21: Words starting with น่า (naa). Plus, what is a morpheme and why is it important for learning Thai?

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

[01:01] What are morphemes and why are they important for language learning?

[03:52] น่า (naa) + word indicating an action = worth doing …

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น่ากิน
naaF ginM
“worth eating” “looks delicious” (literally: worth + eat)

อาหารจานนั้นน่ากินมาก
aaM haanR jaanM nanH naaF ginM maakF
“That dish looks delicious.”

น่าดู
naaF duuM
“worth watching” (literally: worth + watch)

หนังเรื่องนี้น่าดู
nangR reuuangF neeH naaF duuM
“This movie is worth watching.”

น่า (naa) + word indicating a feeling = making you feel …

น่ารัก
naaF rakH
“loveable” “lovely” “cute” (literally: making you love)

เขาเป็นคนน่ารัก
khaoR bpenM khohnM naaF rakH
“He/she is loveable.”

น่าสนใจ
naaF sohnR jaiM
“interesting” (literally: making you feel interested)

เขาเป็นคนน่าสนใจ
khaoR bpenM khohnM naaF sohnR jaiM
“He/she is interesting.”

น่าเบื่อ
naaF beuuaL
“boring” (literally: making you feel bored)

หนังเรื่องนี้น่าเบื่อ
nangR reuuangF neeH naaF beuuaL
“This film is boring.”

น่ากลัว
naaF gluaaM
“scary” (literally: making you scared)

น่ากลัวจัง
naaF gluaaM jangM
“This is so scary.”

[10:15]
Use the following words to form sentences.

เกมนี้
gaehmM neeH
“this game”

เพลงนี้
phlaehngM neeH
“this song”

น่ารำคาญ
naaF ramM khaanM
“annoying” (literally: making you feel annoyed)

น่าฟัง
naaF fangM
“worth listening to” (literally: worth + listen)

น่าสนุก
naaF saL nookL
“seems fun” (literally: making you have fun)


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