L8(j) - 'reu bplao' - Or Not?

'reu bplao' - this question form translates as 'or not?' This may not be a common question form in English but it is a common way to ask a question in Thai. It always comes at the end of the sentence.

A little more vocabulary:

reu or
bplao no / not
mah come

Let's look at an example:

mah poo-get reu bplao ? - are you coming to Phuket or not?

In English, this sounds rather harsh or impatient. In Thai, it is a normal question form and does not have any overtones of impatience.

The standard responses to this question are:

mah krup - coming
bplao krup - no









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