THAI LANGUAGE LESSONS
L13 - Possessives
In English we have to learn many different forms of possessives, e.g. my, mine, yours, his, hers, ours, theirs, its, the dog's, etc.
In Thai we only need to learn one word:
(can also be used as a general term for things in a way that roughly equates to the English word 'stuff')
You place this word before a name or pronoun to show they own the subject of the sentence.
peu-an korng chan - my
bahn korng kao - his house
rot yon korng koon somchai - Somchai's car
mah korng koon john - John's dog
That is fairly straightforward. Here is one other ownership word:
bahn nee korng krai ? - who
owns this house?
bahn nee korng peu-an - this is my friend's house.
kon tee nun bpen krai ? - who
is that person?
kon tee nun bpen peu-an korng chan - that person is my friend.
jao korng yoo nai ? - where
is the owner?
jao korng bpai tee-ow - the owner has gone out.
'Korng' to mean 'thing' or 'stuff'
'Korng' can also be used as a general term for 'things' or 'stuff'. Here are a few examples:
|gep||collect / put away|
|gep korng||put things away|
|korng jing||genuine item|
|korng bplorm||fake item|