THAI LANGUAGE LESSONS
L24 - Verbs
Verbs are of course, action words. We have already introduced plenty of verbs in the previous lessons but let's just take a moment to clear up how to use them.
We have already seen in lesson 14 that verbs do not change their form depending on tense. Instead, Thai has add-on words to define tense if necessary.
Thai verbs are used in much the same way as English verbs. They are placed after the subject and before any object or adverb.
The verb comes after the subject:
pom bpai - I go
koon mah - You come
If there is an object, the verb comes before the object:
pom gin plah - I eat
pom ruk koon - I love you
If there is an adverb, the verb comes before the adverb:
koon dern cha cha - You
koon yim suay suay - You smile beautifully
If there is an object and an adverb, the order is
subject + verb + object + adverb:
pom bpai poo-get boi boi
- I go to Phuket often
pom kap rot ray-oh ray-oh - I drive the car quickly