ข้าพเจ้า

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From contraction of ข้าพระเจ้า (kâa-prá-jâao, literally divine lord's servant).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic ข้าพเจ้า
kʰ ˆ ā b e t͡ɕ ˆ ā
Phonemic ข้า-พะ-จ้าว
kʰ ˆ ā – b a – t͡ɕ ˆ ā w
Paiboon kâa-pá-jâao
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /kʰaː˥˩.pʰa˦˥.t͡ɕaːw˥˩/

Pronoun[edit]

ข้าพเจ้า (kâa-pá-jâao)

  1. (very formal) a first-person pronoun, usually used when addressing a person of equal or higher status.