ฉัน

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Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic ฉัน
t͡ɕʰ ạ n
Paiboon chǎn
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /t͡ɕʰan˩˩˦/
Homophones ฉันท์

Etymology 1[edit]

Shortened from ดิฉัน (dì-chǎn) or อิฉัน (ì-chǎn). Compare Khmer ឆាន់ (chhan, I; me; my).

Pronoun[edit]

ฉัน (chǎn)

  1. (informal) a first person pronoun employed by anyone when addressing a person of equal or lower status.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Colloquially pronounced chán.

Etymology 2[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ฉัน (chǎn)

  1. as; like; in the same way as; just as.

Preposition[edit]

ฉัน (chǎn)

  1. as; like; resembling; similarly to; in the manner characteristic of; in the role, function, or status of.

Etymology 3[edit]

Compare Burmese ဆန် (hcan, rice), Khmer ឆាន់ (chhan, to eat).

Verb[edit]

ฉัน (chǎn) (abstract noun การฉัน)

  1. (used of a priest) to consume (an edible thing, as food, drink, medicine, etc).

Etymology 4[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ฉัน (chǎn)

  1. shining; radiating or reflecting light; luminous.