ฉัน

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Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Etymology 1[edit]

Shortened from ดิฉัน (dì-chǎn) or อิฉัน (ì-chǎn). Compare Khmer ឆាន់ (chan, 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]

Etymology 2[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ฉัน (chǎn)

  1. (formal, elegant) as; like; as if.

Preposition[edit]

ฉัน (chǎn)

  1. (formal, elegant) as; like.

Etymology 3[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

ฉัน (chǎn) (abstract noun การฉัน)

  1. (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.