ผู้ใหญ่

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ผู้ (pûu, person) +‎ ใหญ่ (yài, great; big). Compare Chinese 大人 (dàrén).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicผู้ใหญ่
pʰ ū ˆ au h ɲ ˋ
Phonemicพู่-ไหฺย่
b ū ˋ – ai h ̥ y ˋ
RomanizationPaiboonpûu-yài
Royal Institutephu-yai
(standard) IPA(key)/pʰuː˥˩.jaj˨˩/

Noun[edit]

ผู้ใหญ่ (pûu-yài)

  1. (formal) person over 18 years of age.
  2. adult person; mature person.
  3. person of high authority or rank.
  4. superior; commander.
  5. (colloquial) Clipping of ผู้ใหญ่บ้าน (pûu-yài-bâan).

Adjective[edit]

ผู้ใหญ่ (pûu-yài)

  1. adult; mature.
  2. high-ranking; senior.

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