พี่

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See also: , , พี, and พ.

Thai[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *biːᴮ (older sibling). Compare Lao ພີ່ (phī); ᦗᦲᧈ (pii1).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic พี่
b ī ˋ
Paiboon pîi
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /pʰiː˥˩/

Noun[edit]

พี่ (pîi) (classifier คน)

  1. elder brother; elder sister.
  2. older person.
  3. (informal) boss; commander; leader; superior.
  4. (informal) an honorific given to the above described persons.

Pronoun[edit]

พี่ (pîi)

  1. a first person pronoun employed by a person when addressing a younger person or subordinate.
  2. an affectionate first person pronoun employed by a man when addressing his beloved woman.
  3. a second or third person pronoun used to address an older person or superior.
  4. an affectionate second or third person pronoun employed by a woman to address her beloved man.

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