รถไฟ

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Thai[edit]

ระวังรถไฟ = watch out for trains

Etymology[edit]

From รถ (rót, wheeled vehicle) +‎ ไฟ (fai, fire). Compare Chinese 火車火车 (huǒchē).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicรถไฟ
r tʰ ai f
Phonemic
รด-ไฟ
r ɗ – ai f
RomanizationPaiboonrót-fai
Royal Instituterot-fai
(standard) IPA(key)/rot̚˦˥.faj˧/(R)

Noun[edit]

รถไฟ (rót-fai)

  1. (rail transport) (classifier: คัน or ตู้ for separate sections, as cars, carriages, coaches, etc; ขบวน for lines or processions) train: connected group of rolling stock.

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