เขา

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Thai[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Lao ເຂົາ ‎(khao).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Orthographic: เขา
    Sequence of characters: e+kʰ+ā
  • Phonemic: เขา, เค้า
    Sequence of characters: e+kʰ+ā, e+g+T_THO
  • Paiboon: kǎo, káo
  • (Bangkok) IPA(key): /kʰaw˩˩˦/, /kʰaw˦˥/

Pronoun[edit]

เขา

  1. third person pronoun.
  2. (slang, childish) first person pronoun.
    • เขาคิดถึงตัวเองจัง
      I miss you so much!
Usage notes[edit]

As a first person pronoun, the term is usually used with the second person pronoun ตัวเอง ‎(tua eng) or เตง ‎(teng).

Alternative spellings[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Lao ເຂົາ ‎(khao).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

เขา

  1. any bird of the family Columbidae; dove.
  2. horn.
  3. mountain.
  4. vine; climber; creeper.