เขา

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Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic เขา
e kʰ ā
Paiboon kǎo
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /kʰäw˩˩˦/

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Lao ເຂົາ(khao).

Pronoun[edit]

เขา ‎(kǎo)

  1. a third person pronoun.
  2. (childish) a first person pronoun.
Usage notes[edit]
  • The pronoun is colloquially pronounced and written เค้า(káo).
  • The first person pronoun is usually used with the second person pronoun ตัวเอง(dtuua-eeng) or เตง(dteeng).

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Lao ເຂົາ(khao).

Noun[edit]

เขา ‎(kǎo)

  1. any of various birds of the family Columbidae, including doves and pigeons.
  2. horn.
  3. hill; mountain.
  4. (somewhat archaic) climber; creeper; vine.
Derived terms[edit]