เจ้าค่ะ

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From เจ้าข้า (jâo-kâa, my lord).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic เจ้าค่ะ
e t͡ɕ ˆ ā g ˋ a
Phonemic เจ้า-ค่ะ
e t͡ɕ ˆ ā – g ˋ a
Paiboon jâo-kâ
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /t͡ɕaw˥˩.kʰaʔ˥˩/

Particle[edit]

เจ้าค่ะ (jâo-kâ)

  1. particle used by female speakers at the end of sentences to make them more polite
    อิฉันไม่ได้ทำเจ้าค่ะ  ―  ì-chǎn mâi dâai tam jâo-kâ  ―  I did not do it, my lord (female speaker, polite)
  2. yes (female speaker).

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