แก่

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See also: แก้

Thai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicแก่
æ k ˋ
RomanizationPaiboongɛ̀ɛ
Royal Institutekae
(standard) IPA(key)/kɛː˨˩/

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Tai *keːᴮ (old (of living beings)). Cognate with Lao ແກ່ (), Shan ၵႄႇ (kàae), Zhuang geq, Saek เก.

Adjective[edit]

แก่ (gɛ̀ɛ) (abstract noun ความแก่)

  1. old; aged; aging.
  2. mature; ripe.
  3. dark (as in colour).
  4. concentrated; strong.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate with Lao ແກ່ ().

Preposition[edit]

แก่ (gɛ̀ɛ)

  1. to: used for identifying the person or thing affected by or receiving something.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Often confused with กับ (gàp, with). For example, ให้แก่ (hâi-gɛ̀ɛ, to give (something) to (someone)) is often misused as ให้กับ (hâi-gàp, to give (something) with (someone)).
  • Replaceable by ต่อ (dtɔ̀ɔ) and แด่ (dɛ̀ɛ). The latter, however, conveys a sense of great honour or respect and is often used to address gods, priests, royal persons, persons in authority, etc.