แล้ว

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *leːwᶜ (to be finished). Compare Lao ແລ້ວ (lǣu); (l̇aew), Northern Thai ᩓ᩠ᩅ. Compare Chinese (MC leuX).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicแล้ว
æ l ˆ w
RomanizationPaiboonlɛ́ɛo
Royal Institutelaeo
(standard) IPA(key)/lɛːw˦˥/

Adverb[edit]

แล้ว (lɛ́ɛo)

  1. already (used a general marker that indicates a specified action has happened or state has been attained)
  2. next; then; afterwards; so; finally; and (positioned at the beginning of a clause indicating the ordering of events or agreement with main clause)