ใจ

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *cɤɰᴬ(heart; breath). Cognate with Lao ໃຈ(chai); Shan ၸႂ်; Northern Thai ᨧᩲ; ᦈᦺ(ṫsay).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic ใจ
au t͡ɕ
Phonemic ไจ
ai t͡ɕ
Paiboon jai
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /t͡ɕäj˧/
Homophones ไจ

Interjection[edit]

ใจ ‎(jai)

  1. (slang) thanks.

Noun[edit]

ใจ ‎(jai)

  1. breath.
  2. centre; middle.
  3. desire; intention.
  4. emotion; feeling.
  5. favour; kindness.
  6. heart.
  7. mind; spirit.
  8. opinion; view.

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

ใจ ‎(jai) ‎(abstract noun การใจ)

  1. (slang) to thank.
  2. (slang) to be brave; to dare; to have courage.