ใจ

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *cɤɰᴬ (heart; breath). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨧᩲ, Lao ໃຈ (chai), ᦺᦈ (ṫsay), Tai Dam ꪻꪊ, Shan ၸႂ် (tsǎue), Tai Nüa ᥓᥬᥴ (tsaue1).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicใจ
au t͡ɕ
Phonemicไจ
ai t͡ɕ
RomanizationPaiboonjai
Royal Institutechai
(standard) IPA(key)/t͡ɕaj˧/
Homophonesไจ

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.

Interjection[edit]

ใจ (jai)

  1. (slang) thanks.