ให้

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *haɰᶜ (to give), from Middle Chinese (MC hɨʌX, “to allow”). Cognate with Northern Thai ᩉᩨ᩶, Lao ໃຫ້ (hai), ᦠᦹᧉ (ḣue2), Tai Dam ꪻꪬ꫁, Shan ႁႂ်ႈ (hāue), Tai Nüa ᥞᥬᥲ (hàue) or ᥞᥫᥲ (hòe), Aiton ꩭ်ၞ, Ahom 𑜑𑜧 (haw), Bouyei haec, Zhuang hawj.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicให้
au h ˆ
Phonemicไฮ่
ai ɦ ˋ
RomanizationPaiboonhâi
Royal Institutehai
(standard) IPA(key)/haj˥˩/
Homophonesไห้

Verb[edit]

ให้ (hâi) (abstract noun การให้)

  1. to give; to grant.
  2. (law) to gratuitously give; to donate.
  3. to allow; to permit.
  4. (auxiliary, causative) used to express a permission, requirement, command, expectation, or wish.

Noun[edit]

ให้ (hâi)

  1. (law) gratuitous gift; donation.

Preposition[edit]

ให้ (hâi)

  1. to; for; that, so that; to the point of, to the extent of, to the degree of, until; in a manner that (is).
  2. for, for the sake of, or on behalf of (someone).