กรุงเทพฯ

ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From กรุง (grung, city) +‎ เทพ (têep, god); shortened from กรุงเทพมหานคร (grung-têep-má-hǎa-ná-kɔɔn, literally celestial city). The last symbol is an abbreviation indicator.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicกรุงเทพฯ
k r u ŋ e d b ǂ
Phonemic
กฺรุง-เทบ
k ̥ r u ŋ – e d ɓ
RomanizationPaiboongrung-têep
Royal Institutekrung-thep
(standard) IPA(key)/kruŋ˧.tʰeːp̚˥˩/(R)
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Proper nounEdit

กรุงเทพฯ (grung-têep)

  1. (colloquial, endonym) Bangkok (the capital of Thailand)

Usage notesEdit

กรุงเทพฯ only means the capital of Thailand, while กรุงเทพ (without ) is used in other proper names such as schools or universities.

SynonymsEdit

Synonyms

DescendantsEdit

  • English: Krung Thep
  • Lao: ກຸງເທບ (kung thēp)
  • Lü: ᦂᦳᧂᦒᦲᧇ (k̇ungthiib)