กว่า

ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Middle Chinese (MC kuɑ, kuɑH, “to surpass, to exceed; than”). Cognate with Lao ກວ່າ (kuā, than, more than), Shan ၵႂႃႇ (kwàa, to go), Vietnamese quá (to exceed; very, excessive).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicกว่า
k w ˋ ā
RomanizationPaiboongwàa
Royal Institutekwa
(standard) IPA(key)/kwaː˨˩/(R)

PrepositionEdit

กว่า (gwàa)

  1. (in comparisons) than, .er than
  2. (colloquial) over, more than
  3. (usually followed by จะ ()) by the time that

VerbEdit

กว่า (gwàa) (abstract noun การกว่า)

  1. go, leave

SynonymsEdit