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Etymology 1Edit

Shortened from ดิฉัน (dì-chǎn) or อิฉัน (ì-chǎn). Compare Khmer ឆាន់ (chan, I; me; my).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicฉัน
t͡ɕʰ ạ n
Phonemicฉัน
t͡ɕʰ ạ n
[colloquial]
ชั้น
d͡ʑ ạ ˆ n
RomanizationPaiboonchǎnchán
Royal Institutechanchan
(standard) IPA(key)/t͡ɕʰan˩˩˦//t͡ɕʰan˦˥/
Homophonesฉันท์
Audio

PronounEdit

ฉัน (chǎn)

  1. (informal) a first person pronoun employed by anyone when addressing a person of equal or lower status.

Etymology 2Edit

Cognate with Lao ສັນ (san), ᦶᦉᧃ (ṡaen) or ᦉᧃ (ṡan).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicฉัน
t͡ɕʰ ạ n
RomanizationPaiboonchǎn
Royal Institutechan
(standard) IPA(key)/t͡ɕʰan˩˩˦/
Homophonesฉันท์
Audio

ConjunctionEdit

ฉัน (chǎn)

  1. (formal, elegant) as; like; as if.

PrepositionEdit

ฉัน (chǎn)

  1. (formal, elegant) as; like.

Etymology 3Edit

Compare Lao ສັນ (san, to eat), Khmer ឆាន់ (chan, to eat), Burmese ဆန် (hcan, rice).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicฉัน
t͡ɕʰ ạ n
RomanizationPaiboonchǎn
Royal Institutechan
(standard) IPA(key)/t͡ɕʰan˩˩˦/
Homophonesฉันท์
Audio

VerbEdit

ฉัน (chǎn) (abstract noun การฉัน)

  1. (of a priest) to consume (an edible thing, as food, drink, medicine, etc).

Etymology 4Edit

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicฉัน
t͡ɕʰ ạ n
RomanizationPaiboonchǎn
Royal Institutechan
(standard) IPA(key)/t͡ɕʰan˩˩˦/
Homophonesฉันท์
Audio

AdjectiveEdit

ฉัน (chǎn)

  1. shining; radiating or reflecting light; luminous.