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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese (MC ɦˠuaiH, “to say; to speak”). Cognate with Lao ວ່າ (), ᦞᦱᧈ (vaa1), Shan ဝႃႈ (wāa), Zhuang vah.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicว่า
w ˋ ā
RomanizationPaiboonwâa
Royal Institutewa
(standard) IPA(key)/waː˥˩/
Homophonesหว้า

VerbEdit

ว่า (wâa) (abstract noun การว่า)

  1. to say, to speak, to tell; to utter, to pronounce.
  2. to instruct; to direct.
  3. to address; to deal (with); to handle; to administer; to manage.
  4. to admonish; to scold; to rebuke; to lecture.
  5. to criticise; to comment negatively; to speak ill (of).
  6. (now rare) to sing; to chant.
  7. (now often in combination) to hire; to employ; to ask to do something in exchange for compensation.

See alsoEdit

to say, to speak, to tell; to utter, to pronounce

ConjunctionEdit

ว่า (wâa)

  1. as; that; as follows.
  2. as; as if; like.

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