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EtymologyEdit

From เด็ก (dèk, child) +‎ ชาย (chaai, male).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicเด็กชาย
e ɗ ˘ k d͡ʑ ā y
Phonemicเด็ก-ชาย
e ɗ ˘ k – d͡ʑ ā y
RomanizationPaiboondèk-chaai
Royal Institutedek-chai
(standard) IPA(key)/dek̚˨˩.t͡ɕʰaːj˧/

NounEdit

เด็กชาย (dèk-chaai)

  1. boy.
  2. (law) a formal title which a man under 15 years of age is required to use. Abbreviation: ด.ช. (dɔɔ-chɔɔ)
  3. similar title, as master, etc.

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