แก่

See also: แก้

ThaiEdit

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicแก่
æ k ˋ
RomanizationPaiboongɛ̀ɛ
Royal Institutekae
(standard) IPA(key)/kɛː˨˩/(R)

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Tai *keːᴮ (old (of living beings)). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨠᩯ᩵, Lao ແກ່ (), Shan ၵႄႇ (kàae), Tai Nüa ᥐᥥᥱ (), Zhuang geq, Saek เก.

AdjectiveEdit

แก่ (gɛ̀ɛ) (abstract noun ความแก่)

  1. old; aged; aging.
  2. mature; ripe.
  3. dark (as in colour).
  4. concentrated; strong.
AntonymsEdit
Antonyms
See alsoEdit
See also

Etymology 2Edit

Cognate with Lao ແກ່ ().

PrepositionEdit

แก่ (gɛ̀ɛ)

  1. to: used for identifying the person or thing affected by or receiving something.
Usage notesEdit
  • Often confused with กับ (gàp, with). For example, ให้แก่ (hâi-gɛ̀ɛ, to give (something) to (someone)) is often misused as ให้กับ (hâi-gàp, to give (something) with (someone)).
  • Replaceable by ต่อ (dtɔ̀ɔ) and แด่ (dɛ̀ɛ). The latter, however, conveys a sense of great honour or respect and is often used to address gods, priests, royal persons, persons in authority, etc.