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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *cɤɰᴬ (heart; breath). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨧᩲ, Lao ໃຈ (chai), ᦺᦈ (ṫsay), Tai Dam ꪻꪊ, Shan ၸႂ် (tsǎue), Tai Nüa ᥓᥬᥴ (tsaue1). Compare to Proto-Austronesian *qaCay.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicใจ
au t͡ɕ
Phonemicไจ
ai t͡ɕ
RomanizationPaiboonjai
Royal Institutechai
(standard) IPA(key)/t͡ɕaj˧/
Homophonesไจ

NounEdit

ใจ (jai)

  1. heart.
  2. mind; spirit.
  3. breath.
  4. desire; intention.
  5. opinion; view.
  6. emotion; feeling.
  7. favour; kindness.
  8. centre; middle.

Derived termsEdit

Derived terms

VerbEdit

ใจ (jai)

  1. (slang) to thank.
  2. (slang) to be brave; to dare; to have courage.

InterjectionEdit

ใจ (jai)

  1. (slang) thanks.