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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *haɰᶜ (to give), from Middle Chinese (MC hɨʌX, “to allow”). Cognate with Northern Thai ᩉᩨ᩶, Lao ໃຫ້ (hai), ᦠᦹᧉ (ḣue2), Tai Dam ꪻꪬ꫁, Shan ႁႂ်ႈ (hāue), Ahom 𑜑𑜧 (haw), Zhuang hawj.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicให้
au h ˆ
Phonemicไฮ่
ai ɦ ˋ
RomanizationPaiboonhâi
Royal Institutehai
(standard) IPA(key)/haj˥˩/
Homophonesไห้

VerbEdit

ให้ (hâi) (abstract noun การให้)

  1. to give; to grant.
  2. (law) to gratuitously give; to donate.
  3. to allow; to permit.
  4. (auxiliary, causative) used to express a permission, requirement, command, expectation, or wish.

NounEdit

ให้ (hâi)

  1. (law) gratuitous gift; donation.

PrepositionEdit

ให้ (hâi)

  1. to; for; that, so that; to the point of, to the extent of, to the degree of, until; in a manner that (is).
  2. for, for the sake of, or on behalf of (someone).