A Simple Thai Grammar by Werachai Setthapun

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Ago). When these words are separated by a period of time, their meaning becomes ago. eg. a v 1\ 1\ v khau pbai krungthep meua Sim:ng wan he go Bangkok when two day He went to Bangkok two days ago. wn before 10 It rained (past tense) heavily. b f~n tok nak mt'ua sawng wan rain fall heavy when two day It rained heavily two days ago. thtltiew ago To show the perfect tense, the word rna (come), l~w (already), or mal~w (come already) is used in a sentence. Ma means come, but in this case it has no meaning.

Wn before 10 It rained (past tense) heavily. b f~n tok nak mt'ua sawng wan rain fall heavy when two day It rained heavily two days ago. thtltiew ago To show the perfect tense, the word rna (come), l~w (already), or mal~w (come already) is used in a sentence. Ma means come, but in this case it has no meaning. dek dek tham kanban ltiew children do homework already The children have done their homework. 1/ phom bpai angkrlt mq I go England I have been to England. i set you write letter finish already Have you written the letter?

Chaikhrap yes No, I didn't. 5 Double Negatives In some Thai sentences, although there may be two negative words, the meaning of that sentence does show negation. A A A. A v phaw ham ma1 hai phom syp burl father forbid not allow I smoke cigarette My father forbids me to smoke. khry him m;i hai dek dek len nai hiill:ng teacher forbid not allow children play in classroom The teacher forbids the children to play in the classroom. Although these two sentences are affirmative, as they are in English, it is an unusual event in Thai.

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