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Relations kroer-yard
(เครือญาติ)

People reading kon (คน)

Reading
Boy
deag-poo-chary
(เด็กผู้ชาย)
Girl
deag-poo-ying
(เด็กผู้หญิง)
Man or Men
poo-chary
(ผู้ชาย)
Woman
poo-ying
(ผู้หญิง)
Gentleman
su-parb-bu-rud
(สุภาพบุรุษ)
Lady
su-parb-sa-tree
(สุภาพสตรี)
An old man
kon-gae (คนแก่) or
kon-cha-rar (คนชรา)



Family reading krorb-krua (ครอบครัว)

Parents
por-mae
(พ่อ-แม่)
Father
por
(พ่อ)
Mother
mae
(แม่)
Husband
sar-mee (สามี) : to friend and polite people. or
pua (ผัว) : to common or market people.
Wife
pan-ra-yar (ภรรยา) : to friend and polite people. or
mia (เมีย) : to common or market people.
Child or Children
loog
(ลูก)
Son
loog-chary
(ลูกชาย)
Daughter
loog-sarw
(ลูกสาว)
Elder brother
pee-chary
(พี่ชาย)
Younger brother
norng-chary
(น้องชาย)
Elder sister
pee-sarw
(พี่สาว)
Younger sister
norng-sarw
(น้องสาว)



Relations reading kroer-yard (เครือญาติ)

Grandchild
lharn
(หลาน)
Grandson or Nephew
lharn-chary
(หลานชาย)
Granddaughter or Niece
lharn-sarw
(หลานสาว)
Elder brother
of parents
lung
(ลุง)
Elder sister
of parents
par
(ป้า)
Younger brother and
younger sister of father
ar
(อา)
Younger brother and
younger sister of mother
nar
(น้า)
Grand father (Father's father)
poo
(ปู่)
Grand father (Mother's father)
tar
(ตา)
Grand mother (Father's mother)
yar
(ย่า)
Grand mother (Mother's mother)
yary
(ยาย)
Great - grand father or Mother
tuad
(ทวด)


Note : In Thai culture, people would use pronoun to informally call other people whom they enter in a conversation with or are close to them as pee (พี่), norng (น้อง), lung (ลุง), par (ป้า), nar (น้า), ar (อา), poo (ปู่) or tar (ตา), yar (ย่า) or yary (ยาย), in order to express their closeness, acquaintance and respect as one of their relatives. This is a uniqueness of Thai culture foreigners should know.

Sat, 29 March, 2003



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