Thai Word of the Day: “aawn-wawn” (อ้อนวอน)

“aawn-wawn” (อ้อนวอน) can be used in the following ways:

verb: to plead / to beg

The verb “aawn-wawn” (อ้อนวอน) is when we ask for something in an urgent or emotional way.


“ga-rut-naa chuay phuak-rao duay,” kao aawn-wawn
“กรุณาช่วยพวกเราด้วย” เขาอ้อนวอน
(“Please help us,” he pleaded)

ter aawn-wawn hai kao yoo dtae kao han lang hai ter
(She pleaded with him to stay, but he turned his back on her)

mai mee thaang thee ter ja aawn-wawn hai kao glab ma
(There is no way that she will beg him to come back)

Li Morrissey
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Thai Language Tuition UK