Thai Word of the Day: “bplaek-jai” (แปลกใจ)

“bplaek-jai” (แปลกใจ) can be used in the following ways:

verb: to be surprise / to be amaze / to wonder / to astound

The verb “bplaek-jai” (แปลกใจ) is used when we feel surprise to discover someone is doing something that they should not be doing.

Examples:

– chan bplaek-jai maak
ฉันแปลกใจมาก
(I’m very surprised)

garn-gra-tham kawng-ter tham hai kao bplaek-jai
การกระทำของเธอทำให้เขาแปลกใจ
(Her actions surprised him)

chan bplaek-jai thee dai roo waa kao soob boo-ree
ฉันรู้สึกแปลกใจที่ได้รู้ว่าเขาสูบบุหรี่
(I was surprised to have found out that he smoked)

chan roo-seuk bplaek-jai waa tham-mai kao theung tham yaang nan
ฉันรู้สึกแปลกใจว่าทำไมเขาถึงทำอย่างนั้น
(I was surprised why he did that)

Li Morrissey
Course Co-ordinator & Tutor
Thai Language Tuition UK