Thai Word of the Day: “dteuan” (เตือน)

“dteuan” (เตือน) can be used in the following ways:

verb: to remind (someone not to forget something)

The verb “dteuan” (เตือน) is used when we tell someone again about something so they remember to do something or remember what they used to know.


yaa leum dteuan chan eek krang laeo gan
(Don’t forget to remind me again then)

khun dtuean chan meua-rai? chan jam mai dai
(When did you remind me? I can’t remember it)

kao dteuan hai chan seu naam-dtaan lae gaa-fae
(He reminded me to buy some sugar and coffee)

verb: to warn (someone about something)

The verb “dteuan” (เตือน) is used also used when we tell someone to be conscious of a possible problem or danger so that they will not be hurt.


chan dteuan kao reuang deum gaa-fae maak geun-bpai
(I warned him about drinking too much coffee)

tuk kon pha-yaa-yaam dteuan kao gio-gap phoo-ying kon nan dtae kao mai fang
ทุกคนพยายามเตือนเขาเกี่ยวกับผู้หญิงคนนั้น แต่เขาไม่ได้ฟัง
(Everyone tried to warn him about that woman, but he didn’t listen)

chan dteuan khun phraw waa chan wang-dee lae mai yak hen khun ma nang sia-jai thee-lang
(I am warning you because I have good intentions and don’t want to see you hurt afterwards)

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