Thai Word of the Day: “noy-jai” (น้อยใจ)

“noy-jai” (น้อยใจ) can be used in the following ways:

verb: to feel hurt / to feel neglected

The verb “noy-jai” (น้อยใจ) is when we feel hurt because someone failed to give us enough love, attention or support.

Examples:

kao noy-jai chan
เขาน้อยใจฉัน
(He is feeling hurt by me)

khun roo-seuk noy-jai reuang arai?
คุณรู้สึกน้อยใจเรื่องอะไร
(What are you feeling hurt about?)

chan roo-seuk noy-jai thee kao leum wan-geud kawng-chan
ฉันรู้สึกน้อยใจที่เขาลืมวันเกิดของฉัน
(I feel hurt that he has forgotten my birthday)

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