Thai Word of the Day: “phiang-phaw” (เพียงพอ)

“phiang-phaw” (เพียงพอ) can be used in the following ways:

adjective: is sufficient / is adequate / is enough

The adjective “phiang-phaw” (เพียงพอ) is used when time, resources or information is good enough for a particular purpose.


– man yang mai phiang-phaw sam-rap khun eek reuh?
(Is it still not enough for you?)
– baan lang nee phiang-phaw sam-rap kae phuak-rao sawng kon
(This house is adequate for the just two of us)
– kae fai kaang dtiang-nawn yaang-dio man mai phiang-phaw sam-rap hawng-nawn
(Only bedside lighting alone is not sufficient for a bedroom)
– dtawn-nee phuak-rao mee lak-thaan phiang-phaw thee ja pit-sood garn-aang-sid kawng-kao
(Now, we have sufficient evidence to prove his claims)

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