Thai Word of the Day: “tham jai” (ทำใจ)

“tham jai” (ทำใจ) can be used in the following ways:

verb: to get over (something or someone)

The verb “tham jai” (ทำใจ) is used when we prepare our hearts to accept something bad that has happened to us in order to feel happy again.


ter tham jai dai laeo
(She’s over it)

khun dtawng pha-yaa-yaam tham jai gio-gap reuang nee
(You must try to get over this)

kao tham jai mai dai thee thuuk pheuan rak kawng-kao hak-lang
(He can’t get over being betrayed by his best friend)

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