Thai Word of the Day: “thuang” (ทวง)

“thuang” (ทวง) can be used in the following ways:

verb: to remind (someone that they owe you something) / to ask (for something that is owed to you)

The verb “thuang” (ทวง) is used when we tell someone in order to remind them that they owe us something and we want it to be returned to us.

Examples:

ter thuang ngeuhn kao
เธอทวงเงินเขา
(She reminded him that he owes her some money)

kao thuang bun-khun chan
เขาทวงบุญคุณฉัน
(He reminds me that I owe him a favour)

khun thuang kao reu-yang?
คุณทวงเขาหรือยัง
(Have you asked him for it?)

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