Thai Word of the Day: “yaeng” (แย่ง)

“yaeng” (แย่ง) can be used in the following ways:

verb: to fight over (something) / to snatch (something from someone) / to take (something away from someone)

The verb “yaeng” (แย่ง) is used when someone is preventing someone else from getting something, or when two people fighting over the same thing.

Examples:

tha yak dai gaw ma yaeng bpai
ถ้าอยากได้ก็มาแย่งไป
(If you want it then come take it)

phuak-ter yaeng phoo-chai kon dio gan
พวกเธอแย่งผู้ชายคนเดียวกัน
(They are fighting over the same man)

ter yaeng raang-wan jaak kao nai na-thee sud-taai
เธอคว้ารางวัลจากการจับกุมของเขาในนาทีสุดท้าย
(She snatched the prize from his grasp at the last minute)

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