Thai Word of the Day: “yeun-yan” (ยืนยัน)

“yeun-yan” (ยืนยัน) can be used in the following ways:

verb: to insist / to confirm / to verify

The verb “yeun-yan” (ยืนยัน) is used when we need to say or prove that something is true.

Examples:

kao yeun-yan waa kao mai dai nawk-jai ter
เขายืนยันว่าเขาไม่ได้นอกใจเธอ
(He insisted that he did not cheat on her)

maw yeun-yan waa ter gam-lang dtang-kan
แพทย์ยืนยันว่าเธอกำลังตั้งครรภ์
(The doctor has confirmed that she is pregnant)

mai mee thaang thee ja yeun-yan garn-aang-sid kawng-kao dai
ไม่มีทางที่จะยืนยันการอ้างสิทธิ์ของเขาได้
(There was no way to verify his claims)

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