Thai Word of the Day: “yib keun” (หยิบขึ้น)

“yib keun” (หยิบขึ้น) can be used in the following ways:

verb: to pick up

The verb “yib keun” (หยิบขึ้น) is to lift something up from a surface.

Examples:

kao yib thung nack keun
เขาหยิบถุงหนักขึ้น
(He picked up a heavy bag)

kao yib thoo-ra-sap keun lae thoo awk
เขาหยิบโทรศัพท์ขึ้นมาและโทรออก
(He picked the phone up and dialled out)

chan dai thaam hai phuak-kao yib kawng-len keun laeo
ฉันถามให้พวกเขาหยิบของเล่นขึ้นแล้ว
(I have already asked them to pick their toys up)

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