Thai Word of the Day: “aoy yeua” (อ่อยเหยื่อ)

“aoy-yeua” (อ่อยเหยื่อ) can be used in the following ways:

verb: to flirt / to seduce / to lure

The verb “aoy-yeua” (อ่อยเหยื่อ) is used to when someone behave towards someone else in a way that shows their sexual or romantic interest by making it seem easy or exciting in order to lure the person into a course of action. This word literally means “to lure-the victim.


ter dtaeng-dtua suay pheua aoy-yeua hai kao
(She dressed nicely to seduce him)

san-yaan aoy-yeua baeb nee sa-daeng waa ter bpeud thaang hai khun
(The luring signal like this means that she opens the way for you)

wi-tee aoy-yeua kawng phoo-ying mee laai chan-cheuhng pheua tham hai phoo-chai roo waa ter sun-jai kao
(There are many tactics of seduction women use to let men know that she is interested in him)

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