Thai Word of the Day: “bang-kab” (บังคับ)

“bang-kab” (บังคับ) can be used in the following ways:

verb: to force

The verb “bang-kab” (บังคับ) is used for saying that someone makes someone else do something that they do not want to do.


khun bang-kab hai kao awk-bpai-thio gap khun mai dai
(You can’t force him into going out with you)

mai-ja-mee kwaam-jeb-bpuad, ter gaw bang-kab dtua-ayne hai luk jaak dtiang
แม้จะมีความเจ็บปวด เธอก็บังคับตัวเองให้ลุกจากเตียง
(Despite the pain, she forced herself to get out of bed)

kao aang waa jao-naa-thee dtam-ruad bang-kab hai kao lung-naam nai kam-saa-ra-phaab
(He claims that police officers forced him to sign a confession)

Li Khomkham
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