Thai Word of the Day: “bpen thee naa-phaw-jai” (เป็นที่น่าพอใจ)

“bpen thee naa-phaw-jai” (เป็นที่น่าพอใจ) can be used in the following ways:

adjective: is desirable

The adjective “bpen thee naa-phaw-jai” (เป็นที่น่าพอใจ) is used for saying that something has qualities that worth having and wanted by most people. We can also use “bpen thee pheung-bprad-ta-naa” (เป็นที่พึงปรารถนา).


– man bpen sa-taan-thee thee bpen thee naa-phaw-jai aa-sai yoo
(It’s a desirable place to live)

– man teu-dai waa bpen ngaan thee bpen thee naa-phaw-jai yaang-maak
(It’s regarded as a highly desirable job)

– man bpen thee naa-phaw-jai sam-rap tuk bpra-thed thee-ja mee garn-kao-theung tha-lay
(It is desirable for every country to have access to the sea)

– garn-lod ka-naad chan-rian nai rong-rian bpen jud-mung-maai thee bpen thee naa-phaw-jai
(Reducing class sizes in schools is a desirable aim)

Practice Exercise: Practice putting your newly learned word into a sentence by translating the following sentences below.

1. Prolonged negotiation was not desirable.
2. It’s a highly desirable present for any child.
3. The new store is in a highly desirable location.
4. The house is in a very desirable area of the city.
5. Having the vaccination before you travel is desirable, but it’s not compulsory.

Miss Urai Khomkham
Course Co-ordinator & Personal Tutor
Thai Language Tuition UK