Thai Word of the Day: “bpliew” (เปลี่ยว)

“bpliew” (เปลี่ยว) can be used in the following ways:

adjective: is isolated / is out-of-the-way / is secluded / is lonely / is deserted / is desolate

The adjective “bpliew” (เปลี่ยว) is used to describe a place that is a long way from other places and is often difficult to get to or is completely empty with no people.


thaeo nan bpliew
(It’s isolated round there)

way-laa glaang-keun tha-non saai nee bpliew
(At night this road is deserted)

thaang kao moo-baan thee kao aa-sai yoo bpliew maak
(The way leading to the village where he lives is very secluded)

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