Thai Word of the Day: “dtaw-dtaan” (ต่อต้าน)

“dtaw-dtaan” (ต่อต้าน) can be used in the following ways:

verb: to resist

The verb “dtaw-dtaan” (ต่อต้าน) is to stop yourself from doing something that you would very much like to do, or for saying that someone refused to accept something, or fight against something or someone.


kao mak-ja dtaw-dtaan kwaam-yaak thee-ja nae-nam gra-buan-garn mai
(He usually resists the desire to introduce new procedures)

tha-harn dtaw-dtaan garn-jome-dtee kawng sat-dtroo bpen way-laa sawng wan
(The soldiers resisted the enemy attacks for two days)

ter mai sa-maad dtaw-dtaan thee-ja hua-rot-yot kao dai meua hen kao sai seua-phaa phuak-nan
(She couldn’t resist laughing at him when she saw him in those clothes)

Li Khomkham
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