Thai Word of the Day: “dtrai-dtrawng” (ไตร่ตรอง)

“dtrai-dtrawng” (ไตร่ตรอง) can be used in the following ways:

verb: to ponder / to think / to contemplate

The verb “dtrai-dtrawng” (ไตร่ตรอง) is used when we consider doing something in the future and need to think very carefully about it for a long time.


chan mai mee way-laa ma nang dtrai-dtrawng kwaam-maai kawng chee-wid
(I haven’t got time to sit around pondering the meaning of life)

chan kaw way-laa dtrai-dtrawng gio-gap reuang nee sak sawng-saam wan dai mai?
(Can I have a few days to think about this?)

kao bpra-dti-sade mae-dtae thee ja dtrai-dtawng gio-gap garn-yaai-baan eek krang
(He refuses even to comtemplate moving house again)

Li Morrissey
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Thai Language Tuition UK