Thai Word of the Day: “gin….” (กิน)

“gin…” (กิน) can be used in the following ways:

phrase: to eat up (something) / to take up (too much of something)

The phrase “gin…” (กิน) can be used with a noun when we want to say that something use or take away a large part of something valuable, or your available time or money. The structure is: gin + noun


rot yai yaang nan gin naam-man
(A big car like that eats up petrol)

ngaan chin nee gin way-laa maak
(This piece of work took up a lot of time)

lawd-fai cha-nid nee gin fai maak
(This type of light bulb consumes a lot of electricity)

garn-mee luuk gin raai-dai kawng krawb-krua bpen jam-nuan maak
(Having children eats up a lot of a family’s income)

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