Thai Word of the Day: “len-dtua” (เล่นตัว)

“len-dtua” (เล่นตัว) can be used in the following ways:

verb: to play hard to get

The verb “len-dtua” (เล่นตัว) is used to when we pretend not be interested in someone who you we think is sexually attractive in order to make them more interested in us.


ter chawb kao dtae ter kae len-dtua
(She likes him, but she’s just playing hard to get)

haa saa-hade waa tham-mai phoo-ying len-dtua
(Find out why women play hard to get)

khun mai jam-bpen dtawng len-dtua pheua hai dai phoo-chai
(You don’t need to play hard to get to get a man)

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