Thai Word of the Day: “mung dtrong bpai yang” (มุ่งตรงไปยัง)

“mung dtrong bpai yang” (มุ่งตรงไปยัง) can be used in the following ways:

verb: to head straight for (somewhere)

The verb “mung dtrong bpai yang” (มุ่งตรงไปยัง) is to go in a particular direction. We can also use “mung dtrong bpai thee” (มุ่งตรงไปที่).


jaak raan-nang-seu phom mung dtrong bpai yang sa-naam-bin
(From the bookstore I headed straight for the airport)

ter lio kwaa lae mung dtrong bpai yang dta-laad glaang-keun
(She turned right and headed for the night market)

tan-thee-thee kreuang-bin lung, kao gaw mung dtrong bpai thee bar
(As soon as the plane landed, he headed for the bar)

phaw theung baan, kao gaw mung dtrong bpai yang dtoo-yen phraw waa kao hiew maak
(When he got his home, he headed for the fridge because he was very hungry)

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