Thai Word of the Day: “neuang jaak” (เนื่องจาก)

“neuang jaak” (เนื่องจาก) can be used in the following ways:

preposition: due to / because of / because / as a result of

The preposition “neuang jaak” (เนื่องจาก) is used for showing the reason something happens or the reason why it is described in a particular way.


kao geuab sia-chee-wid neuang jaak kaad awk-si-jen
(He almost died due to lack of oxygen)

kao dtawng thawn-dtua neuang jaak aa-garn baad-jeb thee kao
(He had to withdraw because of a knee injury)

class rian dtawn-yen thuuk yok-leuhk neuang jaak mee hi-mat dtok nack
(Evening classes were cancelled due to heavy snow)

chan mai sa-maad thoo haa khun dai neuang jaak chan mai mee beuh kawng-khun
(I couldn’t phone you becuase I hadn’t got your number)

tuk-kon ma tham-ngaan saai neuang jaak mee phaa-yut hi-mat, seung tham hai garn-kap-kee-rot lam-baak meuan fan-raai
ทุกคนมาทำงานสายเนื่องจากมีพายุหิมะ ซึ่งทำให้การขับขี่รถลำบากเหมื่อนฝันร้าย
(Everybody were late for work because of the snowstorm, which made driving a nightmare)

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