Thai Word of the Day: “pha-cheuhn” (เผชิญ)

“pha-cheuhn” (เผชิญ) can be used in the following ways:

verb: to face / to face up to (a situation)

The verb “pha-cheuhn” (เผชิญ) is used for saying that a problem or bad situation exist and you have to try and deal with it. We can also used “pha-cheuhn naa” (เผชิญหน้า).


– chan dtad-sin-jai waa chan dtawng pha-cheuhn naa gap kwaam-jing
(I decided I must face up to the truth)

– ter dtawng pha-cheuhn gap kwaam-jing waa ter yang kid-theung kao yoo
(She has to face the fact that she still missed him)

– bpra-thed Yee-bpun pha-cheuhn kleun rawn dtang-dtae chuang sud-sap-daa thee phaan ma
(Japan faces a hot wave since last weekend)

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