Thai Word of the Day: “phlad gan” (ผลัดกัน)

“phlad gan” (ผลัดกัน) can be used in the following ways:

verb: to take turns / to take it in turns

The verb “phlad gan” (ผลัดกัน) is used when people take it in turns to do something in order to do their share of it, one after the other.

Examples:

tham-mai khun mai phlad gan tham?
ทำไมคุณไม่ผลัดกันทำ
(Why don’t you take turns?)

phuak dek-dek phlad gan len game bon com
พวกเด็กๆผลัดกันเล่นเกมบนคอม
(The children take turns playing game on the computer)

phuak-rao phlad gan kap-rot dtawn bpai-thio Chiang Rai
พวกเราผลัดกันขับรถตอนไปเที่ยวเชียงราย
(We took turns driving when went on a trip to Chiang Rai)

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