Thai Word of the Day: “phleuh-lab” (เผลอหลับ)

“phleuh-lab” (เผลอหลับ) can be used in the following ways:

verb: to nod off / to doze off (to sleep)

The verb “phleuh-lab” (เผลอหลับ) is when you drifted off to sleep without intending to.


chan kung dtawng phleuh-lab bpai
(I must have dozed off)

chan phleuh-lab bpai bon sofa dtawn nawn doo thoo-ra-thad
(I dozed off in front of the television)

chan phlaad doo nang reuang nee phraw phleuh-lab dta-lawd
(I missed the movie because I kept nodding off)

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