Thai Word of the Day: “ruu-raa” (หรูหรา)

“ruu-raa” (หรูหรา) can be used in the following ways:

adjective: is luxurious / is deluxe / is grand / is upmarket

The adjective “ruu-raa” (หรูหรา) is used for saying that something is impressive, expensive and of high quality.


man bpen rong-raem thee ruu-raa
(It’s a luxurious hotel)

kao mawb kawng-kwan ruu-raa sam-rap wan-geud kawng-ter
(He gave a luxurious gift for her birthday)

man bpen neung nai hawng-phag thee ruu-raa thee-sud thee phuak-rao keuy phag ma
(It was one of the most luxurious hotel rooms we’ve ever stayed in)

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