Thai Word of the Day: “thaw-thaae” (ท้อแท้)

“thaw-thaae” (ท้อแท้) can be used in the following ways:

adjective: disheartened / downhearted / discouraged

The adjective “thaw-thaae” (ท้อแท้) is used when you no longer feel confident or enthusiastic about something.

Examples:

phuak-rao naow lae thaw-thaae
พวกเราหนาวและท้อแท้
(We were cold and disheartened)

chan mai phid-wang dtae chan thaw-thaae
ฉันไม่ผิดหวัง แต่ฉันท้อแท้
(I’m not disappointed, but I’m disheartened)

kao roo-seuk thaw-thaae jaak bpa-dti-gi-ri-yaa thee mai bpen mid kawng-phuak-kao
เขารู้สึกท้อแท้จากปฏิกิริยาที่ไม่เป็นมิตรของพวกเขา
(He was disheartened by their hostile reaction)

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