Thai Word of the Day: “thieng” (เถียง)

“thieng” (เถียง) can be used in the following ways:

verb: to dispute / to argue / to disagree

The verb “thieng” (เถียง) is used for saying that two or more people speak to each other in an angry way because they disagree about something. It is shorten from the word “dtoo-thieng” (โต้เถียง).


luuk-sao kawng-chan (dtoo-) thieng gan yoo sa-meur!
(My daughters are always arguing!)

phuak-rao keuy (dtoo-) thieng gan waa krai kuan kap-rot
(We used to argue over who should drive)

wai-run lae phoo-bpok-krawng mak-ja (dtoo-) thieng gan
(Teenagers and their parents often disagree)

phuak-kao (dtoo-) thieng gap kwaam-jing mai dai thee waa baw-ri-sart gam-lang mee bpan-haa
(They cannot dispute the fact that the company is in trouble)

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