Thai Word of the Day: “gad” (กัด)

“gad” (กัด) can be used in the following ways:

main verb: to bite

The verb “gad” (กัด) means to use your teeth to cut or break something, usually in order to eat it; or when snake or insect bites you and makes a small hole in your skin.


– yud gad leb kawng-khun
(Stop biting your nails)
– maa kawng-khun gad mai?
(Does your dog bite?)
– chan thuuk yung gad dtawn glaang keun
(I had been bitten by mosquitoes in the night)

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