Thai Word of the Day: “gwaad” (กวาด)

“gwaad” (กวาด) can be used in the following ways:

main verb: to sweep / ti sweep up / to brush up

The verb “gwaad” (กวาด) is used when you clean a floor, the ground, or another surface using a broom.

Examples:

– ter gwaad baan sed laeo
(She has finished sweeping up the house)
– chan yak hai khun gwaad rong-ged-rot
(I want you to sweep up the garage)
– lang khun gwaad sed, khun laang jaan duay
(After you’ve swept, you can do the washing up)
– ngaan lak kawng-ter mee tham gaa-fae lae gwaad pheun
(Her work consisted mainly of making coffee and sweeping the floor)

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