Thai Word of the Day: “mee” (มี)

“mee” (มี) can be used in the following ways:

verb: to have / to possess (something)

The verb “mee” (มี) is used for saying that you have or own something. As a main verb, it is always followed by a noun that you have, owned or possess.

Examples:

– ter mee saai-dtaa dee
เธอมีสายตาดี
(She has good eyesight)

– nan arai nai meu kawng-khun?
นั่นอะไรในมือของคุณ
(What’s that you’ve got in your hand?)

– chan mai mee ngeuhn dtid-dtua leuy
ฉันไม่มีเงินติดตัวเลย
(I haven’t got any money on me)

– ter mee luuk-phee-luuk-nawng aa-sai yoo glai-glai
เธอมีลูกพี่ลูกน้องอาศัยอยู่ใกล้ๆ
(She has a cousin living nearby)

Practice Exercise: Practice putting your newly learned word into a sentence by translating the following sentences below.

1. They have a house in Thailand.
2. I hear you’ve got a new boss.
3. They have two kids of their own.
4. I have a friend who works at the BBC.
5. Gary knew he had some dangerous enemies.

Miss Urai Khomkham
Course Co-ordinator & Personal Tutor
Thai Language Tuition UK

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