Thai Word of the Day: “raai-ngaan” (รายงาน)

“raai-ngaan” (รายงาน) can be used in the following ways:

noun: report / statement (about something)

The noun “raai-ngaan” (รายงาน) is a spoken or written account that gives information about a particular subject, situation, or event.

Examples:

– dtaam raai-ngaan kawng dtam-ruad, yeua sia-chee-wid jaak baad-bplae meed
(According to the police report, the victim died of a knife wound)
– phuak-rao dtawng kien raai-ngaan san-san gio-gap garn-bpr-chum
(We have to write a short report on the conference)
– phuak-rao dtawng-garn raai-ngaan cha-bab dtem dtawn khun glab ma jaak bpra-thed Greece
(We want a full report when you get back from Greece)

main verb: to report / to inform (something to someone)

The verb “raai-ngaan” (รายงาน) is used when you provide information about something that exists or has happened.

Examples:

– tuk chong kaao raai-ngaan dtaeng-dtaang gan
(Every news channel reported differently)
– nak-kaao saam kon thook sung bpai raai-ngaan gio-gap kwaam-kad-yaeng
(Three journalists were sent to report on the conflict)
– pha-yaan raai-ngaan waa dai-yin siang dang gaawn thee kreuang-bin dtok
(Witnesses reported hearing a loud noise before the plane crashed)

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