Thai Negation

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Thai Negation

Learning the Thai Negation is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Thai language. But first we need to know what the role of Negation is in the structure of the grammar in Thai.

Thai negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy). Here are some examples:

English NegationThai Negation
Negationการปฏิเสธ - gaan bpà-dtì-sàyt
he is not hereเขา ไม่อยู่ ที่นี่ - kăo mâi yòo têe nêe
that is not my bookนั่น ไม่ใช่ หนังสือ ของ ฉัน - nân mâi châi năng-sĕu kŏng chăn
do not enterห้ามเข้า - hâam kâo

Notice the structure of the Negation in Thai.

List of Negation in Thai

Below is a list of the Negation and negative expressions in Thai placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Thai vocabulary.

English NegationThai Negation
I don't speakฉัน ไม่ พูด - chăn mâi pôot
I don't writeฉัน ไม่ เขียน - chăn mâi kĭan
I don't driveฉัน ไม่ ขับ - chăn mâi kàp
I don't loveฉัน ไม่ รัก - chăn mâi rák
I don't giveฉัน ไม่ ให้ - chăn mâi hâi
I don't smileฉัน ไม่ ยิ้ม - chăn mâi yím
I don't takeฉัน ไม่เอา - chăn mâi ao
he doesn't speakเขา ไม่ พูด - kăo mâi pôot
he doesn't writeเขา ไม่ เขียน - kăo mâi kĭan
he doesn't driveเขา ไม่ ขับ - kăo mâi kàp
he doesn't loveเขา ไม่ รัก - kăo mâi rák
he doesn't giveเขา ไม่ ให้ - kăo mâi hâi
he doesn't smileเขา ไม่ ยิ้ม - kăo mâi yím
he doesn't takeเขา ไม่เอา - kăo mâi ao
we don't speakเรา ไม่ พูด - rao mâi pôot
we don't writeเรา ไม่ เขียน - rao mâi kĭan
we don't driveเรา ไม่ ขับ - rao mâi kàp
we don't loveเรา ไม่ รัก - rao mâi rák
we don't giveเรา ไม่ ให้ - rao mâi hâi
we don't smileเรา ไม่ ยิ้ม - rao mâi yím
we don't takeเรา ไม่เอา - rao mâi ao

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