If you are familiar with Thai language, you definitely hear the word “แล้ว /láew/” often. Have you ever wondered why sometimes you hear it in the beginning of the sentence, but many times it is added at the end or even in the middle? Because there are three different ways to use “แล้ว /láew/“. Let’s go through all of them today.
- แล้ว /láew/ means “already”
Structure: a sentence + แล้ว /láew/
pŏm àab-náam láew/
I showered already.
/ pŏm jer káo láew/
I met him already.
/ pŏm gin kâao-cháao láew/
I had breakfast already.
2. แล้ว /láew/ + someone/ something + หล่ะ /là/ = What about…?
/ pŏm chûe James/
My name is James.
/láew kun là?/
What about you?
/wan-níi bpai duu năng gan mái/
Shall we go to watch a movie today?
/wan-níi mâi wâang/
Today I’m not free.
/láew prûng-níi là/
What about tomorrow?
3. แล้ว /láew/ = and then
The full term for “and then” is แล้วก็ /láew gâw/ but many times you will only hear แล้ว /láew/.
/ pŏm àab-náam láew-gâw jà too hăa kun/
I’ll shower and then I’ll call you.
/wan-níi pŏm jà rian paa-săa tai láew-gâw bpai súe kăwng/
I will have Thai lesson and go shopping.
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This is all great. Yet I’m hoping for more beach ? content. Maybe your hubby doesn’t like if you post your photos in ?? It’s pity because you have a wonderful body and so many awesome koh samui beaches around you, which makes a perfect chance for some photos there. Anyway just my opinion ?
Please check out my latest beach holiday pictures here: https://learnthaiwithmod.com/2021/05/weekend-in-koh-pangan/
what a great language blog is this, I’m glad to find it. Will follow it.
Thank you for visiting my site. I’m glad you like it. 🙂
I really do.. Checking your older stuff now….
Just a question: do you also have tiktok and ask.fm accounts maybe? Because can’t see them listed anywhere.
I have Tiktok although I don’t have a chance to post as much as I want to. My account on TikTok is called LearnThaiwithMod. 🙂
Ohhh this totally answers the question I had about leaw! Great job Mod team!
Thank you for watching our lesson. I am happy to hear that you found it useful in your Thai learning. 🙂