Chapter 21

should

dee-gwàa

better to

nâa-jà

should

khuuan jà

ought to

man dèuk láaeo. rao glàb-bâan dee-gwàa

It’s late. We’d better go home.

bpai khon diaao dee-gwàa măi?

Would it be better to go alone?

gin aa-hăan-cháo gàwn bpai tham-ngaan dee-gwàa

You’d better have breakfast before you go to work.

rao nâa-jà bàwk Peter wâa rao jà bpai láaeo

We should tell Peter we are leaving.

khun nâa-jà tham dee gwàa née

You should do better than this.

nân bpen thêe-nâng khăwng-hŭua-nâa. khun mâi nâa-jà nâng thêe nân

That’s the boss’s seat. You shouldn’t really sit there.

khun khuuan-jà riian mâak gwàa née thâa khun dtâwng-gaan phûud phaa-săa thai

You should study more if you want to speak Thai.

khun khuuan bàwk khăo gàwn Jane jà bàwk

You should tell him before Jane does.

phŏm mâi khuuan gin yér

I shouldn’t have eaten so much.

rao khuuan glàb-bâan gàwn fŏn jà dtòk

We ought to go home before it rains.

rao khuuan glàb-bâan gàwn fŏn jà dtòk dee-gwàa

We really ought to go home before it rains.