0 of 10 lessons complete (0%)
Chapter 12

Time comes and goes

You don’t have access to this lesson
Please register or sign in to access the course content.

Peter yùu thêe bâan

Peter is at home.

From the past

khun tham à-rai maa?

What have you been doing (before now)?

phûuak-khăo séuu à-rai maa?

What have they bought?

chăn mâi-khaey gin nêe maa-gàwn

I have never tried eating this before.

chăn bpai phuu-gèd maa

I have been to Phuket.

Peter bpai London maa

Peter has been to London.

khăo khíd maa-gàwn jà phûud gàp khun

He thought about it before speaking with you.

A duration of time in the past

phŏm riian phaa-săa thai maa 3 bpee láeo

I have studied Thai for 3 years.

ther tham-ngaan thêe-nêe maa 6 deuuan láeo

She has worked here for 6 months.

chăn yùu thêe phuu-gèd maa naan láeo

I have lived in Phuket a long time already.

khăo bpen chef maa 15 bpee láeo

He has been a chef for 15 years now.

aa-hăan khăwng-rao yùu thêe-năi? rao raw maa sák-phák láeo

Where is our food? We’ve been waiting a while now.

phŏm deùum gaa-faae dam maa dtà-làwd dtàe dtawn-née phŏm deùum mâi-dâi láeo

I always drank black coffee, but I can’t anymore.

ther sài ber S maa naan dtàe dtawn-née ther sài ber M

She wore size S for a long time, but now she is a size M.

Into the future

khun tham bpai-gàwn, mâi dtâwng raw phŏm

You go ahead and do it. There’s no need to wait for me.

chăn mâi hĭw, khun gin bpai-gàwn

I’m not hungry. You go ahead and eat.

khun raw bpai-gàwn, dĭaao phŏm maa

Just wait, I’ll be there soon.

khun khíd bpai-gàwn jà phûud gàp khăo

Think before you speak to him.

A duration of time in the future

rao jà rák gan dtà-làwd bpai

We will love one another forever.

phŏm dtâwng tham-ngaan gèp ngern bpai èek naan gwàa-jà séuu bâan dâi

I will have to work and save for a lot longer before I can buy a house.

khăo jà dtâwng khàp ród bpai èek 3 chûua-moong gwàa-jà thěung grung-thâep

He will have to drive another 3 hours before reaching Bangkok.

chăn jà tham-ngaan bpai reûuai-reûuai jon-gwàa jà sèd

I will keep working until it’s finished.

Go into the past

phŏm tham-ngaan bpai 4 chûua-moong mêuua-cháo-née

I worked for 4 hours this morning.

khăo sĭia-waeh-laa bpai-naan dtàae man mâi-dâi phŏn

He wasted a lot of time, but it didn’t work.

ther lŏng-thaang bpai-naan gwàa-jà maa-thěung

She got lost for a while before she arrived.

rao sĭia waeh-laa bpai tháng-wan gàp gaan shopping

We wasted the whole day shopping.