Chapter 7

Using adverbs (points in time)

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dtawn-née

now

dtawn-nán

then

dtawn-cháo

morning

dtawn-bàai

(early) afternoon

dtawn-yen

(late) afternoon

dtawn-khâm

evening

dtawn-glaang-kheuun

night

wan-née

today

mêuua-waan

yesterday

mêuua-waan-seuun

the day before yesterday

phrûng-née

tomorrow

wan-má-reuun-née

the day after tomorrow

6 moong-yen

a time e.g. 6 p.m.

wan-jan

a day e.g. Monday

gum-phaa-phan

a month e.g. February

thâa khăo mâi-dâi tham dtawn-nán, khăo gâw jà-mâi tham dtawn-née

If he didn’t do it then, he won’t do it now.

rao jà khàp ród bpai grung-thâep phrûng-née cháo

We are driving to Bangkok tomorrow morning.

Peter gàp phŏm lâen golf mêuua-waan dtawn yen

Peter and I played golf yesterday afternoon.

Jane riian phaa-săa thai wan-ang-khaan dtawn baai-săam-moong

Jane has a Thai lesson on Tuesday at 3pm.

chăn jà-mâi kuy gàp khăo wan-née

I won’t speak with him today.

phûuak-khăo chéck-in thêe roong-raaem mêuua-waan-seuun

They checked into the hotel the day before yesterday.

ród mài khăwng-chăn jà maa-thěung wan-má-reuun-née

My new car will arrive the day after tomorrow.

ther mâi wâang mêuua chăn thoo

She was busy when I called.

khăo gam-lang deùum biia dtawn chăn maa-thěung

He was drinking beer when I arrived.