Particles to Make Your Conversation More Friendly
Use of ¨éÐ ja and ¹Ð na
Women use ¨éÐ ja more than men.
¨éÐ ja replaces ¤èÐ
¹Ð na makes a sentence sound softer
and more friendly. However, it should be used very carefully:
You say ¹Ð na when
- You're inviting or asking someone to do something. e.g.
bai gin kao gan na
Shall we eat ?
- At the end of the sentence to make it soft and friendly.
- When you want to let someone know something (like a stand alone statement), e.g.
bai kap rot len na
I'm going for a drive.
Let's expand that example: Suppose you're going out for a drive and you want to let
your mother know where you're going.
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[Kay] bai kap rot len gap khun Lyn na ka khun Mair
[Khun Mair] ja glap ma gee mong
[Kay] braman 3 tum
[Khun Mair] ja
[Kay] I'm going for a drive with Mr Lyn, mum
[Mother] What time will you be back ?
[Kay] About 9 pm.
[Mother] OK. (You can go)