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The Thai word for ‘to be’ Posted by on Nov 30, 2013

The Thai word เป็น bpenM is one of the most common words you’ll use in the language, and so is imperative that you understand it early on. It roughly translates to mean ‘to be’, similar to the Spanish word ‘ser’ for those who speak Spanish. เป็น describes a state of being, saying ‘this is the…

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To Be or Not to Be Posted by on Jul 28, 2011

Today I’m going to talk about a very fundamental word in the Thai language, เป็น bpen1, which means ‘to be’.