5.7 Key Vocabulary and Useful Expressions

Key Vocabulary
Transliteration English
t’ngai day
sa-bpaa-daa week
khae month
chnam year
bpeel time
Key Expressions
Transliteration English
t’ngai nih jia t’ngai ey? What day is today?
t’ngai nih jia t’ngai sok. Today is Friday.
neak kaət t’ngai ey? What day were you born?
Summary of Grammar Points
Grammar Point Summary
Expressing the days of the week The days of the week are expressed by the pattern: T’ngai-nih (today)+ jia (is)+ t’ngai ey? “what day is today?”. To answer the question, the same pattern is used: T’ngai-nih (today)+ jia (is)+ t’ngai, followed by the days of the week.

the months of the year

For beginners, the simplest way of saying the month is to use the word Khae “month”+ dtii+ number. Like the days of the week, each month is preceded by the word Khae “month”.


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