One Word a Day : บาน

1. (noun) Frame, panel (of doors, windows); eg.


Châang mah tìd บาน pràtoo mái sàk

Repairman/Handyman comes to fix a teak door frame.

2. (classifier) To be used with – doors/windows (of houses), mirror; eg.


Pèrd nâh tàhng บาน née nòi sì khá

Open this window, please.

3. (verb) To bloom, to blossom; eg.


Dòrk mái บาน

Flower blossoms.


Nâh บาน

//Imagine this, the situation that makes your face blossom with (wide) smile. Hence when someone is nâh บาน means the person is extremely delighted (as obvious from the smile on his/her face).

4. (adv) Excessively (for colloquial use); eg.


Mee khon บาน bèr bon rót fai fáh

There are a great deal of people on the train.

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