Words with ใ- (12) ใบ//bai

There are a couple of usages for this word. It actually refers to something flat, thin, in a form of sheet. It can be a noun or a classifier.


1. Leaf/sheet

ใบไม้//bai mái = leaf

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ใบขับขี่//bai khàb khèe = driving license

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ใบพัด//bai phád = blade (of a fan, a plane, etc.)

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ใบสั่ง//bai sàng = fine ticket

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2. Classifier

1) for something flat, thin, in a form of a sheet

ตั๋วหนัง ๒ ใบ//tǔa nǎng sŏrng bai = 2 movie tickets

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เขามีบัตรเครดิต ๒ ใบ//khǎo mee bàt credit sŏrng bai = He has 2 credit cards.

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ไพ่ ๑ สำรับมี ๕๒ ใบ//phâi nèung sǎmráb mee hâh sìb sŏrng bai = One set of playing cards consists of 52 cards.

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2) for any type of containers:

แก้วใบนี้ไม่สะอาด ขอแก้วใบใหม่ได้ไหมคะ

Kâew bai née mâi sà-àad khŏr kâew bai mài dâi măi khá

This glass is not clean, can I have another one, please?

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กระเป๋าใบนี้สวย ใบนั้นก็น่ารัก เลือกไม่ถูกเลย

Kràpăo bai née sǔai, bai nán kôr nâh rák, leûak mâi thòok loei

This bag is pretty, that one is also cute, I cannot choose! *o*

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หมวกใบละเท่าไหร่คะ

Mùak bai lá thâo rài khá

How much is a hat?

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It is also possible to use ใบ//bai when you are counting (not so small) fruits such as banana, pomelo, watermelon, papaya, etc.


Do not misspell ใบ//bai as ไบ//bai. The latter refers to an English ‘bi’ and most of the times refers to ‘bisexual’. 😉

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