Possessive Pronouns in Thai

by | Nov 29, 2021 | Thai

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Possessive pronouns are, for example, “My mom”, “Mom’s cat”, “Your car”, etc. In Thai, it’s very easy.

How to form Possessive Pronouns in Thai

When it’s a simple sentence, you just say the word and the pronoun. (This is when the context is clear).

Examples:

  • My mom
    แม่ผม (Literally: mom me)
    mâe pŏm

  • My house
    บ้านฉัน (Literally: House me)
    bâan chăn

  • Your dad
    พ่อเธอ (Literally: dad you)
    pôr ter

  • Whose computer?
    คอมใคร (Literally: computer who)
    kom krai

  • Whose cat is this?
    นี่แมวใคร
    nêe maew krai

  • Is it Joe’s cat or Mo’s cat?
    แมวโจ้หรือแมวโม
    maew jôh rĕu maew moh

Possessive pronouns in Thai

Usingของ (kŏng) in Thai to mean “of”

However, when it’s complicated, and the listener might get confused, you should put the word ของ (kŏng), which means “of” to make it clear. 

Examples:

  • My mom’s computer
    คอมของแม่ฉัน (Literally: computer “of” mom me)
    kom kŏng mâe chăn

  • Our younger sister’s house
    บ้านของน้องสาวเรา
    bâan kŏng nóng săao rao

  • The younger brother of my boyfriend’s father
    น้องชายของพ่อของแฟนเรา
    nóng chaai kŏng pôr kŏng faen rao

To give you a bit more clarity from the first example: “My mom’s computer”, I wrote คอมของแม่ฉัน (literally: computer “of mom me), but it could also beคอมของแม่ของฉัน (or literally: computer “of” mom “of” me). Or if you wanted to, it could just beคอมแม่ฉัน (literally: computer mom me).

I hope this helps you understand possessive pronouns in Thai.


Read the rest of my articles on pronouns.

Read my article on first person pronouns in Thai.

Read my article on second person pronouns in Thai.

Read my article on Third person pronouns in Thai.

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