Decoded Slug: มั้ย (mái) - Question particle (informal)

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มั้ย (mái) - Question particle (informal)

มั้ย (mái) - Question particle (informal)

Short explanation:

Frequently used in conversation to turn statements into questions; informal 'right?' or 'isn't it?' marker

Formation:

Statement + มั้ย

Examples:

ฉัน สวย มั้ย
Chan suay mái
Am I beautiful?
เธอ อยาก ไป ทะเล มั้ย
Thoe yak pai tha-le mái
Do you want to go to the sea?
วันนี้ อากาศ ร้อน มั้ย
Wan-níi a-kâat rôon mái
Is it hot today?
เรา ควร กิน ข้าว ไหม
Rao khuan gin khao mái
Should we eat rice?

Long explanation:

In Thai, 'มั้ย (mái)' is a conversational particle that changes statements into questions. Think of it as a casual, colloquial equivalent to the English 'right?' or 'isn't it?'. This informal question marker is usually placed at the end of the sentence. In a more formal context, however, 'ไหม (mái)' would be used instead. Using 'มั้ย (mái)' in your everyday conversation can make you sound more like a native Thai speaker.
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