Decoded Slug: อยู่ (yùu) - To be (Location/Existence)

Thai Grammar Point
อยู่ (yùu) - To be (Location/Existence)

อยู่ (yùu) - To be (Location/Existence)

Short explanation:

Indicates current location or existence; 'to be'.

Formation:

Subject + อยู่ + Location/Condition

Examples:

เขา อยู่ ที่ บ้าน ตอนนี้
Khao yùu thi bâan dtawn-níi
He is at home right now.
วันนี้ ฉัน อยู่ ที่ มหาวิทยาลัย
Wan-níi chăn yùu thi máhăa-wítthá-yaa-lai
Today, I am at the university.
เรา อยู่ บน กองทัพ เรือ ของ สหรัฐ
Rao yùu bon gawng-tháp ruea kăwng Sàh-rát
We are on the United States fleet.
วัย อยู่ ใน อาคาร สูง ริม แม่น้ำ
Wai yùu nai aa-kaan soong rim mae-nam
Wai is in a tall building by the river.

Long explanation:

The term 'อยู่ (yùu)' is used in Thai to indicate the current location of someone or something, or the existence of someone or something. Similar to the English verb 'to be', it is used to connect the subject of a sentence to the place or situation it is in. This term is typically used in statements to describe a present condition or situation. It can be used with a wide range of nouns and pronouns, making it a versatile and essential part of Thai language structure.
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