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jayjo

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Quick help needed guys, i can speak good Thai by now, can read it well and Write a fair amount, so no absolute beginner.

But one thing bothered me the last trip, i was visiting suphan and overheared an conversation about an Mother and a Daughter, the Mother asked the Girl if she eat already: "(name)กินหรือยัง" , i knew the Girl not eated anything by now but was suprised by the answere she give, it was "ยัง", later i found out in this context it means "Not yet". But i did not understand it, because when i use the word "ยัง" it means something like "yet", so the complete opposit.

 

Can somebody  follow me on this one?

ต่างภูมิลำเนา แต่ว่าเฮาก็เป็นคนไทย

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In this reply ยัง is short for ยังไม่กิน: I haven't eaten yet

 

So ยัง just means "yet", not "not yet" :)

That's just how it's usually translated to make it fit in English.

 

This probably goes for the question as well:

กิน(แล้ว)หรือยัง(ไม่กิน): Have you eaten (already) or (haven't you eaten) yet

 

Normally you'll just hear กินหรือยัง as a question, but both the short answer ยัง or the complete answer ยังไม่กิน are perfectly fine. 

ขออภัยในความไม่สะดวก กูเกิลทรานสเลทไม่สามารถแปลข้อมูลนี้ได้ 

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Oh ok, the typical shortening of everything so the falang have an harder time to learn. Like everything. Thanks.

ต่างภูมิลำเนา แต่ว่าเฮาก็เป็นคนไทย

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means not yet.....simple

 

 

did you finish yet?   yang

       *** I would rather have sex with a beautiful starfish.......than an ugly porn-star ***

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means not yet.....simple

 

 

did you finish yet?   yang = not yet

       *** I would rather have sex with a beautiful starfish.......than an ugly porn-star ***

                *** We are drowning in information ---- While starving for wisdom ***

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1 hour ago, just hanging said:

means not yet.....simple

 

 

did you finish yet?   yang = not yet

Yeah seems she was asked eat or not gin reu yang and she answered not yet yang.

generally I hear them ask gin laeo mai for have you eaten already

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21 hours ago, slick67 said:

Normally you'll just hear กินหรือยัง as a question, but both the short answer ยัง or the complete answer ยังไม่กิน are perfectly fine. 

Or even more commonly กินข้าวยัง

 

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