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ไหว้พระ
waiF phraH
pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiไว่-พฺระ
IPAwâj pʰráʔ
Royal Thai General Systemwai phra

 [verb]
definition
to pray to a Buddha image; pay one's respect to the Buddha image; pay one's respect to monks

componentsไหว้ waiFto wai; to make the wai prayer gesture
พระ  phraHpriest; minister; cleric; monk; padre; god; Buddha image
sample
sentences
โบสถ์นี้ไม่มีที่วางรองเท้า คนที่มาไหว้พระถอดรองเท้าหัวก่ายท้ายเกยกันไม่เป็นระเบียบ
bo:htL neeH maiF meeM theeF waangM raawngM thaaoH khohnM theeF maaM waiF phraH thaawtL raawngM thaaoH huaaR gaaiL thaaiH geeuyM ganM maiF bpenM raH biiapL
"This temple does not have a shelf where you can keep your shoes. Those who come to pay homage to the Buddha leave their shoes scattered around in a mess."
รีบกลับไปแก้บน สร้างวัด สร้างวิหาร ไหว้พระ ขอบคุณพระเจ้า
reepF glapL bpaiM gaaeF bohnM saangF watH saangF wiH haanR waiF phraH khaawpL khoonM phraH jaoF
"We hurry to make offerings [to cure our illnesses], contribute to building temples; genuflect to monks and give out thanks to the gods."
คงถวายดอกมะลิไหว้พระ วรรณะจึงได้นวลขาว
khohngM thaL waaiR daawkL maH liH waiF phraH wanM naH jeungM daiF nuaanM khaaoR
"You probably offer jasmine blossoms to the Buddha to get such fair skin."

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