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ถือกันว่าเด็กหรือผู้น้อยควรไหว้ผู้ใหญ่ก่อน และคนธรรมดาควรไหว้พระ
theuuR ganM waaF dekL reuuR phuuF naawyH khuaanM waiF phuuF yaiL gaawnL laeH khohnM thamM maH daaM khuaanM waiF phraH
pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiถือ-กัน-ว่า-เด็ก-หฺรือ-พู่-น้อย-ควน-ไว่-พู่-ไหฺย่-ก่อน-และ-คน-ทัม-มะ-ดา-ควน-ไว่-พฺระ
IPAtʰɯ̌ː kan wâː dèk rɯ̌ː pʰûː nɔ́ːj kʰuːan wâj pʰûː jàj kɔ̀ːn lɛ́ʔ kʰon tʰam má daː kʰuːan wâj pʰráʔ
Royal Thai General Systemthue kan wa dek rue phunoi khuan wai phu yai kon lae khon thammada khuan wai phra

 [example sentence]
definition
"It is our custom that children or persons of a lower status are supposed to “wai” their seniors first, and laypersons are obliged to “wai” monks."

categories
componentsถือ theuuRto extol; profess; to hold a belief that...
กัน ganMtogether with
ว่า waaF[proposition complementizer] that...; as... [see examples]
เด็ก dekLchild
หรือ reuuRor
ผู้น้อยphuuF naawyHinferior (person); a subordinate
ควร khuaanM[auxiliary verb indicating] should; ought to; must
ไหว้  waiFwai, the respectful Thai (and Lao) gesture of thanks, apology, or greeting; to (give a) wai
ผู้ใหญ่phuuF yaiLadult; elder; senior
ก่อน gaawnLbefore; earlier; time gone by; prior to; in advance of; ahead of time; previously; formerly; initially; beforehand; firstly; now; ago
และ laeHand
คนธรรมดาkhohnM thamM maH daaMan ordinary person; regular folk
ควร khuaanM[auxiliary verb indicating] should; ought to; must
ไหว้  waiFwai, the respectful Thai (and Lao) gesture of thanks, apology, or greeting; to (give a) wai
พระ  phraHpriest; minister; cleric; monk; padre; god; Buddha image

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