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บุญ  boonM  /  boonM yaaM 
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1.บุญboonMgood deeds; merit
2.บุญboonMholy; virtuous; pure; sacred
3.ใบบุญbaiM boonMmerit; merit as a protecting leaf; condition of peacefulness and joy under the power of merit
4.งานบุญngaanM boonMreligious ceremony; festival involving donations to monks
5.นักบุญnakH boonMsaint; holyman; virtuous person

Royal Institute - 1982
บุญ; บุญ-  /บุน; บุน-ยะ-/ {Pali: ปุญฺ; Sanskrit: ปุณฺย}
[นาม] การกระทำดีตามหลักคำสอนในศาสนา.
[นาม] ความดี, คุณงามความดี.
[วิเศษณ์] ดี เช่น คนใจบุญ, มีคุณงามความดี เช่น คนมีบุญ.

pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiบุน
Royal Thai General Systembun

1. common Thai word   [noun]
good deeds; merit

examplesทำบุญthamM boonMto make merit
การทำบุญgaanM thamM boonMmerit-making
บุญราศีboonM raaM seeRaccumulated merit
บุญคุณboonM khoonMa strong sense of obligation or duty, towards parents, for example
หมดบุญmohtL boonM[euphemism for] to die
บุญศรีboonM seeRBoonsri [a Thai female given name] (beautiful and meritorious)
ส่วนบุญsuaanL boonMportions of merits
บุญหนักศักดิ์ใหญ่boonM nakL sakL yaiL[is] powerful
ประเพณีบุญบั้งไฟ bpraL phaehM neeM boonM bangF faiMRocket Festival, held in mid-May in some provinces of Isan and in Laos
แสวงบุญsaL waaengR boonMto make a pilgrimage
บอกบุญbaawkL boonMto solicit for charity; solicit contributions
ผลบุญphohnR laH boonMthe results of merit; benefits deserved from making merit
คู่บุญคู่กรรมkhuuF boonM khuuF gamMa couple, through thick and thin; life partners forever, through good times and bad
บุญเก่าboonM gaoLformer merit; merit earned in a prior life
พ่อบุญทุ่มphaawF boonM thoomFsugar daddy
บุญกรรมboonM gamMdestiny; fate
เจ้าบุญนายคุณjaoF boonM naaiM khoonMbenefactor; benefactress; donor
อุ้มบุญoomF boonMto bear a surrogate child
การอุ้มบุญgaanM oomF boonMsurrogacy
เนื้อนาบุญneuuaH naaM boonMa priest worthy of attaining merit
บุญบารมีboonM baaM raH meeMmerit; accumulated merit; goodness
วิหารทานการบุญwiH haanR thaanM gaanM boonMtemple constructed to make merit
บุญหัวboonM huaaR[is] lucky, fortunate
คู่บุญคู่เวรคู่กรรมkhuuF boonM khuuF waehnM khuuF gamMlife partners forever, through good times and bad; a couple, through thick and thin; life partners forever, through good times and bad
ต่อให้มีบุญจากสามชาติ ผู้ชายกระจอก ๆ อย่างแก ไม่มีทางจะคบผู้หญิงดีเลิศอย่างฉันหรอกโว้ย จะรอก็รอได้ชาติหน้าสาย ๆ นะล่ะ
dtaawL haiF meeM boonM jaakL saamR chaatF phuuF chaaiM graL jaawkL graL jaawkL yaangL gaaeM maiF meeM thaangM jaL khohpH phuuF yingR deeM leertF yaangL chanR raawkL wooyH jaL raawM gaawF raawM daiF chaatF naaF saaiR saaiR naH laF
"I’ll spot you the merit from your past three lives! A dime-a-dozen guy like you wouldn’t have a chance to be with an exquisite girl like me. Ya gonna wait? So wait!... till your next life!"
การมีจิตที่คิดจะให้นั้นดีแล้ว เป็นบุญแล้ว
gaanM meeM jitL theeF khitH jaL haiF nanH deeM laaeoH bpenM boonM laaeoH
"The [mere] thought of supporting [a monk] is good enough, it is considered making merit."
บุญทานคงทำด้วยเต็มใจ เธอจึงได้พรสี่ประการ
boonM thaanM khohngM thamM duayF dtemM jaiM thuuhrM jeungM daiF phaawnM seeL bpraL gaanM
"The merit you make was sincere, so you are granted the four blessings:..."
เอ็งคิดเอาว่า ใครได้บาป...ใครได้บุญ
engM khitH aoM waaF khraiM daiF baapL khraiM daiF boonM
"You wonder who is wrong and who is right."
meeM khohnM khaaeF yipL meuuM diaaoM meeM boonM phaawM jaL daiF fangM
"There are only a handful of people who have the privilege of listening."
เพื่อน้อมใจอุทิศส่วนกุศล ส่งกระแสบุญ
pheuuaF naawmH jaiM ooL thitH suaanL gooL sohnR sohngL graL saaeR boonM
...To humbly make merit...
2. common Thai word   
holy; virtuous; pure; sacred

examplesวันนักบุญเซนต์แพทริคwanM nakH boonM saehnM phaaetF rikHSt. Patrick's Day
ใจบุญjaiM boonM[is] pious, generous, kind, charitable, benevolent, bountiful, benign
ความใจบุญkhwaamM jaiM boonMcharity
นบพระภูมิบาล บุญดิเรก
nohpH phraH phuuM miH baanM boonM yaaM diL raehkF
To the supreme Protector of the Realm,
3. ใบบุญ  baiM boonM  [noun]
merit; merit as a protecting leaf; condition of peacefulness and joy under the power of merit

exampleพึ่งใบบุญpheungF baiM boonMto depend on
yaaL nangF khaawyM sohmF lohnL reuuR wangR pheungF baiM boonM jaakL khraiM
"You should not wait for a stroke of good luck nor should you hope help from others."
4. งานบุญ  ngaanM boonM  
religious ceremony; festival involving donations to monks

naiM gaanM jatL ngaanM boonM maiF naaF haiF phraH phikH sooL sohngR khaoF maaM giaaoL khaawngF yaangL bpraL jeertL bpraL juuhrF reuuR aawkL naaF aawkL dtaaM geernM bpaiM
"In organizing a religious ceremony, it is not proper to get the monks too openly involved or to become too exposed [to the congregants]."
nakH gaanM meuuangM naiM dtaangL jangM watL jaL samR phatL samR phanM gapL chaaoM baanF yuuL glaiF chitH maiF chaiF ngaanM boonM thaoF nanH
"Politicians in outlying areas have very close relationships with the local people, and not just at ceremonies and festivals [like weddings and funerals]."
5. นักบุญ  nakH boonM  [noun]
saint; holyman; virtuous person

classifierคน khohnM[numerical classifier for a person or occupation]
นักการเมืองไม่ใช่นักบุญ ดังนั้น โปรดอย่าตกใจที่เห็นนักการเมืองสับปลับ ตอแหล เห็นแก่เงิน เห็นแก่ผลประโยชน์ของตนเองและพวกพ้อง
nakH gaanM meuuangM maiF chaiF nakH boonM dangM nanH bpro:htL yaaL dtohkL jaiM theeF henR nakH gaanM meuuangM sapL bplapL dtaawM laaeR henR gaaeL ngernM henR gaaeL phohnR bpraL yo:htL khaawngR dtohnM aehngM laeH phuaakF phaawngH
"Politicians are no saints. Therefore, do not be surprised when you see politicians be deceitful, prevaricate, be mercenary, and seek to act only for the benefit of themselves and their cronies."

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