Verb tense: generalNovember 30, 2005 at 11:41 am | Posted in verb tense | Leave a comment
Indicating time in Thai is often considered simpler than in western languages because there are no verb conjugations. Instead, tense markers are used to indicate if the action is in the past, present or future.
Common tense markers are:
- Present: à¸?à¸³à¸¥à¸±à¸‡ – kamlang put before verbs, à¸à¸¢à¸¹à¹ˆ – yuu put after verbs. See the post Verb tense: present for examples.
- Future: à¸ˆà¸° – ja put before verbs. Other words are added to indicate how close in time the action is. See the post Verb tense: future for more detail and examples.
- Past: à¹?à¸¥à¹‰à¸§ – laew meaning “already”, put after verb to indicate action has already happened. Other words are added to indicate when the action happened and to form the past continuous tense. See the post Verb tense: past for more detail and examples.