When using the word where I have seen it in

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Sue A
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When using the word where I have seen it in

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When using the word where I have seen it in Thai as Thee Nai Ka and also as just Thee. Which is correct please
Kostas X
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The First one ที่ไหน but in some cases thais use just "ไหน" like: "จะไปไหน" where are you going
Sue A
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Thanks
Jolene S
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Post by Jolene S »

thee or ที่ on its own will mean "at" for example อยู่ที่บ้าน "at home" and its used to call things by what they do(sorry if thats obscure) examples "ที่เหลาดินสอ"-pencil sharpener. "ที่พัก"-accommodation(literally place of rest)
Kabir O
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ที่ is also used as a relative pronoun (in the sense of "which" or "who"), for example ผู้หญิงที่ผมชอบ pu-ying tee pom chop The girl (whom) I like, หนังสือที่คุณให้ผม nangsue tee khun hai pom The book (which) you gave me.
Kabir O
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It is also used as a classifier for counting dishes, cups etc., for example ข้าวเหนียวสองที่ khaw niaw song tee Two plates of sticky rice.
Kabir O
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Related to place: ที่จอดรถ tee jod rot - parking space, ที่นั่ง tee nang - a seat, ที่อยู่ tee yuu - address. Related to function: ที่เขี่ยบุหรี่ tee kiya buree - ashtray; ที่เปิดกระป๋อง tee bped kapong - can opener; ที่เปิดไวน์ tee bped wai - wine opener.
Sivaporn J
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ที่นี่ที่ไหน
Harry T
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Post by Harry T »

I didn't realise it was related to function also. Makes sense now
Sue A
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Great thankyou
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