My, Mine, Our(s), Your(s), ... in Thai
Possessive pronouns, possessive determiners, or possessive adjectives
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1 min read · published June 19, 2021 · last update July 6, 2021

Possessive pronouns in Thai

They sound complicated, but are easy to build in Thai:

The words my, mine, our(s), your(s), his, her(s), its, and their(s) are, depending on their grammatical function in the sentence, called possessive pronouns, possessive determiners, or possessive adjectives. In Thai, they are very easy to build using the pattern:
The hard part is to find the right personal pronoun. you can read about them in the articles Words for I in Thai and Words for You/He/She in Thai.

Examples

mine (female)     ของ of
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ฉัน I (for women; informal)
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mine (male)         ของ of
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ผม I (for men); hair
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hers/yours         ของ of
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เธอ she; you
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his/hers/theirs ของ of
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เขา he; she, they
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yours                   ของ of
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คุณ Ms, Mrs, Mr; you
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That car is his.
รถ Vehicle
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นั้น that, those
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เป็น be, is, am, are
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ของ of
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เขา he; she, they
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Literally: car - that - be - of - he

his car
รถ Vehicle
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ของ of
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เขา he; she, they
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Literally: car - of - he

Possessive pronouns without ของ

Thai speakers like to leave out words. Consequently, in possessive phrases, ของ of
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is frequently dropped when the context is clear.

Examples

his car
รถ Vehicle
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เขา he; she, they
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Literally: car - he

my house
บ้าน house, home
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ฉัน I (for women; informal)
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Literally: house - I

my house
บ้าน house, home
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ของ of
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ฉัน I (for women; informal)
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Literally: house - of - I

my child
ลูก child; ball, small round object; quantifier for children, round objects
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ฉัน I (for women; informal)
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Literally: child - I

my child
ลูก child; ball, small round object; quantifier for children, round objects
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ของ of
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ฉัน I (for women; informal)
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Literally: child - of - I
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