My, Mine, Our(s), Your(s), ... in Thai
Possessive pronouns, possessive determiners, or possessive adjectives
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1 min read · first 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:
  • ของ + [personal pronoun]
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 ฉัน
mine (male)         ของ ผม
hers/yours         ของ เธอ
his/hers/theirs ของ เขา
yours                   ของ คุณ

That car is his.
รถ นั้น เป็น ของ เขา
Literally: car - that - be - of - he

his car
รถ ของ เขา
Literally: car - of - he

Possessive pronouns without ของ

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

Examples

his car
รถ เขา
Literally: car - he

my house
บ้าน ฉัน  
Literally: house - I

my house
บ้าน ของ ฉัน  
Literally: house - of - I

my child
ลูก ฉัน  
Literally: child - I

my child
ลูก ของ ฉัน  
Literally: child - of - I
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