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เกรงว่า
graehngM waaF
pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiเกฺรง-ว่า
IPAkreːŋ wâː
Royal Thai General Systemkreng wa

 [verb]
definition
(is) afraid that...

componentsเกรง graehngM[is] afraid; fearful; inspired with awe; respectful of; fearful; filled with reverence
ว่า waaF[proposition complementizer] that...; as... [see examples]
sample
sentences
แม่เป็นห่วงลูกสาวที่อยู่ต่างประเทศมาก เกรงว่าจะมีอันตรายใด ๆ มาแผ้วพาน
maaeF bpenM huaangL luukF saaoR theeF yuuL dtaangL bpraL thaehtF maakF graehngM waaF jaL meeM anM dtaL raaiM daiM daiM maaM phaaeoF phaanM
"The mother is very worried about her daughter living overseas; she is afraid that something bad will happen to her."
ลุงข้างบ้านดื่มเหล้าจัดมาก เกรงว่าแกจะเป็นพิษสุราเรื้อรังในไม่ช้านี้
loongM khaangF baanF deuumL laoF jatL maakF graehngM waaF gaaeM jaL bpenM phitH sooL raaM reuuaH rangM naiM maiF chaaH neeH
"[Our] next door neighbor drinks to excess; we are afraid that he will soon become an alcoholic."
หญิงแก่ที่อยู่ในบ้านเวิกผ้าม่านขึ้นช้า ๆ เพราะเกรงว่าคนข้างนอกจะเห็น
yingR gaaeL theeF yuuL naiM baanF weerkF phaaF maanF kheunF chaaH chaaH phrawH graehngM waaF khohnM khaangF naawkF jaL henR
"The old lady who lived in the house raised the curtains slowly because she was afraid that someone outside would see [in]."
ห้ามหญิงมีครรภ์ไปงานศพ เพราะเกรงว่าวิญญาณจะสามารถเข้าไปรบกวนทารกในครรภ์ ทำให้เกิดอันตรายได้
haamF yingR meeM khanM bpaiM ngaanM sohpL phrawH graehngM waaF winM yaanM jaL saaR maatF khaoF bpaiM rohpH guaanM thaaM rohkH naiM khanM thamM haiF geertL anM dtaL raaiM daiF
"Pregnant women should not attend funerals because we are concerned that the ghost [of the deceased] will be able of disturbing the fetus and make the birth difficult."

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