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เห็นแก่ตัว
henR gaaeL dtuaaM
pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiเห็น-แก่-ตัว
IPAhěn kɛ̀ː tuːa
Royal Thai General Systemhen kae tua

1.   [adjective]
definition
[is] selfish

componentsเห็น henRto see; visualize
แก่ gaaeL[indicating the object of an action] for; to
ตัว dtuaaM[of a person] self; himself; herself; yourself; themselves; [things] itself
synonymsใจแคบjaiM khaaepF[is] selfish; greedy; parsimonious; stingy
หน้าเลือดnaaF leuuatF[is] greedy; rapacious
antonymอาทรaaM thaawnM[is] concerned; [is] caring (for)
related wordใจดำjaiM damM[is] mean
sample
sentences
๑๑. ไม่ควรเอาอาหารใส่ถุงกลับบ้านหากเจ้านายไม่คะยั้นคะยอ เพราะทำให้ดูเป็นคนเห็นแก่ตัวเอาเปรียบ
sipL etL maiF khuaanM aoM aaM haanR saiL thoongR glapL baanF haakL jaoF naaiM maiF khaH yanH khaH yaawM phrawH thamM haiF duuM bpenM khohnM henR gaaeL dtuaaM aoM bpriiapL
"11. You should not pack up food to take home in a bag unless the boss specifically encourages you to do so because [taking food home] makes you appear selfish and willing to take advantage of others."
เด็กที่ถูกตามใจจนเป็นนิสัยได้รับทุกอย่างที่ต้องการ จะสร้างนิสัยเอาแต่ใจตัวเองและเห็นแก่ตัวเองเป็นอันดับแรก
dekL theeF thuukL dtaamM jaiM johnM bpenM niH saiR daiF rapH thookH yaangL theeF dtawngF gaanM jaL saangF niH saiR aoM dtaaeL jaiM dtuaaM aehngM laeH henR gaaeL dtuaaM aehngM bpenM anM dapL raaekF
"A child who always gets his own way and receives everything he wants, will get into the habit of thinking only of himself and always putting himself ahead of others."
2.   [verb]
definition
to covet; take something for oneself

componentsเห็น henRto see; visualize
แก่ gaaeL[indicating the object of an action] for; to
ตัว dtuaaM[of a person] self; himself; herself; yourself; themselves; [things] itself
antonymจุนเจือjoonM jeuuaMto help; to support; to patronize
3. ความเห็นแก่ตัว  khwaamM henR gaaeL dtuaaM  [noun]
definition
selfishness; covetousness; being self-cenered

componentsความkhwaamM[a prefix which converts an adjective or verb into a noun]
เห็น henRto see; visualize
แก่ gaaeL[indicating the object of an action] for; to
ตัว dtuaaM[of a person] self; himself; herself; yourself; themselves; [things] itself
sample
sentences
ความทุกข์ทั้งหลายเกิดจากความเห็นแก่ตัวของคน
khwaamM thookH thangH laaiR geertL jaakL khwaamM henR gaaeL dtuaaM khaawngR khohnM
"All suffering arises from human selfishness."
เมื่อการแก่งแย่งที่เรียนมากขึ้น ความเห็นแก่ตัวที่มีอยู่ในจิตใจก็ขยายผลออกมาภายนอก
meuuaF gaanM gaengL yaaengF theeF riianM maakF kheunF khwaamM henR gaaeL dtuaaM theeF meeM yuuL naiM jitL jaiM gaawF khaL yaaiR phohnR aawkL maaM phaaiM naawkF
"As students learn to be more and more competitive, the [students’] inherent self-interest becomes manifest."

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