Sunday, February 11, 2007

Thai Word of the Week: Authority

My Thai word for this week is อำนาจ, meaning "authority". entry for อำนาจ entry for อำนาจ
VOA sound clip of a sentence using อำนาจ
Transcript of VOA clip
The original story on VOA, with transcript and mp3.

The sound clip explains the constitutional balance of power between the U.S. president and congress in matters of war.

Other interesting words in this clip are:

ตาม, meaning "according to"
รัฐธรรมนูญ (รัด-ทะ-ธัม-มะ-นูน-), meaning "constitution"
รัฐสภา (รัด-ทะ-สะ-หภา-),meaning "congress"
ประกาศสงคราม, meaning "to declare war"
อนุมัติ (อะ-นุ-มัต-), meaning "to approve" or "to allow"
ทุน, meaning "fund"
ปฏิบัติการ, (ปะ-ติ-บัต-การ-), meaning "to take action"
ผู้บัญชาการ, meaning "commander in chief"
กองทัพ, meaning "army"
รับผิดชอบ, meaning "to be responsible"
ดำเนินการ, meaning "to carry out" or "to perform"

Note that the transcript can easily be copy-pasted to, obtaining a word-by-word translation.

Corrections or clarifications are always appreciated.


Technorati tags: , ,

No comments: