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This question comes from "Elo" (เอโล) a french woman. She wants to know the difference
between bpai mâi dâai (ไปไม่ได้) and mâi dâai bpai (ไม่ได้ไป) 


Thanks for asking.




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(ไปไม่ได้)
means [I] cannot go.

             " dâai"

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(ได้) in this sentence means "can,be able to"

             
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(ไม่ได้)= cannot      




The pattern is                   adj,verb + dâai               =      I can ..........

or                                     adj,verb + mâi dâai      =      I cannot ..........


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(ไม่ได้ไป)means [I] did not go.

        "mâi dâai"(ไม่ได้) robot speed-Thai language

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in this sentence means "did not"      



The sentence
"I go to work" in Thai language we say "chán bpai tam-ngaan"

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(ฉันไปทำงาน) [Thai language-female speaker
female speaker]

          "I
didn't go to work"we say "chán mâi dâai bpai tam-ngaan" 
  
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(ฉันไม่ได้ไปทำงาน)[Thai language-female speakerfemale speaker]



And "mâi dâai" can also use to emphasize the word or the meaning of the negative sentence.

       "I love you"= "chán rák kun"   [Thai language-female speakerfemale speaker]
  
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(ฉันรักคุณ)

       "I
don't love you" = "chán mâi rák kun"   [Thai language-female speakerfemale speaker]
  
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(ฉันไม่รักคุณ)

And                                "chán mâi dâai rák kun"   [Thai language-female speakerfemale speaker]

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(ฉันไม่ได้รักคุณ)
       
meaning "I don't love you" [absolutely]