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"ก่อนหน้านี้"

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My teacher used this phrase and when I said I didn't understand it he had a hard time explaining it.  From what I could get from the context, I think it is similar to แต่ก่อน. Can someone explain what it means, how it differs from แต่ก่อน (if appropriate) and maybe some usage examples? Thanks.

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สมัยก่อน
แต่ก่อน
ก่อหน้านี้
Same, same, but different.
Before this season. ก่อนหน้านี้
หน้าร้อน
หน้าฝน



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Ah, ok. That makes sense. Since you used the word season, does this mean that it should be used with time periods of only a few months or does it not matter? For example, is this ok?

 

ผมอยู่ภูเก็ตห้าปีแล้ว ก่อนหน้านี้ผมอยู่พัทยา

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Now you start to ask for more than I can answer. I think it doesn’t matter. But I think you are more fluent in Thai language than me. I even struggle with English :)
In your example I wold have used สมัยก่อน. Because there is a period of time in the past.


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Thanks for your help. Now that I understand it better I can ask him next time. :)

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My teacher said the length of time doesn't matter and that my example sentence is fine.

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Great, can you translate your sentence for us?


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I have it now. If someone used หน้า like that I would ask why. The fact that a teacher can’t explain it is revealing. It is simple enough; used instead of words like เวลา ตอน for the sake of novelty.

 

 

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It might be interesting to ask if ผมอยู่ที่พัทยาก่อนนี่ล before this ‘ is understandable.

 

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