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Other day a girl I was chatting with online typed วันนี่ไปช็อปปิ้ง - wan nee bi shorpbing (today i'm going shopping). I read it quickly and thought it read "today i'm going to buy a bbq (ซื้อปิ้ง sur bping).. until later on in the conversation when she corrected me which made me laugh.

 

Anyway, know any other good loanwords? When I first starting learning thai I developed an aversion to them which I know now was a bit silly, if thai people use them then why complicate things further. They're real useful I find as they almost instantly stick, heres a couple new ones to me I've found after checking:

 

Slang - สแลง - sa laaeng

 

Gorilla - กอริลลา - gor-ril-aa

 

Captain - กับตัน - cap-tan

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My sister in law was saying to me (as I was driving) "Lio, lio"...... so I went to turn right and she shouted"LIO, LIO!" and gestured to U-turn. I asked her why she didn't say "U-turn" and she replied that she thought "lio"would be better as she didn't think I'd know what "U-turn" meant!!!!!!

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Karate - karate^

Judo - yuu doo

Model - mode_l^ (toys)

Season - sii san^ (tv)

Party - partee (although nang liang\ is the other word for this)

Phillipino - Fi/ lib/ bin

Puzzle - pud/ see_w^

Special - spe_cial^

 

There are quite a few but cant think of any more at the moment.

My understanding of women goes only as far as the pleasures.

-- Michael Caine (Alfie, 1966)

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couple you could very well use in patts

 

โชว์ - show (but with a ช ช้าง)

โซดา - soda

นีออน - neon

ไซเรน - siren

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