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    I don't really go for all this dramatic "You'll be killed if you swear at a Thai" stuff. Never seen it .. never heard of a case. It suggests that Thais are more aggressive than other nationalities.

    I don't buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettandlek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by isanmick View Post
    I call my sister-in-law "HUN-NEE" it means your pussy's blocked.
    But my wife tells me to only use slang around close friends and family who won't get offended.
    My missus didnt understand this one, how disspointing.
    She reckons it means to turn around.
    Got the spelling from the missus " หันอี่ " pronounced HUN-EE but she said most thai people wouldn't have heard it as its her local dialect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isanmick View Post
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    I call my sister-in-law "HUN-NEE" it means your pussy's blocked.
    But my wife tells me to only use slang around close friends and family who won't get offended.
    My missus didnt understand this one, how disspointing.
    She reckons it means to turn around.
    Got the spelling from the missus " หันอี่ " pronounced HUN-EE but she said most thai people wouldn't have heard it as its her local dialect.
    Where local in Isaan? My missus cant speak Isaan language, but understand it.
    She speaks her local Korat dialect, of course normal Thai too.
    I can show her that in Thai anyway.
    Jeez your missus must be easy going, no way would my missus show me something like that. 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob63 View Post
    "e-heah" has earned some frowns for me.
    It means bitch as I understand.

    Not really and neither is it gender specific.

    It means monitor lizard. A scavenging creature which is believed to bring bad luck. Hence it has become a word of abuse.
    It is also referred to more politely as dtua ngun dtua torng ตัวเงินตัวทอง.

    I recall reading in a bkk newspaper a few years back that a monitor iizard was found in the yard of the head quarter of a political party. Speculations were made as to whether the opposing party had placed it there to bring bad luck

    "ga-rii" is slang for prostitute I understand
    Yes, กะหรี่.
    Very vulgar. Strangely enough it is also used when referring to indian curry.

    If one has to make references to ladies of the night one should rather use exactly that expression.

    (Poo)Ying Glaang Khuen หญิงกลางคืน
    or
    (Poo)Ying Borigaan. Service woman. หญิงบริการ

    The most vulgar expression when referring to prostitutes will be: ee dork thorng garee chang yet.
    อีดอกทองกะหรี่ช้างเย็ด
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    Here's a good one. Last year in Pattaya I returned to my bike to discover a female motorsai taxi ho had just finished moving my bike onto the road so she could park her bike in my spot. There was no where else to put it so I guessed she was just going to leave it there .. blocking 3 other bikes.

    Anyway .. I started letting her think of what I thought of her actions (in Thai) and she started frothing at the mouth back.

    Then .. all of a sudden she just pointed her finger at me me and screamed "F**CK!!

    So funny. I mean .. "F**CK" what? .. who? How? She needed a crash course in swearing in English.

    Maybe us Farangs sound equally as funny to Thais when we swear in Thai.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pescator View Post

    If one has to make references to ladies of the night one should rather use exactly that expression.

    (Poo)Ying Glaang Khuen หญิงกลางคืน
    or
    (Poo)Ying Borigaan. Service woman. หญิงบริการ
    .. or Poo ying kai dtua. ผู้หญิงขายตัว (girl sell body)

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    (Poo)Ying Borigaan. Service woman. หญิงบริการ
    Might try calling the missus this and see if she slaps me.
    When I come home i say sawat de krap mai noi, oh she hates that.
    We are going back there in october for a month well i am she is staying until january, I told her to expect I will need to find a Gik to occupy my time, 8 weeks without the missus around is a bit rough i told her. Problem is she thinks i am serious, they cant take a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keekwai View Post
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    If one has to make references to ladies of the night one should rather use exactly that expression.

    (Poo)Ying Glaang Khuen หญิงกลางคืน
    or
    (Poo)Ying Borigaan. Service woman. หญิงบริการ
    .. or Poo ying kai dtua. ผู้หญิงขายตัว (girl sell body)
    Hehe, only if one is familiar with the siang wannayuk, the tones. Or one could just as well be saying a female ticket seller

    Ying haa ngun is another one.
    หญิงหาเงิน. Woman searching for money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettandlek View Post
    (Poo)Ying Borigaan. Service woman. หญิงบริการ
    Might try calling the missus this and see if she slaps me.
    You may face a month of sleeping on the couch

    Some stones are better left unturned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pescator
    Hehe, only if one is familiar with the siang wannayuk, the tones. Or one could just as well be saying a female ticket seller
    Well .. Some Hoes do have tickets on themselves!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pescator View Post
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    (Poo)Ying Borigaan. Service woman. หญิงบริการ
    Might try calling the missus this and see if she slaps me.
    You may face a month of sleeping on the couch

    Some stones are better left unturned.
    555 or maybe she might move to the couch.
    Ying haa ngun, we have a few thai people we know i could pretty comfortably call this.

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    It"s all a load of bollacks any which way!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamiejambos
    bollacks
    I had to look that up in the "Urban Dictionary"

    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Dictionary
    Bollacks

    The wrong way to spell Bollocks.
    Got it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by drawp
    I asked a few around here all from Isaan, all said e was feminine and I was masculine. Both are pretty offensive.
    Last night on channel 3 some woman called a guy an "eye tau" thats short for tau hua ngoo, which means dirty old man. I asked the gf about the "eye" thing and she says its normal, not offensive at all.

    I don't get it.
    Eye tau could just as easily mean you geriatric you.
    As a matter of fact my father-in-law always called his wife that to proclaim his undying love for her

    Add a "Lamok" at the end of the "tau hua ngoo" expression for good measure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettandlek View Post
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    I call my sister-in-law "HUN-NEE" it means your pussy's blocked.
    But my wife tells me to only use slang around close friends and family who won't get offended.
    My missus didnt understand this one, how disspointing.
    She reckons it means to turn around.
    Got the spelling from the missus " หันอี่ " pronounced HUN-EE but she said most thai people wouldn't have heard it as its her local dialect.
    Where local in Isaan? My missus cant speak Isaan language, but understand it.
    She speaks her local Korat dialect, of course normal Thai too.
    I can show her that in Thai anyway.
    Jeez your missus must be easy going, no way would my missus show me something like that. 555
    No so much easy going but she trust me in my judgement in knowing theirs a time and a place for everything. She was very wary of helping me with Thai swearing but now she is happy to see me joking with family and close friends. As a rule I usually let the Thai make the first joke and then join in.
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    [quote=Bettyboo;1770121]
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    Don't use the local language, but do insult them in a patronizing manner... Our friend, Patrick probably has a Chinese-Thai wife...
    quote]

    It would be very interesting indeed to witness a meeting between you and my wife (of 35 years incidentally) and see her reaction when you call her “Chinese – Thai”!

    In the meantime dear old somtamslap – or brother “slaps” as you so cosily call him – continues to imply that ไอ้ specifically means “bloody” and อี means a far more offensive “f££cking” and there is no gender specific difference – despite my quotations from a well known Thai online resource to prove the opposite and his total inability to provide similarly authoritative references to refute me.

    Anyway children, go ahead and compete with each other to demonstrate your command of crudity: by using such terms in any conversation with Thais you merely confirm your lack of erudition, knowledge or sensitivity to usage of the language.

    Patrick
    Why would I call your wife anything? What a strange statement...

    I can provide numerous examples of online resources of English, or even the most respected dictionaries, that have little interest in how language is used... Do you refuse to bloodywell split your infinitives, Patrick? It's all about context, brother Pat...

    You may want to have a chat with some very linguistically erudite folk about crudity:



    You're mentioned around 32 seconds into the video...
    I laughed my head off watching this video and the others around it! Thanks, laughing is a precious gift. Especially Mr Bean as a priest about fellatio!
    British sense of humor, their most endearing trait, because of it, we can forgive them a lot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Monkey
    British sense of humor, their most endearing trait, because of it, we can forgive them a lot...
    Forgive them for what?

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    E Dok Thong - Golden Flower - whore. Likely to get yourself a slap.

    Chai Kabarn Gorn Phoot - Use your loaf before speaking, Kabarn is coconut shell or something related. - I don't use it but I'm told it'd be funny with a friend but not with someone you don't know who would probably have a childish spas fit or something like they tend to do when exercising their 'cultural' right to declare loss of face (read: act like a fucking child).

    As for I and E, certainly gender related where my wife comes from, but used in friendly every day conversation. That said, little girls (or at least one in particular who was a bit of a tomboy when younger) are addressed with the male I. All friendly within family, I just call them all Nong rather than put a foot wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keekwai
    It suggests that Thais are more aggressive than other nationalities.
    Not the case - but Thai people tend to shoot you if you make them go red in the face, the sensitive little dears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pescator
    Quote: Originally Posted by Bob63 "e-heah" has earned some frowns for me. It means bitch as I understand. Not really and neither is it gender specific. It means monitor lizard. A scavenging creature which is believed to bring bad luck. Hence it has become a word of abuse. It is also referred to more politely as dtua ngun dtua torng ตัวเงินตัวทอง.
    Thanks. I assume it has a double meaning then, monitor lizard and bitch/c**t ?
    Like "kwaay" is buffalo, but also meant derogatory as in "you are as dumb as a buffalo".

    The long versions of swear words don't work for me, a novice thai speaker. I will run afoul on the pronounciation halfway.
    No, a short, concise swearword is good - if you decide to swear.

    It would be nice with some advice, what swearword to use if you want to say somebody is really stupid, like the lady who moved the posters motorbike out in traffic.
    You don't necessarily want to call her prostutite, just imbecile or something like that.
    And pref. two suggestions, with low and high grades of offensiveness.
    Sometimes you just want to express your counterpart is stupid, without wanting to do mortal insult.

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    To describe someone as stupid you could use (with caution of course) ..
    Sumong Yung, which apparently means "mosquito brain".

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    Meaning of Hia - beside from monitor lizard - from the dictionary: a creep, a despicable or bad person, a worthless character.

    Ai/ee Ngoh: stupid person
    ai/ee Ngee Ngao: stupid person, imbecile
    ai/ee Bah: crazy person
    ai/ee seh beuu: imbecile
    ai/ee haa (nee): means cholera, but is used as a term of abuse.
    ai/ee dorg: a word of abuse without a specific meaning.
    ai/ee banyaa orn: weak minded person
    ai/ee prasard: lot the plot completely

    Those are the ones I have heard from time to time.
    Wouldnt use them, though, with anybody unless I knew them really well and they would know that I`d only used them jokingly.

    With strangers I use a bit of sarcasm instead.
    That leaves them a bit bewildered as to how bad I really mean it.
    In some cases it is not understood at all but just taken literally.

    Or throw in a couple of lao phrases to a central thai speaker. That really pisses them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yortyiam View Post
    To describe someone as stupid you could use (with caution of course) ..
    Sumong Yung, which apparently means "mosquito brain".
    Or like my nephew likes to say:

    Samong kee ruay. Brain rich with shit.
    Last edited by pescator; 06-06-2011 at 09:22 PM.

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    I wouldn't try any experiments.

    I've seen and heard of bad results.

    But everybody is free to do what they hafta do, right?

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    Good advice P the P. I would never try to say anything in Thai that would even closely resemble something like a swear word. I just do it in English and watch their face while trying to figure out what I said. I always say it in a very soft and pleasant tone and usually just get a smile.

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