Swearing In Thai
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Posted 2009-06-17 15:25:42
No wonder I haven't come across many Thai swear words, 'hia' or 'i-hia' is the only one I have heard after 5.5 years which I think means you are-as stupid as an iguanadon that does nothing but sit on a tree branch and eat flies', easier to say in Thai! (correct me if I am wrong).
But there are lots of english profanities when translated into Thai-
If you called a Thai man a 'poo', (crab), I'm not sure he'd mind that much.
How about Krap, Pee, Porn.
Only really thought of this because of Mr. Tossa-porn, mentioned in this recent article-
He should only use his nickname if he ever goes to the UK!
Just a bit of fun really, please feel free to share your thoughts....
Posted 2009-06-17 16:03:05
Be prepared to be closed down.
I'm always up for learning new words but certain people don't like it.
Posted 2009-06-17 16:17:33
When I first came to Thailand, my first secratary was a XXXXporn, and once my ex work buddies from all over the world found the new companys web-site with photos and names on, you can Imagine the emails I got....
Posted 2009-06-17 16:22:18
I imagine it will not be long before I meet a taxi driver called Mr. Turd.
Edited by hamishgillan, 2009-06-17 16:23:49.
Posted 2009-06-17 17:02:44
profanity and insults are against forum rules
plus the language of the forum is english
(although there is a thai language sub-forum, the purpose is to learn thai for conversational and other practical purpose. I dont believe insults and swear fit into either category)
Posted 2009-06-17 17:38:48
This http://www.insultmon...earing/thai.htm does give a pretty comprehensive list,
but not for polite conversation.
Thai names can give pause for thought, but then perhaps your name
has a different meaning in Thai??
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