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    Thai word for "busybody"

    "เจ้ากี้เจ้าการ" - busybody, meddler Sample sentence: "ถ้าเธอขืนทำเป็นเจ้ากี้เจ้าการก็จะถูกตำรวจสงสัย" If you insist on sticking your nose in other people's business, the police will become suspicious of you. And, here is the dictionary definition: เจ้ากี้เจ้าการ - น. ผู้ที่ชอบเข้าไปวุ่นในธุระของคนอื่นซึ่งมิใช่หน้าที่ของตนจนน่ารำคาญ. (Note the interface with the word "วุ่น")
  2. A bit of a reality check. Harleys are made all over the world: "Technically speaking, Harley-Davidson motorcycles sold in the United States are not actually made here [in the US], but assembled here. Harley contracts manufacturing of parts to plants located all over the world, including Germany, Italy, Taiwan, Japan, and Mexico. Those parts are then shipped to Harley factories here. And these are not just accessories, but components for engines, chassis, and wheels. Exactly what percentage of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle is American made, is not exactly known, as each model and model year is different. " https://www.throttlexbatteries.com/details.aspx?p=A4D3D61DCEB3C859&ppid=59924&beid=7BD67A6B7D0B565F Such complexities as supply chain management are usually beyond the scope of the politicals debate. It would be interesting to note to what extent the Thai factory merely assembled complete motorcycles from parts imported from the U.S. and how much of the total value of the produce was attributable to such imported parts.
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    Thai reference grammar by Shoichi

    I've seen the book at Kinokuniya in Siam Paragon. Here is the site reference: https://thailand.kinokuniya.com/bw/9780521108676