randymarsh

So hot your mouth is on fire

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Trying to find the actual thai for this... beyond ped ped

 

When my gf says it, it sounds like "hu lap tab mai"... it means so hot smoke comes out of your ears / mouth on fire.  Along those lines.

 

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เผ็ดหูดับตับไหม้. (Ped Hoo Dub Tdub Mai) =deafening(ly) spicy

 

หูดับตับไหม้ is a common phrase in Thai.  Generally it means "extremely loud".  (So loud that it damage your ears.)

 

In many cases, Thais will use the phrase to express the extreme intensity of something that is not related to hearing.

 

The notion that the high degree of spiciness can impact your ear (or hearing) is not unusual.  เผ็ดหูชา referring to ear-numbingly spicy is also widely used.

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Thanks a lot.

 

Funny however many times I've heard it it couldnt sound more like Lap... whereas you have Dub.  They're not even remotely similar.  Is it just my untrained ear?

 

Maybe it's a regional difference and she's using a different word.

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Now you got my curiosity up.  Can you show her the Thai writing and ask if it's the same?  If not, can you take a picture of her writing her version in Thai and post it here?

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เผ็ดหูหลับตับไหม้    (Ped Hoo Lab Tdub Mai), - So hot it burns your ears/red faced, etc. -   in/around Korat according to my mrs. 

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Thanks.  That helps.

ดับ and หลับ sound very similar. (i.e. The tone and the vowel sound exactly the same.  The only difference is /d/ and /l/.)

I can see how the language can change a bit here, especially when the meaning is still understandable.   Kind of like telephone game when words travel from one person to another.

 

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