Let’s countdown to 2016!

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Kháo daao // Count down

Kháo têr // Counter (Strike)

Kháo maew // เค้าแมว

Kháo mee faen láew // เค้ามีแฟนแล้ว

The sloth cries because: there is no sadder thing than the fact that she/he already has a boy/girlfriend.

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Happy Birthday to you สุขสันต์วันเกิด

A couple of students have asked me about it and I have no idea what they were talking about. So I did some research and found this. In fact, one student showed me a clip of this song being sung by his friends. Towards the end, there was a nice transition into a standard birthday song, Happy Birthday to you. And actually, today is my cat’s birthday, or rather the day we first met.

So, Sundae, happy birthday to you, may you live long, have a lot of fish, a lot of snuggles, and a lot of love. ^_^

ให้โชคดีสุขีวันเกิด
Hâi chôhk dee sù khĕe wan kèrd
May you have a good luck and a happy birthday.

สิ่งประเสริฐใดหวังตั้งใจ
Sìng pràsèrt dai wăng tâng jai
Whichever precious things that you have wished for,

ให้สุขสมดังฝันใฝ่
Hâi sùk sŏm dang făn fài
May you be blessed with them.

จิตแจ่มใสทุกวันทุกคืน
Jìt jàem săi thúk wan thúk kheun
May you be joyful every day and every night.

ให้ร่ำรวยเงินทองยศศักดิ์
Hâi râm ruai ngern thorng yót sàk
May you be wealthy and mighty

ให้คนรักมากมีดาษดื่น
Hâi khon rák mâak mee dàad dèun
May you have many admirers.

ทำสิ่งใดจงลุล่วงราบรื่น
Tham sìng dai jong lú lûang râab rêun
May your plans be smooth sailing.

อายุยืนปลอดโรคปลอดภัย
Aa yú yeun plòrd rôhk plòrd phai
May you live long and stay healthy.

ซู่ สู้ → sôo

All these are pronounced as:

 

Now, let’s look at the meaning:

 

ซู่ = Sound of dashing rain

ฝนตกซู่ // fŏn tòk sôo

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(Digressed)

กระซู่ // krà sôo = Sumatran rhinoceros (Asian two-horned rhino)

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สู้ = To fight, to compete

นักสู้ // nák sôo = fighter

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สู้คดี // sôo khá dee = to stand trial

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อะไรๆ ฉันก็สู้เธอไม่ได้

àrai àrai chăn kôr sôo ther mâi dâi

There is nothing I can compete with you.

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Ultraman in the kitchen!

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ซาว//saao means the action of using a hand or two to swirl and rinse uncooked rice before cooking. I usually do this at least twice before putting it into a rice cooker.

Now, did you get it? Ultrasound = Ultra(man)saao = อุลตร้า(แมน)ซาว

แซ่ แส้ → sâe

All these are pronounced as:

 

Now, let’s look at the meaning:

แซ่ = (Chinese) family name

เขาเป็นคนแซ่ลี้

Khăo pen khon sâe lée

His Chinese family name is Lee.

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คนจีนบางคนใช้แซ่เป็นนามสกุล บางคนเปลี่ยนเป็นนามสกุลไทย

Khon jeen baang khon chai sâe pen naam sàkun, baang khon plìan pen naam sàkun Thai

Some Chinese retain their family names, some change to Thai ones.

 

แส้ = a whip

แส้ม้า

Sâe máa

Horsewhip

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แส้ล้างลำกล้องปืน

Sâe láang lam klôrng peun

Cleaning brush (for rifles, guns, etc.)

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