One Word A Day – จี้

1. (verb)To poke by using a sharp object (not necessary a knife or a needle, it can be a pen, a stick, or even a finger)

2. (verb)To rob someone by using a knife, a gun.

3. (verb) To tickle

4. (adjective) Humorous

Other usages:

จี้ไฝ (verb): To remove a mole by laser (beam), for example.

บ้าจี้ (verb): To be overly sensitive to touch

ฝาก // Fàak = To deposit, to do something on someone’s behalf

I have heard, on several occasions, of this word – ฝาก

The word itself is a verb; it simply means ‘to deposit’. Let’s see how else we can use the word:

Fàak + Noun = To deposit something

ฝากเงิน Fàak ngern: This is simple – it means to deposit money (although it doesn’t necessary have to be at the bank).

ฝากของ Fàak khorng: To leave your belonging at the left luggage counter. This is typical in some shops in Thailand where you need to leave your (big) bags/backpacks at the counter in front of the entrance.

Fàak + Verb = To do something one the speaker’s behalf

ฝากซื้อ Fàak séu: When someone says “Fàak séu”, he means to ask a favor from you to help him buy something for him. And of course, he also has an intention to pay it up. (If he doesn’t, he would have said “séu hâi nòi”.)

ฝากดู Fàak doo: Again, this is something like “can you help me take a look?”.

Other usages:

ฝากด้วยนะคะ Fàak duâi ná khá: This phrase should come from “Fàak reûang duâi ná khá”. That is to say, may I leave this matter in your hand. And the reply should be – dâi or mâi dâi.

ฝากไว้ก่อน Fàak wái kòrn: The fact is that in order to fully understand this phrase, one must understand the use of “wái”. To simply put, this “fàak” refers to the action of depositing “something/some issues” at somewhere. This “something” typically means revenge. When it is not possible for Person A to get back at Person B, A would say “Fàak wái kòrn” = A is leaving the situation as it is but he doesn’t let the matter rest; he will keep looking out for a chance to take a revenge on B.

Question: What does this phrase mean?

ฝากดู ถ้ามีก็ฝากซื้อ

One Word A Day – ขัด

1. (verb) To polish (shoes, floors, pots, etc.)

2. (verb) To obstruct, to go against/oppose (something)

Other usages:

ขัดใจ (verb) : To displease someone by not following his/her preference(s)

แก้ขัด (verb, adverb) : To make do with (something, by doing something)

ผู้หญิงงอน ผู้ชายง้อ

งอน//ngorn 

ง้อ//ngór 
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The closest English word for งอน is ‘petulant’ or childishly sulky or bad-tempered, or to pull a long face; to pout. ง้อ is simpler; it means to make up with the person who is งอน. It is usually used in this context:

หนูเล็กงอนเขมเพราะเขาจำวันเกิดของเธอไม่ได้

Noolek is pouting/pulling a long face/childishly sulky at Khem because he cannot remember her birthday.

เขมก็เลยต้องง้อด้วยการซื้อดอกกุหลาบช่อใหญ่ให้หนูเล็ก เพราะเขารู้ว่าเธอชอบ

Therefore, he has to make up with her by getting a big bouquet of rose as he knows she likes them.

One Word A Day : ปะ

1. (verb) To patch; eg.

ปะ yaang = To patch tyre

 

2. (verb) To meet (someone) unexpectedly

něe seŭa ปะ jorrákây = (direct translation) To run away from a tiger but run into a crocodile/an alligator : equivalent English idiom is ‘Out of the frying pan into the fire’

 

3. (colloquial) Let’s go. Please note that for this meaning the tone is not exactly so low like in the video. It has to be closer to the 1st tone (or mid tone).

One Word a Day : ท่า

1. (noun) Act, pose; eg.

ผู้ชายคนนั้นท่าทางน่าสงสัย

Phôo chaai khon nán thâa thaang nâh song săi

That man looks suspicious. OR

That man is acting suspicious.

2. (noun) Pier, harbor; eg.

ท่าเรือ

Thâa reua

Boat pier