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INTRODUCTION
John: Words Describing Appearance
John: Hi everyone, and welcome back to ThaiPod101.com. I'm John.
Jay: And I'm Jay!
John: This is Must-know Thai Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 14. In this lesson, you'll learn words for describing appearance.
John: Thai people love to describe appearance and hence, there are many words referring to different appearances.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are...
Jay: ขาวโอโม่ (khăao oo-môo)
Jay: เป๊ะ (bpé)
Jay: งานดี (ngaan dii)
Jay: ดูแพง (duu phaaeng)
John: Jay, what's our first expression?
Jay: ขาวโอโม่ (khăao oo-môo)
John: This literally means "white as Omo (a famous detergent brand in Thailand)," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "fair-skinned or very white."
Jay: [SLOW] ขาวโอโม่ [NORMAL] ขาวโอโม่
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: ขาวโอโม่
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to emphasize that the person or the thing is extremely fair or white.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] ผู้ชายไทยมักชอบผู้หญิงที่ขาวโอโม่ [SLOW] ผู้ชายไทยมักชอบผู้หญิงที่ขาวโอโม่
John: "Thai guys like fair-skinned girls."
Jay: [NORMAL] ผู้ชายไทยมักชอบผู้หญิงที่ขาวโอโม่
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Jay: เป๊ะ (bpé)
John: This literally means "exactly," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "perfect, immaculate, and neat."
Jay: [SLOW] เป๊ะ [NORMAL] เป๊ะ
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: เป๊ะ
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when something is perfectly done by someone. Most of the time, it is used when girls dress up really nicely.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] เธอพูดภาษาอังกฤษได้เป๊ะมาก [SLOW] เธอพูดภาษาอังกฤษได้เป๊ะมาก
John: "She speaks English perfectly."
Jay: [NORMAL] เธอพูดภาษาอังกฤษได้เป๊ะมาก
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Jay: งานดี (ngaan dii)
John: This literally means "good work," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "a person with an impressive appearance, or good looking."
Jay: [SLOW] งานดี [NORMAL] งานดี
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: งานดี
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you talk about other people's appearance. Normally, it's used when women or gay men gossip about guys.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] ผู้ชายคนนั้นงานดีสุดๆ [SLOW] ผู้ชายคนนั้นงานดีสุดๆ
John: "That guy is good looking."
Jay: [NORMAL] ผู้ชายคนนั้นงานดีสุดๆ
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Jay: ดูแพง (duu phaaeng)
John: This literally means "that looks expensive," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "you look gorgeous, expensive, or classy."
Jay: [SLOW] ดูแพง [NORMAL] ดูแพง
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: ดูแพง
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression to describe someone that looks wealthy or fancy. Before, this word was only used with things, but now Thai people use it with people, too.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] นางแบบคนนั้นดูแพง [SLOW] นางแบบคนนั้นดูแพง
John: "That model looks so classy!"
Jay: [NORMAL] นางแบบคนนั้นดูแพง
QUIZ
John: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I'll describe four situations, and you choose the correct expression. Are you ready?
John: When you make no mistakes in your work.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jay: เป๊ะ
John: "perfect, immaculate, and neat"
John: When something is very clean and white.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jay: ขาวโอโม่
John: "fair-skinned or very white"
John: When you look expensive because of the way you dress up and carry yourself.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jay: ดูแพง
John: "Gorgeous, looks expensive, looks classy"
John: When you describe a good looking guy or girl.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jay: งานดี
John: "a person with an impressive appearance, or good looking"

Outro

John: There you have it; you've mastered four Thai slang expressions! We have more vocab lists available at ThaiPod101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks, everyone, and see you next time!
Jay: สวัสดีค่ะ.

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