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INTRODUCTION
John: Words about Failure
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 15. In this lesson, you'll learn words about failure.
John: These are words referring to the act of failing at something.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are...
Jay: กาก (gàak)
Jay: แห้ว (hâeo)
Jay: ชวด (chûuat)
Jay: นก (nók)
John: Jay, what's our first expression?
Jay: กาก (gàak)
John: This literally means "residue," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "low quality or lousy."
Jay: [SLOW] กาก [NORMAL] กาก
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: กาก
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression to describe something with low quality or someone who is very bad at something.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] ทีวีที่ฉันเพิ่งซื้อมาเครื่องนี้กากมาก [SLOW] ทีวีที่ฉันเพิ่งซื้อมาเครื่องนี้กากมาก
John: "This new TV that I just bought is so lousy."
Jay: [NORMAL] ทีวีที่ฉันเพิ่งซื้อมาเครื่องนี้กากมาก
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Jay: แห้ว (hâeo)
John: This literally means "truffle," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to be disappointed."
Jay: [SLOW] แห้ว [NORMAL] แห้ว
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: แห้ว
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression to refer to someone who is disappointed about a recent failure. Mostly, it is used in a romantic relationship when a guy tries to hit on a girl but is unsuccessful.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] ถึงจะแห้วจากผู้หญิงคนนั้น แต่ก็ไม่ต้องเสียใจมากหรอกนะ [SLOW] ถึงจะแห้วจากผู้หญิงคนนั้น แต่ก็ไม่ต้องเสียใจมากหรอกนะ
John: "Even though you are disappointed because of that girl, don't let it dishearten you."
Jay: [NORMAL] ถึงจะแห้วจากผู้หญิงคนนั้น แต่ก็ไม่ต้องเสียใจมากหรอกนะ
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Jay: ชวด (chûuat)
John: This literally means "to lose," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to miss out on something, or to be unsuccessful at something."
Jay: [SLOW] ชวด [NORMAL] ชวด
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: ชวด
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you almost won something but didn’t.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] ในงานออสการ์ หนังเรื่องลาลาแลนด์ชวดรางวัลใหญ่ไป [SLOW] ในงานออสการ์ หนังเรื่องลาลาแลนด์ชวดรางวัลใหญ่ไป
John: "In the Oscars, Lalaland missed out on the biggest prize."
Jay: [NORMAL] ในงานออสการ์ หนังเรื่องลาลาแลนด์ชวดรางวัลใหญ่ไป
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Jay: นก (nók)
John: This literally means "bird," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to fail at love."
Jay: [SLOW] นก [NORMAL] นก
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: นก
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression to refer to someone who hits on someone but gets rejected in the end. Normally, you would hear this at a pub. The meaning of this expression was originally derived from an old Thai song.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] เพราะเธอไม่สวย เธอเลยนก [SLOW] เพราะเธอไม่สวย เธอเลยนก
John: "Because she's not pretty, she failed at love."
Jay: [NORMAL] เพราะเธอไม่สวย เธอเลยนก
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 a guy tries to ask a girl out but she says no.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jay: แห้ว
John: "to be disappointed"
John: When there is a person on your team that is useless and can’t help you at all.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jay: กาก
John: "low quality or lousy"
John: In a pub, when you can’t hit on anyone that night.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jay: นก
John: "to fail at love"
John: When you didn’t win the lottery.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jay: ชวด
John: "to miss out on something, or to be unsuccessful at something"

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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