Vocabulary

Learn New Words FAST with this Lesson’s Vocab Review List

Get this lesson’s key vocab, their translations and pronunciations. Sign up for your Free Lifetime Account Now and get 7 Days of Premium Access including this feature.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Transcript

INTRODUCTION
John: Expressions Using Food Words
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 16. In this lesson, you'll learn expressions related to food.
John: Thai people love food, and there are several words that use food as a way to describe things.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Jay: เผือก (phùueak)
Jay: มาม่า (maa-mâa)
Jay: ลำไย (lam-yai)
Jay: บ๊วย (búuai)
John: Jay, what's our first expression?
Jay: เผือก (phùueak)
John: The meaning originally comes from a rude slang word...
Jay: เสือก(sùueak),
John: ...which sounds similar, and it means “being nosy.” When the sound of the word is changed, the meaning is not as rude and it also happens to mean the same thing as the English word “taro” (a vegetable). When it's used as a slang expression, it means "being nosy or overly curious."
Jay: [SLOW] เผือก [NORMAL] เผือก
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: เผือก
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression to refer to someone who is getting into someone's business. Be careful with your tone. Even though the word's rudeness is being softened, the meaning can hurt others if you say it the wrong way.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] อย่าเผือกเรื่องชาวบ้านได้ไหม [SLOW] อย่าเผือกเรื่องชาวบ้านได้ไหม
John: "Could you not be nosy about other people's business?"
Jay: [NORMAL] อย่าเผือกเรื่องชาวบ้านได้ไหม
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Jay: มาม่า (maa-mâa)
John: This word comes from the name of an instant noodle brand, but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "instant noodles."
Jay: [SLOW] มาม่า [NORMAL] มาม่า
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: มาม่า
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression to describe instant noodles in general.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] อยากกินมาม่าจัง [SLOW] อยากกินมาม่าจัง
John: "I want to eat instant noodles."
Jay: [NORMAL] อยากกินมาม่าจัง
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Jay: ลำไย (lam-yai)
John: This literally means "longang (a tropical fruit)," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "getting irritated."
Jay: [SLOW] ลำไย [NORMAL] ลำไย
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: ลำไย
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: This slang expression is used when young people, mostly gay people and ladyboys, get very irritated by someone.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] ลำไยป้าคนนั้นมากๆ พูดมากชะมัด [SLOW] ลำไยป้าคนนั้นมากๆ พูดมากชะมัด
John: "I am irritated by that old woman; she blabbers too much."
Jay: [NORMAL] ลำไยป้าคนนั้นมากๆ พูดมากชะมัด
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Jay: บ๊วย (búuai)
John: This literally means "Chinese plum," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to be the last, or to be the worst."
Jay: [SLOW] บ๊วย [NORMAL] บ๊วย
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: บ๊วย
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you are ranked last in a group.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] คะแนนสอบวันนี้ได้ที่บ๊วยอีกแล้ว [SLOW] คะแนนสอบวันนี้ได้ที่บ๊วยอีกแล้ว
John: "I am last in the class rank again after today's exam results."
Jay: [NORMAL] คะแนนสอบวันนี้ได้ที่บ๊วยอีกแล้ว
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: A cheap kind of noodle
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jay: มาม่า
John: "instant noodles"
John: People always love to read gossip magazines because they want to know about other people’s business.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jay: เผือก
John: "Being nosy; overly curious"
John: Getting last place in a competition or contest
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jay: บ๊วย
John: "to be the last, or to be the worst"
John: When you feel annoyed by someone.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jay: ลำไย
John: "getting irritated"

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.

1 Comment

Hide
Please to leave a comment.
😄 😞 😳 😁 😒 😎 😠 😆 😅 😜 😉 😭 😇 😴 😮 😈 ❤️️ 👍

ThaiPod101.com Verified
Monday at 06:30 PM
Pinned Comment
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Listeners! Do you know any other related slang expression? Post them in the comments.