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INTRODUCTION
John: Expressions That Mean “Very”
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 17. In this lesson, you'll learn expressions that mean “very.”
John: "Very" is a common word in Thai and there are many ways to say it.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are...
Jay: หนักมาก (nàk mâak)
Jay: โคตร (khôot)
Jay: ขั้นเทพ (khân thêep)
Jay: จุงเบย (jung booei)
John: Jay, what's our first expression?
Jay: หนักมาก (nàk mâak)
John: This literally means "very heavy, very hard,” but when it’s used as a slang expression, it means “very, a lot, heavily.”
Jay: [SLOW] หนักมาก [NORMAL] หนักมาก
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: หนักมาก
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to emphasize a particular action.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] เมื่อวานฉันร้องไห้หนักมาก [SLOW] เมื่อวานฉันร้องไห้หนักมาก
John: "Yesterday, I cried so hard."
Jay: [NORMAL] เมื่อวานฉันร้องไห้หนักมาก
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Jay: โคตร (khôot)
John: This literally means "ancestor," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "extremely [something].” In other words, it is an adverb that exaggerates the following adjective.
Jay: [SLOW] โคตร [NORMAL] โคตร
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: โคตร
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to exaggerate the adjective that follows it. It means "very," but in a rude way. Hence, the word should not be used in formal situations or to address someone with a higher status or who is older than you.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] น้องชายของฉันโคตรขี้เกียจแต่ก็โคตรฉลาดเลย [SLOW] น้องชายของฉันโคตรขี้เกียจแต่ก็โคตรฉลาดเลย
John: "My brother is very lazy, but also very smart."
Jay: [NORMAL] น้องชายของฉันโคตรขี้เกียจแต่ก็โคตรฉลาดเลย
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Jay: ขั้นเทพ (khân thêep)
John: This literally means "God level," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "super duper, incredibly, or exceptionally."
Jay: [SLOW] ขั้นเทพ [NORMAL] ขั้นเทพ
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: ขั้นเทพ
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression to describe something that is far beyond the norm. Remember, the original meaning of the word is "God level."
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] เด็กคนนั้นเรียนเก่งขั้นเทพ [SLOW] เด็กคนนั้นเรียนเก่งขั้นเทพ
John: "That kid is incredibly good at studying."
Jay: [NORMAL] เด็กคนนั้นเรียนเก่งขั้นเทพ
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Jay: จุงเบย (jung booei)
John: The literal meaning is slang for...
Jay: จังเลย (jang looei).
John: When it's used as a slang expression, it means "quite, great, very much, or so much."
Jay: [SLOW] จุงเบย [NORMAL] จุงเบย
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: จุงเบย
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to emphasize the adjective in a playful manner.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] รักเธอจุงเบย [SLOW] รักเธอจุงเบย
John: "I love you so much."
Jay: [NORMAL] รักเธอจุงเบย
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: An expression that means “very” in a rude way.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jay: โคตร
John: "very, freaking (something)"
John: When you want to emphasize that you do something very hard or a lot.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jay: หนักมาก
John: "very, a lot, heavily"
John: A slang used in a playful manner.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jay: จุงเบย
John: "quite, great, very much, or so much"
John: When someone is exceptionally good at something beyond the normal level.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jay: ขั้นเทพ
John: "super duper, incredibly, or exceptionally"

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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