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INTRODUCTION
John: Words Expressing Negative Feelings
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 3. In this lesson, you'll learn words for expressing negative feelings. When people feel unhappy or down, they often use these words.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are...
Jay: นอย (naauy)
Jay: เซ็ง (seng)
Jay: เซ็งเป็ด (seng bpèt)
Jay: เสียเซลฟ์ (sĭia séo)
John: Jay, what's our first expression?
Jay: นอย (naauy)
John: This literally means "paranoid," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "overly anxious."
Jay: [SLOW] นอย [NORMAL] นอย
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: นอย
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression to describe someone who is excessively anxious or worried about something. This word originally comes from the English word "paranoid."
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] ถึงทำข้อสอบไม่ได้ก็อย่านอย [SLOW] ถึงทำข้อสอบไม่ได้ก็อย่านอย
John: "Even if you think you can't do the exam, please don't be overly anxious about it."
Jay: [NORMAL] ถึงทำข้อสอบไม่ได้ก็อย่านอย
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Jay: เซ็ง (seng)
John: This literally means "tasteless,” like food that has been left out for a long time. But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "being bored or sick of something."
Jay: [SLOW] เซ็ง [NORMAL] เซ็ง
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: เซ็ง
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you are bored or sick of something or someone.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] วันนี้ฉันอยู่บ้านคนเดียว ไม่มีอะไรทำ เลยรู้สึกเซ็งนิดหน่อย [SLOW] วันนี้ฉันอยู่บ้านคนเดียว ไม่มีอะไรทำ เลยรู้สึกเซ็งนิดหน่อย
John: "Today, I was home alone and had nothing to do, so I felt a bit bored."
Jay: [NORMAL] วันนี้ฉันอยู่บ้านคนเดียว ไม่มีอะไรทำ เลยรู้สึกเซ็งนิดหน่อย
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Jay: เซ็งเป็ด (seng bpèt)
John: This literally means "I'm sick of ducks," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "I'm so sick of this! I'm so fed up!"
Jay: [SLOW] เซ็งเป็ด [NORMAL] เซ็งเป็ด
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: เซ็งเป็ด
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you are extremely bored or sick of something. The literal meaning doesn't make sense in English, but the phrase originally comes from a Thai joke about a duck. It's normally used as an exclamation when you’re talking among close friends. Be careful when you use it, as the word is often used among young people, so it can give off a "childish" vibe. Never use it in a formal situation or with older people.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] ลืมเอามือถือมา เซ็งเป็ด [SLOW] ลืมเอามือถือมา เซ็งเป็ด
John: "I forgot to bring my cellphone. Man, I'm fed up!"
Jay: [NORMAL] ลืมเอามือถือมา เซ็งเป็ด
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Jay: เสียเซลฟ์ (sĭia séo)
John: This literally means "to lose some self esteem," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to lose self-confidence."
Jay: [SLOW] เสียเซลฟ์ [NORMAL] เสียเซลฟ์
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: เสียเซลฟ์
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when someone loses their self-confidence because of someone or something else.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] คุณครูว่านักเรียนจนนักเรียนเสียเซลฟ์ [SLOW] คุณครูว่านักเรียนจนนักเรียนเสียเซลฟ์
John: "A teacher scolded a student until he lost his self-confidence."
Jay: [NORMAL] คุณครูว่านักเรียนจนนักเรียนเสียเซลฟ์
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: Your mom takes away your phone and you have nothing to do all day.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jay: เซ็ง
John: "being bored, sick of something"
John: There’s a big exam tomorrow and you can’t go to sleep.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jay: นอย
John: "overly anxious"
John: When you feel embarrassed.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jay: เสียเซลฟ์
John: "to lose self-confidence"
John: An exclamation you can use when you feel fed up; this is normally used by young people.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jay: เซ็งเป็ด
John: "I'm so sick of this! I'm so fed up!"

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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