Learn Thai – Halloween

Sawatdee ka,

As a multi-culture city, Halloween is also celebrated here in Bangkok.  I would like to share Halloween related vocabulary

Thinking of Halloween, I am firstly thinking of GHOST! ผี [pĕe] I don’t like talking about ghost at all since I am super scared [กลัว glua] of them. มดกลัวผีมากค่ะ I don’t even watch ghost movies. [หนัง năng] มดไม่ดูหนังผีค่ะ

Next word must be “party“. These days Thai people use many English terms and the word party ปาร์ตี้ [bpaa-dtêe]

is one of them, but we change “p” sound to “bp” sound and “t” sound to “dt”

Halloween cannot be without pumpkin, am I right? By the way, I love eating pumpkin so much! มดชอบกินฟักทองมากค่ะ  pumpkin in Thai is ฟักทอง [fúck-tong] I know what you are thinking. It sounds like you are saying F word in English lol You just have to make it high tone:)

Skeleton costume seems to be very popular on this day as well.

[โครงกระดูก krong grà-dùuk] Skeleton. The word กระดูก [grà-dùuk] means bones.

[เสื้อผ้า sûa-pâa] costume

And lastly, I think of “cobweb”. ใยแมงมุม [yai mang-mum]

ใย [yai] means web, and แมงมุม [mang-mum] is spider.

I hope you learned some new words from this blog:)

สุขสันต์วันฮัลโลวีนค่ะ HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

MOD

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2 Responses to Learn Thai – Halloween

  1. Evan Meades 01/11/2013 at 05:56 #

    ps…that’s not you in the photo…is it? 😉

  2. Evan Meades 01/11/2013 at 05:47 #

    Hey great info krue mod, thanks.

    It’s great to have fun dressing up etc but shame that American influence is becoming so common and changing even Thai culture mid noi.

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