December 5th of every year is Father’s day in Thailand. It is the birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej (พระบาทสมเด็จพระเจ้าอยู่หัวภูมิพลอดุลยเดช). This year (5 December 2012) he is 85 year-old.
Last year, I wrote about what Thai people do on this important day here: http://www.learnthaiwithmod.com/2010/12/fathers-day/
This year, I would like to share with you what the words “father/ dad/ daddy” are in Thai language:)
I am sure many of you have already known father in Thai is พ่อ [pâw], but not everyone calls their father พ่อ [pâw]. Let’s learn other words as well.
Thai – Chinese people use the word ป๊า [bpáa] or ปะป๊า [bpà- bpáa]
Thai muslim people use the word ป๊ะ [bpá]
You might see the wordบิดา[bì-daa] which is a very formal expression for father and it is only seen in written for
สุขสันต์วันพ่อค่ะ [sùk-săn wan pâw] Happy Father’s day.