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10 Funny Literal Translation in Thai Language (Much Deeper Understanding)

A word-for-word translation can be used in the Thai language. Usually, this technique is called a literal translation which gives a much deeper understanding of the cultural roots from which Thai language grows.


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ปั๊มน้ำมัน

bpám náam man

Gas station


หมวกกันน็อค

mùuak gan nók

Helmet


ครีมกันแดด

kreem gan dàet

Sun screen


ยาแก้ปวด

yaa gâe bpùuat

Pain killers


ห้องนั่งเล่น

hông nâng lên

Living room


หมวกคลุมผม

mùuak klum pŏm

Shower cap


โทรศัพท์มือถือ

toh-rá-sàp meu tĕu

Mobile phone


ผ้าปูที่นอน

pâa bpoo têe non

Bed sheet


คนขับรถ

kon kàp rót

Driver


ดูถูก

doo tòok

Look down; insult

 

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