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8 Thai Words Borrowed from Chinese

Updated: May 27

This TikTok video highlights eight Thai words that were borrowed from Chinese. The words cover a range of concepts, from unlucky to confused to soybean curd. Language enthusiasts and travelers alike may find this video interesting, as

it provides insight into the linguistic and cultural connections between Thailand and China.

- Vocabulary -


เถ้าแก่

tâo gàe

owner ; boss


ก่งก๋ง

gòng góng

be confused


ซวย

suuay

be unlucky


ชง

chong

unfortunate


ปีชง

bpee chong

unfortunate year


กวางตุ้ง

gwaang-dtûng

Cantonese


บ๊ะจ่าง

bá-jàang

sticky rice dumpling


เต้าฮวย

dtâo huuay

soybean curd


เก้าอี้

gâo-êe

chair

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