สมน้ำหน้า | How to say, ‘It Serves You Right’ in Thai | Learn Thai Phrase

By December 13, 2012Speak Thai, Thai Phrases

Learn Thai idiom, serve you rightสมน้ำหน้า | It Serves You Right | Thai Idiom

 

สวัสดีค่ะ Hello everyone, How have you been doing?

 

Today I will teach you the Thai idiom  สมน้ำหน้า (sǒm-nám-nâa.), “Serve you right” or “In your face”.

 

For example

A: ฉันสอบตก (chán sɔ̀ɔp dtòk)

I failed my exam.

B: จริงเหรอ ทำไมล่ะ   (jing lɔ̌ɔ, tam-mai lâ?)

Really? Why?

A: เพราะว่าฉันไม่ได้อ่านหนังสือ (prɔ́-wâa chán mâi dâi àan nǎng-sʉ̌ʉ)

Because I didn’t read any books. (I didn’t study for the exam)

B: สมน้ำหน้า (sǒm-nám-nâa!)

It serves you right!

 

New Vocabulary

สำนวน /sǎm-nuan/ = idiom

สอบ /sͻ̀ͻp/ = to take a test

สอบตก /sͻ̀ͻp-dtòk/ = to fail the test

จริง /jing/ = true, real

เหรอ /rə̌ə/ = word used to end yes/no question

ทำไม /tam-mai/ = why?

ล่ะ /là/ = particle used at the end of a question

เพราะว่า /prͻ́-wâa/ = because

ไม่ได้ /mâi-dâai/ = did not

อ่าน /àan/ = to read

หนังสือ /nǎng-sʉ̌ʉ/ = book

หน้า /nâa/ =face

 

Anyway, this idiom is to be used carefully as this is a little rude, please be careful when you use it. ^_^

 

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Jang
Thai Language Teacher

 

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