Speak Thai | Thai slang – Teenagers

By March 30, 2009Speak Thai, Thai Phrases

Learn Thai SlangSpeak like a Thai with this Thai Slang lesson

Thai Slang is heard often outside of the Thai Language School. These words are usually not taught in Thai language lessons that’s why this topic has come to my attention. The following words are Thai slang widely used by Thai teenagers.

  • ขั้นเทพ(kân-tâpe) = expert/ turn pro/ very good at something

Example:แฟนผมทำอาหารเก่งขั้นเทพfaen-pŏm-tam-aa-haăn-gèng-kân-tâpe

which means “my girlfriend is an expert in cooking”

  • วืด(weûd) = to miss something

Example: สุพรรษาวืดแชมป์หมากรุกปีนี้ Supansa-weûd-chámp-maàk-rúk-bpee-neê

which means “ Supansa missed being the Chess Champion this year”

  • ดึ๋ย(deŭi) = disgusting/ yucky

Example:กินอะไรน่ะ….ดึ๋ยจังgin-àrai-ná?….deŭi-jang

which means “what are you eating? It’s very disgusting

  • มิได้นำพา(mí-dâi-nam-paa) = it doesn’t make any changes

Example:บอกไปหลายครั้งแล้ว…แต่ก็มิได้นำพา

bàwk-bpai-laăi-kráng-laéw…dtaè-gôr-mí-dâi-nam-paa

which means “I have told him/her many times…but nothing happens/ it doesn’t change anything”

  • งานเข้า(ngaan-kaô) = we’ve got some work to do!

Example:งานเข้าแล้วNgaan-kaô-laéw

which means “we’ve got something to do now”

  • แจ่ม(jaèm) = brilliant, cool, awesome

Example:วันนี้แต่งตัวแจ่มมากwan-nee-dtaeng-dtua-jaèm-maâk

which means “you dress up so cool today”

  • ซะงั้น(sá-ngán) = just like that???

Example:ไม่มาซะงั้นmâi-maa-sá-ngán

which means “he/she didn’t come…just like that??”

  • ทำเนียน(tam-nian) = blend well/ good at pretending

Example:ตอนอาจารย์ถาม..ทำเนียนมากdtawn-aa-jaan-taăm….tam-nian-maâk

which means “when the teacher asked, you pretended well

  • ปอด(pàwd) = chicken-hearted

Example:ไม่มีอะไรหรอก..อย่าปอดไปหน่อยเลยmâi-mee-àrai-ròk……yaà-pàwd-bpai-nòi-loey

which means “it’s just nothing….don’t be so chicken-hearted

  • เอาท์(oút) = out/ not in trend

Example:ไปอยู่ไหนมาเนี่ย…ผมทรงนี้เอาท์ไปนานแล้ว

bpai-yoò-năi-maa-niâ…..pŏm-sohng-neé-oút-bpai-naan-laéw

which means “where have you been?…this hair style is already out”

  • ขี้เม้ง(keê-méng) = whining, complaining, get moody, yelling

Example:คนอะไร…ขี้เม้งได้ทุกเรื่องkon-àrai…keê-méng-dâi-túk-ruêrng

which means “what kind of person is this?!…complaining and whining with everything

  • วันนี้โปร่ง(wan-neé-bpròng) = no boyfriend/girlfriend around today

Example:วันนี้โปร่ง ไปเที่ยวไหนกันดีwan-neé-bpròng…bpai-tiâw-năi-gan-dee ?

which means “my boyfriend/girlfriend is not around today…where shall we go?”

  • จิงดิ(jing-dì) = really???

Example: Suda said วันนี้เลี้ยงข้าวเย็น “wan-neé-liáng-kaô-yen”

Malee said จริงดิ“jing-dî?”

which means “Suda – I’m buying you dinner today/Malee – Really!?”

  • จึ๊ก(jeúk) = get annoying when being interrupted

Example:ไฟดับตอนกำลังดูทีวีอยู่..จึ๊กมากเลย

fai-dàb-dtawn-gam-lang-doo-TV-yoò…jeúk-maâk-loey

which means “the electricity went out while I was watching TV…I was so annoyed”

  • สาวก(saă-wóhk) = groupie/ fan club

Example:ฉันนี่แหละ…สาวกตัวจริงchăn-neê-laèh….saă-wóhk-dtua-jing

which means“It’s me!….the real fan club”

I hope this can help you to understand the meaning of Thai teenager slang for your next conversation with Thai people.

Kru Mulan
Thai Language Teacher

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