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Responses To "khun Roo Mak!"


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Met a young lady in passing the other day. Good humored, likes to talk and talk and kid around. After about 5 minutes she hit me with the dreaded, "Farang poot pasah thai mai dee. Khun roo mak!"

My understanding about the word "know" is the following: "Roo" or (ruuchak) refers to knowing somebody or someplace, whereas "sahp" refers to knowing how to do something or a fact.
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The only times I've had a negative reaction for speaking Thai have been in a bar or from a bargirl. A few BGs have simply spun on their heels and walked away when I greeted their approach with Thai.

Flash...it was probably because you didn't know her before and the fact that your first words to her were "can I come in your mouth" that resulted in the retreat. :neener: HH

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My understanding about the word "know" is the following: "Roo" or (ruuchak) refers to knowing somebody or someplace, whereas "sahp" refers to knowing how to do something or a fact.

 

Sahp ทราบ is just the polite version of "to know".

 

Just like "Sunak" for dog instead of "Maa", "Thaan" for eat instead of "Gin" etc. etc.

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Hi,

 

""Thaan" for eat instead of "Gin""

 

There's actually quite a few words for eating, the ones I know (ranging from polite to impolite) are:

 

rappathaan, thaan, gin, daek

 

There may well be even more.

 

BTW, the last one is definitely NOT something to use in polite company!

 

Sanuk!

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