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Thai nicknames

Post by richard » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:07 am

I was doing some mobile phone housework yesterday and found so many duplicate nicknames, 4 noi's. 3 porn's, and 4 lek's and thought to myself who is who and where did I meet them (HH BK or Isaan)? Then got to thinking what their nicknames mean. Some are easy but anybody out there that can clarify them for me please?

Feel free to add to the list. I'm sure I've missed a few :D



Aod
Apple
Bang
Bea
Boon
Da
Dai
Dam
Di
Dom
Em
Fan
Fi
Gai
Gay
Gou
Gum
Gung (shrimp)
Ishaard (me)
Jeab
Job
Joy
Kai
Kay
Kian
Lek (small)
Let
Lily
Lotus
Mae
Meow
Mow
Na
Nam
Nam
Nid
Nine
Nit
Noi
Nom
Orange
Oy
Paa
Pia
Pia
Pie
Porn
Pu
Pung
Puy
Som
Suk
Tam
Toy
Tu
Wan
Was
Wat
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Re: Thai nicknames

Post by johnnyk » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:44 am

Many reflect rural origins (Nok=bird, Dai or Tai=Katai=rabbit, Pla=fish, Bua=Lotus, Nam=Water, Fon=Rain etc etc).
Others reflect a physical or personality characteristic (Wan=Sweet, Lek=Little, Nit=Small etc).
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Re: Thai nicknames

Post by Randy Cornhole » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:59 am

Some of the best I've heard are the new ones used in Bangkok like - Coke, Star and Angel.
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Re: Thai nicknames

Post by johnnyk » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:04 am

My friend's TGF had a son named Bank! Very apropos.
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Re: Thai nicknames

Post by HHADFan » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:53 pm

Aey - just a long A sound as far as I know
Benz - preferred name for hopeful bargirls
Bua - flower
Cartoon
Daeng - red
Dao - star
Dtam
Jip
Kit - sounds like 'think' but I'm not sure it means the same thing.
Mali - Jasmine - may be an actual name.
Mam or Mem - not sure which sounds closer
Mint
Mon - sounds like the ethnicity, but may have a different meaning
Mot - Ant
Net
Neung - One, I guess
Noot
Nooey
Nu - mouse or rat, also used as 'I' by kids, but had a girl tell me it was her nickname
Neui - sounds a lot like Nooey, but is a different vowel
Ooey - gf's name and apparently has no meaning, it's just a vowel
Ploy - jewel
Som - orange
Toon
Uan - means 'fat' - used to know a fat lady who ran a bar and her nick was Uan
Ying - female
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Re: Thai nicknames

Post by Korkenzieher » Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:10 pm

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An or Ann Stout
Bpiak or Piak Tiny
Bpet or Pet Duck
Bum Dimpled
Dairng or Deng Red
Dam or Dum Black
Dteuan, Teuan or Tuan Warn
Dting or Ting Protrusion
Dtohng, Tohng or Tong Tall
Dtoi or Toy Tiny
Dton or Ton Trunk
Dtuk-dtah or Tukataa Doll
Fah or Faa Sky
Fon Rain
Gai Chicken
Gair-o Crystal
Gop Frog
Gung Prawn
Jo Eat/play (slang)
Lek Small
Mai New
Mair-o Cat
Mairm, Mem or Mam Madam
Miaw, Miao or Miow Sound of a cat
Moo Pig
Mot Ant
Neung One
Nit Tiny
Noi Little
Nok Bird
Nu, Nuu or Noo Mouse
Nut Junior
Oh or Ao Soothe
Oi or Oy Sugar cane
Som Orange
Uan Fat
Yai Big
Ying Female

and as I understand it:

Nuei (or Neuy, sometimes Nery) is Butter and Mali is the Thai for Jasmine (as in Hom Mali - Jasmine scented rice)
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Re: Thai nicknames

Post by caller » Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:11 am

Korkenzieher wrote:Oi or Oy Sugar cane
Unsurprisingly, you can add Ooy to that as well!
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Re: Thai nicknames

Post by johnnyk » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:38 am

Neung is "one" but also first-born.
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Re: Thai nicknames

Post by Big Boy » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:53 am

A few more nicknames:

Boo
Dah
Dim
Joy
Keow
Kiet
Leung
Nong
Pear
Poy
Tim
Toi
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Re: Thai nicknames

Post by HHADFan » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:02 am

caller wrote:
Korkenzieher wrote:Oi or Oy Sugar cane
Unsurprisingly, you can add Ooy to that as well!
I brought this up to the gf last night and she was quite adamant her name does not mean sugar cane. Then she told me why. Her nickname is not even Thai, it's Chinese, given by her paternal grandmother, who was 100 percent Chinese. Her siblings have Chinese nicknames, too, though all their kids have Thai nicknames. I wound up getting a nice little family history lesson.

She said Thai people never spell her name correctly - I had misspelled it myself because I used the spelling I'd seen on a laundry bag.

Her nickname is อุ๋ย . Sarge always calls her Oy, and I mispronounced her name for weeks after we met.
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Re: Thai nicknames

Post by Bamboo Grove » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:29 am

อุ๋ย


pronounciation guide: it's a bit like the French "Oui" with a rising tone (like if you were surprised). Or take the "oo" from "look" in English plus "i" from "sit" in English and add the rising tone or "ui" from the name "Lui(gi)". Or "ui" in "Duisburg" in German or "ui" in Finnish.
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Re: Thai nicknames

Post by Roel » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:53 pm

With all respect BG, but I am confused as the ui-sound in Duisburg does not come anywhere near the Thai oo-i sound in อุ๋ย. Does it when you pronounce Duisburg in Finnish maybe?
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Re: Thai nicknames

Post by Bamboo Grove » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:46 pm

Roel, it may well be that my memories of German language have faded into oblivion :oops: . Feel free to give a better example for the "ui" vowel in German.
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Re: Thai nicknames

Post by Roel » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:53 pm

I think the pronunciation of the ui-sound in TUI (the big travel operator) is spot on. Both u and i very short vowels.
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Re: Thai nicknames

Post by kendo » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:17 pm

johnnyk wrote:Neung is "one" but also first-born.
Spot on Johnny my wife palini is also known as Neung because she is the oldest child and the only daughter in her family.
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