Muang Thai or Prathet Thai

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Frank La Rue
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Muang Thai or Prathet Thai

Post by Frank La Rue » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:34 pm

I found this interesting discussion here:

http://www.thailandqa.com/forum/showthr ... muang-thai
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Re: Muang Thai or Prathet Thai

Post by Gérard » Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:47 pm

Frank La Rue wrote:I found this interesting discussion here:

http://www.thailandqa.com/forum/showthr ... muang-thai
Thanks for the link, here is my summary of it :

The common word for "country" is ประเทศ prà-thêt
The common word for "city" is เมือง meuang, but it can be used for country as well, especially for เมืองไทย Meuang Thai

abroad ; foreign country
ต่างประเทศ tang prathet = เมืองนอก meuang nok = ต่างเมือง tang meuang

tropical country
เมืองร้อน meuang rón = ประเทศร้อน prathet ron

depending on the order of the 2 words, you will have :
นอกเมือง nôk meuang = outside of a city
เมืองนอก meuang nok = foreign country / abroad

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Re: Muang Thai or Prathet Thai

Post by junetarat » Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:31 pm

I would say. Muang Thai (informal /speaking in general) is nick name of Pra- tet Thai.

Pra-tet Thai (ประเทศไทย) is used for formal speaking or writing.

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