คืนใดมืดที่สุด จะเห็นดาวชัดที่สุด
[keun dai mêud tîi sùd jà hěn daao chát tîi sùd]
On the night when the sky is the darkest,
you will see the stars the clearest.

วันใดทุกข์ที่สุด จะเห็นใครรักเราที่สุด
[wan dai túk tîi sùd jà hěn krai rák rao tîi sùd]
On the day that you feel the saddest,
you will see who loves you the most.…

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เห็น [hěn]: to see
ภาพ [phâap]: picture

The expression “เห็นภาพ” [hěn phâap] meaning “I see the picture!” can be used in both literal and figurative senses.

Examples

A: ดูรูปนี้แล้วเห็นภาพอะไรบ้าง
[duu phâap níi léaw hěn phâap arai bâang?]
A: What do you see in this picture?

B: หมากับแมว
[maa gàp maew]
B: I see a dog and a cat.…

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Did you know?

“ของกิน” [kǎwng gin] is an informal and colloquial term for “อาหาร” [aahǎan], which means “Food.” “ของ” [kǎwng] means “thing” and “กิน” [gin] means “to eat,” so the literal meaning is “thing to eat.”

However, you cannot always replace “อาหาร” [aahǎan] with “ของกิน” [kǎwng gin], especially in compound nouns like “อาหารไทย” [aahǎan Thai] “Thai food” or “อาหารกลางวัน” [aahǎan glaangwan] “Lunch.” Let’s take a look at some of the common sentences where it can be used.…

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Cilantro: ผักชี [pàk chii]
Mint: สะระแหน่ [saranàe]
Basil: กะเพรา [gaprao]…

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เราเปลี่ยนนิสัยผัวไม่ได้
[rao plìan nísǎi pǔa mâi dâai]
We can’t change our husband’s behavior.

แต่เราเปลี่ยนผัวใหม่ได้
[tàe rao plìan pǔa mài dâai]
But we can have a new husband.

“ผัว [pǔa]” is a colloquial and informal term for “husband.” The word has a somewhat negative connotation and it’s usually regarded as impolite. It’s acceptable to refer one’s husband as “ผัว [pǔa]” even though it doesn’t sound polite, if you’re talking to a friend.…

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คนเราไม่ได้เกิดมาเพื่อหาความหมายของชีวิต
[kon rao mâi dâai gèrd maa pêua hǎa kwaam mǎai kǎwng chiiwít]
We were not born to find the meaning of life.

แต่เกิดมาเพื่อทำให้ชีวิตมีความหมายต่างหาก
[tàe gèrd maa pêua tam hâi chiiwít mii kwaam mǎai tàang hàak]
But we were born to add meaning to our lives.…

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ประเภทของงาน
[pràphêet kǎwng ngaan]
Types of Work

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ทำงานประจำ [tamngaan prajam]
: to do a full-time job/ to be a full-time worker.

ทำงานพิเศษ [tamngaan písêet]
: to do a part-time job/ to be a part-time worker.…

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