กำขี้ดีกว่ากำตด

ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From กำ (gam, to grasp; to hold (in the hand); to grip) +‎ ขี้ (kîi, excrement) +‎ ดี (dii, good) +‎ กว่า (gwàa, more; over; than) +‎ กำ (gam, idem) +‎ ตด (dtòt, fart); literally "having shit in the grip is better than having fart in the grip".

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicกำขี้ดีกว่ากำตด
k å kʰ ī ˆ ɗ ī k w ˋ ā k å t ɗ
Phonemic
กำ-ขี้-ดี-กฺว่า-กำ-ตด
k å – kʰ ī ˆ – ɗ ī – k ̥ w ˋ ā – k å – t ɗ
RomanizationPaiboongam-kîi-dii-gwàa-gam-dtòt
Royal Institutekam-khi-di-kwa-kam-tot
(standard) IPA(key)/kam˧.kʰiː˥˩.diː˧.kwaː˨˩.kam˧.tot̚˨˩/(R)

ProverbEdit

กำขี้ดีกว่ากำตด (gam-kîi-dii-gwàa-gam-dtòt)

  1. (idiomatic) something is better than nothing; half a loaf is better than none.