ฝรั่งขี้นก

ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ฝรั่ง (fà-ràng, guava; Westerner) +‎ ขี้นก (bird droppings; bird shit); a play on the dual meaning of ฝรั่ง (fà-ràng).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicฝรั่งขี้นก
v r ạ ˋ ŋ kʰ ī ˆ n k
Phonemic
ฝะ-หฺรั่ง-ขี้-นก
v a – h ̥ r ạ ˋ ŋ – kʰ ī ˆ – n k
RomanizationPaiboonfà-ràng-kîi-nók
Royal Institutefa-rang-khi-nok
(standard) IPA(key)/fa˨˩.raŋ˨˩.kʰiː˥˩.nok̚˦˥/(R)

NounEdit

ฝรั่งขี้นก (fà-ràng-kîi-nók)

  1. a kind of red-fleshed guava.
  2. (figuratively) Thai person who puts on airs as if he/she is a Westerner; Thai banana; fake Westerner.
  3. (figuratively) stingy or low-class farang.