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ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Chinese (MC kʰˠæk̚, “guest”). Compare Lao ແຂກ (khǣk).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemic แขก
æ kʰ k
Paiboon kɛ̀ɛk
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /kʰɛːk̚˨˩/

NounEdit

แขก (kɛ̀ɛk) (classifier คน or ท่าน)

  1. guest; visitor; foreigner.
  2. East Indian; person of south- or southwest-Asian descent (Indian, Malay, Persian, Arab, etc.).
  3. customer.

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