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    thumbs up Thai Newspaper Headlines

    I will now be posting real headlines from the Thai Rath newspaper. These are not always easy to translate or read. Please post a comment if you think you can translate better.



    ¡ϪշԹ-ô ȡ.ջԷҾ
    naa-yok chee paa-see tee din - mor-ra-dok tam set-ta-git mee bpra-sit-ti-paap

    ¡ = ¡Ѱ = Prime Minister
    ô = inheritance
    ȡ. = ɰԨ = economy

    "PM points out that land tax and inheritance will make economy more efficient"



    ҧ-3Ⱦ غ 72 ҹ 2 Ǻ
    kaa laang krua -3 sop toop hua le yaai 72 laan 2 kuap

    ҧ = Occupants of the house (not sure about this one)
    Ⱦ = body

    "Occupants of the house murdered - 3 dead bodies - heads smash to a pulp - 72 years old granmother and 2 years old grandchild."

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    Re: Thai Newspaper Headline

    thanks, I always find headlines mystifying, either slangy or full of cultural references to which I'm not privy; not to mention the infernal abbreviations.

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    Re: Thai Newspaper Headline

    Quote Originally Posted by Suthee View Post

    ҧ-3Ⱦ غ 72 ҹ 2 Ǻ
    kaa laang krua -3 sop toop hua le yaai 72 laan 2 kuap

    ҧ = Occupants of the house (not sure about this one)
    Im guessing ҧ means something like "kill dead" and means family.

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    I think so too. ҧ has a figurative meaning of "wipe out" according to sealang (ҧ = to destroy, and Ҵҧ = to, purge, eliminate, kill off).

    Thanks for this, Suthee. Very useful.

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    Re: Thai Newspaper Headline

    ҧ means kill off the whole family.

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    Re: Thai Newspaper Headline

    Daily News


    Pink Headline:
    ⴹ ١ 'ǧ' 駵.
    pa-waa dohn koo look 'Poompuang' jaeng dtam-ruat

    = frightened, startled
    . = Ǩ = police

    "Frightened by the threat - Poompuang's son informs the police"

    Black Headline:
    Ѻѡͧ˹ͨش -ظ 鹵ԧ 'ҹԡ'
    jap nak rong noom meu joot ploo Mew-Sarawut dton dtor plerng mai 'Santika'

    = fireworks
    鹵 - ˵ = cause, origin
    ԧ = fire

    "Singer arrested who started fire - Mew Sarawut - Caused the fire at 'Santika pub' "

    Click here for bottom half of newspaper to try yourself.

    Thairath


    Green Headline:

    13˴ ˹ ͺ!
    sip saam joh hoht room yam naa say-wen mop dtua!

    = hooligan
    = 7/11
    ͺ = surrender oneself

    "Thirteen brutal hooligans - Beat up a guy in front of 7/11 - Surrender!"

    Black Headline:
    ͺբԺ ᾷԴ ɶ֧Ӥء 2
    pon sop ka-dee krip joo paet pit mee toht teung jam kook song bpee

    ͺ = result
    Ժ = circumcise
    ᾷ = doctor
    Ӥء = imprison

    "The result of circumcision case - Doctor's fault - Faces 2 years in jail"

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    Re: Thai Newspaper Headlines

    Thairath


    Black Headline:
    ú .. .Ҵ! ԧ19
    som-rop choh por-bor-tor-bor hor plaat! ying ta-lom ta-haan jep sip gao

    ú = maneuver
    .. = êҡ ú = General
    . = Ԥͻ = Helicopter

    "Military exercise for General - Helicopter blunder! - Fires at soldiers 19 hurt"


    Green Headline:
    'Թ' աѹ ԴʶҺѹ
    'Jurin' koo taa gae dtee gan mai daai bpit sa-taa-ban

    = threaten
    ʶҺѹ = institution (School-University)

    "Jurin threaten - If school cannot solve the fighting problem - Will close the school"

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    Re: Thai Newspaper Headlines

    Thairath Sports


    Main Headline:
    Ҵ ҹ
    daai kae waat-sieow bon tai soo dtaai sa-mer i-raan

    = to fight until death

    "Thrilling Match - Thai footballers fight to death - Draw with Iran"

    Small Headline:
    'դ'͡ç º
    'Shiekh' ok rohng sa-yop kaao leu

    դ = Shiekh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah (President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA))
    ͡ç = to come forward
    º = to beat, to overcome

    "Shiekh comes out - To deny rumour"


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    Re: Thai Newspaper Headlines



    ԡ§Ҫ - Ͷѧᵡ Թѧ5.2.
    berk jaai ngop laa-chaa - sor tang dtaek poie ngern kong klang leua haa joot song meun laan

    = budget
    Թѧ = treasury reserves
    . = ҹ = million

    "Late disbursement of budget - Seems to be broke - Reveals that treasury reserves have 52 billion left"





    ǻ.ⷶ¤Ի Ѻ Ҵʵ
    sohm saao bprin-yaa-toh taai klip jap raem baa gaam saa dit

    = rape
    . = ԭ = master's degree
    = This refer to the defendant his nickname is M Ramba
    = sex

    "Rape and record video clip of a master's degree student - Ramba Arrested - Sadist sex"
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    Re: Thai Newspaper Headlines

    Thanks Suthee, I find this kind of learning very helpful as Newspaper Language and especially the Headlines are very hard to translate sometimes.

    In the last Headline the part is missing, so to make it clearer I think it should be

    "Rape and record video clip of a female master's degree student - Ramba Arrested - Sadist sex"
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