25 November 2014, TV = 1014.4 hours
One of my favorite new words is โครม — I learned it from the Thai children’s book กระรอกน้อย ไม่มีระเบียบ by ปิติพร วทาทิยาภรณ์.
It’s a great word, and quite useful given the prevalence in Thailand of outdoor areas — sidewalks, etc. — that are paved with tile that becomes especially slippery when wet.
Fact: annual average rainfall in Thailand is between one and two meters. Fact: it rains on about one third to half the days of the year.1
Also, โครม pretty much rhymes with หกล้ม.
Whoops, be careful — โครม!2
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1. Climate data taken from the Thai Meteorological Department’s website.
2. You can hear a robotic sounding version of this word by cut-and-pasting it into google translate and hitting the audio icon….