โครม!

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.

little squirrel

If you turn the page, the very next words are “แง ๆ เจ็บจังเลย”…I should think so! 😂 — From 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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Notes:

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….

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3 thoughts on “โครม!

  1. Nick

    Adam, I think it’s really cool that you are reading children’s books in Thai! ถ้าผมแสดงความคิดเห็นภาษาไทยคุณเข้าใจรึเปล่าครับ?

    Reply
    1. adamf2011 Post author

      Well, it’s just like spoken Thai — some things I understand a little, some completely, some not at all; it varies. Feel free to comment in English or Thai — I’m game! (Danish on the other hand I might not do so well with… 😀 )

      Also: so that’s how you spell รึเปล่า! That’s a tough word to reverse-look up with google translate, I’ve been looking for it for sometime…thanks!

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