To be very honest, I found this song a little underwhelming and MV much less tasteful than the first one, but there were a couple of parts of the song which made me break out in laughter, and the new Thai words he used can bring your knowledge of the language up a notch.
So after my first Thai lesson with his previous viral song, here's my second lesson with his follow-up, focusing on some new but extremely useful Thai words (he did repeat some words from the first song, but I will not waste your time on them again).
- Dtrong Bpai:
Do take note of how I spelt these words. Dt would mean you need to pronounce it in between D and T, Bp would mean you pronounce it in between B and P, understand? LOL
Anyway, Dtrong Pai means move straight, or go forwards.
- Tii Nai:
Depicts location, like "where" in English, and most commonly used with "Yuu" in front.
"Toilet Yuu Ti Nai?" means "Where is the toilet?"
- Liao Kwaa:
- Liao Sai:
Turn left. Combined with words 1 to 3, you are now invincible while talking to Thai cabbies!
- Jep Mak Mak/ Jep Jing Jing:
"Jep" means hurt or painful.
"Mak" means very and "Jing" means real.
So the phrases mean "Very Very Painful" and "Really Really Painful" respectively.
Note that "Mak Mak" and "Jing Jing" can be used frequently with a huge array of words to emphasise your point.
- Laew Jer Gan:
I was about to give up on the song until the appearance of this phrase before the final chorus, which put me into hysterical laughter, especially after seeing how they translated these words in Chinese.
Actually, Namewee might have made a (purposeful) mistake. If he was meaning to say "goodbye" or "see you again", he should not have used "Rao Jer Gan", as it literally translates to "We meet together".
Instead, the correct and informal way of saying "See you again" is actually "Laew Jer Gan".