So in this case, kee nee-ow means 'a tendancy to be sticky'. Thai people tend to look down on dark skin as ugly and a sign of being lower class. Is there anything you would like us to add? Swearing in any language is an advanced skill. It is also because the western ear finds it very difficult to distinguish between the 'n' sound at the start of nok and the 'ng' sound at the start of ngok. This is the Thai word for buffalo. Thais consider the animal slow and stupid so the implication is the same if directed at people.
They can be placed before other words to make them an insulting title for the person being described.
Translation of "fuck" - English-Thai dictionary
Hotels Flights Tours Insurance. They were very amused by this character name because to them it sounds like Jack Short Dick. It is not a good idea to swear in a foreign language. Our Sites: There is an old Thai superstition that if you call babies lovely or beautiful it may attract the attention of demons who want to whisk beautiful babies away. Thais consider the animal slow and stupid so the implication is the same if directed at people.