Thai Word of the Day: “hoo-bao” (หูเบา)

“hoo-bao” (หูเบา) can be used in the following ways:

adjective: is credulous / is naive / is gullible

The adjective “hoo-bao” (หูเบา) refers to someone who tends to believe things that people tell them easily and therefore easily tricked or deceived.


kao bpen kon hoo-bao
(He is naive)

khun yaa tham-dtua bpen kon hoo-bao
(Don’t act like a gullible person)

kao hoo-bao lae cheua kon ngaai
(He’s gullible and easily believed other people)

Li Morrissey
Course Co-ordinator & Tutor
Thai Language Tuition UK