Thai Word of the Day: “leo-lai” (เหลวไหล)

“leo-lai” (เหลวไหล) can be used in the following ways:

adjective: is silly / is nonsense / is absurd

The adjective “leo-lai” (เหลวไหล) is used for saying you think something is completely stupid, unreasonable, or impossible to believe; or that someone is talking or behaving in a silly or extreme way.

Examples:

yaa phood leo-lai!
อย่าพูดเหลวไหล!
(Don’t talk silly!)

chan kid waa man bpen reuang leo-lai
ฉันคิดว่ามันเป็นเรื่องเหลวไหล
(I think it’s a load of nonsense)

dtawn-nee kao tham-dtua leo-lai maak
ตอนนี้เขาทำตัวเหลวไหลมาก
(Now he is behaving in an absurd way)

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