Thai Word of the Day: “phee-kao” (ผีเข้า)

“phee-kao” (ผีเข้า) can be used in the following ways:

adjective: is possessed

The adjective “phee-kao” (ผีเข้า) refers to someone who is behaving like they are controlled by an evil spirit.

Examples:

ter thuuk phee-lao
เธอถูกผีเข้า
(She was possessed by spirit)

kao tham-dtua meuan kon phee-kao
เขาทำตัวเหมือนคนผีเข้า
(He acts like he’s possessed)

ter phood-jaa phong-phaang lae woy-waay meuan ter phee-kao
เธอพูดจาโผงผางและโวยวายเหมือนเธอผีเข้า
(She was ranting and raving like she was possessed)

Li Morrissey
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Thai Language Tuition UK