Thai Word of the Day: “phood lab lang” (พูดลับหลัง)

“phood lab lang” (พูดลับหลัง) can be used in the following ways:

verb: to take behind someone’s back

The verb “phood lab lang” (พูดลับหลัง) is used when someone is saying something unkind behind someone’s back.


ter chawb phood lab lang chan
(She likes to talk behind my back)

mae kawng-kao bpen kon thee chawb phood lab lang kon eun
(His mum like to talk behind other people’s back)

phood lab lang kon eun bpen garn-gra-tham thee na-rang-giat
(Speaking behind other people’s back is a nasty act)

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