Thai Word of the Day: “tham aaeb-aaeb sawn-sawn” (ทำแอบๆซ่อนๆ)

“tham aaeb-aaeb sawn-sawn” (ทำแอบๆซ่อนๆ) can be used in the following ways:

adjective: is being sneaky / is being furtive / is being secretive

The adjective “tham aaeb-aaeb sawn-sawn” (ทำแอบๆซ่อนๆ) is someone who likes to tell lies.

Examples:

kao chawb tham aaeb-aaeb sawn-sawn
เขาชอบทำแอบๆซ่อนๆ
(He likes being secretive)

tham-mai khun tham aaeb-aaeb-sawn-sawn?
ทำไมคุณทำแอบๆซ่อนๆ
(Why are you being sneaky?)

chan mai chawb kon thee chawb tham arai aaeb-aaeb-sawn-sawn
ฉันไม่ชอบคนที่ชอบทำอะไรแอบๆซ่อนๆ
(I don’t like sneaky people)

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