Thai Word of the Day: “thui” (ถุย)

“thui” (ถุย) can be used in the following ways:

verb: to spit

The verb “thui” (ถุย) is used when we force some of the clear liquid called saliva out from our mouth.


kao thui sauce glab lung bon jaan kawng-kao
(He spat the sauce back onto his plate)

ter aen-dtua bpai kaang-naa lae thui naam-laai lung bon pheurn
(She leaned forward and spat on the ground)

phoo-ying kon nan thui naam-laai lae dta-goon daa dtawn phuak-kao deuhn phaan
(The woman spat and shouted insults as they passed by)

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