Thai Word of the Day: “dta-gla” (ตะกละ)

“dta-gla” (ตะกละ) can be used in the following ways:

adjective: is greedy

The adjective “dta-gla” (ตะกละ) is used to describe a person who want to eat to drink more food than they need to.


yaa dta-gla maak nak-leuy!
(Don’t be so greedy!)

dta-gla! chan mai hai khun gin chocolate biscuit laeo!
ตะกละ! ฉันไม่ให้คุณกินช็อกโกแลตบิสกิตแล้ว
(Greedy! I’m not giving you another chocolate biscuit!)

man ja dta-gla mai tha chan gin cake eek neung chin?
(Would it be greedy if I have another slice of cake?)

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