Thai Word of the Day: “lee-lab” (ลี้ลับ)

“lee-lab” (ลี้ลับ) can be used in the following ways:

adjective: mysterious (forces / circumstances / unknown)

The adjective “lee-lab” (ลี้ลับ) is used for describing something that is mysterious and difficult to explained.


baan kawng-ter yoo nai sawk-soi lee-lab, tham hai haa yaak
บ้านของเธออยู่ในซอกซอยลี้ลับ ทำให้หายาก
(Her house is situated in a secret alleyway, making it difficult to find)

khun gam-lang ja dai sam-phad gap bpra-sop-garn thee dteun-dten lae lee-lab
(You are about to experience an exciting and mysterious experience)

kao cheua waa mee sing lee-lab baang-yaang thee tham hai kao dai-rap choke yai krang nee
(He believes that there’s mysterious forces that made him receive this big fortune)

man bpen dtam-naan lee-lab gio-gap dtiang aa-tan, krai-gaw-dtaam thee keun bpai nang ja dtawng sia-chee-wid
มันเป็นตำนานลี้ลับเกี่ยวกับเตียงอาถรรพ์ ใครก็ตามที่ขึ้นไปนั่งจะต้องเสียชีวิต
(It’s a mysterious legend about a mysterious bed, whoever sat on it died)

Li Khomkham
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Thai Language Tuition UK