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misteregg

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misteregg

Has anyone got a witty comeback for when a Thai calls you ขีเหนียว

 

I would like to think that ขีเหนียว was used in a positive light, ie. I am being careful with my money, rather than I'm a tight bastard.

But of course, being falang we are expected to flash the cash at every available opportunity.

 

Any feedback would be grateful.

Phil

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Vessey

I am always happy to flash the cash if they flash the gash!

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Ohyesuare

Not anything that wouldn't get you beat up or killed,sorry. If you nod and agree maybe that takes the satisfaction out of it for them?

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Scottish_Sparkie

I just move on, i dont give cash to cheeky feckers.

 

Plenty of other bars that can treat you nicer ...............Up to me i think is the expression they use.

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slick67

ขี้เหนียว - kee niao: a stingy bastard, nothing positive about it, although it's often used lightheartedly

ประหยัด - pra-yat: to be careful with your money.

 

So you can say: I'm not kee niao, I'm pra-yat.

Or in thai something like: mai dai kee niao, pen kon pra-yat

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THAJEC

The answer may be: "I ​​love my money as well as Thailand and Thai girls"! Worse is when you hear: No money do not go to Thailand "(but this is unlikely).

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galifreyvista

Funny, the literal translation of kee niao is "sticky shit" or "sticky poo."

 

Dunno if you want to play off of that somehow.

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kanderson

ขี้เหนียว - kee niao: a stingy bastard, nothing positive about it, although it's often used lightheartedly

ประหยัด - pra-yat: to be careful with your money.

 

So you can say: I'm not kee niao, I'm pra-yat.

Or in thai something like: mai dai kee niao, pen kon pra-yat

 

Yes - pom mai kee niao or teach some English make some fun about it. It's kind of an insult - so insult back in a fun way. I would teach words like - no way - or bull shit. Or now you buy the drinks .

kee niao - my ass. What would you like ? I can get it for you my dear . Can you speak better English so I know what you want (sweet lady ). You are really beautiful. are you hungry - do you want a drink ?

 

mai pang - mai kaw jai - WTF

 

Who knows - it is kind of an insult - so maybe just walk away or give them an appropriate look. I'd probably - lam bast - any Thai in a nice way. I couldn't let it pass

 

Baa - kon thai mee owe falang mai ? let them say it again. (kee niaow)

 

This is really quite an insult. I would not stop smiling and having fun - but ??????

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HappyHour1973

ขี้เหนียว - kee niao: a stingy bastard, nothing positive about it, although it's often used lightheartedly

ประหยัด - pra-yat: to be careful with your money.

 

So you can say: I'm not kee niao, I'm pra-yat.

Or in thai something like: mai dai kee niao, pen kon pra-yat

 

Along these lines can use ฉลาด= clever/smart in response. (sorry for the link, can't type in Thai here so had to use a site)

 

not kee niao, I'm ch-laht - not tight, I'm smart

Edited by HappyHour1973

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yankee99

my response is kao niao mai dai ..... pom kun jon. (poor person in issan)

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Loong

my response is kao niao mai dai ..... pom kun jon. (poor person in issan)

 

I'm quite sure that you puzzle a lot of people

"kao niao mai dai" - cannot sticky rice

"pom kun jon" - I mister John

 

Maybe "Mai kee niao rawk, bpen kon jon"

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yankee99

 

 

I'm quite sure that you puzzle a lot of people

"kao niao mai dai" - cannot sticky rice

"pom kun jon" - I mister John

 

Maybe "Mai kee niao rawk, bpen kon jon"

 

not easy to write thai words in english. thanks for the correct writing.

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slick67

 

"Mai kee niao rawk, bpen kon jon"

 

Just make sure you pronounce the "o" in "jon" reaally short, or else they might think you're a คนโจร, a thief or robber! Now that would take being stingy to a whole new level! :D

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misteregg

In conversation, I find that ประหยัด usually gets a laugh, and that's what I wanted.

Thanks for all your answers.

Phil

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KISS Coupon

You usually only get called kee-niaw when someone's trying to rip you off anyway. Go with it

 

Chai, kee niaw maak maak. Mai mee samong Qai

 

Yes, i'm very tight. I don't have a buffalo brain (this is funny for the thai's)

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Dr.Winston

I wouldn't even bother responding. Just smile and carry on as if nothing was said. The perpetrator has revealed their lack of class and there's no need to sink to their level.

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cc7up

The only time i've had it said to me was by one of those hawkers that relentlessly trawl around the Beer Bars after shakeing my head as a no (as you do)

I just smiled and calmly said 'Mai pen rai'. and kept smiling. He looked a bit dissapointed that he didn't get a rise out of me and moved on to pester someone else.

 

 

Should these crap sellers be banned from trawling the Beer Bars ?

 

Imo, Yes.

They are like Pussy's with Thrush (Irritating Cunts).

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