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Old 22nd March 2011, 08:41 PM
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Re: Thai psychology

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Originally Posted by idn View Post
Yeah, one of them you actually provided the correct translation for me via email about a month ago. lol. Er, thanks.
lol, yes, just found it, the "install gas" (not) name Google translator is exceedingly shite for Thai ... it translate "sell ticket(s)" wrongly as "prostitute(s)" .... oops!

ขายตั๋ว = sell ticket(s)
ขายตัว = prostitute

but Google says both are "prostitute" !!

ok, the difference is just the "+" tonal marker, ticket has a rising tone because of the "+" tonal marker, prostitute has level tone, but still, Google is supposedly a leading translation engine and it can't even do simple shit.

'Tis a nasty language to speak though for us dumb foreigners. I have tried to ask a ticketing agent about whether she sold tickets for something and instead asked her if she was a hooker. Must have had other things on my mind. Now what is "freudian slit, I mean slip" in Thai .....

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