ฝรั่ง

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Thai[edit]

A farang in Thailand

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicฝรั่ง
f r ạ ˋ ŋ
Phonemicฝะ-หฺรั่ง
f a – h ̥ r ạ ˋ ŋ
RomanizationPaiboonfà-ràng
Royal Institutefa-rang
(standard) IPA(key)/fa˨˩.raŋ˨˩/
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Etymology 1[edit]

Of uncertain origin. Probably from Persian فرنگ (farang, French; European; Christian). Compare Khmer បារាំង (baarang).

Noun[edit]

ฝรั่ง (fà-ràng)

  1. (informal) (classifiers: คน, ท่าน) farang.
  2. a category of traditional Thai songs, such as ฝรั่งกลาย (fà-ràng-glaai), ฝรั่งควง (fà-ràng-kuuang), ฝรั่งจรกา (fà-ràng-jɔɔ-rá-gaa), ฝรั่งรำเท้า (fà-ràng-ram-táao), etc.

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ฝรั่ง (fà-ràng)

  1. (botany) common guava: the plant Psidium guajava of the family Myrtaceae.
  2. any guava.
Derived terms[edit]