5 More Thai Proverbs and Sayings

One rotten fish makes the whole catch smell.

Pronunciation– bplah dtua dieow nao men mot tang korng

Meaning – A rotten apple spoils the whole barrel.

Bad seven times, good seven times.

Pronunciation– chua jet tee dee jet hon

Meaning – Every cloud has a silver lining.

Crying like a turtle being grilled.

Pronunciation– rorng hai nahm dtah bpen pao dtah

Meaning – Crying your eyes out.

Don’t catch fish with both hands.

Pronunciation– yah jap bplah sorng meu

Meaning – You can’t have your cake and eat it too.

To know things in the same way a duck does.

Pronunciation– roo yahng bpet

Meaning – Jack of all trades, master of none.

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