5 Final Thai Proverbs and Sayings

To fire one shot and get two birds.

Pronunciation– ying tee dieow dai nok sorng dtua

Meaning – To kill 2 birds with one stone.

Dive for a needle in the ocean.

Pronunciation– Ngom kem nai maha-samut

Meaning – Look for a needle in a haystack.

You have to sacrifice something to get something.

Pronunciation– dai yahng sia yahng

Meaning– You can’t make an omlette without breaking eggs.

When the water rises, hurry to get some.

Pronunciation– nahm keun hai reep dtak

Meaning – Make hay while the sun shines.

Dying to spite the graveyard.

Pronunciation– dtai bpra-chot bpah-chah

Meaning – Cutting off your nose to spite your face.

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