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กะเทย  gaL theeuyM
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1.transvestite; male-to-female transsexual; gay; ladyboy [see notes]
3.fruit with undeveloped seeds

Royal Institute - 1982
กะเทย  /กะ-เทย/
[นาม] คนที่มีอวัยวะเพศทั้งชายและหญิง, คนที่มีจิตใจและกิริยาอาการตรงข้ามกับเพศของตน.
[นาม] ผลไม้ที่เมล็ดลีบ เช่น ลำไยกะเทย.

pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiกะ-เทย
IPAkàʔ tʰɤːj
Royal Thai General Systemkathoei

กระเทยgraL theeuyM
1.   [noun, adjective]
transvestite; male-to-female transsexual; gay; ladyboy [see notes]

notesIn Thai culture, there is generally a failure to distinguish between the western concepts of gay and transsexual/transvestite. So this word is sometimes used to describe gay bars or gay people. In recent years, however, a more modern sensibility has been developing.
related wordsเกย์ gaehM[Thai transcription of the foreign loanword] gay; [is] homosexual; (pertaining to) a person who (generally) loves others or another of his or her same gender
เกย์คิงgaehM khingM[Thai transcription of foreign loanword] gay king
ผู้รักเพศเดียวกันphuuF rakH phaehtF diaaoM ganM[polite] a homosexual; a gay (person)
สาวประเภทสองsaaoR bpraL phaehtF saawngRmale-to-female transvestite
examplesบาร์สำหรับกะเทยbaaM samR rapL gaL theeuyMgay or transvestite/transsexual bar
กะเทยแปลงเพศgaL theeuyM bplaaengM phaehtFpost-operative transsexual
suaanL naiM raanH seermR suayR jaL bpenM phuuF yingR reuuR maiF gaawF bpenM gaL theeuyM
"As for beauty salons, the [hairdressers] will be women, or, if not, gay men."
phohmR khitH waaF khaoR bpenM gaL theeuyM naH
"I think he is a ladyboy."
ขอโทษครับ ผมนึกว่าคุณเป็นกะเทย
khaawR tho:htF khrapH phohmR neukH waaF khoonM bpenM gaL theeuyM
"Sorry, I thought that you were a ladyboy."
เมื่อภูเก็ตปรับเปลี่ยนจากสถานที่ท่องเที่ยวธรรมชาติ มาเป็นสถานบันเทิงขนาดใหญ่ มีกิจกรรมให้เลือกหลากหลาย ทั้งหญิง ชาย และกะเทย พร้อมการแสดงของนักมวย ช้าง งู จระเข้ และลิง
meuuaF phuuM getL bprapL bpliianL jaakL saL thaanR theeF thaawngF thiaaoF thamM maH chaatF maaM bpenM saL thaanR banM theerngM khaL naatL yaiL meeM gitL jaL gamM haiF leuuakF laakL laaiR thangH yingR chaaiM laeH gaL theeuyM phraawmH gaanM saL daaengM khaawngR nakH muayM chaangH nguuM jaawM raH khaehF laeH lingM
"Once Phuket changed from being a tourist destination focusing on nature to a destination based on major entertainment [venues], there were many activities to choose from for women, men, and trans-genders, including shows by boxers, elephants, snakes, crocodiles, and monkeys."
2.   [noun]

3.   [noun]
fruit with undeveloped seeds

exampleลำไยกะเทยlamM yaiM gaL theeuyMa seedless longan

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