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ตั๊กแตน  dtakH gaL dtaaenM (24.) 
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1.grasshopper; mantis
2.[Female Thai nickname] Takatan

pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiตั๊ก-กะ-แตน
IPAták kà tɛːn
Royal Thai General Systemtakkataen

pronunciation note24. The pronunciation of this word illustrates reduplication, where a single written consonant serves as the final consonant of a syllable and is then pronounced again as the initial consonant of the following syllable.
1.   [noun]
definition
grasshopper; mantis

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ขี่ช้างจับตั๊กแตน
kheeL chaangH japL dtakH gaL dtaaenM
"Burn your house to frighten away the mice." — "Throw out the baby with the bathwater." — "Use a sledgehammer to crack a nut".
ทั้งกิ้งก่า ตัวแย้มดแดง จิ้งหรีดแมลงกินนูน ตั๊กแตน ปู ปลา กบ เขียด อึ่งอ่าง หนูนาแม้กระทั่งงูก็ต้องกิน
thangH gingF gaaL dtuaaM yaaeH mohtH daaengM jingF reetL maH laaengM ginM nuunM dtakH gaL dtaaenM bpuuM bplaaM gohpL khiiatL eungL aangL nuuR naaM maaeH graL thangF nguuM gaawF dtawngF ginM
"[We ate] chameleons, butterfly lizards, crickets, crabs, fish, frogs, bull frogs, field rats; and, yes, we even needed to eat snakes."
2.   [proper noun]
definition
[Female Thai nickname] Takatan

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(ตั๊กแตน) แน่ใจนะว่ามาเพื่อรักษาตัว
dtakH gaL dtaaenM naaeF jaiM naH waaF maaM pheuuaF rakH saaR dtuaaM
(Tukatan) Are you sure that you came for your health?
(ตั๊กแตน) พี่จ๋าถ้าพูดจริงน้องก็คงรับได้
dtakH gaL dtaaenM pheeF jaaR thaaF phuutF jingM naawngH gaawF khohngM rapH daiF
(Takatan) My dear, if you are honest with me I can accept you.
(ตั๊กแตน) ถ้าพี่หายดีแล้วอย่าทิ้งน้องไป
dtakH gaL dtaaenM thaaF pheeF haaiR deeM laaeoH yaaL thingH naawngH bpaiM
(Takatan) When you have fully recovered, please do not reject me.
(ตั๊กแตน) แล้วผู้หญิงที่กรุงเทพจะว่าไง
dtakH gaL dtaaenM laaeoH phuuF yingR theeF groongM thaehpF jaL waaF ngaiM
(Takatan) So, what would Bangkok girls say?
(ตั๊กแตน) เขาสวยกันจังพี่จ๋า
dtakH gaL dtaaenM khaoR suayR ganM jangM pheeF jaaR
(Takatan) [But], darling, they are really beautiful!

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