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หมามองปลากระป๋อง
maaR maawngM bplaaM graL bpaawngR
pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiหฺมา-มอง-ปฺลา-กฺระ-ป๋อง
IPAmǎː mɔːŋ plaː kràʔ pɔ̌ːŋ
Royal Thai General Systemma mong pla krapong

 [noun, phrase]
definition
someone chasing the unattainable; a young man chasing after a girl above his social status or a girl who is not interested in him

categories
componentsหมา  maaRdog
มอง maawngMto look at; to see; to stare at; to glance; to eye
ปลากระป๋องbplaaM graL bpaawngRcanned fish; a can of fish
synonymหมาเห่าเครื่องบินmaaR haoL khreuuangF binMsomeone chasing after something unattainable
related wordsกระต่ายหมายจันทร์graL dtaaiL maaiR janMto cry for the moon or aspire after something one is not worthy of
ดอกฟ้ากับหมาวัดdaawkL faaH gapL maaR watHan inappropriate couple; a mismatched pair; "a lady and a tramp"; a high-class lady pursued by a lower-class man
ยูงกระสันเมฆyuungM graL sanR maehkF[old Thai adage meaning] to lust after something you are not worthy of
หมามองเครื่องบินmaaR maawngM khreuuangF binM[old Thai adage meaning] to lust after something you are not worthy of
sample
sentence
ผู้หญิงเขาไม่สนใจนายหรอก เลิกเป็นหมามองปลากระป๋องได้แล้ว
phuuF yingR khaoR maiF sohnR jaiM naaiM raawkL leerkF bpenM maaR maawngM bplaaM graL bpaawngR daiF laaeoH
"The girl is just not interested in you! Don’t go after what you cannot get."

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