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As you should already know, most Thais have and go by their nickname. This is mostly because actual Thai names are long and complicated, making them hard to spell and hard to remember. Anyway, this is stuff you probably already know. What you probably didn’t know is how they got their nicknames.
There is no word in English to describe what a Gig (กิ๊ก tone 4) is, although culturally westerners have gigs as much as Thais do. It’s a word that comes up often, and important for you to learn and understand.
It’s been 6 months since I began this learn Thai language blog. As such I’d like to go back through the old posts and repost them here as a quick-reference of good information.
Experiences at a Thai wedding reception.
A simple Thai tutorial on how to declare one thing belongs to something or someone else.