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เล็บ  lepH 
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1.claw; fingernail; toenail
2.[numerical classifier for fingernail]

Royal Institute - 1982
เล็บ  /เล็บ/
[นาม] สิ่งซึ่งมีลักษณะแข็งอย่างเขาสัตว์อยู่ตอนปลายนิ้วสำหรับป้องกันส่วนของปลายนิ้ว.

pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiเล็บ
IPAlép
Royal Thai General Systemlep

1.   [noun]
definition
claw; fingernail; toenail

examplesตัดเล็บdtatL lepHto cut the fingernails or toenails
ตะไบเล็บdtaL baiM lepHnail file
น้ำยาทาเล็บnamH yaaM thaaM lepHnail polish
เล็บมือlepH meuuMfingernail
ฟ้อนเล็บfaawnH lepHFingernail dance (Northern Thai classical dance)
อุ้งเล็บoongF lepHclaw
แต่งเล็บdtaengL lepHmanicure
ยาทาเล็บyaaM thaaM lepHfingernail polish
ขัดเล็บkhatL lepHto file one's nails
วงเล็บwohngM lepHbrackets; curly-braces; parentheses
เล็บเท้าlepH thaaoHtoe nail; toenail
ถอดเขี้ยวถอดเล็บthaawtL khiaaoF thaawtL lepH"Remove the fangs, remove the claws" — [of a person] to become tame
ถอดเขี้ยวถอดเล็บthaawtL khiaaoF thaawtL lepH[figurative] to remove the fangs or the claws; to take the bite out.
รอดพ้นกรงเล็บraawtF phohnH grohngM lepHto survive the dangers of; to escape from the clutches of (colloq.)
กรงเล็บgrohngM lepHclaws; talons; tentacles
sample
sentences
เสือซ่อนเล็บ
seuuaR saawnF lepH
"To hide one’s light under a bushel."
อย่ากัดเล็บ
yaaL gatL lepH
"Dont bite your nails!"
มีหลายครั้งเลยที่มีคนเอามือไปลูบหัวมัน แล้วมันก็เอาเล็บข่วน หรือไม่ก็กัดจนเลือดออกเลย
meeM laaiR khrangH leeuyM theeF meeM khohnM aoM meuuM bpaiM luupF huaaR manM laaeoH manM gaawF aoM lepH khuaanL reuuR maiF gaawF gatL johnM leuuatF aawkL leeuyM
"Very often if someone uses their hand to pet it, it will scratch them with their claws or will bite them drawing blood."
หยิกเล็บ เจ็บเนื้อ
yikL lepH jepL neuuaH
"When you throw mud at someone, you get dirty too."
2.   [classifier]
definition
[numerical classifier for fingernail]

enumerated
nouns
เล็บเท้าlepH thaaoHtoe nail; toenail
เล็บมือlepH meuuMfingernail

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