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ตั๊กแตน  dtakH gaL dtaaenM (24.) 
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.
 [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."

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