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sohpH saoM
Royal Institute - 1982
ซบเซา  /ซบ-เซา/
[วิเศษณ์] หงอยก๋อย, เงียบเหงา, ไม่เบิกบาน.
[วิเศษณ์] ไม่คึกคักเช่นเดิม เช่น ตลาดการค้าเดี๋ยวนี้ซบเซาไป.

pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiซบ-เซา
IPAsóp saw
Royal Thai General Systemsop sao

 [adjective, phrase]
[is] [economically] depressed; dispirited (as a metaphor); suffering [financial] losses

componentsซบ sohpHto nestle or bury one’s head on (a pillow, shoulder), to rest (one's face on something), to hang the head, to bend down
ขี้เซาkheeF saoMhalfsleep; sleepy; sluggish; torpid
related wordโศกเศร้าso:hkL saoF[psychologically] depressed; sorrowful; unhappy
exampleซบเซาเหงาหงอยsohpH saoM ngaoR ngaawyR[is] lonely and depressed; without a friend in the world; forlorn
dtaL laatL hoonF graL dteuuangF kheunF langR jaakL theeF sohpH saoM maaM bpenM waehM laaM saawngR sapL daaM langR gaanM bpaL dtiL watH
"The stock market has improved after being depressed for two weeks following the coup."
saehtL thaL gitL lo:hkF dtohkL yuuL naiM phaaM waH sohpH saoM
"The world economy is in a recession."
พอเศรษฐกิจฝืดเคืองร้านค้าต่าง ๆ ก็ซบเซา วัน ๆ พ่อค้าแม่ค้าต่างก็สัปหงกกันเป็นแถว
phaawM saehtL thaL gitL feuutL kheuuangM raanH khaaH dtaangL dtaangL gaawF sohpH saoM wanM wanM phaawF khaaH maaeF khaaH dtaangL gaawF sapL bpaL ngohkL ganM bpenM thaaeoR
"When economic times are tough and many retail stores suffer financial hardships, even street vendors doze off every day one after the other."

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