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ข้าวยากหมากแพง
khaaoF yaakF maakL phaaengM
Royal Institute - 1982
ข้าวยากหมากแพง  /ข้าว-ยาก-หฺมาก-แพง/
[นาม] (การใช้: สำนวน) ภาวะขาดแคลนอาหาร, ทุพภิกขภัย.

pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiค่าว-ยาก-หฺมาก-แพง
IPAkʰâːw jâːk màːk pʰɛːŋ
Royal Thai General Systemkhao yak mak phaeng

 [noun, phrase]
definition
famine; lack; insufficient; scarcity; shortage of food; (a time when) everything is unaffordable; cost of living is high

categories
componentsข้าว khaaoFrice
ยาก yaakF[is] difficult; hard; not easy
หมาก maakL[general] betel nut
แพง phaaengM[is] expensive
synonymทุพภิกขภัย thoopH phikH khaL phaiMfamine; food shortage
sample
sentence
ทุกครั้งที่มีปัญหาข้าวยากหมากแพง สังคมมักจะเรียกร้องให้กระทรวงพาณิชย์ดำเนินมาตรการควบคุมราคาสินค้าเสมอ
thookH khrangH theeF meeM bpanM haaR khaaoF yaakF maakL phaaengM sangR khohmM makH jaL riiakF raawngH haiF graL suaangM phaaM nitH damM neernM maatF dtraL gaanM khuaapF khoomM raaM khaaM sinR khaaH saL muuhrR
"Every time there is a problem of scarcity and shortage, our society calls for the Ministry of Commerce to institute measures to control prices."

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