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นั่งยอง ๆ
nangF yaawngM yaawngM
pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiนั่ง-ยอง-ยอง
IPAnâŋ jɔːŋ jɔːŋ
Royal Thai General Systemnang yong yong

 [verb]
definition
to sit in a squatting position

componentsนั่ง nangFto sit or be sitting
ยอง ๆ yaawngM yaawngMto sit or squat on one's heels, the Thai fashion of sitting on the ground
synonymหย่องyaawngLto squat; sit in a squatting position
antonymsนั่งขัดสมาธิ nangF khatL saL maatL[is] sitting (on the floor) with legs crossed full-lotus (as for meditation)
นั่งคุกเข่าnangF khookH khaoLto sit with one's knees on the ground and one's backside on one's heels; a polite sitting position.
นั่งพับเพียบnangF phapH phiiapFto sit on the floor formally; with legs bent behind to one side
sample
sentence
ชายร่างอ้วนเหลียวหาเก้าอี้อีกครั้งก่อนทรุดตัวลงนั่งยอง ๆ บนพื้นกระดานผุ
chaaiM raangF uaanF liaaoR haaR gaoF eeF eekL khrangH gaawnL sootH dtuaaM lohngM nangF yaawngM yaawngM bohnM pheuunH graL daanM phooL
"The heavy-set guy once again looked around for a chair [to sit on] before collapsing to the rotten wooden floor in a squat."

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