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กบอยู่ในกะลา
gohpL yuuL naiM gaL laaM
pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiกบ-หฺยู่-ไน-กะ-ลา
IPAkòp jùː naj kàʔ laː
Royal Thai General Systemkop yu nai kala

 [noun, phrase]
definition
"A big fish in a small pond"; a self-important person in a small community

classifierตัว dtuaaM[numerical classifier for digits, number, bodies, shirts, pants, suits, animals, fish, germs, chairs, tables, desks, software title]
categories
componentsกบ  gohpLfrog
อยู่ yuuLis (located at); to reside; to live (at); stay; exist at a particular point in time
ใน naiMin; inside; within; amidst; into; on; at a particular time
กะลา gaL laaMhard coconut shell split in half
sample
sentence
โลกภายนอกมันใหญ่กว่านี้ไม่รู้กี่พันเท่า ทำไมเราไม่ออกไปดูโลกภายนอกบ้าง ทำตัวเป็นกบอยู่ในกะลาแบบนี้อยู่
lo:hkF phaaiM naawkF manM yaiL gwaaL neeH maiF ruuH geeL phanM thaoF thamM maiM raoM maiF aawkL bpaiM duuM lo:hkF phaaiM naawkF baangF thamM dtuaaM bpenM gohpL yuuL naiM gaL laaM baaepL neeH yuuL
"The outside world is thousands of times larger than this; why don’t we go out and see what’s outside. We just stay within our comfort zone."

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