Is it Falong, Falang or Farang

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Is it Falong, Falang or Farang

Post by newtovillagelife » June 20, 2017, 10:32 am

Having a discussion with someone who thinks Falong sounds like what Thais say??? I hear farang or falang which is right....



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Re: Is it Falong, Falang or Farang

Post by mickojak » June 20, 2017, 10:34 am

Not sure on the spelling, but when my wife talks, sounds like "FAR LUNG".
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Re: Is it Falong, Falang or Farang

Post by Stevo » June 20, 2017, 10:42 am

ฝรั่ง fà-ràng

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Post by dezzer111 » June 20, 2017, 10:44 am

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Re: Is it Falong, Falang or Farang

Post by Shado » June 20, 2017, 12:24 pm

Stevo wrote:ฝรั่ง fà-ràng
I believe that Stevo has it right. Keep in mind though that different areas of Thailand have different ways of pronouncing words. Here in Isaan, for example, the "r" in "farang" is usually pronounced as an "l" making it sound like "falang". In Central, South or Northern Thailand it may well be a different pronunciation. I don't use the word much but when I do I pronounce it fà-ràng and everyone understands it.

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Re: Is it Falong, Falang or Farang

Post by parrot » June 20, 2017, 1:21 pm

My own experience: There is no universally accepted transliteration of Thai (like Pinyin or Wade Giles for Chinese). Is it Udon (you won't say it correctly) or Udorn (you'll say it more correctly but transliterate it in a way that's not generally accepted)? As long as that's the case, you'll constantly have problems with Thais understanding what you're saying, especially if you're trying to speak in sentences.
If you want to say ฝรั่ง fà-ràng the right way, buckle down and learn to read Thai. It's difficult, but not impossible. You don't have to have ears for tones (I have profound hearing loss). It just takes time.......and that, most of us have plenty of.

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Re: Is it Falong, Falang or Farang

Post by Raoul Duke » June 20, 2017, 3:09 pm

I hear it as Phar-Lang.A combination of Pharlap and Lang park.So yeah,I take it as a highly distinguished title.
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Post by sabaidee_mike » June 21, 2017, 12:24 am

It's Boxseeda!

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Re: Is it Falong, Falang or Farang

Post by FrazeeDK » June 21, 2017, 8:30 am

ah, mak seeda or farang, a fruit...
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Re: Is it Falong, Falang or Farang

Post by farlong68 » June 23, 2017, 10:17 pm

for the shape of the fruit which is very round like our eyes are to them just like all words can be said jokingly or hatefully keep a cool heart smile and keep on keeping on just saying.... john

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Re: Is it Falong, Falang or Farang

Post by Udon Map » June 25, 2017, 7:47 pm

I believe that it's farang in origin but pronounced falang here because Thais (as well as other Asians) have trouble forming the "r" sound as an initial consonant in a syllable.

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Re: Is it Falong, Falang or Farang

Post by farlong68 » June 25, 2017, 8:50 pm

right you are my issan farmers daughter.... wife of 48 years has lived around the world with the last 40 in U.S. still says roy rogers as loy logers can live with that great wife with or without r's john

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Re: Is it Falong, Falang or Farang

Post by Roadie » August 26, 2017, 6:23 pm

Farang spelling. Farlarng pronounciation.

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Re: Is it Falong, Falang or Farang

Post by felixcat » August 27, 2017, 9:22 pm

Asked my 1st Thai wife in the US, around 1997, what is "Falong, Farang", is it a good or bad word. She said it was not good. 2nd thai wife 2010 says it means Westerner.
Thais are butchering their language and I call them Lazy Thais. But its not any different than "slum" or Rap words being pushed into the US. "Myblelie" = Mai Pan Rai

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Post by Lone Star » August 29, 2017, 8:57 am

Up2u.

How many times does a Westerner use it anyway? :)
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Re: Is it Falong, Falang or Farang

Post by goodison » August 29, 2017, 9:14 am

I use it all the time when I buy Guavas! :-"

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Re: Is it Falong, Falang or Farang

Post by Roadie » August 30, 2017, 8:33 am

Farang is a bigoted word so it's more bad than good. Thais are very nationalist so they have negative feelings towards other non white foreigners as well.

But westerners have bigoted words for asians as well.

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