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The following Thai words were found by doing a reverse lookup of the Thai > English dictionary for public health volunteer, excluding the translations already shown above. It's usually best to use the direct translations shown above instead, but words found by reverse lookup can provide useful alternative suggestions too. However, they may be words that are more infrequently used, obscure or limited in use.
Did You Know ?Thai Nicknames
Just about every Thai person has a nickname by which they are known informally, given to them by their parents at birth. The pervasive use of nicknames in this way apparently comes from the old belief that evil spirits are constantly on the lookout for newborn children to snatch away and control, but using a nickname instead of a normal Thai name confuses the spirits and helps to keep the child safe. This is not a widespread belief nowadays of course, but nonetheless the use of nicknames remains so widespread in Thailand that it's not uncommon for friends to know each other for years and yet not know each other's real name and surname.
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