Most Thais are capable of at least 13 different variations of smiling. Each has a name...
- Yim thang nam taa: The “I’m so happy I’m crying” smile.
- Yim thak thaai: The “polite” smile for someone you barely know.
- Yim cheun chom: The “I admire you” smile.
- Fuen Yim: The stiff smile, also known as the “I should laugh at the joke though it’s not funny” Smile.
- Yim mee lessanai: The smile which masks something wicked in your mind.
- Yim yaw: The teasing, or “I told you so” smile.
- Yim yae-yae: The “I know things look pretty bad but there’s no point in crying over spilt milk” smile.
- Yim sao: The sad smile.
- Yim haeng: The dry smile, also known as the “I know I owe you the money but I don’t have it” smile.
- Yim thak thaan: The “I disagree with you” smile, also known as the “You can go ahead and propose it but your idea’s no good” smile.
- Yim cheua-cheuan: The “I am the winner” smile, the smile given to a losing competitor.
- Yim soo: “smiling in the face of an impossible struggle” smile.
- Yim mai awk: The “I’m trying to smile but can’t” smile.
I can see you giving me Fuen Yim, so knock it off.
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