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What Does 555 Mean?

What Does 555 Mean?

Because the Thai word for “five” sounds like “hah!” when pronounced, it is used on social media and when texting the same way Westerners use “LOL” (loud out loud).

So if you see “555” someone is laughing (ha! ha! ha!).

The numbers are easy to learn in Thai! You should…being able to ask — and receive — prices in the local language will give you a nice edge when negotiating. Vendors and sellers are more often happy to give you a more “local” price when they can say it without worrying about other tourists hearing it. Also, knowing a bit of the language shows that you have an interest in the culture. Your efforts will be applauded!

Numbers in Thai

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