The 10 Laws of Being a กิ๊ก Gik

For those who would like to study the reference notes to help improve their Thai language, you’ll find them below. The restaurant we went to today is a fair distance out of Bangkok but still worth a visit if you do get out this way.

The 10 Laws of Being a กิ๊ก (Gik) ‘intimate friend’

  1. ห้ามหึงหวง
    hâam hĕung wŏng
    – [to] forbid [to] be jealous
    – Don’t be jealous
  2. มีอะไรกันได้ แต่ไม่ใช่ของกันและกัน
    mee à-rai gan dâai · dtàe mâi châi kŏng gan láe gan
    – [to] have what one another [to] get – only [to] be not of one another and one another
    – Do anything together, but do not belong to each other
  3. ไม่มีสิทธิเรียกร้องมากเกินเหตุ
    mâi mee sìt-tí rîiak róng mâak gern hèt
    – without rights [to] demand exceedingly incident
    – He or she has no right to be overly demanding without good reason
  4. ห้ามใช้กิ๊กร่วมกันกับเพื่อน
    hâam chái gík rûuam gan gàp pêuuan
    – [to] forbid [to] use intimate friend accompany with with friend
    – Do not share a gik with your friends
  5. กิ๊กอาจเปลี่ยนสถานะได้ และห้ามเศร้า
    gík àat bplìian sà-tăa-ná dâai láe hâam sâo
    – intimate friend could [to] change state [to] get and [to] forbid [to be] sad
    – Your gik may end (the relationship) any time; (if so,) don’t be sad
  6. ถ้ากิ๊กคิดจะมีแฟนเป็นตัวเป็นตน โดยไม่ใช่เราห้ามฟูมฟาย ต้องยอมรับด้วยความยินดี และค่อยตกลงกันทีหลังว่า จะกิ๊กกันต่อไปหรือไม่
    tâa gík kít jà mee faen bpen dtuua bpen dton · doi mâi châi rao hâam foom faai · dtông yom ráp dûuay kwaam yin dee láe kôi dtòk long gan tee lăng wâa · jà gík gan dtòr bpai rĕu mâi
    – if intimate friend [to] think will [to] have partner [to] take shape without yes we [to] forbid tearfully have to accept with gladness and quietly [to] be OK one another later that will intimate friend one another continually or not
    – If it becomes revealed that your gik has a (true) boy or girlfriend, you must not weep; you should accept this and be happy for him or her, and you have to agree whether, afterwards, you should continue being gik
  7. ไม่จำเป็นต้องเทคแคร์กันเกินเหตุ เพราะเป็นแค่กิ๊ก
    mâi jam bpen dtông têk-kae gan gern hèt · prór bpen kâe gík
    – not have to look after one another too much situation because [to] be only intimate friend
    – You don’t have to take very good care of him or her; after all, he or she is only a gik
  8. กิ๊กไม่ได้จำกัดจำนวน เป็นอินฟินิตี้ ไม่จำกัดเพศ วัย และ สถานภาพ ถ้าไม่กลัวตาย เพราะเอดส์
    gík mâi dâai jam-gàt jam-nuuan · bpen in fí-ní-dtêe · mâi jam-gàt pêt · wai láe sà-tăan pâap · tâa mâi gluua dtaai · prór èt
    – intimate friend cannot [to be] limited amount [to] be ‘infinite’ (transliteration). do not restrict gender age and status. If not [to] be scared [to] die because of AIDS
    – You are not limited to the number of gik you may have; you may have an infinite number. They are not limited by sex, age, or [social] status – if you are not concerned about dying from AIDS
  9. กิ๊กสำคัญรองจากแฟน
    gík săm-kan rong jàak faen
    – intimate friend [to be] important [to be] subordinate from partner
    – A gik is less important than a girlfriend or boyfriend.
  10. กิ๊กยังไงก็เป็นกิ๊กต้องเจียมตัว
    gík yang ngai gôr bpen gík dtông jiiam dtuua
    – intimate friend how also [to] be intimate friend have to humbly
    – A gik should be humble and modest.

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