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Farang Back Design
|Why Buy a Farang T-Shirt?
- Farang in Thai Script
- Farang, in the most widely accepted phonetic English
- Design on front and back
- Means "white-skinned foreigner" in Thai (see below
for pages debating the origin and context of the term"farang")
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- Fun to wear in Thailand
- Looks great throughout the world!
T-Shirt Colour combinations / sizes available
L - fits up to 42" Chest (label F)
XL - fits up to 44" Chest (label L)
XXL - fits up to 48" Chest (label XXL)
XXXL - fits up to 52" Chest (label XXXL)
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|Links to pages detailing/ debating the origins
and meaning of the word "Farang" |
.org - Farang |
ORIGIN OF THE WORD "FARANG"
.. It is possible that the Thai word "farangset" ("French")
is a blend of the word "farang" and the French word "francais",
ie., "farangset" is actually derived from "farang",
not vice versa. Certainly, the word "farang" existed prior
to, and independently of, "farangset"... more
.net- Farang |
Farang, sometimes pronounced falang or falong, is the generic Thai
word for a white foreigner. Africans or African-Americans will be
occasionally referred to as farang dam (black farang). While generally
farang is a neutral word, it can be used as an insult depending
on its context.
Farang is also (by coincidence) the Thai word for the guava fruit,
which of course can lead to "farang eating farang" jokes
from Thai people when eating a guava in Thailand. There is also
Maan Farang which is potatoes, hence the similar joke "Farang
kin (eat) maan farang". And stranger still there is Mhak Farang
which is chewing gum.
Lotus .com - Farang |
Farang is not derogatory or racist.
... your belief that the word, farang, is derogatory is not widely
held, but Uncle E has spoken to another farang who somehow felt
the same way as you. So, perhaps we need to discuss this.
First, Uncle E must assure you that not in anyone's wildest dreams
could farang be interpreted as an insult. Please don't believe anyone
who told you that the word is derogatory; they were flat wrong.
Farang is simply the Thai noun that is best translated as "Caucasian,"
and it is an adjective for things Western. The ugly words you cited
are words of hate and oppression, and are obscene. Farang is a neutral
Williams - Farang |
Farang - A dirty word?
Thais have a word called ‘farang’, which literally
translated means white-skinned foreigner. Many foreigners take great
offence at being addressed as a farang, and it used to get to me
for a while. Nowadays, I tend to shrug it off and use it often myself
when engaged in conversation with a Thai, often as a derogatory
term for a farang that I don't particularly like. After all, what
other word can I use to describe a white-skinned foreigner.
List .org - Farang
How widespread is "farang"?
The 'ng' in 'farang' is a velar nasal. Interestingly, Thais often
perceive French nasal 'a' [a~], as in 'an' "year", as
[ang], where 'ng' is a velar nasal. In addition, Thais
typically drop the final 's' as it is not a final sound in Thai.
Finally, [r] in clusters is typically dropped. Hence, 'France' may
be pronounced as [fOOng]. It was these phonological processes of
borrowing in Thai that initially made me curious about the origin
of 'farang' in Thai. The belief in Thailand that 'farang' comes
from 'franc,ais' is pure folk