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Jul 7, 2008 08:07 PM

Say "I am allergic to shellfish" in Thai?

A friend is heading to Thailand and he is VERY allergic to shellfish. Any advice on how to say this in Thai??

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    1. Allergic is 'paae' .

      Seafood is 'Ahaan Talay'

      Add Phom (Male) or Chan (Female) in front of it .

      Phom paae ahaan talay .

      I am not fluent in Thai , but thats how I would do it .

      1. Anil, at Suk 11 Guest House, made this page. You can copy and print them to be perfectly clear.

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        1. re: Curt the Soi Hound

          Thats handy .

          Not sure but the shellfish one , reads "Chan Paae Hawy" , which would cover mussels , oysters , whelks etc. , but probably not prawns etc.

          1. re: ChangFai

            You have a good point there. This might be a bit clearer

            ผมแพ้อาหารทะเล แต่ไม่แพ้อาหารที่ทำด้วยปลา

            It is bit more polite by using 'phom' instead of 'chan' and it says 'I am
            alergic to seafood except for food made of fish.'

            1. re: Curt the Soi Hound

              I find this board a VERY strange place sometimes !