mâi tâo ตา
sìp = ten
bpàak = mouth
wâa = tell
mâi tâo = not the same
dtaa = eye
hĕn = see
Literal MeaningTen mouths speaking is not the same as an eye seeing
English ProverbSeeing is believing.
Before visiting Thailand, one can read guidebooks and have friends describe the sites to see. But you cannot imagine or perhaps even believe the beauty and wonder until you have seen and experienced the Temple of The Emerald Buddha, the mountains in the North or The Sanctuary of Truth for yourself. Words are often inadequate to describe an experience, or when something is described in words, it may not seem possible or feasible until you see it for yourself. Seeing is believing.
สมศรีไม่เชื่อในสิ่งที่ใครๆ เขาพูดกัน เพราะว่าสิบปากว่าไม่เท่าตาเห็น
sŏmsĕe mâi chêua nai sìng têe krai krai kăo pûut gan prór wâa sìp bpàak wâa mâi tâo dtaa hĕn
Somsri will believe it when she sees it with her own eyes. Seeing is believing.