nám = water
nîng = calm
lăi = flow
léuk = deep
Literal MeaningStill waters run deep
English ProverbStill waters run deep
As the stream flows down the hill, it comes across areas where there is not so much of a slope or perhaps an obstruction and so it forms deeper pools and slows to a stop. Here water plants have a chance to grow. And so it can be with people. Those who are loud and gushing, often do not allow time for thoughts to settle and grow. The quiet one, on the other hand, allows thoughts to mature into more profound ideas. The shy person may have the most interesting personality.
สมศรีเป็นพวกน้ำนิ่งไหลลึก เป้นคนนิ่งๆ แต่มีแนวคิดที่ดีมากๆ
sŏmsĕe bpen pûak nám nîng lăi léuk bpen kon nîng nîng dtàe mee naew kít têe dee mâak mâak
Somsri is called “still water runs deep”, she is a quiet person but she’s got so many good ideas.