VIDEO: Pronunciation Focus!!


ถุง /tŭng/ means “bag”. It is a simple word but it is one of the commonly confused word as this word is used for bags that are used for shopping like plastic bag, paper bag, fabric bag or cloth bag. Many students misunderstand this word for bags like purse, suitcase or luggage which are actually called  “กระเป๋า grà-bpăo”.

We can combine the word ถุง /tŭng/ with several other words and get new meanings. I thought you might find them useful and interesting.

ถุง /tung/ + มือ /mue/ (hand) = gloves
ถุง /tung/ + เท้า /táao/ (foot) = socks
ถุง /tung/ + น่อง /nông/ (thigh) = stocking
ถุง /tung/ + ลม /lom/ (wind) = air sac
ถุง /tung/ + นอน /nawn/ (sleep) = sleeping bag
ถุง /tung/ + ยาง /yaang/ (rubber) = condom


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3 Responses to VIDEO: Pronunciation Focus!!

  1. SYLVAIN 31/03/2018 at 16:26 #

    I keep comfusing the pronunciation of มือ /mue/ (hand) with Mo (doctor) 🙁
    and so people keep correct me because thaï people are always so nice with me 🙂

    • Mod 03/04/2018 at 12:01 #

      That is nice to hear. 🙂

  2. Paul 11/11/2017 at 22:47 #

    Coming to Thailand very soon….thanks for the lessons !

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