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
Matthew Barker says
This video saved me from what could have been a very awkward situation.
On my last trip to Thailand, I spent some time with the family of my ex. (why I chose to get to know the family of my ex and remain friends with her is a long story, and I realize it may sound strange without detailed explanation).
My ex speaks some English, not too much, but would translate for her mom who speaks virtually none.
So she says to me, “My mother wants to know how many you have something but I don’t know English word for it. How many you have… you have… condom foot?”
Thanks to this video I knew she just meant SOCK.
That is a very interesting situation, thank you for sharing it with me. I am happy to hear that you found this lesson useful. 🙂
That is a great lesson thank you
Thank you for your comment. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the lesson. 🙂
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 🙂
That is nice to hear. 🙂
Coming to Thailand very soon….thanks for the lessons !