Learn Thai Vocabulary | Water |“น้ำ–”

By April 21, 2009Thai Vocabulary

Learn Thai Vocabulary | “น้ำ–/nám–”…Water Compound Words in Thai Language

Compound words using Water are similar between many types of languages. I like languages and the beauty of them. As I speak more than 2 languages myself, sometimes I do analyze language similarities.

You may have some fun learning these Thai language water words.  Firstly, it will certainly be more fun if you learn to speak like a Thai and secondly, you can impress your friends and your Thai teacher ….yes I’m a Thai language teacher!

Now you are about to see some Thai compound nouns with the word Water:

Water Compound Words

English

Phonetics

Thai Script

Waterfall

nám-dtòk

น้ำตก

This word could also mean a kind of Isan food

Sugar

nám-dtaan

น้ำตาล

this word could mean sugar or brown

Consecrated Water

nám-prá-pí-phát-sàt-dtà-yaa

น้ำพระพิพัฒน์สัตยา

Consecrated Water is used to purify sacred space, ritual tools, and in any spell/working that called for water

Honey

nám-pᵾ̂ng

น้ำผึ้ง

Fountain

nám-pú

น้ำพุ

Ice

nám-kɛ̆ɛng

น้ำแข็ง

Dew

nám-káang

น้ำค้าง

Whirlpool

nám-won

น้ำวน

Tear

nám-dtaa

น้ำตา

Oil

nám-man

น้ำมัน

Weight

nám-nàk

น้ำหนัก

Syrup

nám-chᵾ̂am

น้ำเชื่อม

Juice

nám-pŏn-la-mái

น้ำผลไม้

Sauce

nám-jîm

น้ำจิ้ม

Bottle Gourd

nám-dtâo

น้ำเต้า

Brine

nám-kem

น้ำเค็ม

Acid

nám-gròt

น้ำกรด

Soldering flux

nám-bprà-săan

น้ำประสาน

Holy water

nám-mon

น้ำมนต์

 

I think you can make your Thai friends or your Thai Teacher pleasantly surprised with your new Water Compound Words. Yeah!!!

Khru May
Thai Language Teacher!!!