ตัว

See also: ตั๋ว

ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Northern Thai ᨲᩫ᩠ᩅ, Lao ໂຕ () or ຕົວ (tūa), ᦷᦎ (ṫo), Tai Dam ꪶꪔ, Shan တူဝ် (), Ahom 𑜄𑜥 (tuu) or 𑜄𑜤 (tu), Zhuang duz, Saek ทั๊ว. Compare Khmer តួ (tuə).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicตัว
t ạ w
RomanizationPaiboondtuua
Royal Institutetua
(standard) IPA(key)/tua̯˧/

NounEdit

ตัว (dtuua)

  1. self.
  2. figure; form; shape; body; embodiment.
  3. figure, number; character; letter.
  4. main part; material part; essence.
  5. used as a prefix to indicate the state of being, of having a form, or of being an individual, animal, object, etc.
  6. (slang, derogatory, offensive) (อี~) prostitute.

PronounEdit

ตัว (dtuua)

  1. (now considered colloquial) a second person pronoun, used to address a person of equal or lower status: you.

Usage notesEdit

  • In childish usage, the second person pronoun is used with the first person pronoun เขา (kǎo).

ClassifierEdit

ตัว (dtuua)

  1. (derogatory and offensive if applied to humans) Classifier for animals.all nouns using this classifier
  2. Classifier for digits, letters, and certain objects.all nouns using this classifier
  3. Classifier for certain nouns prefixed with ตัว.all nouns using this classifier

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