See also: ตั๋ว

Thai edit

Etymology edit

Ultimately from Chinese (OC *[m-t]ˁo). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨲ᩠ᩅᩫ, Lao ໂຕ () or ຕົວ (tūa), ᦷᦎ (ṫo), Tai Dam ꪶꪔ (to1), Tai Dón ꪔꪺ (to1), Shan တူဝ် (), Tai Nüa ᥖᥨᥝ (tow), Ahom 𑜄𑜥 () or 𑜄𑜤 (tu), Zhuang duz, Saek ทั๊ว and Khmer តួ (tuə). Compare also Japanese (, counter for certain animals).

Pronunciation edit

t ạ w
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(standard) IPA(key)/tua̯˧/(R)

Noun edit

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.

Pronoun edit

ตัว (dtuua)

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

Usage notes edit

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

Classifier edit

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

Derived terms edit