Corner of mouth / มุมปาก

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 2:16 pm 1 comment

Well, I have to get started posting again. I lost my creative spark ever since I was cruelly and illegally stifled by Twentieth Century Fox. Don’t they know this is the twenty-first century?

Yesterday I discovered that Thai speakers and Anglophones have the same expression for that place on the sides of your mouth where mustard always gets stuck: the corner of your mouth, or มุมปาก.

English also has the “corner of the eye,” but I do not see such a phrase (มุมตา) used in Thai as much on the Internet, although I suspect it would be recognizable by many Thai speakers.

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  • 1. Bancha Suvannanonda  |  Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 8:27 am

    The corner of the eye – หางตา (lit. the tail of the eye) the opposite corner is หัวตา = how do you say that in English?
    The tip of the nose, tongue – ปลายจมูก; ปลายลิ้น
    The tip? of the ear – ติ่งหู
    ็How do you say “อุ้งมือ” in English as a noun or noun phrase? (Although in the Thai dictionary it seems to be the same as “ฝ่ามือ” – the palm of the hand, most Thais would disagree they are the same because “อุ้งมือ” also implies that you are cupping your hand, while the hand appears flat in “ฝ่ามือ”.)


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