Compound Nouns that Contain the Word “น้ำ”

น้ำตก [nám tòk] waterfall
น้ำเชื่อม [nám chêuam] syrup
น้ำผึ้ง [nám pêung] honey
น้ำตาล [nám taan] sugar
น้ำแกง [nám gaeng] soup
น้ำตา [nám taa] tear
น้ำลาย [nám laai] saliva
น้ำใจ [nám jai] generosity
น้ำจิ้ม [nám jîm] dipping sauce
น้ำมนต์ [nám mon] sacred water
น้ำผลไม้ [náam pǒnlamáai] juice
น้ำดื่ม [náam deùm] drinking water
น้ำอัดลม [náam àdlom] soda, soft drink

Did you know that the word “น้ำ” [náam] usually has a long vowel but when it’s a part of a compound word, it is mostly short? There are a few exceptions, especially when the word refers to some kind of drink.

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