thùng

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See also: thung, thúng, thủng, and thụng

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Mon-Khmer *d₁huŋ (tub); cognate with Khmer ធុង (thung, cistern).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier cái, chiếc) thùng (, , , 𥶀)

  1. a barrel (round vessel made from staves bound with a hoop)
    Synonym: phuy
  2. (by extension) the hip area of an outerwear bottom (pants, shorts, a skirt, etc.) within which a top is tucked in
    đóng thùng
    to close a barrel; to tuck one's shirt in
    bỏ áo trong/ngoài thùng
    to keep one's shirt tucked/untucked
  3. (by extension) a cardboard box used to contain a fairly large amount of retail goods, typically beverage cans, milk bottles/packs or instant noodle packs
    Mua 1 thùng tặng 2 gói.
    You'll get two extra packs for every whole box.