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    My boy is a native Korean speaker who enrolled at first grade in US elementary school for the last 6 month. He does not know how to write it down. Yesterday, my boy said something sounding like "spout" or " spoon" when I gave him a milk. So I asked him what do you mean by "spout". he said he wants more milk.

    I looked up a dictionary of "spout" and "spoon". I found nothing.
    Please, let me know what I heard.
    it is possible that my boy does not know what he said.

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    Sorry we haven't been able to help, thirdrock. Nobody has been able to come up with a suggestion so far. Has your son changed this word at all?

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    Default Re: Question on spout(?)

    Quote Originally Posted by thirdrock View Post
    My boy is a native Korean speaker who enrolled at first grade in US elementary school for the last 6 month. He does not know how to write it down. Yesterday, my boy said something sounding like "spout" or " spoon" when I gave him a milk. So I asked him what do you mean by "spout". he said he wants more milk.

    I looked up a dictionary of "spout" and "spoon". I found nothing.
    Please, let me know what I heard.
    it is possible that my boy does not know what he said.

    best,
    jay
    Hey, I just checked the dictionary for the word "spout". It has the means of "(of a liquid) flow out forcibly in a stream" when used as a verb.

    eg. blood was spouting from the cuts on my hand

    So, when your son said "spout", it means that he wanted you to pour him more milk.

    Hope this can help

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    Default Re: Question on spout(?)

    Quote Originally Posted by thirdrock View Post
    My boy is a native Korean speaker who enrolled at first grade in US elementary school for the last 6 month. He does not know how to write it down. Yesterday, my boy said something sounding like "spout" or " spoon" when I gave him a milk. So I asked him what do you mean by "spout". he said he wants more milk.

    I looked up a dictionary of "spout" and "spoon". I found nothing.
    Please, let me know what I heard.
    it is possible that my boy does not know what he said.

    best,
    jay
    Thirdrock, my hunch is that your son is referring to the type of milk carton that he may be seeing at his school. When I was in school, many years ago, our milk was served from a wax-coated cardboard container that had a 'spout'.

    Refer to the following URL for additional information: Twist-It Spout Carton

    Cheers,
    Amigos4

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    Default Re: Question on spout(?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Orris View Post
    So, when your son said "spout", it means that he wanted you to pour him more milk.
    The word is not used that way. If that is what he meant, then he was using it incorrectly. No native speaker would understand.

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