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Meera
Thursday 31st of January 2008 04:46:56 AM
Some Basic Tamil Words: Tamil Phrases

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TAMIL

Greetings:
Vaazhthu

Goodwishes, please come
Vanakkam, Vaanga!

Hi!
Alo!

Good Morning!
Kaalai Vanakkam

Good Evening!
Maalai Vanakkam

Welcome! (to greet someone)
Vaazhga!

Thanks
Romba Nandri

How Are You?
Eppati irukkinga? (or) Nalamaa?

I'm Fine, Thanks!
Nallaa irukéan! (or) Nalam! , Nandri!

And You?
Nienga?

Good/ So-So.
Sari

Thank You (Very Much)!
Romba Nandri

You're Welcome! (answering "thank you")
Paravaa illa

Hey! Friend!
Alo! Nanbaa!

I Missed You So Much!
Unnai rumba izhanthu vittéan.

What's New?
Enna seithi?

Nothing Much
Onnum illai

Good Night!
Iravu vanakkam

See You Later!
Apram paarkalame!

Good Bye!
Poittu varén!




Help & Directions:
Udavi & Vazhi:

I'm Lost
Enakku vazhi theriyala.

Can I Help You?
Unakku udhavattumaa?

Can You Help Me?
Enakku udhavi seivienkala?

Where is the (bathroom/ pharmacy)?
Kazhivarai / Marundukadai Engéa?

Go Straight! Then Turn Left/ Right!
Néraa ponga! Idathu/Valathu thirumpunga

I'm Looking For John.
Naan johnnai théduréan. (or) John irukkara?

One Moment Please!
Oru nimidam!

Hold On Please! (phone)
Irunga!

How Much Is This?
Idhu evvalavu?

Excuse Me ...! ( to ask for something)
Mannikanum (or) Alo!

Excuse Me! ( to pass by)
Mannikanum (or) Alo!

Come With Me!
Ennodu va (informal) Ennodu Vaanga! (formal)




Personal Info:


I
Naan

You!
Nienga!

Do You Speak (English/ Tamil)?
Nienga (english/ thamizh) pésuviengala?

Just a Little.
Konjam konjam.

What's Your Name?
Unga péranna?

My Name Is ….
En péru ……….

Mr.../ Mrs.…/ Miss…
Thiru…. / Thirumadhi…. / Selvi…..

Nice To Meet You!
Ungalai santhithathil magizhchi (or) Magizhchi!

You're Very Kind!
Nienga romba nallavar.

Where Are You From?
Nienga engirundhu varrienga?

I'm From (the U.S/ Sri Lanka)
Naan …… irundhu varéan.

I’m (American)
Naan (american)…..

Where Do You Live?
Neinga engéa vasikkirienga?

I live in (the U.S/ Sri Lanka)
Naan …… il vasikkiréan.

Did You Like It Here?
Ingu nalla irukka?

Sri Lanka Is a Wonderful Country
………..oru nalla naadu!

What Do You Do For A Living?
Enna vélai seirienga?

I Work As A (Translator/ Businessman)
Naan ……. Vélai seiyaréan.

I like Tamil.
Enakku Thamizh pidikkum

I've Been Learning Tamil For 1 Month
Naan oru maasama thamizh padikkiréne.

Oh! That's Good!
O! Romba Nalladhu!

How Old Are You?
Ungalukku ethanai vayasu?

I'm (twenty, thirty…) Years Old.
Enakku ….(age)… vayasu.

I Have To Go
Naan poga véndum.

I Will Be Right Back!
Naan udané thirumpuvéne.




Wishes:


Good Luck!
Nallathu!

Happy Birthday!
Pirandha naal vazhthu!

Happy New Year!
Iniya putthaandu!

Merry Christmas!
Iniya kiristhumas!

Congratulations!
Paaraattukkal

Enjoy! (For meals…)
Nanraaga saappidunkal

Say Hi To John For me.
Johnnai kéttathaaga sollunkal.

Bless you (when sneezing)
Nouraandu vazhga!

Good Night & Sweet Dreams!
Nalla thoungunga!




Misunderstanding:


I'm Sorry! (if you don't hear something)
Mannikkanum!

Sorry (for a mistake)
Mannikkanum!

No Problem!
Onnum prachanai illai

Can You Say It Again?
Thirumba sollunga?

Can You Speak Slowly?
Porumaiya pésunga?

Write It Down Please!
Adhai ezhuthunga!

I Don't Understand!
Enakku puriyala!

I Don't Know!
Enakku theriyaathu

I Have No Idea.
Ennaku theriyala

What's That Called In Tamil?
Thamizhil enna solvaarkal?

What Does "lingua" Mean In English?
Englishil "lingua" enraal enna?

How Do You Say "Please" In Tamil?
"Please" enbathai thamizhil enna solvaarkal?

What Is This?
Idhu enna?

My Tamil Is Bad.
En …(thamizh) romba mosam.

I need to practice my Tamil.
Naan thamizh pésa véndum.

Don't Worry!
Kavalai padaathey!




Expressions & Words:


Good/ Bad/ So-So.
Nallathu / Mosam / Appadithaan.

Big/ Small
Periya / Chinna

Today/ Now
Indru / Ippothu

Tomorrow/ Yesterday
Naalai / Nétru

Yes/ No
Amaam / illai

Here You Go! (when giving something)
Indhaa.

Do You Like It?
unakku idhu pidikkuthaa?

I Really Like It!
Enakku idhu romba pidikkuthu.

I'm Hungry/ Thirsty.
Enakku pasi / thagam irukku.

In The Morning/ Evening/ At Night.
Kalaiyil / Maalaiyil / Rathri (or) iravil

This/ That. Here/There
Idhu / Adhu. Ingu / Angu

Me/ You. Him/ Her.
Enakku / Ungalukku. Avanukku / Avalukku

Really!
Nijamavaa?

Look!
Paarunga

Hurry Up!
Siekkiram!

What? Where?
Enna? Engéa

What Time Is It?
Ippo mani enna?

It's 10 o'clock. 07:30pm.
Ippo 10(patthu) mani. Ezhu nuppathu(7.30)

Give Me This!
Adhai enakku kodu

I Love You!
Naan unnai virumpukirén.

I Feel Sick.
Enakku udambu sari illai.

I Need A Doctor
Daktarai paarka véndum.

One, Two, Three
Onnu, Rendu, Moonu,

Four, Five, Six
Naalu, indhu, aaru

Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten
ézhu, ettu, onbadhu, patthu




Meera
Thursday 31st of January 2008 04:51:05 AM
Some more words:

I
Naan

He
Avan

She
Aval

You
Nee

It
Athu

A
Oru

Come
Vaa

Came
Vanthuttan(male)/vanthutta(female)

Will come
Vanthiruvan(male)/vanthiruva(female)

Open
Thera

Opened
Theranthiruke

Will open
Therakum

Sit
Ukkarru

Walk
Nadae

Eat
Saapidu

Drink
Kudi

Win
Jayie

Go
Poa

Run
Odu

I go
Naan porean

He goes
Avan poraan

He eats an apple
Avan apple saapiduvaan

He is eating an apple
Avan apple saapiduraan

He ate an apple
Avan apple saapittaan

I saw the film last week
Naan poana vaaram padam paarthean

She came by bus yesterday
Aval nethu pearundhu valiya vandha

They went to the temple
Avankellam kovilluku poannaanga

He slept the whole night
Avan mulu rathiriyum thoonkinaan

He wrote well in the examination
Avan paritchayila nalla eluthi irukkaan

He has eaten
Avan saapittu mudichutaan

He had eaten
Avan saapittaan

He had gone
Avan poittaan

He had come
Avan vanthutaan

He will eat
Avan saapiduvaan

He will go
Avan povaan

He will come
Avan varuvaan

What is your name?
Unga peru enna?

What
Enna

Your
Wun, unga(respect)

Name
paer

What did you do?
Nee enna panra, neenga enna panreenga (respect)

What should I do?
Naan enna seyyanum?

What are the questions?
Enna kelvigal?

What were the questions?
Enna kelvigal irunthithu?

What is the last question?
Kadaisi kelvi enna?

What is written in the letter?
Khadithathil enna ezhuthi iruku?

What you had been told?
Unaku enna solli irunthathu?

What will be the answer?
Badil enna va irukum?

Why did you come?
Yean vantha ?

Why did you sleep?
En thoonguray?

Why did you tell him to go?
Yaen avana poga sonna?

Why did he bring the bag?
Avan yean pai kondu vanthan?

Why did she pay the money?
Aval yaen kaasu koduthal?

Why did they sit there?
Avunga yaen inga utkaanthirukaanga?

Why do you drive the car?
Yaen car ottina?

Why are they late for the meeting?
Yean avunga meeting ku thamadama vanthaanga?

How did you come?
Nee eppadi vanthe?

How did you sleep?
Nee epadi thoongina?

How did you drive?
Nee epadi oattina?

How did you write?
Nee epadi ezhuthina?

How many apples are there in my hand?
Ethana apple enn kaieilla irukku?

How many did you take?
Ethana nee edutha?

How much did he pay you?
Evalavu panam kodutha?

How much distance to go?
Evalavu thooram poakanum?

How was the journey yesterday?
Nethu payanam epadi irrunthathu?

Which way did you come?
Entha valiya vanthe?

Which is your favorite color?
Virupamana niram enna?

In which room did you sleep?
Entha arailla thoongina?

Which story did you tell?
Entha kathaya sonna?

Which is the sweetest fruit?
Unnaku rumba inipaana palam ethu?

Which is the best newspaper in Hindi?
Entha siethithaal nalla irukkum?

Which Indian state has the largest population?
Entha indhiya naattu maanilathula romba janathogai irruku?

Where did you come from?
Enga irunthu vandha?

Where did you sleep?
Enga thoonguna?

Where is the manager’s cabin?
Seyalaalar arai enga?

Where should I go?
Naan enga poganum?

Whom should I contact?
Yeara santhikanum?

Is it a book?
Ithu puthakama?

It is a book
Ithu puthakam?

Is it the answer?
Ithuthaan badhila?

It is the answer
Ithuthaan badhil?

Will you come with me?
Enkoda varuviya?

I shall come with you.
Naan wunkoda varuven.

Will you give me your pen?
Peanava kodupeengala?

Yes, of course.
Aama, pinna.

I love you. Naan Unnai Kadalikiren.
Can you give me your pen?
Peanava kudukka mudiyuma?

Can you lift the box?
Pettiya thookka mudiyumma?

Can you write the exam?
Paritchai elutha mudiyumma?

Did you have your lunch?
Madhiyaanam saappadu saapittiya?



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