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Basic words and sentences for learning Tamil language

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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
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? Yean 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 lunch? Madhiyaanam saappadu saapittiya?

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About Tamil language: Tamil also spelt Tamizh is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Tamil people of South India and North-east Sri Lanka. It has official status in the Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Tamil is also an official and national language of Sri Lanka and one of the official languages of Singapore. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages and also a Classical Language of India. The various Tamil dialects include Central Tamil dialect, Kongu Tamil, Madras Bashai, Madurai Tamil, Nellai Tamil in India; Batticaloa Tamil dialect, Jaffna Tamil dialect, Negombo Tamil dialect in Sri Lanka. (Reference: Wikipedia)

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