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Formal Tamil phrases ( )

English (Formal Tamil)

Welcome (vaarungal) [ml] [fm]

Hello (General greeting) ! (vaṇakkam) [ml] [fm]

How are you?


(eppadi irukkindriirgal) [ml] [fm]

Reply to 'How are you?'


(nadraaga irukkindren) [ml] [fm]

Long time no see


(ungalai paarttu niraiya naatkal aaki vittathu) [ml] [fm]

?
What's your name?
(ungal peyar enna?) [ml] [fm]

My name is ... ... (en peru ...) [ml] [fm]

?
Where are you from?
(ungal sondha oor edhu?) [ml] [fm]

...
I'm from ...
(en sondha oor ...) [ml] [fm]

Pleased to meet you


(ungalai paarthathu migavum sandhosham) [ml] [fm]

Good morning
(Morning greeting) (kaalai vanakkam) [ml] [fm]

Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting) (madhiya vanakkam) [ml] [fm]

Good evening
(Evening greeting) (maalai vanakkam) [ml] [fm]

Good night
(iravu vanakkam) [ml] [fm]

Goodbye (poy vittu varugiren) [ml] [fm]


(Parting phrases)
(appuram parkkalaame) [ml]

Good luck!
(nal vaazthukkal) [ml] [fm]
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking) (nal aarokkiyam peruga) [ml] [fm]

Have a nice day


(indha naal iniya naalaaga amayattum) [ml] [fm]

Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal (magizhnthu unnungal) [ml] [fm]

Bon voyage /
Have a good journey (iniya paya num thodaratum) [ml] [fm]

I don't understand (puriyavillai) [ml] [fm]

Please speak more slowly


(medhuvaaga pesungal) [ml] [fm]

Please say that again


(thirumba sollungal) [ml] [fm]

Please write it down


(ezhudhi kollungal) [ml] [fm]

?
Do you speak Tamil?
(neengal Thamizh pesuveergalaa?) [ml] [fm]

Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?') (konjam pesuven) [ml] [fm]

... ?
How do you say ... in Tamil?
(adhai ... thamizhil eppadi solluveergal?) [ml] [fm]

Excuse me
(mannikka vendum) [ml] [fm]

How much is this?


(idhu evvalavu?) [ml] [fm]

Sorry
(ennai manniththu vidungal) [ml] [fm]

(nandri) [ml] [fm]


Thank you
(miga nandri) [ml]

Reply to thank you


(migavum nandri)

?
Where's the toilet?
(kuliyalarai engai ullathu?) [ml] [fm]

This gentleman/lady will pay for


everything
(indha aan/penmani anaithukkum panam koduthu viduvaar)
[ml] [fm]

Would you like to dance with ஆட ?


me? (ennudan aada viruppamaa?) [ml] [fm]

I love you
(naan unnai kaadhalikkiren) [ml] [fm]

Get well soon


(ungal udal viraivaaga gunam adaiyattum) [ml] [fm]

Leave me alone!
(ennai thaniyaaga irukka vidungal) [ml] [fm]

Help! ! (kaappaatrungal) [fm]

Fire! ! (neruppu) [fm]

Stop! ! (nil) [fm]

!
Call the police!
(kaavalargalai azhaiyungal) [ml] [fm]

Christmas and New Year


greetings
(Christmas matrum puthaandu vaazthukkal) [ml] [fm]

Easter greetings
(Easter nal vaazthukkal) [ml] [fm]

Birthday greetings
(iniya pirandha naal nalvaazthukkal) [ml] [fm]

One language is never enough


(oru mozhi mattum therindhaal podhaadhu) [ml] [fm]

My hovercraft is full of eels (yen mithavei nireiya vilaangu meengal)


Why this phrase?
(yen vimaanam nireiya vilaangu meengal).

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Informal Tamil phrases ( )


English (Informal Tamil)

Welcome (vaangha) [fm]


Hello (General greeting) 0! (vaṇakkã) [fm]

?
How are you?
(eppadi irukeenga?) [fm]

Reply to 'How are you?'


(nallaa irukkenren) [fm]

Long time no see


(ongalai paathu romba naal aayduchchi) [fm]

?
What's your name?
(onga per enna) [fm]

My name is ... ... (em per…) [fm]

?
Where are you from?
(onga sondha oor ethu) [fm]

எ0 ...
I'm from ...
(ẽ sondha oor ...) [fm]

0
Pleased to meet you
(ongala paaththadhu rumba sandhoshã) [fm]

Good morning
(Morning greeting) (kaala vanakkã) [fm]

Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting) (madhiya vanakkã) [fm]

Good evening
(Evening greeting) (maala vanakkã) [fm]

Good night
(raavu vanakkã) [fm]

Goodbye (poittu varẽ) [fm]


(Parting phrases) 0
(aprã paakkalame) [fm]

Good luck!
(nal vaazthukka) [fm]

Cheers! Good Health!


(Toasts used when drinking) (nalaarokkiyam peruga) [fm]

Have a nice day


(indha naal iniya naalaa amaiyattũ) [fm]
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal (sandhoshamaa saappidunga) [fm]

Bon voyage / 0
Have a good journey (iniya payanam thodarattũ) [fm]

I don't understand (purila) [fm]

Please speak more slowly


(medhuvaa pesunga) [fm]

Please say that again


(thirumba sollunga) [fm]

Please write it down


(ezhudhi kollunga) [fm]

?
Do you speak Tamil?
(neenga Thamizh pesuveengala?) [fm]

Yes, a little 0
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?') (konjã pesuvẽ) [fm]

அத... ?
How do you say ... in Tamil?
(adha ... thamizhzha eppadi solluveenga?) [fm]

Excuse me
(mannikkanum) [fm]

How much is this?


(idhevvalavu?) [fm]

Sorry
(enna maniichudunga) [fm]

(nandri) [fm]
Thank you
(romba nandri) [fm]

(thanks edukkungaa?)
Reply to thank you

(parva illinga)

?
Where's the toilet?
(kuliyalara enga irukku) [fm]

This gentleman/lady will pay for பண


everything (ivaru ellathukkũ panã koduththuduvaaru) [fm]

Would you like to dance with me? ஆட ?


(ennoda aada viruppama?) [fm]

0
I love you
(naã onna kaadhalikkirẽ) [fm]

0 0
Get well soon
(onga odal veraivaa konã adayattũ) [fm]

Leave me alone!
(enna thaniyaa irukka vidunga) [fm]

Help! ! (kaappathunga) [ml] [fm]

Fire! ! (neruppu) [ml] [fm]

Stop! ! (nillu) [ml] [fm]

!
Call the police!
(kaavakkaarangala azhainga) [fm]

Christmas and New Year


greetings
(Christmas matrum puthaandu vaazthukka) [fm]

Easter greetings
(Easter nal vaazthukka) [fm]

Birthday greetings
(iniya pirandha naal nalvaazthukka) [fm]