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Useful Tamil Words

English Tamil
I Naan
He Avar 
She Avargal
You Neengal
It Athu
A Oru
Come Vaanga
Came Vanthar
Will come Vanthiruvar
Open Thera
Opened Theranthiruke
Will open Therakum
Sit Ukkarrunga
Walk Nadanga
Eat Saapidunga
Drink Kudinga
Win Jayienga
Go Ponga
Run Odunga
I go Naan porean
He goes Avar pogirar
He eats an apple Avar apple saapiduvaar
He is eating an apple Avar apple saapiduraar
He ate an apple Avar apple saapittaar
I saw the film last week Naan poana vaaram padam paarthean
She came by bus yesterday Avar nethu pearundhu valiya vandhar
They went to the temple Avankellam kovilluku poannaanga
He slept the whole night Avar mulu rathiriyum thoonkinaar
He wrote well in the examination Avar paritchayila nalla eluthi irukkaar
He has eaten Avar saapittu mudichutaar
He had eaten Avar saapittaar
He had gone Avar poittaar
He had come Avar vanthutaar
He will eat Avar saapiduvaar
He will go Avar povaar
He will come Avar varuvaar
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 English? 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 vareenga?
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?
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? Peanavai 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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