Tamil Lesson 10 (Determiners and People)

Duration: 30 mins

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I should congratulate you since you made it to our 10th lesson about determiners, articles, and quantifiers in Tamil. I hope you have already learned a lot so far. I will also provide in this page a vocabulary list about people, and finally some common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Tamil Classes.


Determiners include definite and indefinite articles (like the, a or an), demonstratives (this and that), quantifiers (many, some etc.

The following are several sentences which include the determiners mentioned above. That way you will be able to see how the determiner is used in a full sentence. The table contains 3 columns (English, Tamil, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Determiners in Tamil

Determiners Tamil Audio
The yellow pen is easy to findஅந்த மஞ்சள் பேனாவை கண்டுபிடிப்பது சுலபம்
andha manjaL pEnAvai kaNdupidippadhu sulabham
A yellow pen is easy to findஒரு மஞ்சள் பேனாவை கண்டுபிடிப்பது சுலபம்
oru manjaL pEnAvai kaNdupidippadhu sulabham
A French teacher is hereஒரு ஃபிரெஞ்சு ஆசிரியர் இங்கே இருக்கிறார்
oru french Asiriyar ingE irukkiRAr
The French teacher is hereஅந்த ஃபிரெஞ்சு ஆசிரியர் இங்கே இருக்கிறார்
andha french Asiriyar ingE irukkiRAr
Some languages are hardசில மொழிகள் கடினமானது
sila mozhigaL kadinamAnadhu
Many languages are easyபல மொழிகள் சுலபமானது
pala mozhigaL kadinamAnadhu
The student speaks Koreanஅந்த மாணவன் கொரியா மொழியை பேசுகிறான்
andha mANavan koriyA mozhiyai pEsukiRAn
A student speaks Koreanஒரு மாணவன் கொரியா மொழியை பேசுகிறான்
oru mANavan koriyA mozhiyai pEsukiRAn
Some students speak Koreanசில மாணவர்கள் கொரியா மொழியை பேசுகிறார்கள்
sila mANavargaL koriyA mozhiyai pEsukiRArgaL
Many students speak Koreanபல மாணவர்கள் கொரியா மொழியை பேசுகிறார்கள்
pala mANavargaL koriyA mozhiyai pEsukiRArgaL
This student speaks Koreanஇந்த மாணவன் கொரியா மொழியை பேசுகிறான்
indha mANavan koriyA mozhiyai pEsukiRAn
That student speaks Koreanஅந்த மாணவன் கொரியா மொழியை பேசுகிறான்
andha mANavan koriyA mozhiyai pEsukiRAn
These students speak Koreanஇத்தகைய மாணவர்கள் கொரியா மொழியை பேசுகிறார்கள்
iththagaiya mANavargaL koriyA mozhiyai pEsukiRArgaL
Those students speak Koreanஅத்தகைய மாணவர்கள் கொரியா மொழியை பேசுகிறார்கள்
aththagaiya mANavargaL koriyA mozhiyai pEsukiRArgaL


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Vocabulary List about People

Below is a list of 24 words related to people such as family members, siblings ... etc. At the end of the list, there will be examples where those terms are used in a sentence.

People in Tamil

People Tamil Audio
Boyசிறுவன்/ பையன்
siRuvan/ paiyan
Child (female)குழந்தை (பெண்)
kuzhandai (pen)
Child (male)குழந்தை (ஆண்)
kuzhandai (An)
Cousin (female)பெரியப்பா/ சித்தப்பா/ அத்தை/ மாமா/சித்தியின் மகள் (பெண்)
periyappA. siththappA, aththai, mAmA, siththiyin magaL (pen)
Cousin (male)பெரியப்பா/ சித்தப்பா/ அத்தை/ மாமா/சித்தியின் மகன் (ஆண்)
periyappA. siththappA, aththai, mAmA, siththiyin magan (An)
Fatherதந்தை/ அப்பா
thandhai/ appA
Motherதாய் / அம்மா
thāi/ ammA


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Daily Conversation in Tamil

Finally, a couple sentences that you might need to use or see very often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Tamil Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Tamil

English Tamil Audio
How old is your sister?உங்களுடைய அக்காவின் வயது என்ன?
ungaLudaiya akkAvin vayadhu enna?
I love my husbandஎன்னுடைய கணவரை நான் விரும்புகிறேன்
ennudaiya kaNavarai nAn virumbugiREn
This is my wifeஇது என்னுடைய மனைவி
idhu ennudaiya manaivi
What's your brother called?உங்களுடைய அண்ணனை எப்படி அழைப்பீர்கள்?
ungaLudaiya aNNanai eppadi azhaippIrkaL?
Where does your father work?உங்களுடைய அப்பா எங்கே வேலை செய்கிறார்?
ungaLudaiya appA engE vElai seygiRAr?
Your daughter is very cuteஉங்களுடைய மகள் மிகவும் அழகாக இருக்கிறாள்
ungaLudaiya magaL migavum azhagAga irukkiRAL
What time is it?மணி என்ன?
maNi enna?
It's 10 o'clockஇப்போது மணி 10
ippOdhu maNi 10
Give me this!இது எனக்கு கொடு!
idhu enakku kodu!
I love youநான் உன்னை விரும்புகிறேன்
nAn unnai virumbugiREn
Are you free tomorrow evening?நாளை மாலை நீ ஃப்ரீயாக இருப்பாயா?
nALai mAlai nI freeyAka iruppAyA?
I would like to invite you for dinnerநான் உங்களை இரவு உணவிற்கு அழைக்க விருப்பப்படுகிறேன்
nAn ungalai iravu uNaviRku azhaikka viruppappadugiREn

Fun Facts

Language Quote ❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞ ‒Nelson Mandela

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