Nouns

Tamil Lesson 11 (Nouns and Jobs)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 11th lesson teaches an important part of speech aspect in Tamil which is the noun. Also included is a list of vocabulary about jobs 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.

Nouns

Nouns are the most used words in Tamil. They consist of about 35% of part of speech in term of usage. They can help describe living creatures, objects, places, actions, qualities, states of existence, or ideas.

Below is a list of some nouns that you might come across or use very often. That includes some singular and plural forms, as well as feminine and masculine forms. 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.

Nouns in Tamil

Nouns Tamil Audio
Catபூனை
poonai
Dogநாய்
nAy
Womanபெண்
peN
Womenபெண்கள்
peNgaL
Motherதாய்/ அம்மா
thAy/ ammA
Sisterஅக்கா
akkA
Shoesகாலணி
kālaNi
Socksகாலுறை
kāluRai
Bookபுத்தகம்
puththakam
Booksபுத்தகங்கள்
puththakangaL
Starsநட்சத்திரங்கள்
natchaththirangaL
Sunகதிரவன்/சூரியன்
kadhiravan/sUriyan

The following are nouns used in a full sentence. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Tamil Nouns in a Sentence

English Tamil Audio
I have a dogஎன்னிடம் ஒரு நாய் இருக்கிறது
ennidam oru naay irukkiRadhu
I speak Italianநான் இத்தாலிய மொழியை பேசுகிறேன்
nAn iththaaliya mozhiyai pEsugiREn
I live in Americaநான் அமெரிக்காவில் வாழ்கிறேன்
nAn amerikkAvil vAzhkiREn
This is my wifeஇது என்னுடைய மனைவி
idhu ennudaiya manaivi
This is my husbandஇது என்னுடைய கணவர்
idhu ennudaiya kaNavar
Can you close the door?உன்னால் கதவை மூட முடியுமா?
unnAl kadhavai mUda mudiyumA?

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Vocabulary List about Jobs

Below is a list of jobs and occupations in Tamil. At the end of the list, there will be examples where those terms are used in a sentence.

Jobs in Tamil

Actorநடிகர்
nadigar
Actressநடிகை
nadigai
Artistகலைஞர்
kalaignar
Businessmanதொழிலதிபர்
thozhiladhibar
Doctorமருத்துவர்
maruththuvar
Engineerபொறியாளர்
poRiyaaLar
Nurseசெவிலியர்
seviliyar
Policemanபோலிஸ்காரர் / காவலர்
pOliskArar / kAvalar
Singerபாடகர்
pAdagar
Studentமாணவன்
māNavan
Teacherஆசிரியர்
āsiriyar
Translatorமொழிபெயர்ப்பாளர்
mozhipeyarppaaLar

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Daily Conversation in Tamil

Finally, a list of some commonly used phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Tamil Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Tamil

English Tamil Audio
He is a policemanஅவர் ஒரு போலிஸ்காரர்
avar oru pOliskArar
I have a long experienceஎனக்கு ஒரு நீண்ட அனுபவம் உள்ளது
enakku oru nINda anubavam uLLathu
I'm a new employeeநான் ஒரு புதிய பணியாளர்
nAn oru pudhiya paNiyALar
I'm an artistநான் ஒரு கலைஞர்
nAn oru kalaignar
I'm looking for a jobநான ஒரு வேலை தேடிக் கொண்டிருக்கிறேன்
nAn oru vElai thEdik kondirukkiREn
She is a singerஅவள் ஒரு பாடகி
avaL oru pAdagi
What's that called in French?ஃபிரெஞ்சில் அதை எப்படி கூறவேண்டும்?
frenchil adhai eppadi kURavENdum?
I have a reservationஎனக்கு முன்பதிவு உள்ளது
enakku munpadhivu uLLadhu
I have to goநான் போக வேண்டும்
nAn pOga vENdum
Where do you live?நீ எங்கே வசிக்கிறாய்?
nI engE vasikkiRAy?
Spanish is easy to learnஸ்பானிஷ் மொழி கற்றுக் கொள்வது சுலபம்
spAnish mozhiyai katruk koLvadhu sulabham

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.❞ ‒Frank Smith

Congratulations! You finished your 11th lesson in Tamil about nouns, and jobs. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Tamil Lesson 12. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Tamil homepage.

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