Verbs

Tamil Lesson 12 (Verbs and Time)

Duration: 30 mins

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This is the 12th lesson about Tamil verbs, as well as time expressions such as hours, days, and months. Finally some simple 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.

Verbs

Before we move on to lessons about the present, past, and future, we need to discuss verbs in general. The verb is the second most used part of speech after the noun. That means we need to pay more attention to its different forms and tenses.

Below is a list of 16 verbs that you might come across or use very often. They are in their raw format (not conjugated yet). 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.

Verbs List in Tamil

Verbs Tamil Audio
To driveஓட்டுவதற்கு
OttuvadhaRku
To findவண்டியை ஓட்ட
vaNdiyai Ottudhal
To giveகொடுக்க
koduththal
To haveவைத்திருக்க
vaiththiruththal
To knowதெரிந்துகொள்ள
therindhiruththal
To learnகற்றுக்கொள்ள
katRuk koLLudhal
To loveஅன்புசெய்ய
anbhu seydhal
To playவிளையாட
viLaiyaadudhal
To readபடிக்க
padiththal
To seeபார்க்க
pArththal
To smileசிரிக்க
siriththal
To speakபேசுவதற்கு
pesuvadhaRku
To thinkநினைக்க
ninaiththiruththal
To understandபுரிந்துகொள்ள
purindhuk koLLudhal
To workவேலைசெய்ய
vElai seydhal
To writeஎழுத
ezhudhudhal

Here is an example of the verb "to understand" conjugated into the past, present, and future.

Verb "to understand" in a Sentence

He understands meஅவன் என்னை புரிந்துக் கொள்கிறான்
ennai avan purindhuk koLkiRAn
He understood meஅவன் என்னை புரிந்துக் கொண்டான்
avan ennai purindhuk koNdAn
He will understand meஅவன் என்னை புரிந்துக் கொள்வான்
avan ennai purindhuk koLvAn

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Vocabulary List about Time

Below is a list of 30 words related to time such as hours, days and months. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to discuss time related topics more easily.

Time in Tamil

Time Tamil Audio
Daysகிழமைகள்
kizhamaigaL
Mondayதிங்கட் கிழமை
thingat kizhamai
Tuesdayசெவ்வாய்க் கிழமை
sevvāik kizhamai
Wednesdayபுதன் கிழமை
pudhan kizhamai
Thursdayவியாழக் கிழமை
viyāzhak kizhamai
Fridayவெள்ளிக் கிழமை
veLLik kizhamai
Saturdayசனிக் கிழமை
sanik kizhamai
Sundayஞாயிற்றுக் கிழமை
gnāyitruk kizhamai
Januaryஜனவரி
janavari
Februaryபிப்ரவரி
pipravari
Marchமார்ச்
maarch
Aprilஏப்ரல்
Epral
Mayமே
mE
Juneஜூன்
jUn
Julyஜூலை
jUlai
Augustஆகஸ்டு
Agastu
Septemberசெப்டம்பர்
septambar
Octoberஅக்டோபர்
aktObar
Novemberநவம்பர்
navambar
Decemberடிசம்பர்
dizambar
Autumnஇலையுதிர்காலம்
ilaiyudhirkaalam
Winterகுளிர்காலம்
kuLirkaalam
Springவசந்தகாலம்
vasanthakaalam
Summerகோடைகாலம்
kOdaikaalam
Seasonsபருவங்கள்
paruvangaL
Monthsமாதங்கள்
mAdhangaL
Timeகாலம்/நேரம்
kAlam/nEram
Hourமணி
maNi
Minuteநிமிடம்
vinAdi/nimidam
Secondஇரண்டாவது
iraNdAvadhu

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Daily Conversation in Tamil

Finally, here are some popular phrases you might need to use daily. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Tamil Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Tamil

English Tamil Audio
I was born in Julyநான் ஜூலையில் பிறந்தேன்
nAn jUlaiyil piRandhEn
I will visit you in Augustநான் உங்களை ஆகஸ்ட்-ல் சந்திப்பேன்
nAn ungalai Agast-l sandhippEn
See you tomorrow!நாளை பார்க்கலாம்
nALai pArkklAm
Today is Mondayஇன்று திங்கட் கிழமை
indru thingat kizhamai
Winter is very cold hereகுளிர்காலத்தில் இங்கே மிகவும் குளிராக உள்ளது.
kuLirkAlaththil ingE migavum kuLiraaga uLLadhu
Yesterday was Sundayநேற்று ஞாயிற்றுக் கிழமை
nEtru gnAyitruk kizhamai
Are you married?நீங்கள் திருமணமானவரா?
nIngal thirumaNamAnavarA?
I'm singleநான் திருமணமாகாதவர்
nAn thirumaNamAgAdhavar
Would you marry me?நீ என்னை திருமணம் செய்துக் கொள்வாயா?
nI ennai thirumaNam seydhuk koLvAyA?
Can I have your phone number?உன்னுடைய தொலைபேசி எண்ணை எனக்கு கொடுக்க முடியுமா?
unnudaiya tholaipEsi eNNai enakku kodukka mudiyumA?
Can I have your email?உன்னுடைய இ-மெயிலை எனக்கு கொடுக்க முடியுமா?
unnudaiya e-meyilai enakku kodukka mudiyumA?

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