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  • Tshaaj

    More than (obvious)

    Dlua

    More than (general)

    Zug

    A little more than

    Ib yaam

    Like..., similar to...

    Npaum

    As adj as..., same in quantity as...

    Luaj

    As (big/small) as..., same size as...

    Cuag

    As adj as... same intensity as...

    Tshaaj Plawg

    The most adj

    Dlua Ndlais

    Beyond all

    Cov Xeem

    Last names; clans

    Tug Rojmaab

    Doll

    Cev Zaam

    Hmong clothes/"dressed up" outfit

    Paajntaub

    Embroidery

    Paajntaub Tsaj

    Story cloth, specifically of nature

    Paajntaub Dabneeg

    Story cloth, specifically of a story

    Paajntaub Lub Neej

    Story cloth, specifically of everyday life

    Paajntaub Keebkwm

    Story cloth, specifically of history

    Paajntaub Txav/Qwj

    Applique, involving cutting, layering, & stitching

    Kuataws Ntxhw

    4 qwj designed in a circular patter to appear like an elephants foot

    Qwj

    Swirl design used to make an elephants foot

    Lub Nrhia

    Little triangle "filler" design, sewn on last

    Nrhia Paajntaub

    To sew in triangle fillers

    Paajntaub Tsau Nkaaj

    Batik, very patterned and usually an indigo & off-white color

    Raab Dlav Nraag Tab

    Tool that paints wax onto the cloth

    Kua Tswmcab

    Liquid wax

    Paajntaub Tawm Laug

    Cross-stitching

    Cov Roob

    Mountains

    Lub Tsev

    House

    Tug Cim Caiv

    X or cross

    Noob Dlib

    Cucumber Seed

    Lub Plawv

    Swirly heart

    Lub Nub Qub

    Star

    Taubhau Ntxhw

    Three-headed elephant

    Tug Khawb

    Hook (paajntaub tsau nkaaj)

    Teg Roob Ris

    Crabs' Claws

    Noob Taub

    Pumpkin seed

    Leej Txiv

    Father

    Tug Txiv

    Husband

    Txiv Tsev

    "Man of the House"

    Leej Nam

    Mother

    Tug Quaspuj

    Wife

    Nam Tsev

    "Woman of the House"

    Tug Tub

    Son

    Tug Tijlaug

    Older brother
    (Used by males)

    Tug Kwv

    Younger brother
    (Used by males)

    Tug Nus

    Brother
    (Used by females)

    Tug Ntxhais

    Daughter

    Tug Nam Laug

    Older sister
    (Used by females)

    Tug Nam Hluas

    Younger sister
    (Used by females)

    Tug Muam

    Sister
    (Used by males)

    Tug Yawm

    Paternal Grandfather

    Tug Puj

    Paternal Grandmother

    Tug Yawmtxiv

    Maternal Grandfather

    Tug Namtais

    Maternal Grandmother

    Tug Xeebntxwv

    Grandchild/niece/nephew

    Tug Tub Xeebntxwv

    Nephew

    Tug Ntxhais Xeebntxwv

    Niece

    Phaaj

    Generation

    Phaaj Koob

    Great (generation)

    Suab

    Great-great (generation)

    Cov Tubki

    Children

    Tug Txwjnkawm

    Spouce

    Tug Vivncaus

    Sister
    (Used by females)

    Tug Kwvtij

    Brother
    (Used by males)

    Tug Nusmuag

    Sibling

    Namtxiv

    Husband & Wife
    (Can also mean "parents")

    Hlub

    Older (than)

    Yau

    Younger (than)

    Hluas

    Young

    Yuag

    Skinny

    Qegtaub

    Short (height)

    Keej

    Smart

    Miv

    Little (size)

    Luj Sab

    Tall (and moderately built)

    Tsawg

    Small (quantity)

    Ntau

    A lot (quantity)

    Tsaj Nyeg

    Pet

    Tsaj Qus

    Wild animal

    Yug

    To birth/to raise

    Noog

    Bird (general)

    Luav

    Rabbit

    Nquab

    Pigeon/dove

    Nas Ntxhw

    Gerbil

    Nas

    Rodent (Moob Dlawb)

    Tsuag

    Rodent (Moob Leeg)

    Aub

    Dog
    (Implies smaller)

    Dlev

    Dog
    (Implies larger, and sometimes negative connotation)

    Tsem

    To bark

    Ntseg

    Fish

    Vaubkib

    Turtle

    Neeg

    Horse

    Tuab Neeg

    Single person

    Lub Tsho

    Shirt

    Dlaim Tab

    Skirt/dress

    Txhais Khau

    Shoe

    Txhais Thomkhwm

    Sock (Moob)

    Txhais Thoomthaub

    Sock (Nplog)

    Lub Ris Luv

    Shorts

    Lub Ris Ntev

    (Long) Pants

    Lub Av

    Glasses

    Dlaim Av

    Mirror

    Txuj Kaslasvav

    Tie

    Lub Kausmom

    Hat

    Txuj Phuam (Tiv No)

    Scarf/towel/washcloth/rag

    Lub Tsho Luj

    Jacket

    Lub Tsho Tiv No

    Winter jacket

    Naav

    To wear (general clothing)

    Rau

    To wear (feet items)

    Sa

    To wear (items needing to be strapped on)

    Ntoo

    To wear (items on the head)

    Coj

    To wear (accessories)

    Txhais Khau Luj Sab

    High heels

    Txhais Khau Npuj

    Boots

    Txhais Khau Ntaub

    Sneakers

    Txuj Siv (Tawv)

    Belt

    Lub Naab

    Bag

    Txuj Saw

    Necklace

    Txwm Qhwv Ntsej

    Earrings

    Txwm

    A pair of

    Lub Nplhaib

    A ring

    Lub Kaujtoog Npab

    Bracelet

    Txuj Hlua Khau

    Shoelace

    Lub Ntsej Tsho

    Shirt collar

    Lub Tsho Teg Luv

    Short-sleeved shirt

    Lub Tsho Teg Ntev

    Long-sleeved shirt

    Lub Naab Tshos

    Shirt Pocket

    Lub Naab Ris

    Pants pocket

    Tug Swb

    Zipper

    Lub Tsho Muaj Ntsej

    Collared shirt

    Lub Ris Ntaub Txhaav

    Jeans

    Lub Ris Xoob

    Underwear

    Tshooj

    To layer

    Lub Kaus

    Umbrella

    Lub Tsho Ntaub Ndlaug

    Blouse

    Lub Tsho Xoob

    Bra

    Vas

    To wrap

    Txaij

    Patter/stripes/dots

    Lub Naab Looj Teg

    Glove/mitten

    Tawg Paaj

    Floral

    Muaj/Dlai Hlaws

    Beaded/sequined

    Cov Nre

    Pleats

    Kob Lab

    Red

    Kob Ntsuab

    Green

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