Primarily for younger Malayalees outside of India : Common words and phrases for speaking use. A transliteration. --- If you see errors, please do not hesitate to e-mail themailboxwith100meg@yahoo.com with any clarifications, especially if you can already speak Malayalam.

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  • zero

    pooj-yam

    two

    rrann-dah

    three

    moon-uh

    four

    naal-uh

    five

    anj-uh

    six

    aarh-uh

    seven

    yeh-rruh

    eight

    et-duh

    nine

    onpa-duh

    ten

    pat-duh

    twenty

    irapathu

    thirty

    muppathu

    fourty

    nalppatu

    fifty

    anpathu

    sixty

    arupathu

    seventy

    ezhupathu

    eighty

    enpathu

    ninety

    thonnuooru

    one-hundred

    nooru

    five-hundred

    anjooru

    one-thousand

    ayirram

    ten-thousand

    pathinayirram

    one hundred-thousand

    orru laksham

    one-million

    pathu laksham

    ten-million

    nooru laksham

    one-billion

    nooru kodi

    one quarter

    nalilonnu

    three quarters

    Moone kallu

    one-third

    moonilonnu

    one-half

    paguthi

    one-and-a-half

    onnara

    two-and-a-half

    randara

    three-and-a-half

    moonara

    please

    devi

    thank you

    nanni

    your welcome

    thaangalkku swagatham

    your welcome (alt.)

    ningalalkku swagatham

    welcome

    nama-skaram

    nice weather

    sughakarumaya kalavastha

    hello

    hello

    bye (good-bye)

    ta-ta

    good day

    shub-haa-dhinam

    day-after tomorrow

    mattannaal

    day-before yesterday

    menijaanu

    good afternoon (also good evening)

    subhasayahnam

    afternoon

    ucha kazhinju

    good morning

    suprabhaatham

    morning

    raaviley

    evening

    vyuuneyram

    good night

    shubharaathri

    night

    raathri

    dark (alt.)

    irunda

    light (color/shade)

    ellam

    white

    vella

    red

    chumappu

    light (weight)(thin)

    kaanam khuranja

    slim

    melinja

    fat

    thadicha

    heavy

    bharicha

    hollow

    polayay

    solid

    uracha

    hard

    katiyula

    soft

    mruduvaya

    smooth

    minusamala

    rough

    paruparutha

    small

    cheriya

    tall

    uyaramula

    long

    neelamula

    short

    uyaram kuranja

    ugly

    ammaavan

    cannibal

    narabhoji

    ghost

    pretham

    socialism

    sthithisamathwa vyavastha

    absolutism

    ekadhipathya rajya bharanakramam

    capitalism

    muthalalittham

    democracy

    janaadhipathyam

    republic

    janaathipathya rasthram

    government

    bharanakoodam

    you (alt.)

    nee

    our

    nammudey

    his

    ayaludey

    her

    avaludey

    their

    avarudey

    mine

    antethu

    yours

    thankaludethu

    how are you?

    sukhamaano?

    how are you? (alt.)

    yenghana sugham thaneh?

    what is your name?

    ningalude peru enthaanu?

    what is your name? (alt./informal)

    peru entha?

    I cannot speak Malayalam

    enikku Malayalam samsaarikan ariyilla

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