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  • engeyaavadu veLiye poogalaamaa

    shall we go out somewhere

    ittane naaLaa paakkaleyee

    haven't seen you so far

    konjam vittiyaasamaa irukku

    it's a bit different

    cila collukaL taan

    only a few words

    leesaa puriyidu

    it's slightly understood

    romba vittiyaasam ille

    there's not much difference

    avan viiDu en viiTTe viDa perusaa irukku

    his house is bigger than my house

    makkaLukku seeve seyra tozhil

    the profession of serving people

    viyaabaramaa aagikiTTurukku

    it's becoming commercialized

    solla kuuDaadu

    should not say

    ade patti evLavoo aaraaycci naDakkudu

    a lot of research is being done on it

    muzhusaa purinjikiDa muDiyum

    we can get a full understanding

    pudu moregaLe payanapaDutta muDiyum

    we can use new methods

    -nu nenekkireen

    I think that

    neeram odukkaNum

    must put aside time

    muyarci eDukkaNum

    must make an effort

    inna maadiriyee

    thus

    vandaa

    if they come

    varaaTTaa

    if they don't come

    inda eDattukku epDi pooradu

    how does one get to this place

    romba duuram ille

    it's not far

    naDandu pooreen

    I will walk

    TV-ye paakkirade viDa pustagam paDikkiradu nalladu

    it's better to read than to watch TV

    tamizhle peesi peesi peeccu tamizh pazhakkam aagikiTTu varudu

    continuously speaking tamil, I'm getting used to spoken tamil

    reNDu naaLa

    for several days

    niinga kaNDa oTTalleyum saapDakuuDaadu

    don't eat at just any restaurant

    kaNDadeyum saapTu peragu kashTapaDradu

    eating indiscriminately and then having problems

    jaakkiradeyaa irukkiradu nalladu

    it's better to be careful

    sariyaa pooyirum

    it'll be fine

    enna sirikkire

    what are you laughing at

    sirippaa varudu

    they make you laugh

    paDaada paaDu paTTeen

    I suffered excessively

    inda pustagattule

    in this book

    paakka veeNDiya eDangaLe patti

    about places that must be seen

    vevaramaa solliyirukku

    it is written in detail

    veLinaaTTukaaranga saadaraNamaa poogaada eDattukku pooga naan aaseppaDureen

    I want to go where foreigners don't usually go

    paDikkaada pustagam

    book I didn't read

    adu oru periya kade

    it's a long story

    surukkamaa solreen

    I'll be brief

    oree mazhe

    it really rained

    pattirikke paDikka aarambicceen

    I started to read the newspaper

    pattirikke paDiccukkiTTurukkumboodu

    while I was reading the newspaper

    peesa aarambiccaaru

    he started to talk

    nereya terinjirundudu

    knew a lot

    PaDiccappa

    while they were reading (p)

    paDicca samayam

    while they were reading (s)

    PaDikkirappa

    while they are reading (p)

    paDikkira samayam

    while they are reading (s)

    paDicca peragu

    after they are reading

    paDiccadukku peragu

    after they were reading

    paDicca oDane

    as soon as they read (o)

    paDiccadum

    as soon as they read (d)

    paDikka munnaale

    before they read

    paDikkiradukku munnaale

    before they finish reading (dat)

    paDikkiradukkuLLe

    before they finish reading (L)

    paDicca varekkum

    as far as they read

    paDikkira varekkum

    until they finish reading

    kooyil paakkiradu ellaarum seyradu

    going to temples is something everyone does

    niinga apDi nenekkiradunaale solreen

    it's because you're thinking that way that I mention it

    adu enga irukku-nnaa

    as for where it is

    oru siranda nuul

    a famous book

    -nu keeLvippaTTirukkeen

    I've heard that

    ade patti konjam solriingaLaa

    Can you tell me about that

    adudaan nalla vazhi-nnu solluveen

    I would say that's the best way

    enna solludu-nnu paappoom

    let's see what it says

    idule irukkira ella vaartteyum ongaLukku teriyum-nu nenekkireen

    I think you understand all the words in it

    apDittaan teriyidu

    so it seems

    peesura maadiri

    spoken style

    puriyiradu kaSTamaa irundudu

    it was hard for me to understand

    paNpaaDu

    culture

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