Malayalam belongs to the Dravidian language family, and is mostly spoken in Southern India in the states of Kerala and Lakshadweep. Around 36 million people uses this language, which is one of the 22 official languages of India.
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The basic difference in structure of sentences is that in English the pattern is Subject-Verb-Object, but it, in Malayalam, is Subject-Object-Verb
(നമസ്കാരം) namaskaram. (very formal, so the below informal form is common)
Aay or "a'ye", You can use English "Hello" or "Hi".
How are you?
(സുഖമാണോ?) sukhamaano? (Literal meaning: Are you fine/comfortable?) or, Enthokkeyundu / Enth okke undu? (Literaly, What all are there?)
I am not fine
Enikk sukham illa
Yes, thank you.
(ശരി / അതെ, നന്ദി) Ssherri/Athe, Nanni.
I am fine.
(എനിക്ക് സുഖമാണ് )Enikku sukhamaanu.
What is your name?
(നിങ്ങളുടെ പേരെന്താണ്?) Ningalude peru enthaanu? / Peru entha? / Pay-ray-ntha? / Thangalude peru enthaanu? (with respect)
My name is ______ .
Ente peru ______ .
Nice to meet you.
Kandathil santhosham. Parichayappettathil valare santhosham. (Literal meaning: Extremely delighted for you acquaintance)
Dayavu cheythu / Dayavayi, or use English word "Please"
Nanni (pronounced: nan-ní), or use English word "Thank you" or "Thanks"
Thank you very much
orupadu nanni or Valare upakaram, or you can say in English, or repeat "Thank you" two times.
(formal) Swaagatham; (informal) varu varu / varanam varanam.
Athey/ Ssherri (Literal Meaning: Correct)
Excuse me. (getting attention)
sradhikyu / kshamikkanam onningottu nokkoo / or in English "Excuse me".
Excuse me. (begging pardon)
Kshamikkoo or in English "Sorry" / "I am sorry".
Ennodu Kshamichaalum. (say this if it was your fault)
Kashttamayi Pooyi / Kashttamundu (when you listen to bad news)
Saaramilla, (say this if you are comforting sombody)
Pinneedu kaananam (Vida) / Pinne kaanam / Veendum kaanaam (Literal meaning: I will see you again later), or say in English "Goodbye" / "Bye" / "Bye Bye"/ "Tata" / "Tata Bye Bye".
Eniku mittaay ishtamaanu (I like sweet stuff) Eniku madhuram ishtamaanu
Poocha(POO in poor)
Erivu('E' is pronounced as the first English alphabet'A')
Where are you going?
Ningal evideya pokunnathu?
Where is the toilet?
Kakkoos Evideyaanu? (Kakkoos means toilet)
Where is the Bathroom?
Kulimuri Evideyaanu? (Kuli = bath, muri = room)
Dayavu cheythu Maari Pooku (polite / as a request), Maari Pooku (less polite / an an order), Podaa (very impolite)
Eneekku (slang)(the first 'e' pronounced as 'A' in English) / Ezhunelku (informal)/ Dayavu cheythu Ezhunelku (as a request)
Do you like me?
I love you
enniku ninne ishtam annu / enniku ninne ishtamaayi (I like you); I love you (as a lover): Njan ninne premikkunnu ( Njan means 'I'); I hate you : Njan ninne verukkunnu. OR enniku ninne verripu annu
Can you show me the way?
Enikku vazhi kaanichu tharaamo? ( vazhi means 'way')
How old are you?
I am hungry
Where can I get some water?
Enikku alpam vellam evide kittum? (alpam corresponds to some, little etc) OR kurachu vellam tharumo? (literal: Can you give me a little water?)
Can we go for a movie?
Namukku oru cinemekku pokaamo?
Girl is looking good
Penkutty Kaanaan Kollam / Pennu Adi poli (informal)
What is the matter?
I don't know
Enikku ariyilla (r as in Rough)
Monday: Thingal-aazhicha (can be pronounced as Thingle Aaycha)
Thursday: Vyaazha-azhicha / alternate spelling Vyaara-azhicha (r as in rha)
letters "zh" sounds like "r" in "purse", or like a mixture of "r", "ya", "la"
Leave me alone.
Enne veruthe vidoo.
Don't touch me!
I'll call the police.
Njaan policine vilikkum.
I need your help.
Enikku ningalude sahaayam venam.
It's an emergency.
I lost my bag.
Ente sanchi nashtappettu.
I lost my wallet.
Ente purse nashtappettu.
I've been injured.
Enikku murivu patti.
I need a doctor.
Enikku doctorude sahaayam venam.
Can I use your phone?
Njaan ningalude phone upayogichotte.
Can you give me your phone number?
Enikku ningalude phone number tharamo?
I'll kill you
Njan ninne kollum
Why are you fighting with me?
Ningal enthina ennodu vazhakkidunnathu?
Don't you understand what I am saying?
Ningalkku njan paranjathu manasilakunnille?
Tie him up
Avane kettiyidu. (Avane means 'Him')
three (moonnu MOO in moon)
eight (ettu E of eight)
eleven (pathinonnuh' )
twenty one (irupathonnuh)
twenty two (irupathiranduh)
twenty three (irupathimoonuh)
: fifty (anpathuh)
one hundred (nooru)
two hundred (Irunnooru)
three hundred (Munnooru)
one thousand (aayiram)
two thousand (randayiram)
one million (pathu-laksham)
one thousand million in UK, one billion in USA (nooru kodi)
one trillion in USA, formerly one billion in UK (laksham kodi)
number _____ (train, bus, etc.)
number _____ (...am Number)eg:-#10 ( Pathh-am Number)
half (arai or paadhi or pakuthi)
less (kurachu or kuranja)
more (kooduthal or koodiya)
പ്രഭാതം, രാവിലെ Prabhatham, Raavile.
രാത്രി, രാവ് Raathri.
Use Ravile for AM, Rathri for PM and Ucha for noon