Basic Malyalam Words and Sentences That You Must Know

Written by Barry Allen

November 30, 2022

Basic Malyalam Words and Sentences That You Must Know

Introduction

Some fundamental Malyalam phrases are more valuable than others.

Why not concentrate on mastering these words first? We chose to write this post for you specifically for that reason.

The essential Malyalam phrases covered in this post will help you communicate better if you’re just beginning to learn Malyalam or are already fluent.

If you’re soon traveling to a Malyalam-speaking place, these will be especially useful to you.

Basic Malyalam Words and Sentences That You Must Know

The following are the basic Malyalam words and sentences that you must know:

1.Hello.

hāy ñān

To greet someone or in place of hello you can use this phrase.

2.How are you?

Enteākkeyuṇṭ

If you want to ask someone if he or she is fine using this phrase

3.Fine. Thanks and you?

Nannāyi nandi niṅṅaḷkkuṁ

Use this phrase to tell someone that you are fine.

4.What is your name?

Entāṇ ninṟe pēr

To ask someone’s name formally use this phrase.

5.My name is ______ .

Enṟe pēr

To tell someone your name use this phrase.

6.Nice to meet you.

Ninne kāṇānāyatil santēāṣaṁ

To tell someone you are pleased by meeting someone use this phrase.

7.I can’t speak Malyalam [well].

Enikk malayāḷaṁ sansārikkān kaḻiyilla

To tell someone you don’t know Malyalam use this phrase.

8.Do you speak English?

Nī iṅglīṣ sansārikkumēā

To ask someone if he/ she speaks English use this phrase.

9.I don’t understand.

Nī iṅglīṣ sansārikkumēā

Use this phrase to tell that you are unable to understand something.

10.Where is the toilet?

kakkūs eviṭeyāṇ

To ask about washroom use this phrase.

Other important Malyalam phrases:

  1. What is your phone number?

Entāṇ niṅṅaḷuṭe phēāṇ nampar

If you want to have someone’s phone number, you can use the above phrase.

2.Where are you from?

Nī eviṭe ninn varunnu

You can use this phrase to know where a person is.

3.What do you do?

Nī ent ceyyunnu

You can use this phrase to find out someone’s profession.

4.What do you mean?

Niṅṅaḷ entāṇ art’thamākkunnat

If you are looking to know the meaning of what someone said, you can use this phrase.

5.I do not understand.

Enikk manas’silākunnilla

You can use this phrase if you do not understand something.

6.What do you think?

Nī ent cintikkunnu

If you want to know someone’s opinion, you can use this phrase.

7.Could you speak a little slower?

Niṅṅaḷkk patukke sansārikkāmēā?

If you want someone to speak slowly, you can use this phrase.

8.Could you repeat that?

At onnukūṭi āvarttikkāmēā

If you didn’t understand something that someone said, and you want him or her to repeat something. You can use the above phrase.

9.See you soon

Uṭan kāṇāṁ

To tell someone you’ll meet or see someone soon, you can use the above phrase.

10.Where can I find …….?

Enikk eviṭe kaṇṭettānākuṁ

For instance, if you are looking for a place, a hotel, a restaurant, or anything else, you can use this phrase.

For example: Where can I find a medical store/ tea shop/ general store?

11.Can you help me?

Enne sahāyikkāmēā

If you need/ want to help someone, you can use this phrase.

12.How much does this/that cost?

Itinu ent vila varuṁ

To know the cost of something, use this phrase.

13.I am hungry.

Enikk viśakkunnu

If you are hungry and you want to tell someone, use this phrase.

14.I’m thirsty.

Enikk dāhikkunnu

Use this phrase to tell someone you are thirsty.

15.I’m lost

Nān naṣṭappeṭṭu

Use this phrase to tell someone you are lost

16.What time is it?

Etrayāṇ samayaṁ?

Use this phrase to ask someone the time

Basic Malyalam words that you should know:

  • Good morning Suprabhātaṁ
  • Hello halēā
  • Welcome – Svāgataṁ
  • Thanks a lot – Ottiri nandi
  • I am… – Nān…
  • Excuse me – ekskyūs mī
  • Goodbye – viṭa
  • Where is this? – it eviṭeyāṇ?
  • Thank you – Nandi
  • Please – Dayavāyi
  • Good night – Subha rātri
  • How are you? – Sukhamāṇēā?
  • I am fine – Enikk sukhamāṇ
  • Glad to meet you – niṅṅaḷe kaṇṭatil santēāṣaṁ
  • Congratulations! – abhinandanaṅṅaḷ!
  • What is your name? – Ninṟe pērentāṇ?
  • My name is – Enṟe pēr

Conclusion

We hope these foundational words and phrases will improve your ability to speak Malyalam confidently.

The first few times won’t be simple, so practice is the only and best option.

And always remember to prioritize the most important terms first rather than attempting to memorize all the phrases we shared with you today.

 

 

Author

  • Barry Allen

    Barry Allen is a Technical writer at Layman Solution. He is an expert in writing How To and Fixes articles.

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