How to form simple sentences in Tamil

How to form simple sentences in Tamil

You want to learn how to form simple sentences in Tamil? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Tamil lessons complete with useful examples. The house is big, the book is old... we make forming simple Tamil sentences easy.

Tamil personal pronouns : I

A personal pronoun is what we call the English words 'I', 'you', 'he', 'she', 'we' and 'they'. Just like English, Tamil has a set of personal pronouns. The English word 'I' is a pronoun in the first person singular. The Tamil word for 'I' is 'nān'.


marrum nān
and me ?
nān illai
not me
nān maddum
just me
me too
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Tamil belongs to the Dravidian language family. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Tamil would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Tamil

Learn to get by in Tamil with these useful words and phrases. We'll begin by learning some basic Tamil phrases which you can use for everyday communication.

Itu oru vīdu.
This is a house.
Itu oru katavu.
This is a door.
Itu oru putakam.
This is a book.
Itu oru mēse.
This is a table.
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You can learn Tamil in just 9 easy steps.

If you want to go from beginner to fluent in Tamil in a reasonable amount of time, you'll need a proven study method and daily dedication. Our nine-step Tamil learning guide will show you how to teach yourself Tamil in a structured,effective way. The steps below will take you through the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Tamil.

Step 10 : Simple sentences in Tamil

You've already learned so much in steps 1 to 9 and we'd like to help you learn even more with this bonus step. Learn the phrases Itu oru putakam, Itu oru nārkāli and Itu oru katavu (This is a book, This is a chair, This is a door). Then learn the phrases Katavu periyatu and Katavu siriyatu (The door is big, The door is small). And then learn the phrases Katavugal periyana and Katavugal siriyana (The doors are big, The doors are small). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about simple Tamil sentences including useful examples. Take everything you have learned so far and then teach yourself just a few new words each week. In this way, you'll soon be able to say 100's, if not 1000's of short phrases in Tamil. Give it a try yourself!

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