Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Present tense (Lesson 4 from Duke page)

Lesson 4 from "Learn Thamil Through English" on the Duke University page.
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Translate to Tamil:
a. We buy it here.
நாம் அதை இங்கே வாங்குகிறோம்.
b. Father sees that ball. He throws it outside.
அப்பா அந்த பந்தை பார்கிறான்.
c. You all see them/ You all look at them.
நீங்கள் அவர்களை பார்கிறார்கள்.
d. This dog opens the door.
இந்த நாய் கடவை திறக்கிறது.
e. She touches us.
அவள் நம்மை தொடுகிறாள்.
f. Father, you are buying food.
அப்பா, நீ உணவை வாங்குகிறாய்.
g. They look up.
அவர்கள் மேலே பார்க்கிறார்கள்.
h. He touches them.
அவன் அவர்களை தொடுகிறான்.

Possible things to look for:
1. For f, I think I should change it to use the polite form and not the informal... what is your take?
2. Where are the places where the next letter of the next word should connect? I never remember which letters get doubled.
3. Also, I don't remember which verbs are "strong" vs "weak" so which ones take க்கி and which ones just take கி when conjugated for present tense.

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Index of all posts from the lesson set "Learn Tamil Through English"


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