Txiv Hmab Txiv Ntoo – Fruit

Cheat Sheet Txiv Hmab Txiv Ntoo – FruitsDownload PDF Flash Cards Txiv Hmab Txiv Ntoo – Flash CardsDownload PDF Download and print the following PDF. It is best to print the flash cards on cardstock paper since this will make it more difficult to see the answers through them. Cut them out and write the correct answer on the back … Read More

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PDF: Post Verbal Intensifiers Reference Sheet

What is this reference sheet? The post verbal intensifier reference sheet is a thoroughly researched list of common post verbal intensifiers in Hmong. It includes an introductory explanation of what post verbal intensifiers are and many reference examples to help clarify the meaning of each word. Download Here

The Pre-Aspirated Letter H in Hmong

This video shows briefly how a word that starts with the letter H in Hmong will be pronounced with a puff of air from the nose first. There are comparisons of pronunciation with and without the pre-aspirated H. Sarah also did a great video about this at: https://youtu.be/SXA_VqgmJ-A

The Aspirated Letter H

Sarah also did a great video about this at: https://youtu.be/SXA_VqgmJ-A A simple description with examples of the difference between having and not having an ‘H’ in a word in Hmong. As the description shows, this refers to an ‘H’ that follows another letter. When the ‘H’ is the first letter in a word, it is aspirated differently.

Basic Greetings – Nyob Zoo!

Learn more at studyhmong.com This video covers two words for ‘hello’ in Hmong and two words for ‘goodbye.’ Nyob zoo – Hello. Tuaj lov? – Hello. Mus ho tuaj. – See you again /come back next time. Sib ntsib dua. – See you again.

Prepositions by Jean Mottin

The first document above is a translation of the section on prepositions (direction words) in Jean Mottin’s grammar book. It was originally written in French, and the second file is the original French. Enjoy!

Bible Book Names in Hmong

These bible book names are taken from the ‘Txoj Moo Zoo” or “HWB” White Hmong Bible. Many know it as the ‘Red Bible.’ Greek Scriptures – Cov Nqe Lus Kilis Hebrew Scriptures – Cov Nqe Lus Henplais

PDF: The Hand – Vocabulary Sheet

Audio Files Below you can find all of the words in the chart pronounced in Hmong. Update: Audio files added. txhais tes the hand – มือ ntiv tes nta middle finger – นี้วกลาง ntiv tes taw pointer / index finger – นิ้วชี้ ntiv tes xoo thumb – นิ้วแม่มือ rau tes finger nail – เล็บ khauj tsiav knuckle – มะเหงก

The Internal Organs

internal organs in Hmong

Audio Files Update: Audio files added. Below you can hear all of the audio files for each internal organ. lub cev  the body – ร่างกาย lub hlwb brain – สมอง txha nqaj qaum spinal cord – ไขสันหลัง lub pob qa larynx / voice-box – กล่องเสียง txoj hlab qa gullet/ esophagus – หลอดอาหาร txoj hlab pas windpipe / trachea – หลอดลม lub plawv heart … Read More

Action – Object – Modifier in Hmong

Often in English when we talk about an action we add modifying words to that action to show in what manner it was completed. For example, if you say, ‘kick him’ it has one meaning, but if you say, ‘kick him out‘ it has an entirely different meaning because of that modifier ‘out.’ A few more examples are: Stand up. … Read More

Personal Pronouns in Hmong

Thai painting of many people

VIDEO: Personal Pronouns in Hmong The Basic Personal Pronouns in Hmong. Hmong personal pronouns are similar to English, with a few simple differences. Here are the basics: 1st Person – I, me, we Kuv mus lawm. I went. Lit: I go already. Wb yuav mus. We’ll go. Lit: We(2) will go. Peb tsis tuaj. We’re not coming. Lit: We(3+) not … Read More

Turning a verb into a noun in Hmong

road in hmong village

What is a Verb? What is a Noun? A verb is an action word, or a word that describes something that you do as opposed to a ‘thing.’ So a verb could be to run, to eat, to think, to talk, to hear, to like, etc. A noun on the other hand is a person, place, or thing. So a … Read More

Hmong High Frequency Words Memrise Course

Hmong woman feeding chicken

Hmong High Frequency Words To make this course I used a computer generated list of high frequency words that were taken from Bible-based publications. So you may notice some Bible-based terminology mixed in there. However they most certainly contain many words that will be useful in any kind of conversation. More importantly, they are arranged by word frequency. This means … Read More

Tone Change in Hmong

 What is tone change? Tone change in Hmong is a phenomenon where the tone of one word will affect the word that immediately follows it. What causes tone change? Generally it is a ‘b’ tone (cim siab) or a ‘j’ tone (cim ntuj) that will cause the following word to change tone. An example is the word ‘tus’ which … Read More

How to say ‘I can’ in Hmong

a concrete dinosaur

Hmong has several ways to say you ‘can’ do something, each with it’s own unique shade of meaning. The basic ‘I can’ with ‘tau.’ The word ‘tau’ in Hmong has a basic meaning of to ‘get’ or ‘achieve.’ It is used somewhat more complexly than that, however. Generally speaking, when ‘tau’ appears after a verb it means it is a … Read More

Hmong Glossary of Grammar

Hmong Glossary of Grammar A usable glossary of grammar with examples.      A note for understanding Hmong grammar: Languages are like different brands of cars. They all have the same basic parts, with the same basic functions. Each one is a little different, though. Generally, you can’t take a part out of one brand and just install it in … Read More

The Noun Classifier in Hmong

What is a noun classifier in Hmong? First of all, do you remember what a noun is? A noun is a person, place, or thing. Noun classifiers are special grammatical words placed before a noun to add depth of meaning to it, to grammatically make a reference in a sentence more specific, and to differentiate between homonyms (two words that … Read More

Hmong Conversation – Introductions

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