Tips to Accelerate Language Learning

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How do you learn a language? Many wonder where to start. I will share some tips in this article from experience and study to help accelerate the learning process. I’ll make an effort to try to categorize them. I am also going to try to make it as concise as possible. At the very end is a suggested study method … Read More

How to pronounce the ‘H’ in Hmong

Above is an explanation of how the letter H is pronounced in Hmong. 1.When the H appears in the middle of a word, it is expressed with a puff of air, as in txheeb: 2. When there is no H, it is pronounced exactly the same but without the puff of air, as in txeeb: 3. When the H is at … Read More

Hmoob Thoob Teb Alphabet

Explanation: This is a series of videos that include pictures and audio of the Hmong alphabet. It was designed primarily to train native speakers how to read, but it could also be used to help nonnatives too.  The Tones: The Vowels: Single Consonants: Double Consonants: 3 and 4 Consonants:

Simple Presentation

› Nyob Zoo › Kuv hu ua_(your name)_ › Kuv tsis paub hais lus Hmoob. › Thov saib zaj video no. › Kuv xav muab daim no rau koj nyeem. PRINTABLE PDF: Instructions: DO NOT PLAY THIS AT THE DOOR OR GIVE IT TO THE HOUSEHOLDER TO READ! We are no longer using phonograph presentations or testimony cards. Make an … Read More

PRONOUNCING LETTER T, D, AND R IN HMONG

I particularly like that art has so many practical applications, especially in teaching. I am a student of the Hmong language, so here is a short article on reading three of the more confusing letters in the Hmong alphabet.   Here is a brief explanation of how to pronounce T, D and R in Hmong.   You place your tongue … Read More

Placing Proper Emphasis When Reading Hmong

  Quick little tips on how to place proper emphasis when reading or speaking Hmong. Hopefully this will help those who are learning. Please mention questions, comments, or corrections in the section below.

Green Hmong Primary Word Book

Green Hmong Primary Word Book This is a picture book to help native Green Hmong speakers pick up the English Language. However, it can be used backwards. Plus it has pictures! Might be good for making flash cards with.

White Hmong Language Lessons

White Hmong Language Lessons by Doris Whitelok

Download PDF: White Hmong Language Lessons By Doris Whitelok. An excellent Language learning book with lessons that teach reading, pronunciation, grammar, and useful phrases. Thanks to the Olivehurst, CA Hmong Group, we also have the audio files. Audio Files WHLL Lesson 01 WHLL Lesson 02 WHLL Lesson 03 WHLL Lesson 04 WHLL Lesson 05 WHLL Lesson 06 WHLL Lesson 07 … Read More

Paj Huam Hmoob

Paj Huam Hmoob     This is a book of Hmong Poetry/Proverbs. Has some very interesting insights into the culture and traditional way of thinking.

The Cim (Tones)

Tone Illustration Flash Cards

This PDF Has a picture flash cards to help you memorize the tones: Tone Illustration Flash Cards  

English Hmong Phrasebook with Useful Word List

English Hmong Phrasebook with Useful Word List

English Hmong Phrasebook with Useful Wordlist by the Center for Applied Linguistics This book is quite useful for learning basic useful conversation. It was originally intended to help Hmong speaking people learn to speak English, but is equally useful backwards as well. Be forewarned, some of the grammar is not perfect and much of the translation is loose. It is also EXCEPTIONALLY … Read More

Hmong for Beginners by Annie Jaisser

Download PDF: Hmong For Beginners by Annie Jaisser This is one of the best, if not the only secular resources for learning the Hmong Language from the beginning, as well as learning the grammar of the language. You can download the book here. If you are more of a book person, you can take this file to a place like … Read More

Hmong High Frequency Word

UPDATE: The Excel file below has the definitions in English also. Ua tsaug Zoo Tsua thiab Ntxhais Hawj vim neb tau pab txhais. This high frequency word list was originally developed by Yves Bertrais, a french Catholic missionary who also helped develop the Hmong written language as well as one of the most comprehensive Hmong- English dictionaries ever made (sorry, it’s in French). … Read More

Annie Jaisser Simple English-Hmong Dictionary

Taken from the book “Hmong For Beginners” by Annie Jaisser, this is one of the best simple English-Hmong dictionaries available. It does not just give a parallel Hmong word but also gives other meanings of that Hmong word. In this way you get a fuller picture of what you are ACTUALLY saying when using that word. PDF and editable ODT format included … Read More

Ernest E. White Hmong Dictionary

  Ernest E. White Hmong Dictionary This is a free PDF dictionary. It covers many of the older Hmong words, often what you would find in the Bible. It is considered by some to be the best available dictionary in the Hmong Language. And best of all, it’s free! It is suggested that you right click on the link and click Save As… to save … Read More

White Hmong Dialogues

Download PDF: “White Hmong Dialogues”  This is a fantastic beginner’s introduction to basic Hmong phrases. It also includes extensive audio to make up complete lessons. Thanks to the Olivehurst Hmong Group for contributing the PDF as well as the audio files. Audio Files Download Audio: Lesson 01 White Hmong Dialogues 1986 Download Audio: Lesson 02 White Hmong Dialogues 1986 Download Audio: Lesson … Read More