A brief list of useful Tamil travel phrases
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These translations indicate how to say the word phonetically.

yes = AM-MA-AN
no = IL-LE
hello = VA-NAK-KAM
goodbye = POI-TOO VA-RAYN
please = DAI-VA-SED-HU
thank you = NAN-DREE
it is nice to meet you = ON-GA-LAY PAK-KA SAN-DO-SHAM
take me to my hotel = HO-TEL KOO-TEEN-DU PO
where is the bathroom = BATH-ROOM EN-GAI
how much does this cost = ID-HU E-VE-LA-VU
help = HELP
doctor = DOC-TOR
police = PO-LICE
pharmacy = FAR-MA-CEE
taxi = TA-XI
train = TRAIN
subway = SUB-WAY
bus = BUS
street = ROAD
left = LEFT
right = RIGHT
middle = NA-DOO-LAY
under = KEE-RAY
beef = MAM-SAM
chicken = KO-REE
lamb = MAM-SAM
fish = MEEN
pork = PIG
veal = VEAL
ham = MAM-SAM
broil = BROIL
bake = BAKE
boil = THA-LA-KU
fry = VA-DA-KU
vegetable = CUR-RY
salad = SA-LAD
bread = BREAD
cheese = CHEESE
rice = A-ROO-SEE
potato = ?
soup = ?
chocolate = CHO-CO-LATE
dessert = DES-SERT
coffee = COF-FEE
tea = TEA
milk = PAL
beer = BEER
purified water = SUT-HAM THA-NI

Last revision: January 4, 2003
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