“What is this? & What is this called?”

Inspired by Pimsleur’s language teaching style, I use spaced repetition, simple definitions and explanations to learn Hmong sentences and vocabulary quickly and effectively. This video will go over a couple phrases you may want when conversing in Hmong. What is this called? – No hu li cas? What is this? – No yog dabtsi?

Hmong Medical Flash Cards

For anyone interested in learning medical terminology in Hmong, here are my flashcards that I use for my medical interpreting job. They are an always changing work-in-progress. It includes diseases, anatomy, and medicines. The pack focuses mainly on actual, existing Hmong terms, not made up translations of English medical terms.

Ways to say ‘There’ in Hmong

Extra Documents Location-words-by-Annie-JasserDownload PDF The above pdf is an excerpt from Annie Jaisser’s book Hmong For Beginners. It covers all direction words. Direction-words-Jean-MottinDownload PDF The above document is a translated section of Jean Motin’s book Elements of White Hmong Grammar. It is the section on Location words. Lesson Below are slides along with audio (below each slide) that cover each … Read More

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Up There – Down There- Nrad – Ped

Extra Documents Location-words-by-Annie-JasserDownload PDF The above pdf is an excerpt from Annie Jaisser’s book Hmong For Beginners. It covers all direction words. Direction-words-Jean-MottinDownload PDF The above document is a translated section of Jean Motin’s book Elements of White Hmong Grammar. It is the section on Location words. Lesson The Hmong language has quite a few words to express direction. Two … Read More

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PUAS – How to ask a Yes/No question in the Hmong Language

Nyob zoo os. Welcome. Today we are testing an interactive Hmong language class, with the possibility of having more in the future. THANKS so much for joining. -You may want a notebook and pen for taking notes. I am Sarah Gore – Nkauj Dawb. I have been learning Hmong since 2010, and trying to learn more and help others learn. … Read More

Video 2 – O U & W

Learn and practice how to pronounce and read the Hmong Language from a native Hmong woman. This video teaches the vowels O, U and W.

Video 1 – A E & I

Learn and practice how to pronounce and read the Hmong language from a native Hmong woman.  This is the first video in this series teaches the vowels A, E and I.

Anatomy – The Face

PDF Download Below you can download a PDF of the terms for the different parts of the face in Hmong with Thai and English equivalents. The heart necklace she is wearing is real and can bought from SunV’s Etsy Shop. Thank you for the reference! Terms Audio will be added soon. lub ntsej muag the face – หน้าตา hauv xaws … Read More

External Anatomy

PDF Download Below you can download a 2 page pdf that includes Hmong anatomy terms for the outside of the body along with English, Thai equivalents. Terms Audio will be provided soon. lub cev the body – ร่างกาย qhov tsos (lub) armpit – รักแร้ mis (lub) breast – เต้านม txiv mis (lub) nipple – หัวนม ntaws, puj ntaws (lub) navel, … Read More

Zaub – Vegetables in Hmong

Table of Contents – Navigation DownloadsExtrasZaub – Vegetables in HmongDIBQOSTAUMOTHERZAUBExtra Items Downloads Zaub-Vegetables-PDFDownload PDF Zaub-Flash-Cards-PDFDownload 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 of each card. … Read More

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How to say ‘Where are you from?’ in Hmong

How to say ‘Where are you from?’ in Hmong To ask, ‘Where are you from?” in Hmong you would use the phrase: Koj tuaj qhovtwg tuaj? Where are you from? / Where did you come from? And you would answer with: Kuv tuaj (name of place) tuaj. I come from (name of place). Why the extra ‘tuaj?’ Many wonder, why … Read More

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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3.1 – Hmong Language – Vocabulary – Professions

This video increases our Hmong language vocabulary and understanding about everyday jobs and professions, and how to use these terms accurately in a sentence. This really helps us out with day to day conversation, making small talk, or helping where there is a need.  Happy studying. 🙂 INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON: custom worksheet to use with the video lesson COMING … Read More

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Different Ways to Say “Cut” in Hmong

luaj - to cut down weeds

Quick Menu Vocabulary – Items (nouns) Vocabulary – Actions (verbs)Conversation 1 – Ntov ntooConversation 2 – Suam nqaijConversation 3 – Txiav ntawvConversation 4 – Luaj nroj “Cut in Hmong” Activity Sheet “Cut in Hmong” Activity SheetDownload PDF This pdf has various activities to help you understand and learn the various vocabulary words in Hmong for ‘to cut.’ When you download … Read More

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What are Post Verbal Intensifiers?

Download PVI Reference Sheet PVI-Reference-Sheet.pdfDownload PDF Memrise Course Memrise Course: PVI Click the above button to go to the Memrise.com card pack created to help you memorize the Post Verbal Intensifiers taught in this lesson. The course includes audio as well. What are Post Verbal Intensifiers? Post verbal intensifiers are words that help to add meaning and/or intensity to an … 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.