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.

‘Put on’ for Clothing in Hmong

Reference SheetDownload PDF ‘Put on’ for Clothing in Hmong In English when we put on clothes we just use one or two verbs like ‘wear’ or ‘put on.’ So, whether we ‘put on’ shoes or ‘put on’ a hat, we use the same word ‘put on.’ This is not the case in Hmong. Hmong sees a need to use different … Read More

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Special Direction Words – Puag Ub and No

Cheatsheet / Worksheet Puag-Ub-No-WorksheetDownload PDF puag puag Similar meaning to ‘waaaay,’ in English and is used to express extreme distance or being at the extreme limit. It doesn’t express location or direction, but distance. However, it is almost always used with other direction words. It can refer to distance in space or time. Nyob puag tod It is wayyyy over … Read More

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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

6.0 Hmong Language – Reading – Shadow Reading

Let’s put our Hmong Language training into practice with a simple breakdown of reading. This technique of what I call ‘shadow reading’ allows you to hone your pronunciation by copying the reader. It also helps familiarize yourself with word groupings, meaning, what words go together. Often the material we want to imitate can be too fast for us to keep … Read More

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Hair in Hmong – Plaub Hau

PDF Cheat Sheet: plaub-hau-cheat-sheetDownload Different types of hair in Hmong Below are a number of different words for hair and the things we can do to hair in Hmong. Please feel free to leave a comment below if you have words you think should be added to the list. plaub hau ntev long hair plaub hau luv short hair plaub … Read More

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Idioms in Hmong

This video discusses an idiom in Hmong – ‘cov txiv tub’ and how we should approach learning and using idioms in a language. Example Idiom in Hmong – Cov Txiv Tub In Hmong there is an idiom to describe a parent and their children or a parent and their child together. This idiom is commonly used a number of different … Read More

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6 Tips for Basic Sentence Structure

6 tips for sentence structure

This video discusses 6 tips that will help you put together a sentence in Hmong. Resources 6 Tips for Hmong Sentence Structure Outline –Download PDF 6 Tips Worksheet –Download PDF 6 Tips Worksheet Answers –Download PDF 6 Tips for Hmong Sentence Structure Many who first start learning Hmong will often say, “I just want to know how to put a … Read More

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Noun Classifiers Lesson

Video summarizing how noun classifiers work in the Hmong Language. Cheat Sheet Download a PDF cheat sheet of common noun classifiers in Hmong. Noun Classifiers Cheat SheetDownload PDF Extra Research Classifiers worksheet from the book Hmong for Beginners- Download PDF Classifier lesson from ‘Elements of White Hmong Grammar’ (Translated from French) –Download PDF Exhaustive list of Classifiers from EH White … Read More

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1.4 Hmong Language – Alphabet – Memrise Flash Cards – Tswv863 Learn to Read Hmong – Beginner 1

Tell me honestly, how do you feel about flash cards when you’re learning a new language? Have the best of intentions of studying your flash cards, but you forget them at home, or you just don’t feel like doing them? Or maybe despite your best intentions, you just can’t get yourself to sit down and make them? I have the … Read More

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4.0 – Hmong Language Vocabulary/Grammar – Personal Pronoun + Verb + Noun

This lesson is moving past pronunciation, and getting into some easy vocabulary and grammar. Wahoo!! This is the beginning of being able to hold conversations. You will be able to put together dozens of sentence combinations with the format provided.  INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON: new vocabulary flash cards worksheet for reference and practice Downloads: 4.0 Hmong Language – Vocabulary.Grammar – … Read More

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7.1 – Hmong Language – Phrases & Idioms – Sandwich Words & Four-Word Phrases

This lesson will cover two grammar styles that we don’t really have in English. Sandwich phrases are where a two-part word gets a pronoun placed in between them. And Four-Word phrases are a poetic style that is not represented in dictionaries. But we’ll show you how to understand these styles of grammar, how to find definitions, and how to use … Read More

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