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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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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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 todIt is wayyyy over there. … 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.

Hmong Tone Change – The D Tone for Direction Words

Hmong Tone Change – The D Tone for Direction Words Cheatsheet/ Worksheet Worksheet-Cheat-SheetDownload PDF Tone change is something that happens a lot in Hmong. While it is true that most tone change in Hmong takes place due to the tone of the previous word, the ‘D’ tone is a special case. When you see the D tone, it has almost … Read More

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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

Hair in Hmong – Plaub Hau

Download PDF 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 ntevlong hair plaub hau luvshort 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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