Hmong Tone Change – The D Tone for Direction Words

Hmong Tone Change – The D Tone for Direction Words 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 always changed … 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

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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To lift up – txawb, teeb, txheem, tsa, and tib

This video is a sort of a journal I made after learning to separate the meaning of a few different words for ‘to stand up.’ I had trouble separating them in my mind so I thought others might. Here is what I found. ‘To lift up’ in Hmong The Hmong language has a number of phrases that refer to the … 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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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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1.0 Hmong Language – Alphabet

Want to learn the Hmong language, but don’t know where to start? RIGHT HERE! This is an easy introduction and overview of what to look forward to with the Hmong language and how easy it will be! Thank you for joining us here on Study Hmong.com. This first lesson has been made public as a sample of what we will … Read More

5.0 Hmong Language – Conversation – Introductions

This video revvs up the engines with some conversations. It’s a break down of a common greeting and introduction in the Hmong language. Learn how to say hello and introduce yourself, with a recap of the proper tones and sounds. 🙂 INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON: custom worksheet to practice, and write your own phonetics until you remember how to read … Read More

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3.0 Hmong Language – Vocabulary – Numbers

By request I present this comprehensive lesson that teaches the Hmong NUMBERS! 🙂 Here we learn to count, we learn a little about the phenomenon called ‘tone changes’ as they relate to numbers, and we get insight into an old-fashioned technique to help us learn, retain and recall information better in our brain, and at the same time, LIKE IT! … Read More

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2.0 Hmong Language – Phonics & Pronunciation – The Letter H

Let’s take a close-up look at the Hmong consonant “H” which is super easy! We will see the challenges and how to master this simple but important sound. Get your mints ready. 😉 INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON: PDF references from grammar books a fun visual illustration 😉 a video clip from one of my favorite movies that perfectly explains the … Read More

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1.3 Hmong Alphabet – Tones Part 1

This video is the first in a two part series on Hmong TONES!  This video is great! I will walk you through the benefits of a tonal language, the names of the Hmong tones, as well as how to pronounce and learn them.  INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON: links to other You Tube videos (I do not sponsor most of the … Read More

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1.3 Hmong Alphabet – Tones Part 2

This video is the second in a two part series on Hmong TONES! This video is great! I will walk you through the benefits of a tonal language, the names of the Hmong tones, as well as how to pronounce and learn them.  INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON: links to other videos – (I do not sponsor most of the people … Read More

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1.1 Hmong Alphabet – Vowels

Welcome back!! This Hmong lesson covers more of the alphabet, specifically the single and double vowels. There’s also reminders for why it’s important to practice them correctly. I’ve done a bunch of research for you! INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON: excerpts from secular grammar books audio files I made worksheets and games I made There are lots of activities here for … Read More

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1.2 Hmong Alphabet – Consonants Overview

This video focuses on a general overview of the Hmong Language consonants. I have included other great video resources, most of whom are native Hmong, so that you can really hone in on the right sounds for pronouncing Hmong consonants. (I do not sponsor most of the people linked below, I just found their videos helpful.) Covering these consonant sounds … Read More

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How to say ‘I can’ in Hmong

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Hmong has several ways to say you ‘can’ do something, each with it’s own unique shade of meaning. The basic ‘I can’ with ‘tau.’ The word ‘tau’ in Hmong has a basic meaning of to ‘get’ or ‘achieve.’ It is used somewhat more complexly than that, however. Generally speaking, when ‘tau’ appears after a verb it means it is a … Read More