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 ntoo Conversation 2 – Suam nqaij Conversation 3 – Txiav ntawv Conversation 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 … Read More

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‘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.

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

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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