Journal – To Swing or Sway in Hmong

ua viav vias / lub viav vias ua viav vias – to swing back and forth ua viav vias lub viav vias ‘ua viav vias’ means to swing back and forth, quite like in the image above. In fact, when I searched YouTube, I mostly found people taking videos of their kids swinging on swings. … Read More

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Journal: qhov txos, qhov cub, txauj, awb kaus npua, hnoos tsis nto

qhov txos qhov txos -fire-heated wok supported by brick or clay housing qhov txos For a while I had trouble understanding the difference between ‘qhov txos’ and ‘qhov cub’ in Hmong. After doing some research, I learned that ‘qhov txos’ is a kind of specialized cooktop that uses clay or brick to make an oven … Read More

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How to pronounce the T, D and R in Hmong

The letter ‘T’ in Hmong How to pronounce the letter ‘T’ in Hmong The pronunciation of ‘to’ To pronounce the letter T, place the tongue against the back of the top front teeth. Doing that, try to imitate the sound above. The letter ‘D’ in Hmong How to pronounce the letter ‘D’ in Hmong. The … Read More

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The Foot in Hmong

The Foot – Documents Below you can download the pdf chart that you saw in the video with all of the vocabulary. The Foot – PDF Chart of VocabularyDownload PDF Below you can download a list of the vocabulary in the excel format which you can use to make flash cards or for whatever you … Read More

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Qaug – To succumb to

PDF of Powerpoint Slides Qaug – To Succumb Qaug has a unique place in Hmong in that is a commonly used and often idiomatic in its usage. Below are a few examples that will hopefully help clarify the meaning a little bit.

The Upper Skeleton in Hmong

Diagram The Upper Skeleton in HmongDownload PDF Vocabulary List (Excel File) Below you can download a simple list of the vocabulary used in this lesson to use as you please. It can help when making your own flash cards. vocab-of-the-upper-skeletonDownload Excel File The Upper Skeleton in Hmong Below you will find audio files for the … Read More

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What To Call A Non-Relative in Hmong

Table of Contents Cheat SheetsResearchMemrise CourseHow to Refer to a Non Relative in HmongIf you are male……and you meet a young boy.…and you meet a man.…and you meet an older man.…and you meet a young girl.…and you meet a woman.…and you meet an older woman.If you are female……and you meet a young boy.…and you meet … Read More

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Anatomy Shape Prefix Words in Hmong

Worksheet Shape-PrefixesDownload PDF This PDF explains the concepts covered in the video along with one additional shape prefix word and a review at the end to test your memory. Research Hmong-for-Beginners-AJ-extract-133-134Download PDF My lesson is based on information from the book Hmong for Beginners. You can download the original information above. Table of Contents caj … Read More

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Family Terms for a Man

Cheat Sheets Below you can download the entire family chart in both Green and White Hmong. For the sake of simplicity, the lessons have been broken up by section so this video just contains the explanation of the terms for the older relatives. Family Terms in White Hmong Family Terms in White HmongDownload PDF Family … Read More

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Family Terms for a Woman

Cheat Sheets Below you can download the entire family chart in both Green and White Hmong. For the sake of simplicity, the lessons have been broken up by section so this video just contains the explanation of the terms for the older relatives. Family Terms in White Hmong Family Terms in White HmongDownload PDF Family … Read More

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Family Terms in Hmong – The Elders

Cheat Sheets Below you can download the entire family chart in both Green and White Hmong. For the sake of simplicity, the lessons have been broken up by section so this video just contains the explanation of the terms for the older relatives. Family Terms in White Hmong Family Terms in White HmongDownload PDF Family … Read More

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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 … 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 … 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

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Read More

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