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 Terms in Green Hmong Family-Terms-Green-HmongDownload … 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 each slide) that cover each … 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 words to express direction. Two … 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

Video 2 – O U & W

Learn and practice how to pronounce and read the Hmong Language from a native Hmong woman. This video teaches the vowels O, U and W.

Video 1 – A E & I

Learn and practice how to pronounce and read the Hmong language from a native Hmong woman.  This is the first video in this series teaches the vowels A, E and I.

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 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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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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‘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 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!

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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