Personal Pronouns in Hmong

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VIDEO: Personal Pronouns in Hmong The Basic Personal Pronouns in Hmong. Hmong personal pronouns are similar to English, with a few simple differences. Here are the basics: 1st Person – I, me, we Kuv mus lawm. I went. Lit: I go already. Wb yuav mus. We’ll go. Lit: We(2) will go. Peb tsis tuaj. We’re not coming. Lit: We(3+) not … Read More

Hmong High Frequency Words Memrise Course

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Hmong High Frequency Words To make this course I used a computer generated list of high frequency words that were taken from Bible-based publications. So you may notice some Bible-based terminology mixed in there. However they most certainly contain many words that will be useful in any kind of conversation. More importantly, they are arranged by word frequency. This means … Read More

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

Hmong Grammar: Emotional Particles

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What is this video about? This is a video that describes the emotional particles or words used at the end of sentences and phrases in Hmong which express emotion rather than meaning. Sometimes they express a mix of both meaning with an implied emotion. The purpose of this video isn’t to give a list of all possible particles but to … Read More

ntxh – Hmong Reading Practice

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The following is Hmong reading practice based on the letter ntxh. You can print out the page used in the above video by clicking the image to the left. Print it out, practice writing the letters, writing what you hear, or whatever suits your needs. Try to guess how to pronounce the words and then test yourself by listening to ... Read More

How to pronounce the ‘H’ in Hmong

Above is an explanation of how the letter H is pronounced in Hmong. 1.When the H appears in the middle of a word, it is expressed with a puff of air, as in txheeb: 2. When there is no H, it is pronounced exactly the same but without the puff of air, as in txeeb: 3. When the H is at … Read More

Hmoob Thoob Teb Alphabet

Explanation: This is a series of videos that include pictures and audio of the Hmong alphabet. It was designed primarily to train native speakers how to read, but it could also be used to help nonnatives too.  The Tones: The Vowels: Single Consonants: Double Consonants: 3 and 4 Consonants:

PRONOUNCING LETTER T, D, AND R IN HMONG

I particularly like that art has so many practical applications, especially in teaching. I am a student of the Hmong language, so here is a short article on reading three of the more confusing letters in the Hmong alphabet.   Here is a brief explanation of how to pronounce T, D and R in Hmong.   You place your tongue … Read More