Monday, January 29, 2018

English - Mizo language guide: friendly chit-chat (Thian dun titi dan tanpuina)

English: May I know your name?
Mizo: I hming min hrilh thei angem?

English: Yes, my name is Thartei
Mizo: Aw, ka hming chu Thartei a ni.

English: Where are you from?
Mizo: Khawi atanga lo kal nge i nih?

English: I am from Lunglei
Mizo: Lunglei atanga lo kal ka ni

English: Thanks for your reply
Mizo: Minchhan avangin lawmthu ka hrilh a che

English: You are welcome
Mizo: I ti lawmawm e

English: Let's sit here
Mizo: Hetah hian i thu ang

English: No, i prefer standing
Mizo: Aih, din ka duh zawk e

English: Okay no problem
Mizo: A tha lawm, pawi ka ti lo e

English: What is your problem actually?
Mizo: Enge i harsatna tak tak hi ni reng reng a?

English: My problem is I am not fluent in Hindi
Mizo: Ka harsatna chu Hindi hi duh angin ka thiam tha lo a.

English: That's not a problem, I will teach you
Mizo: Chung te chu a pawi hleinem, keiman ka zirtir dawn che a lawm.

English: That's great, I will very glad
Mizo: A van tha tak, ka lawm viau ang

English: If you are glad thats my pleasure
Mizo: I lawm chuan kei pawh ka lawm em em e

English: Will you like to stay here
Mizo: Hetah hian i cheng duh angem

English: No, I am renting apartment
Mizo: Aih, in la luah ve mek a

English: How much you paid for house rent?
Mizo: Inluahman ah engzat nge i pek?

English: Initially I paid five thousand including security deposit
Mizo: Atir in cheng sangkha ka pe a chu chuan security atan pek luh tur a huam tel vek a

English: Anyway, how do you find this place?
Mizo: Engpawhnise, he lai hmun hi enge i hmuh dan?

English: Its a lovely place
Mizo: Hmun ngaihnatawm tak a ni e

English: Are you serious?
Mizo: I ti tak tak em?

English: Yes, I never tell a lie
Mizo: Aw, thudiklo ka sawi ngai lo

English: I really like your behaviour
Mizo: I nungchang hi ka ngainat zawng tak a ni

English: Dont be kidding
Mizo: Min bawl suh aw

English: No, I am not joking
Mizo: Aih, ka uang lo

English: I cant believe
Mizo: Ka ring lo emai

English: It's up to you, but i am trustful
Mizo: I thu thu a ni e, mahse, ka rinawm

English: I wish I can trust you
Mizo: Rin theih che hi ka duhthusam a ni e

English: You will know me later
Mizo: Min la hre chhunzawm zel dawn a lawm

English: Fine, tell me about your background
Mizo: A tha e, i chanchin te min han hrilh la

English: Thank you, I am from Aizawl, my parents are still alive and I am having 2 siblings
Mizo: Ka lawm e, Aizawl atanga lo kal ka ni a, ka nu leh pa te hi an la dam a, pianpui unau 2 ka nei bawk.

English: Where did you do your schooling?
Mizo: Khawi lamah nge sikul te i kal thin a?

English: Most of my academics backgrounds are done in Mizoram
Mizo: Ka lehkhazirna chhuahna chu a tlangpuiin Mizoram ah deuh vek a ni mai

English: So, You never studies in outside Mizoram
Mizo: Anih chuan, Mizoram pawnah i zir chhuak ngailo a ni maw

English: Yes you are almost right, i studied in Bengaluru for one year but i left the city for good reason
Mizo: Aw i sawi dik thuak e, kum khat chu Bengaluru ah ka zir ve a mahse chhan tha zawk vangin ka chhuahsan leh a

English: Thanks, I just asking you all these thing for a better relationship
Mizo: A lawmawm e, kan inthian that zawk theih nan heng thil hi ka zawt ta vak che anih kha

English:It's good, knowing each other makes us closer
Mizo: A tha lawm, in hriatchian tawn hian innel na a siam a lawm

English: I think I am not asking wrong things
Mizo: Zawh loh tur te ka zawt em lo ang che chu maw

English: No, no, your queries very normal
Mizo: Teuh lo mai,i thil hriat duh te hi chu thil pangngai a lawm

English: Well then, shall we order lunch?
Mizo: Chuti anih leh, chawchhun kan lam tawh mai dawn em niang?

English: What will you like to eat?
Mizo: Enge i ei duh ang?

English: I can take anything except spicy ones
Mizo: Thil thak leh hmui ltk te nih loh chuan engpawh ka ei thei vek e

English: You are so lucky you dont have much problem here
Mizo: I vannei hle mai helaiah hian harsatna lutuk i nei lo a

English: Right, I can adapt myself wherever I live in
Mizo: A dik, khawiah pawh cheng ila ka in siamrem ve thei mai zel

English: I appreciate your nature
Mizo: I awmdan hi tha ka tih zawng tak a ni e

English: Thanks for your good words
Mizo: I tawngkam tha avangin ka lawm e

English: When shall we meet next time?
Mizo: Engtikah nge kan inhmuh leh dawn?

English: I can't say it depend upon my work schedule
Mizo: Ka sawi thei chiah lo, ka hnathawh dan a zir a ni mai

English: Okay, let try to mee at least once in a week
Mizo: Awle, kar khat ah vawi khat tal inhmuh tum ila

English: Yes, I will keep in mind
Mizo: Awle, ka lo ngaipawimawh dawnnia

English: I saw your facebok profile
Mizo: I facebook profile kha ka lo hmu a

English: Oh! my God! am so shy
Mizo: Awi leh Lalpa, ka va zak tak

English: Never mind, am just stalking to you
Mizo: Pawi ti suh, ka lo en ru ve che ni mai lawm

English: Okay, i am not much regular in facebook
Mizo: Awle, facebook hi ka khawih zing lutuk lo a

English: I can guess it
Mizo: Ka ring thiam mai e

English: Why are you interest in mine?
Mizo: Engatinge min ngaihven viau a?

English: There must a reason
Mizo: Chhan a awm a ni mai

English: Hey, dont try to pull my leg
Mizo: Hey, min chhaihkawlh tum suh aw

English: No, I am just curious about you
Mizo: Nilo, ka hrechiang ve chak che a ni mai a

English: I am nothing, I am just like you see me
Mizo: Engmah ka ni lo, i mi hmuh ang hi ka ni mai e

English: I like your goodness
Mizo: I felna ka ti em che a

English: I am not good, I am just a norman humanbeing
Mizo: Ka fel lo, mihring pangngai ve mai ka ni e

English: Will mind to go out for dinner?
Mizo: Zanriah ei chhuak tur a kal I pawiti lo angem?

English: Never, I will very glad
Mizo: Teuh lo, ka lawm zawng tak a ni ang

English: Well, I will try to make a plan
Mizo: A tha e, ruahmanna siam ka lo tum dawn nia

English: I have to go, let's try to keep in touch
Mizo: Ka kal angai tlat mai, inbiak zel kan tum dawnnia

English: Of course, if you want to
Mizo: Tehreng mai, i duh phawt te chuan

English: From my side there will be no problem
Mizo: Keimah lam atang chuan harsatna awm lo ang

English: Thanks for your time
Mizo: Hun min pek avangin ka lawm e

English: Me too, thanks for your treat
Mizo: Keipawh le, i thil min khilai avangin ka lawm e

English: Need not mention such thing, I will let you know when I reached my office
Mizo: Khang sawi kual angai lo, office ka thlen hunah ka rawn sawi dawnnia

English: Yes, take care, see you soon
Mizo: Awle, in uluk la, kan inhmu leh thuai dawnnia

English: You too, nice meeting you
Mizo: Nang pawh le, kan inhmu chu ka lawm hle mai

English: Same here, you are so smart
Mizo: Keipawh ka ni chiah, i zahawm khawp mai

English: Bye bye, all the best
Mizo: Bye bye mai le, tha deuhin aw

English: I will remember you
Mizo: Ka hrengreng ang che

English: You make me happy
Mizo: Min va han ti lawm tak em

English: Have a great time
Mizo: Hun tha takin hmang ang che aw

English: You too, pray for me
Mizo: Nang pawh le, min lo tawngtai pui dawnnia

English: I will do that
Mizo: Ka lo ti ngei dawnnia

English: Try to do everything in time
Mizo: Engkim a hunah tak tih tum ang che

English: I will try my level best
Mizo: Ke theih tawp a tha a tih ka lo tum dawnnia

English: Thats my wish
Mizo: Chu chu ka duhthusam a ni e

English: Why are you so hard to leave
Mizo: Tinge kalsan che hi a har em em ni

English: Even me i can't leave you
Mizo: Keipawh hian ka kalsan thei lo che a ni

English: There must be something between us
Mizo: Kan inkarah hian engmawni a awm aniang

English: I think so
Mizo: Ka ring tho mai

English: Anyway, its time to go, will talk you later
Mizo: Engpawhnise, ka kal a hun tlat, ka rawn be leh dawn che nia

English: Okay, safe journey
Mizo: Awle, tluang takin i kal/zin dawnnia

English: I wish I can stay longer
Mizo: La awm/cham rei theih nise ka va ti em

English: Don't worry, there will be a better time
Mizo: Lungngai suh, hun tha zawk a la awm leh dawn a lawm

English: Thanks for reading this post
Mizo: He thu hi i chhiar avangin i ti lawmawm e

English: I will try to learn Mizo language throuh this help
Mizo: He mi tanpuina i siam hmang hian Mizo tawng zir ka lo tum ang

English: It's better to learn Mizo language through this English translation
Mizo: He Saptawng lehlin kaltlang hian Mizo tawng zir chu a tha zawk a nia

English: In internet i hardly see English to Mizo language help
Mizo: Internet lamah hian Saptawng atanga Mizo tawng tanpuina hmuh tur a vang hle

English: If i have a time I will try to post more often
Mizo: Hun ka neih chuan hei aia zing hian rawn tarlan ka lo tum dawnnia

English: Please leave a comment
Mizo: I ngaihdan i lo sawi lang ve dawnnia

English: I am doing right now
Mizo: Tunah ka ti nghal mek e

English: Wow, such a nice person
Mizo: Ehe, a va han fel tak em

English: See you comment makes me happy
Mizo: I comment ka hmuh hian min ti hlim a sin

English: Your kind words makes me blushing
Mizo: I tawngkam tha hian min ti sen tawn tawn mai

Friday, June 2, 2017

Best places to visit in Aizawl, Mizoram (A free advise for Three Days Trip)

Aizawl city, Mizoram, India
Aizawl - is the state capital city of Mizoram in North Eastern India Region. Aizawl is located in a hilly area. According to Census 2011 report 293,416 population are living in Aizawl city. The people living in Aizawl city are Christian majority. Aizawl is divided into various localities, commercial areas are - Zarkawt, Dawrpui, Chanmari, Tuikual, Khatla, Treasury square etc. The main market is located at Dawrpui area which is known as Aizawl bazar or bazarpui. In Aizawl Mizo tawng is the mostly spoken language, English is the second language and some people (but few) are also can be communicated in Hindi as well.

Best time to visit:
Aizawl is in tropical monsoon area so that to avoid heavy rainy season best time to visit is September to December. Christmas season is more exotic period in Aizawl.
Khatla area, Aizawl, Mizoram.
How to reach?
First of all if you are an outsider from Mizoram (For Indian and non-Indian)  you have to get Inner Line Permit (ILP) from state government authorities. Mizoram government has offices which are called Mizoram House in most of the Indian important metropolitan cities likes New Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Guwahati etc. From these Houses you can get ILP by paying few fees. If you want to know more details about Mizoram Houses please click here: Mizoram House Addresses

If you travel by flight you can avail temporary ILP in Lengpui Airport premises. Aizawl can be reached by flight from Kolkata, Guwahati and Imphal. If you prefer road communication you can get daily passenger cab (Tata Sumo Cab) and night bus in Guwahati and Shillong. Guwahati/Shillong-Aizawl buses are operated by Capital Travels and Network Travels. Usually travel from Guwahati/Shillong to Aizawl will take around 12-15 hours.

If you want to travel by train there is no railway connectivity up to Aizawl so that you can travel upto Silchar Railway station, from there you may catch passenger bus or Tata Sumo passenger cab. From Silchar  to reach Aizawl by bus or sumo cab you may spend around 6-7 hours.

Where to stay?
In Aizawl there are good hotels and guest houses. Hotel Regency (Zarkawt) and Hotel Floria (Dawrpui) are the premium ones. If you choose to stay in star hotel these two hotels are recommended. For less budget you may choose to stay in Tourist Lodge (Chaltlang), The Grand Hotel (Zarkawt), Hotel Royalle (Dawrpui), Chawlhna Hotel (Zarkawt), Hotel Arini (Upper Khatla), Esquire Hotel (Sikulpuikawn, Mission veng), Hotel Serow (Chaltlang Lily veng), Tourist Lodge (Berawtlang, Zemabawk), Hotel Sangchia (Zarkawt), Hotel Millennium (Zarkawt).
Hotel Regency, Zarkawt, Aizawl
Places to visit:
Unlike many other cities in India Aizawl has very less historical places and interesting places but its location had many beautiful natural gifts. If you like to visit new place where most people hardly seen you can have it in Aizawl. When you get up in the morning from your window you will see pure natural beautiful sunrise in the eastern side, and you will be greeted with Church bells ring at around 6 A.M from the nearby churches. People will walk out from their home to attend morning prayer services. When you open your window you will realize that you are now in the heaven on earth where peace and tranquility co-existed in a lovely city.

KV Paradise, Durtlang, Aizawl, Mizoram
For the First day in Aizawl go straight to KV Paradise which is located at Durtlang in Aizawl northern side, this is called Mizoram Taj Mahal or Aizawl Taj Mahal. It is a memorial tomb of Mrs. Lalsangpuii Varte. You will have an exiting view of the tomb complex and the city landscape. From there your next destination must be Aizawl Theological College (ATC) campus. From their campus watch tower you can have a best view of Aizawl city's landscape. When you are in this watch tower don't forget to take selfie as you may not have a chance to take another selfie in such high point elsewhere.
Aizawl Theological College Watch Tower, Durtlang, Aizawl
From Aizawl Theological College (ATC) proceed to Zohandco Office in Chaltlang Lily veng. In this office you can avail Mizo handicraft, handloom and arts products. Next destination is Mizoram State Museum which is in MacDonald Hill, Zarkawt. In the museum they have various good collection of Mizo and Mizoram related things. 

Solomon's Temple, Kidron Valley, Chawlhmun, Aizawl
In the afternoon your destination will be in western side. Take a route to Kidron valley, Chawlhmun area in Aizawl. There you can visit Solomon's Temple which is the biggest church in Aizawl and the entire Mizoram. It has huge and decorative structure, it is very worth to visit. From the temple you will proceed upward to Martyrs' Cemetery (Open on Monday to Saturday 9 AM - 4 PM) at Luangmual. But your taxi driver or local guide may properly knew it as 'Martar Thlanmual'. This is a memorial place for Mizo armies who laid their lives during the Mizo Uprising against Indian government in 1966-1986. 
Martyrs' Cemetery (Martar Thlanmual), Luangmual, Aizawl
From there you may proceed to Hnam Chhantu Pawl Handloom & Handicraft showroom at Upper Republic road. In this showroom you can buy souvenir made of bamboos and canes and many other crafts products. Then to have an evening moment you may go to Aizawl view in Tlangnuam hilltop. Below Tlangnuam Presbyterian Church you have to park your vehicle as the watch tower is in hilltop it can be reached only by walk. From the Tlangnuam watch tower (also known as JF Viewing gallery complex) you will enjoy the panoramic view of Aizawl city landscape in any directions. You can also see the beautiful sunset from this hilltop. 

After spending whole day in Aizawl you may have dinner in Mizo traditional restaurants like ZOfoods (Treasury square, near Vanapa Hall) and Red Pepper Restaurant (Chanmari, near New Life Hospital). After having dinner and if you are still fit enough you may go to Folkland Park in Folkland veng to enjoy go-karting, laser tag game, futsal and many more games.
Bawngkawn area, Aizawl, Mizoram
For the Second day, destination will be at Reiek village (29.1 kms from Aizawl). You can have nature trekking upto Reiek hilltop. In this village you can also visit typical Mizo village and tourist complex. While coming back from Reiek you may stop for a while in the next village called Ailawng. There you can find the famous cave called Khuangchera Puk. To refresh yourself take a short break at Tlawng river. The fresh water in the Tlawng river and its environments will give you a refreshing mind. If you spent less time in Reiek hill and reaching Aizawl before sunset you may have a chance to visit Aizawl bazar (Main market).
Mizo Cultural Centre, Falkawn, Mizoram
For the Third day, prepare yourself for another long road trip. As your destination for this .time will be upto Thenzawl you have to set out in early morning not later than 7 A.M. When you reach Falkawn village just have a short visit to Mizo Cultural Centre, you can see typical Mizo village there. 

Hmuifang Park, Lallianvunga Hmun, Mizoram
From Falkawn your next destination will be Hmuifang Tourist centre. Over there you can have mountain view and nature thrill for an hour. From Hmuifang village you will go down to Sialsuk village to see the beautiful charming hills. Sialsuk hill is a very famous and nice place for having a mind refreshing moment. If you are in Sialsuk hill you may think that you are in Scotland or Switzerland. 
Sialsuk hill, Sialsuk, Mizoram
From Sialsuk village the next destination will be Vantawng fall (local people called Vantawng Khawhthla) in Thenzawl. Vantawng waterfall is considered as the highest waterfalls in Mizoram. You can reach by following non metaled road from the main road. It has a good watch tower, from that tower you will a good view of waterfalls. When coming back from waterfalls you may stop at Thenzawl bazar to buy Mizo traditional clothes and other hand loom products.Thenzawl is famous for Mizo traditional hand loom products. Apart from that if you still have time you may visit Deer park also. From Thenzawl just drive straight to Aizawl and relax for your last night in Aizawl. One thing you have to keep in mind is that in Aizawl there is no night centres. So that you may enjoy dine out and free walk in the street. All the major shops and commercial centres will be shut in dusk. 
Vantawng waterfalls, Thenzawl, Mizoram
On Fourth day before proceeding to Lengpui airport you may just drop in to Millennium Centre (Upper Bazar), which is the first and biggest shopping mall in Aizawl. 

Sikulpuikawn, Mission veng, Aizawl
Last free advise: Do not trust to the mere internet travel operators, they are just displaying their advertisements without having proper knowledge of Aizawl. Some internet travel operators are doing this cheap business from Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai etc. even themselves are never been to Aizawl. You may contact to the state government Tourism Department (Telephone: 0389 233 3475) for prior queries.