Saturday, June 29, 2013

Relationship: English - Mizo tawng

Mizo kids play football in evening
Let's learn relationship in Mizo tawng (language) with examples:

English: Mother
Mizo tawng: Nu
Example: English: My mother, Mizo tawng: Ka Nu, English: His/Her mother , Mizo tawng: A Nu

English:Father
Mizo tawng:Pa
Example: English: My father, Mizo tawng: Ka Pa , English: His/Her father  , Mizo tawng: A pa

English: Son
Mizo tawng: Fapa
Example: English: My son , Mizo tawng: Ka fapa , English: His/Her son , Mizo tawng: A fapa

English: Daughter
Mizo tawng: Fanu
Example: English: My daughter , Mizo tawng: Ka fanu , English: His/Her daughter , Mizo tawng: A fanu

English: Elder brother
Mizo tawng:Unaupa/ Unaupa upazawk/ U
Example: English: This is my elder brother , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka u (unaupa) a nih hi

English:Younger brother
Mizo tawng:Unaupa/ Unaupa naupang/ Nau
Example: English: This is my younger brother , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka nau (unaupa) a nih hi 

English:Brother
Mizo tawng:Unaupa
Example: English: This is my brother , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka unaupa a nih hi

English: Sister
Mizo tawng:Unaunu
Example: English: This is my sister , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka unaunu anih hi

English: Elder Sister
Mizo tawng:Unaunu/ Unaunu upa zawk/ U
Example: English: This is my elder sister, Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka u (unaunu) a nih hi

English:Younger Sister
Mizo tawng:Unaunu/ Unaunu naupang zawk/ Nau
Example: English: This is my younger sister , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka nau (unaunu) a nih hi

English:Grand father
Mizo tawng: Pu
Example: English: This is my grant father , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka pu a nih hi

English:Grand mother
Mizo tawng: Pi
Example: English: This is my grand mother , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka Pi a nih hi

English: Husband
Mizo tawng:Pasal
Example: English: This is my husband , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka pasal anih hi

English: Wife
Mizo tawng: Nupui
Example: English: This is my wife  , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka nupui a nih hi

English: Father-in-law
Mizo tawng: Puzawn
Example: English: This is my  father-in-law, Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka puzawn a nih hi

English: Mother-in-law
Mizo tawng:Pizawn
Example: English: This is my Mother-in-law  , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka pizawn a nih hi

English: Uncle (father younger brother)
Mizo tawng: Patea
Example: English: This is my uncle  , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka patea a nih hi

English: Uncle (Mother younger brother)
Mizo tawng: Putea
Example: English: This is my uncle  , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka putea a nih hi

English: Uncle ( Father elder brother)
Mizo tawng: Papuia
Example: English: This is my uncle  , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka papuia a nih hi

English: Uncle (Mother elder brother)
Mizo tawng: Putea/Puteliana/Putepuia
Example: English: This is my uncle  , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka puteliana a nih hi (Mizo usually called their mother elder brother with their real names with prefixing 'pu' eg: Hei hi ka pu Mawia a ni)

English:  Aunt (Father elder and younger sisters)
Mizo tawng: Ni
Example: English: This is my aunt  , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka ni a nih hi

English: Aunt (Mother younger sister)
Mizo tawng: Nutei
Example: English: This is my aunt , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka nutei a nih hi

English: Aunt (Mother elder sister)
Mizo tawng: Nupuii
Example: English: This is my aunt  , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka nupuii (Mizo usually called their mother elder sister in their real names with prefixing 'nu' eg: Hei hi ka nu Sangi a ni)

English: Child/Children
Mizo tawng: Fa/Fate
Example: English: This is my child , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka fa  ani,  English: These are my children, Mizo tawng: Heng te hi ka fate anni.

English: Brother-in-law (Sister husband)
Mizo tawng: Makpa
Example: English: This is my brother-in-law  , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka makpa a ni

English: Brother-in-law (Wife sister husband)
Mizo tawng: Nuphal
Example: English: This is my Brother-in-law  , Mizo tawng: Hei hi kan nuphal/nuphalpa a ni e

English: Sister-in-law (Brother's wife)
Mizo tawng: Mo
Example: English: This is my sister-in-law  , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka mo/monu a ni

English: Sister-in-law (Husband's sister)
Mizo tawng: Pasal a farnu
Example: English: This is my sister-in-law , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka pasal a farnu a ni

English: Son-in-law (Daughter's husband)
Mizo tawng: Makpa
Example: English: This is my son-in-law  , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka makpa a ni

English: Daughter-in-law (Son's wife)
Mizo tawng: Mo/monu
Example: English: This is my daughter-in-law , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka mo/monu a ni

English: Nephew
Mizo tawng: Unaute fapa / Vahpa (Vahpa is for woman's brother son)

English: Niece
Mizo tawng: Unaute fanu / Vahnu (Vahnu is for woman's sister daughter)

English: Relative (s)
Mizo tawng: Chhung/Chhungte/Laina
Example: English: This is my relative  , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka chhung te/laina  ani

English: Cousin
Mizo tawng: Nu leh pate unau fa

English: Friend
Mizo tawng: Thian
Example: English: This is my friend  , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka thian a ni

English: Guest/Visitor
Mizo tawng: Mikhual
Example: English: This is my guest , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka mikhual a ni

English: Grand child/childre
Mizo tawng: Tu/Tu leh fate
Example: English: This is my grand child , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka tu a ni

English: Guardian
Mizo tawng: Enkawltu/Chhawmdawltu
Example: English: This is my guardian, Mizo tawng: Hei hi min chhawmdawltu/enkawltu a ni

English: Parents
Mizo tawng: Nu leh pa
Example: English: These are my parents  , Mizo tawng: Hei hi ka nu leh pa te anni

English: Step mother
Mizo tawng: Nuhrawn

English: Step father
Mizo tawng: Pahrawn

English: Step child/Step son/step daughter
Mizo tawng: Fahrawn

English: Adopted child/Adopted son/Adopted daughter
Mizo tawng: Falak

English: Kinsfolk
Mizo tawng: Laichin unau

English: Enemy
Mizo tawng: Hmelma

English: Friend
Mizo tawng: Thian
Example: English: You are my friend, Mizo tawng: Ka thian i ni e.

English: Boy friend/Girl friend
Mizo tawng: Ngaihzawng
Example: English: I know your Boy friend/Girl friend, Mizo tawng: I ngaihzawng ka hria.

More English- Mizo useful words can also be access in the following links :
Mizo - English spoken
English - Mizo animal names
English - Mizo numbers
English - Mizo vegetables & crops

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Bhongir Fort

Bhongir fort
We visited the famous Bhongir Fort on 8th June 2013 (Saturday), it is located at Bhongir or Bhuvanagiri town, Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh, India. By train we had spent less than one hour to reach the town from Hyderabad (Secunderabad Railway station). Before we climbed up to the fort we had lunch in Bhongir town. After paying entry fees at the main gate we proceeded to the top of the hill, it took around one hour to reach the top fort/hill. It was a beautiful place and nice experienced.  Wikipedia said Bhongir fort was built on an isolated monolithic rock by the Western Chalukya ruler Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI and was thus named after him as Tribhuvanagiri. This name gradually became Bhuvanagiri and subsequently Bhongir. At the foot of the fortified rocks 609.6 meters above the sea level stands the town of Bhongir, it has a unique egg-shaped construction with two entry points protected by huge rocks, so the fort was considered practically impregnable by invading armies.

Here are some pictures of Bhongir fort:

Bhongir fort view from main entrance
Bhongir fort view from main entrance
Bhongir fort 
Bhongir fort
Bhongir fort
Bhongir fort
Bhongir fort
Bhongir fort
Bhongir fort
Bhongir fort
Spiral stair -Bala Hisar or citadel on the top of  Bhongir fort
View from the top of Bhongir fort
Pond at Bhongir fort
Pond at Bhongir fort
Pond and Citadel at the top of Bhongir fort
View from the top of Bhongir fort, cannon also seen
Unlike many other forts and tourist places in Andhra Pradesh, Bhongir fort had less visitors on the day when we went there so that we could spent more free time by ourselves and it was worth to be remembered. I suggest this fort for group or family if they want to have free place to hangout without disturbance or engage from other visitors. We were told that it is open from morning till sunset. Since there is no shops or vendors inside the fort don't forget to bring along drinking water and other edible things before you proceed to the top of the hill.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Let's learn Mizo language - Crops & Vegetables (English - Mizo tawng)

Samtawkte/Tawkte (Bitter berry)

English: Bamboo shoot
Mizo tawng: Rawtuai, Mautuai

English: Brinjal, Aubergine, Egg plant
Mizo tawng: Bawkbawn

English: Bean
Mizo tawng: Be

English: Bitter gourd
Mizo tawng: Changkha

English: Bitter berry
Mizo tawng: Samtawkte

English: Cabbage
Mizo tawng: Zikhlum

English: Cauliflower
Mizo tawng: Parbawr

English: Capsicum
Mizo tawng: Hmarchapui

English: Chilli
Mizo tawng: Hmarcha

English: Chayote/ Green Gourd
Mizo tawng: Iskut

English: Cucumber
Mizo tawng: Fanghma

English:  Dal/ Dal bean
Mizo tawng: Dailuah

English: Garlic
Mizo tawng: Purunvar

English: Ginger
Mizo tawng: Sawhthing

English: Gourd, Squash
Mizo tawng: um, um-ei

English: Groundnut
Mizo tawng: Badam

English: Lady's finger
Mizo tawng: Bawrhsaiabe

English: Loofa/Luffa
Mizo tawng: Awmpawng

English: Maize, Corn
Mizo tawng: Vaimim

English: Melon, Water melon
Mizo tawng: Hmazil, Dawnfawh

English: Millet
Mizo tawng: Buhtun

English: Mock Tomato
Mizo tawng: Sawmtawk

English: Mustard
Mizo tawng: Antam

English: Onion
Mizo tawng: Purunsen

English: Paddy
Mizo tawng: Buh

English: Peanut
Mizo tawng: Badam

English: Pepper
Mizo tawng: Thingmarcha

English: Potato
Mizo tawng: Alu

English: Pumpkin
Mizo tawng: Mai

English: Pumpkin leaves
Mizo tawng: Maian

English: Rice
Mizo tawng: Buh, Buhfai

English: Sesami
Mizo tawng: Chhawhchhi

English: Snake gourd
Mizo tawng: Berul

English: Soyabeen
Mizo tawng: Bekang

English: Sweet Potato
Mizo tawng: Kawlbahra

English: Turmeric
Mizo tawng: Aieng

English: Tomato
Mizo tawng: Tawmataw :)

English: Parkia speciosa, bitter bean, twisted cluster bean, or stink bean, petai
Mizo tawng: Zawngtah

Source:  Mr. Rozama Chawngthu, English Zirna, Hauhlira Offset Press, Aizawl, 2004 (Fifth Edition), pp.268,269.

Antam (Mustard)
Samtawk (Mock tomato)


Friday, June 7, 2013

Let's count numbers in Mizo tawng (Language) (English - Mizo)

Agriculture(Jhum) site in Sialsuk Village, Mizoram, Pic taken by Amuana Ralte
If you learn or read carefully 1-10 in Mizo tawng you can  easily master beyond 10 also as it repeat  in each count to decade numbers too.

English: Half
Mizo tawng: Chanve

English: Zero
Mizo tawng: Bial

English: One
Mizo tawng: Pakhat

English: Two
Mizo tawng: Pahnih

English: Three
Mizo tawng: Pathum

English: Four
Mizo tawng: Pali

English: Five
Mizo tawng: Panga

English: Six
Mizo tawng: Paruk

English: Seven
Mizo tawng: Pasarih

English: Eight
Mizo tawng: Pariat

English: Nine
Mizo tawng: Pakua

English: Ten
Mizo tawng: Sawm

English: Eleven
Mizo tawng: Sawmpakhat

English: Twelve
Mizo tawng: Sawmpahnih

English: Thirteen
Mizo tawng: Sawmpathum

English: Fourteen
Mizo tawng: Sawmpali

English: Fifteen
Mizo tawng:Sawmpanga

English:Sixteen
Mizo tawng:Sawmparuk

English: Seventeen
Mizo tawng: Sawmpasarih

English: Eighteen
Mizo tawng: Sawmpariat

English: Nineteen
Mizo tawng: Sawmpakua

English: Twenty
Mizo tawng: Sawmhnih

English: Thirty
Mizo tawng: Sawmthum

English: Fourty
Mizo tawng: Sawmli

English: Fifty
Mizo tawng: Sawmnga

English: Sixty
Mizo tawng: Sawmruk

English: Seventy
Mizo tawng: Sawmsarih

English: Eighty
Mizo tawng: Sawmriat

English: Ninety
Mizo tawng: Sawmkua

English: Hundred
Mizo tawng: Za

English: Thousand
Mizo tawng: Sang

English: Ten thousand
Mizo tawng: Sing

English: Lakh
Mizo tawng: Nuai

English: Million
Mizo tawng: Maktaduai

English: Crore
Mizo tawng: Vaibelchhia

English: Billion
Mizo tawng: Vaibelchhetak

English: Trillion
Mizo tawng: Tluk leh dingawn

For those who came late here are url links of my older posts about  English - Mizo languages. Please click this:
1. English - Mizo Useful words
2. English- Mizo Animal Names