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: Chili Pepper
Mizo tawng: Hmarchapui

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

English: Peanut
Mizo tawng: Badam

English: Pepper
Mizo tawng: Thingmarcha

English: Pigeon Pea
Mizo tawng: Behliang

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: Winter Melon
Mizo tawng: Maipawl

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

Antam (Mustard leaves)
Samtawk (Mock tomato)


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