Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mayflower - Gulmohar - Royal Poinciana - April par

If you check wikipedia page about 'mayflower' or 'Gulmohar' or 'Royal Poinciana' you will see it has different names and its flowering season also varies from place to place. In our home state Mizoram (India) it is commonly known as April par (means April flower), but in April we never see it's bloom,  generally it's flowering month is May. I am still wondering why this so called mayflower is called April par in Mizo language. My dad's friend Pu Liankhuma once said "Mizoram climate is very unique why because April par (April flower) is bloom only in May while Nipui par (summer flower) is bloom only in Thlasik (winter)." His words makes sense in many ways. Am still wondering why are we having such unrelated season or month names of flower in Mizo language.  I wish i can know why and who give such names in Mizo language, it must be interesting! 

You may be called mayflower but we still called April par (flower),  whenever I see this flower it remind me the famous Shakespeare's quote "What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." It's names and flowering season may be vary all over the world but for me it is a beautiful flowering tree. Be it mayflower, april par, gulmohar, royal poinciana, flamboyant, alasippoo etc. it's still the same in my eyes. 
Clicked this at our hostel rooftop on  28.4.2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

English to Mizo language translation with conversation guide.

Please remember in Mizo alphabet 'Aw' is spell as English letter 'O' eg. Mizo tawng is spell as 'Mizo tong'

English: Is there any Mizo language translator here?
Mizo tawng: Hetah hian Mizo tawng lettu an awm em?

English: Where can i find Mizo language translator?
Mizo tawng: Khawiah nge Mizo tawng lettu ka hmuh theih ang?

English: Is there any website that can do  online translation from English to Mizo language?
Mizo tawng: Online a Saptawng atanga Mizo tawng leh theihna website a awm em?

English: I want Mizo language translator
Mizo tawng: Mizo tawng let thei tu ka mamawh.

English: Can you do language translation from English to Mizo language?
Mizo tawng: Sap tawng atangin Mizo tawng i let thei angem?

English: I can do online language translation from Mizo language to English
Mizo tawng: Online in Mizo tawng atangin Saptawng in tawng ka let thei e.

English: Are you professional language translator from English to Mizo language?
Mizo tawng: Saptawng atanga Mizo tawng a tawng let thiam mibik i ni em?

English: We can do language transltion from English to Mizo language.
Mizo tawng: Saptawng atangin Mizo tawng in tawng kan letling thei e.

English: If you have language translation job from English to Mizo language, i can help you.
Mizo tawng: Saptawng atanga Mizo tawng a tawng lehngai hna i neih chuan ka lo tanpui thei ang che.

English: This blog owner can do language translation from English to Mizo language.
Mizo tawng: He blog neitu hian Saptawng atanga Mizo tawng a tawng lehlin a ti thei e.

English: How much will you charge for language translation from English to Mizo language?
Mizo tawng: Saptawng atanga Mizo tawng a tawng lehlin man engzat nge i chhiar ang?

English: It's depend upon the number of words count.
Mizo tawng: A thumal tam dan azir a ni mai.

English: I am interested in language translation from English to Mizo language.
Mizo tawng: Saptawng atanga Mizo tawng a tawng lehlin hi ka tuizawng a ni.

English: Can you do online translation from English to Mizo language in internet?
Mizo tawng: Internet ah online in Saptawng atanga Mizo tawng a tawng lehlin i ti thei em?

English: Yes, i can do all translation works.
Mizo tawng: Aw, tawng lehlin ngai chi chu ka ti thei vek.

English: Translate in Mizo language.
Mizo tawng: Mizo tawng in letling rawh.

English: Do you want to learn Mizo language?
Mizo tawng: Mizo tawng i zir duh a mi?

English: I want to learn Mizo language
Mizo tawng: Mizo tawng zir ka duh.

English: Teach me Mizo language.
Mizo tawng: Mizo tawng min zirtir rawh.

English: Do you speak Mizo language?
Mizo tawng: Mizo tawng i thiam em?

English: I can speak a little bit of Mizo language.
Mizo tawng: Mizo tawng tlem tlem ka thiam.

English: I can't speak Mizo language.
Mizo tawng: Mizo tawng ka thiam lo.

English: I am stranger/outsider so that i cannot speak Mizo language.
Mizo tawng: Mikhual/Pawn lam mi ka nia Mizo tawng ka thiam lo a ni.

English: This is my first time in Mizoram , i can't speak Mizo language.
Mizo tawng: Hei hi Mizoram ka kal vawikhatna a nia, Mizo tawng ka thiam lo a ni.

English: How do you say  in Mizo language?
Mizo tawng: Mizo tawngin engtin nge in tih?

English: I want to know it's name in Mizo language.
Mizo tawng: Mizo tawngin a hming ka hre duh a ni.

English: I am your friend.
Mizo tawng: I thian ka ni e.

English: Let's make a friendship together.
Mizo tawng: In thianthatna siam dun ang.

English: Don't feel shy.
Mizo tawng: Zak suh/Inthlahrung suh.

English: If I am your friend I will be happy.
Mizo tawng: I thian ka nih chuan ka lawm viau ang.

English: You are such a true friend.
Mizo tawng: Thian dik tak i lo ni e.

English: I am learning Mizo language.
Mizo tawng: Mizo tawng ka zir mek.

English: I wish I can speak Mizo language.
Mizo tawng: Mizo tawng in tawng theih ka va chak em.

English: How will I contact you?
Mizo tawng: Engtin nge ka rawn biak pawh theih ang che?

English: Can I have your number?
Mizo tawng: I number ka nei thei angem?

English: Tell me your good name.
Mizo tawng: I hming dik tak min hrilh rawh.

English: I want to write love letter in Mizo language.
Mizo tawng: Mizo tawng in hmangaih lehkhathawn ziah ka duh.

English: Okay, write it on.
Mizo tawng: Awle, ziak rawh le.

English: Dear love, how are you? I hope you are getting well, I am also fine. I want to tell you that, I miss you so much and without you I can't live peacefully. If you reply me I will be greatful to you.
Mizo tawng: Hmangaih Duat em em, I dam lai a ni em? I dam zel ka beisei, keipawhka dam e. Ka ngai lutuk che tih hrilh che ka duh a, i tello chuan thlamuang takin ka nung thei lo. Min rawn chhan ve chuan i chungah ka lawm em em ang.

English: I want to say something.
Mizo tawng: Thil sawi lawk ka duh e.

English: How is life over there?
Mizo tawng: Khalamah enge i nunphung a tha zel em?

English: I am good, I am fine.
Mizo tawng: Ka tha e, ka dam e.

English: Are you on facebook?
Mizo tawng:Facebook ah i awm em?

English: Yes, I am using facebook.
Mizo tawng: Aw, facebook ka hmang ve e.

English: If so, can we be a friend?
Mizo tawng: Anih chuan, thian kan ni thei angem?

English: What is the meaning of your name?
Mizo tawng: Engnge i hming awmzia hi?

English: Tell me the meaning.
Mizo tawng: A awmzia min hrilh rawh.

English: I don't know it's meaning.
Mizo tawng: A awmzia ka hrethiam lo.

English: See you soon.
Mizo tawng: Kan inhmu leh thuai dawn nia.

English: Nice talking with you.
Mizo tawng: Kan inbia chu ka lawm hle mai.

English: It's my pleasure, nice talking to you too.
Mizo tawng: Ka lawm e, nangpawh biak i nuam.

English: Bye bye then.
Mizo tawng: Mangtha phawt mai le.

English: See you on tomorrow

Mizo tawng: Naktuk ah kan inhmu dawnnia.

English: I can understand.
Mizo tawng: Ka hrethiam thei e.

English: Do you understand?
Mizo tawng: I hrethiam em?

English: I cannot understand.
Mizo tawng: Ka hrethiam thei lo.

English: I like your post.
Mizo tawng: I thil rawn tarlan hi ka duh zawng tak a ni.
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If you want to learn more Mizo language, please open the following links:
English - Mizo animal names
English - Mizo numbers
English - Mizo vegetables & crops
English - Mizo relationship 
English - Mizo colours 
English - Mizo Greetings & Interactions

These videos tutorial may be helpful for the beginners of Mizo language: