Sunday, November 18, 2018

Maian bai (pumpkin leaves cooking in Mizo style)

Maian bai (Pumpkin leaves dish) is one of the favourite vegetarian dishes for Mizo and the most common food item in Mizoram. Pumpkin leaves are mostly seen in every of the vegetable markets in Mizoram. Cooking of maian bai is very easy and simple so that even little Mizo children also can cook in their respective kitchens in their homes.

These are the simplest guide for cooking maian bai (pumpkin leaves) in Mizo style:
1. Generally fresh/tender pumpkin leaves are collected for cooking.
2. Wash the leaves with fresh water.
3. Remove the small thorns on the stem and leaf. Gently peel off from the top of the stem and begin to drag it down the leaf.
4.  Twist the leaves into small portion.
3.  Boil water in the pot, add bicarbonate of soda and salt to a boil along.
4.  When the water is boiled add the twisted leaves.
5. Cover the pot and stir occasionally.
6. Add other vegetables like eggplant/brinjal, mock tomato, chilli pepper/chilli, ladies' fingers/okra etc.
7. If you want to add another taste maker you can add lamiaceae leaves or seeds (Lengser/lengmaser in Mizo)
7. After 10 minutes or more open the cover and check whether the leaves are softer or not.
8.  When the leaves and other added vegetables are softer and after stirring occasionally leave for about 5 minutes.
9. Your cooking will be ready to serve.
10. Serve in hot is best preference, enjoy the taste of maian bai!

Mizo maian bai (Pumpkin leaves cooking in Mizo style)

Mizo maian bai (Pumpkin leaves cooking in Mizo style)

Mizo maian bai (Pumpkin leaves cooking in Mizo style)

Mizo maian bai (Pumpkin leaves cooking in Mizo style)

Mizo maian bai (Pumpkin leaves cooking in Mizo style)

Mizo maian bai (Pumpkin leaves cooking in Mizo style)

Mizo maian bai (Pumpkin leaves cooking in Mizo style)

Mizo maian bai (Pumpkin leaves cooking in Mizo style)
You may also watch the maian bai cooking video here:

Saturday, September 1, 2018

English to Mizo language translation about health problems and doctor consultation.

Here is a list of tips for your health problems and doctor consultation guide in English to Mizo tawng (language):

English: I need to consult physiotherapist.
Mizo tawng:  Taksa hmet dam thei rawn ka ngai.

English: Where shall i meet surgeon?
Mizo tawng:  Khawnge mi zaitu daktawr ka hmuh theih ang?

English: I need to meet dentist.
Mizo tawng:  Ha daktawr hmuh ka ngai.

English: Can i meet doctor?
Mizo tawng: Daktawr ka hmu thei angem?

English: Yes, he is available and you can meet him/her.
Mizo tawng: Aw, a awm lai ania, i hmu thei e.

English: No, he is busy and you can meet him/her later on.
Mizo tawng: Aih, a buai rih a, nakinah i la hmu thei ang.

English: My case is so important, i need to meet him now.
Mizo tawng:  Ka chanchin hi a pawimawh sia, tuna hmuh ngei a ngai.

English: Wait, let me ask him/her.
Mizo tawng: Lo nghak rawh, amah kan zawt ang e.

English: He is free, you can meet him/her.
Mizo tawng: A awl e, i hmu thei e.

English: Tell me about your case.
Mizo tawng: I chanchin min hrilh rawh le.

English: I have a stomach problem.
Mizo tawng: Ka pumpui hi ka sawisel a.

English: Do you feel pain?
Mizo tawng: A na ti thin em?

English: Yes, i feel severe pain.
Mizo tawng: Aw, na ka ti thin khawp mai.

English: Okay, you need to do ultrasound test.
Mizo tawng: Awle, ultrasound a enfiah phawt i ngai.

English: Take this paper and have a test on next room.
Mizo tawng: He lehkhapuan hi la la, pindan lehlamah va inenfiah tir rawh.

English: I need to do tooth extraction.
Mizo tawng: Ka ha phawi tir ka ngai.

English: Where is doctor laboratory?
Mizo tawng: Khawnge daktawr laboratory hi a awm le?

English: You have to follow this prescription.
Mizo tawng: Hetiang damdawi chawh hi i ei angai.

English: I don't know how take these medicine
Mizo tawng: Heng damdawi te hi a ei dan tur ka hre lo.

English: It's written in the doctor prescription paper.
Mizo tawng: Daktawr lehkhaah khan a inziak vek e.

English: Okay, i will follow the prescription.
Mizo tawng: Awle, a mi chawh ang chu ka lo zawm dawnnia.

English: Take care your health.
Mizo tawng: I hriselna i uluk dawnnia.

English: Take medicine on time.
Mizo tawng: Damdawi te a hun takah ei ang che.

English: This medicine is to take before food.
Mizo tawng: He damdawi hi chawei hmaa ei tur a ni.

English: This medicine is to take bi-daily.
Mizo tawng: He damdawi hi nikhatah vawi 2 ei tur a ni.

English: Take this medicine before sleep.
Mizo tawng: He damdawi hi mut hmaa ei tur a ni.

English: Take this medicine when you are in hungry.
Mizo tawng: He damdawi hi i riltam laiin i ei dawnnia.

English: You need to get admit in hospital.
Mizo tawng: Damdawiinah dahluh i ngai.

English: Can i have attendant?
Mizo tawng: Awmpuitu ka nei thei angem?

English: You will have one attendant.
Mizo tawng: Mi pakhat awmpuitu i nei ang.

English: Will the hospital provide food?
Mizo tawng: Damdawiin lamin chaw ei tur min pe angem?

English: No, you have to get food from outside.
Mizo tawng: Aih, pawn lam atangin chaw eitur i lak angai.

English: When the doctor will come today?
Mizo tawng: Vawiinah engtik hunah nge daktawr a lo kal ang?

English: I have to discuss this case with doctor.
Mizo tawng: Hemi thil/chanchin hi daktawr sawipui ka ngai.

English: I am improving day by day.
Mizo tawng: A ni telin ka ziawm zel e.

English: When will i get discharge?
Mizo tawng: Engtikah nge min chhuahtir theih ang?

English: Where is pharmacy shop?
Mizo tawng: Khawilai nge damdawi zawrhna dawr?

English: I want to buy medicine.
Mizo tawng: Damdawi lei ka duh.

English: Give me one packet.
Mizo tawng: Pek khat min pe rawh.

English: Do you have change?
Mizo tawng: Pawisa nawi i nei em?

English: Give me plastic bag/polythene to carry these
Mizo tawng: Heng ho ken nan hian polythene/plastic ip min pe rawh.

English: How is my test result?
Mizo tawng: Enge ka inentirna chu a an?

English: You are fine, but you need medicine.
Mizo tawng: I tha e, mahse, damdawi i ei angai.

English: I have a boil in my neck.
Mizo tawng: Ka nghawngah khawihli ka vei a.

English: I need to consult eye doctor.
Mizo tawng: Mit daktawr rawn ka ngai.

English: I have a pain in my back.
Mizo tawng: Ka hnungzangah hian na ka nei a.

English: I am feeling chest pain.
Mizo tawng: Ka kawng ka herh a.

English: Do you have medicine for chest pain?
Mizo tawng: Kawng herh damdawi i nei em?

English: I want to get rid of pimples/acne.
Mizo tawng: Arngeng tih reh dan tur ka duh.

English: I want to test sputum.
Mizo tawng: Khak entir ka ngai.

English: I want to test my urine.
Mizo tawng: Ka zun entir ka duh.

English: I want to do stool/feces testing/analylis
Mizo tawng: Ka ek entir ka duh.

English: Get an X-ray test.
Mizo tawng: X-ray va inentir rawh le.

English:  Do i need to take fast for this test?
Mizo tawng: Hemi inentir tur hian chawnghei ka ngai em?

English:  When is visiting hour?
Mizo tawng: Engtik nge damlo kan hun?

English: Will the doctor be available on morning?
Mizo tawng: Zingah daktawr a awm angem?

English: Come again after one week.
Mizo tawng: Chawlhkar khat hnuah rawn kal leh ang che.

English: I have this problem from last month.
Mizo tawng: He harsatna hi thla hmasa atang khan ka nei tan.

English: If i am not having translator i cant express myself.
Mizo tawng: Tawnglettu ka neih loh chuan keimah chuan ka insawifiah thiam lo.

English: Make a restriction on your diet.
Mizo tawng: I thil ei thinah chintawk nei thiam ang che.

English: This medicine is very costly, i cant afford it.
Mizo tawng: He damdawi hi chu a to lutuk a, ka lei zo lo a ni.

English:  If i take this medicine, do i need to take it for long?
Mizo tawng: He damdawi hi ei ta ila, ei rei angai angem?

English:  Yes, you need to take for two months.
Mizo tawng: Aw, thla hnih chhung i ei angai.

English:  I am feeling nausea, i am vommitting.
Mizo tawng: Ka awm a nuam lo, ka luak.

English: I having suffering motion sickness.
Mizo tawng: Motor ka rui.

English: I am suffering from diarrhoea
Mizo tawng: Ka kua a tha lo.

English:  My ear is paining.
Mizo tawng: Ka beng a ana.

English: I am fainting.
Mizo tawng: Ka thaw a chham.

English: Do you feel nausea?
Mizo tawng: I chau nghulh em?

English: I am not okay
Mizo tawng: Ka chiang kuang lo a ni.

English: I don't have appetite.
Mizo tawng: Ka chaw ei a tui lo.

English: I am having dizziness.
Mizo tawng: Ka lu a hai muai muai.

English:  I have migrain
Mizo tawng: Luna benvawn ka nei.

English: I am not feeling well.
Mizo tawng:  Ka awm a nuam lo.

English: Do you have sweating?
Mizo tawng:  I thlan a tla thin em?

English: I have cavity in my tooth.
Mizo tawng:  Ka ha ah kua a awm.

English: I will consult you again.
Mizo tawng:  Ka la rawn rawn leh ang che.

English: Is the pain is swelling?
Mizo tawng:  A na lai chu a vung em?

English: Yes, it's swelling after sometime
Mizo tawng:  Aw, a hnuah a rawn vung a.

English: I want to get rid off  bad cough/sore throat.
Mizo tawng:  Ka khuhhnawk hi dam vat vat ka duh.

English: Thank for your advise.
Mizo tawng: I mi thurawn avangin lawmthu ka hrilh a che.

English: I will come again.
Mizo tawng:  Ka lo kal leh ang.

English: Who is farting?
Mizo tawng: Tunge vawih a?

English: Do you often have drooling?
Mizo tawng:  I chil a put fo thin em?

English: You need to test your saliva.
Mizo tawng: I chil enfiah tir a ngai.

English: Get well soon!
Mizo tawng:  I dam leh thuai dawnnia!

English: Is this helpful or not?
Mizo tawng:  Hei hi a tangkai nge tangkai lo?

English: Leave a comment.
Mizo tawng:  I ngaihdan i hnuchhiah dawnnia.

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