Tamil Questions

If you're trying to learn Tamil Questions you will find some useful resources including a course about Questions and interrogative expressions... to help you with your Tamil grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Tamil. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Tamil Questions

Learning the Tamil Questions is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Tamil language. But first we need to know what the role of Questions is in the structure of the grammar in Tamil.

Tamil questions may be either a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or else the request itself made by such an expression. Usually it starts with why, how, where, when ... Here are some examples:

English QuestionsTamil Questions
Questionsvinaakkal - வினாக்கள்
how?yeppadi? - எப்படி?
what?yenna? - என்ன?
who?yaar?/yethu? - யார்?/எது?
why?yen? - ஏன்?
where?yenke? - எங்கே?

Notice the structure of the Questions in Tamil.

List of Questions in Tamil

Below is a list of the Questions and interrogative expressions in Tamil placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Tamil vocabulary.

English QuestionsTamil Questions
where is he?avan yenke irukkiraan? - அவன் எங்கே இருக்கிறான்?
what is this?ithu yenna? - இது என்ன?
why are you sad?nee yen varuththamaai irukkiraai? - நீ ஏன் வருத்தமாய் இருக்கிறாய்?
how do you want to pay?nee yeppadi kodukka virumpukiraai? - நீ எப்படி கொடுக்க விரும்புகிறாய்?
can I come?naan varalaamaa? - நான் வரலாமா?
is he sleeping?avan thoonkukiraanaa? - அவன் தூங்குகிறானா?
do you know me?unakku yennaith theriyumaa? - உனக்கு என்னைத் தெரியுமா?
do you have my book?nee yen puththakaththai vaiththirukkiraayaa? - நீ என் புத்தகத்தை வைத்திருக்கிறாயா?
how big is it?athu yevvalavu periyadhu? - அது எவ்வளவு பெரியது?
can I help you?naan unakku uthavalaamaa? - நான் உனக்கு உதவலாமா?
can you help me?nee yenakku uthavuvaayaa? - நீ எனக்கு உதவுவாயா?
do you speak English?nee aankilam pesukiraayaa? - நீ ஆங்கிலம் பேசுகிறாயா?
how far is this?ithu yevvalavu thooraththil ulladhu? - இது எவ்வளவு தூரத்தில் உள்ளது?
what time is it?ippozhuthu mani yenna? - இப்பொழுது மணி என்ன?
how much is this?ithu yenna vilai? - இது என்ன விலை?
what is your name?un peyar yenna? - உன் பெயர் என்ன?
where do you live?nee yenke vasikkiraai? - நீ எங்கே வசிக்கிறாய்?

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