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How to write a letter in Tamil?

¾Á¢Æ¢ø ¸Ê¾õ ±ØÐÅÐ ±ôÀÊ?


Most of us want to learn to ( or re-learn to) write in Tamil for one
particular reason. That is, to be able to correspond with our
Non-English knowing older relatives. Even the relatives who can read
English, would be thrilled to receive a letter from us, if it is written
in Tamil. It is now possible with the Murasu Anjal software.

Here are some pointers to get you going.

What are the equivalent words in Tamil for "letter"

¸Ê¾õ, Á¼ø (Íò¾ ¾Á¢ú) ¸Î¾¡º¢, ¸Ê¾¡º¢, ¦Äð¼÷, ¸¡¸¢¾õ.

For post it is

«ïºø,§À¡Šð, ¦Á¢ø

For stamp it is simply

«ïºø ¾¨Ä, Š¼¡õô

For address it is

Ó¸Åâ, Ţġºõ, «ðÊ

Please remember, when you write the address of someone , write it


in English. Believe it or not, almost all the mail persons can read
English. I can't say the same about their reading skills in Tamil!!!
(That is the way it is, in present day Tamil Nadu).

The three types of letters used are

§À¡Šð ¸¡÷ð, -ýÄ¡ñð ¦Äð¼÷, and ¸Å÷

Proper salutations include

Á¡ñÒÁ¢Ì, Á¾¢ôÒìÌâÂ, «ýÒ¨¼Â, «ýÀ¢üÌâÂ, «ýÒ¨¼Â,


«ýÒìÌâÂ,«ýÀ¡É, ³Âã÷, ¿ñÀ§Ã.

For father, mother, older brother, older sister, younger brother,


younger sister, uncle, aunt

«ôÀ¡×ìÌ, «õÁ¡×ìÌ, «½½¡×ìÌ, «ì¸¡×ìÌ, ¾õÀ¢ìÌ,


¾í¨¸ìÌ, Á¡Á¡×ìÌ, «ò¨¾ìÌ.

We are all fine.

-íÌ «¨ÉÅÕõ ¿Äõ.

How are you?

¿£í¸û ±ø§Ä¡Õõ ¿ÄÁ¡?

With the grace of God we are all ok.

¸¼×Ç¢ý ¸Õ¨½Â¡ø (¸¢Õ¨À¡ø) ¿¡í¸û ±ø§Ä¡Õõ ¿Äõ.

How is he?

«Å÷ ±ôÀÊ -Õ츢ȡ÷?

I heard that he is not well. Is he ok now?

«ÅÕìÌ ¯¼õÒ ¿øÄ¡ -øÄ¡¾¾¡ §¸ð§¼ý. -ô§À¡Ð


ÀÚ¢ø¨Ä¡?

I am fine now.

¿¡ý -ô§À¡Ð ÀÚ¢ø¨Ä.

I received your letter.

¯í¸ÇÐ ¸Ê¾õ ±ÉìÌì ¸¢¨¼ò¾Ð.

I am happy to know the contents of your letter

¯í¸û ¸Ê¾ò¾¢ø Åó¾ ¾¸Åø¸¨Çò ¦¾Ã¢óÐ Á¢¸


Á¸¢ú¨¼¸¢§Èý.

Did you receive my letter?

±ÉÐ ¸Ê¾õ ¸¢¨¼ò¾¾¡?

When did he come?


«Å÷ ±ô§À¡Ð Åó¾¡÷?

When is he leaving?

«Å÷ ±ô§À¡Ð §À¡¸¢È¡÷?

What is he doing now?

«Å÷ -ô§À¡Ð ±ýÉ §Å¨Ä ¦ºö¸¢È¡÷?

Would you write to me his address and telephone number?

«ÅÕ¨¼Â Ó¸Åâ¨ÂÔõ ¦¾¡¨Ä§Àº¢ ±ñ¨½Ôõ ±ØÐí¸û.

where is he studying?

«Å÷ ±í§¸ ÀÊ츢ȡ÷?

School, college, university

ÀûÇ£ìܼõ (ŠÜø) ¸øæâ (¸¡§Äˆ) Àø¸¨Äì¸Æ¸õ

Where is he working?

«Å÷ ±ó¾ °Ã¢ø §Å¨Ä À¡÷츢ȡ÷.

Is he married?

«ÅÕìÌì ¸ø¡½õ ¬¸¢Å¢ð¼¾¡?

Do they have children?

«ÅÕìÌ ÌÆ󨾸û ¯ñ¼¡?

You should visit us soon.

¿£í¸û -í§¸ º£ì¸¢Ãõ ÅÃÛõ.

We think about you often.

¯í¸¨Ç¦ÂøÄ¡õ ¿¡í¸û «Êì¸Ê ¿¢¨É츢§È¡õ.

Please write the details


Å¢ÅÃõ §¸ðÎ ±ØÐí¸û

Could you do me a small favor?

±ÉìÌ ´Õ º¢È¢Â ¯¾Å¢ ¦ºö ÓÊÔÁ¡?

I thank you for the help you gave me.

¿£í¸û ¦ºö¾ ¯¾Å¢ìÌ Á¢¸ ¿ýÈ¢.

I will write more after I get your letter.

¯í¸û ¸Ê¾õ ¸¢¨¼ò¾ À¢ÈÌ, ¿¡ý Á£ñÎõ ±ØЧÅý.

Write to me often.

«Êì¸Ê ±ØÐí¸û.

Please pass my regards to him.

«Å¨Ã째𼾡¸î ¦º¡øÖí¸û

Please write legibly and clearly.

±ØòÐì¸¨Ç ÀÊì¸ ¦¾Ç¢Å¡¸ ±ØÐí¸û.

Write a long letter.

¿£ñ¼ ¸Ê¾õ ±ØÐí¸û

How to close the letter?

Some of the closing words are

-í¹Éõ, «ýÒ¼ý, ÀñÒ¼ý, À½¢ÅýÒ¼ý, ¾í¸û ¿ñÀý,


-ôÀÊìÌ