The Malayalam language is one of the most complex and toughest languages to learn compared to other languages widely spoken in India or any other state. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages and is spoken by 2.90% of the Indian population in the southern state, Kerala. Although it is considered the second toughest language to read and write in the entire world after Chinese, we are here to give you some hope. If you are interested in speaking Malayalam, let’s start with some common vocabulary, such as saying the days and months in Malayalam.
The Malayalam Language
The Malayalam language is the state language spoken by the people of Kerala, a southern Indian state. Apart from Kerala, the rich literature of the Malayalam language spreads extensively in different regions of India like the neighboring communities of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, and it also has official status in Lakshadweep and Puducherry. The Malayalam language is accounted under the Dravidian languages, and Malayalis is the name given to the Malayalam-speaking family.
Out of many other languages, the Malayalam language was designated as the classical language of India in the past year of 2013. It bears a historical script dated somewhere from the 9th century and has three distinct regional dialects with a few smaller ones. Some of them are the Jeseri, Arabi Malayalam, Beary, Suriyani, and Judeo Malayalam. It also has various writing systems that include Malayalam script, Grantha, Hebrew Script, Latin Script as the common ones.
Time Of The Day In Malayalam
Finally, coming to the essential part of this blog, we will learn some common words that will help you become a fluent Malayalam speaker in just a few days. Let’s start with a few words and their meaning that you should memorize at your earliest before moving forward.
You must have noticed that the words are in no way similar to an English word and sound completely different. Well, that’s the glory of the Malayalam language. We will now frame some phrases and discover how it sounds when translated to Malayalam.
ദിവസത്തിന്റെ സമയം (divasattinṟe samayaṁ)
Divasattinṟe samayaṁ is the phrase or sentence you would want to use when trying to say “time of the day” in Malayalam. With this phrase, you can form questions such as “What time of the day is it?”. The translation in Malayalam would be ദിവസത്തിലെ സമയം എത്രയാണ്? (divasattile samayaṁ etrayāṇ?)
ഇപ്പോൾ സമയം ഒരു മണി (ippēāḷ samayaṁ oru maṇi)
Once you have formed a question, no doubt there has to be an answer. To help yourself with that, use the sentence ippēāḷ samayaṁ oru maṇi. This phrase means, “It is one o’clock right now.”
ദിവസത്തിലെ ഏത് സമയത്താണ്? (divasattile ēt samayattāṇ?)
At what time of the day? It is another similar type of question that people often ask. The Malayalam version is “divasattile ēt samayattāṇ?” You can change the time number according to your needs after learning the following list of numbers to answer the question.
Days And Months In Malayalam
Other than the common words that we learned till now, there are several different terminologies related to days and months, which are another important part of learning the Malayalam language. One fascinating pick of this topic is that the Malayalam and English calendars are not the same. While the day names in English can be spoken in Malayalam, Malayalam literature has its traditional way of counting days and months in a year, which you will never find in any dictionary. Keep reading the list below to get acquainted.
Malayalam Week Days
English Months In Malayalam
This table shows how you pronounce an English month with a Malayalam accent. The base remains the same, and it is only about changing tone and letters.
The vocabulary remains almost similar when it comes to Quarters that make up a year, Q1 (January-March), Q2 (April-June), Q3 (July-September), and Q4 (October-December).
Months In Malayalam Calendar
The Malayalam Calendar stands utterly different from the English one and is original to the Malayalam language. Here, the number of days in every month differs between 29 and 32.
|Duration||Malayalam Month||English Pronunciation|
|Mid-April to mid-May||മേടം||Meṭam|
|Mid-May to mid-June||ഇടവം||Eṭavam|
|Mid-June to mid-July||മിഥുനം||Mithunam|
|Mid-July to mid-August||കർക്കടകം||Karkaṭakam|
|Mid-August to mid-September||ചിങ്ങം||Chingam|
|Mid-September to mid-October||കന്നി||Kanni|
|Mid-October to mid-November||തുലാം||Thulam|
|Mid-November to mid-December||വൃശ്ചികം||Vrishchikam|
|Mid-December to mid-January||ധനു||Dhanu|
|Mid-January to mid-February||മകരം||Makaram|
|Mid-February to mid-March||കുംഭം||Kumbham|
|Mid-March to mid-April||മീനം||Meenam|
Other Important Malayalam Common Words And Phrases
Now that you know how to say days and months in Malayam, there is a lot of extra stuff waiting for you. We have mentioned some basic Malayalam words and sentences for you to read that are useful for day-to-day conversations or conveying basic gestures such as greetings, wishes, and questions. This table content will help you easily acquire the language without going through the initial learning alphabets and scripts.
|Have a nice day||ഒരു നല്ല ദിനം ആശംസിക്കുന്നു||oru nalla dinaṁ āśansikkunnu|
|How are you||സുഖമാണോ||sukhamāṇēā|
|What is your name||നിന്റെ പേരെന്താണ്||ninṟe pērentāṇ|
|My name is…||എന്റെ പേര്…||enṟe pēr…|
|Nice to meet you||നിന്നെ കാണാനായതിൽ സന്തോഷം||ninne kāṇānāyatil santēāṣaṁ|
Learn Other Languages With Malayalam
So, we have learned some common words that every other Malayalam learner should know. Malayalam is not an easy speech, and to attain that, one has to keep calm and patient. However, that does not mean spending loads of money on courses.
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