Today, we are going to talk about one of the most important aspects of traveling – impressing your hosts with your language skills. Specifically, we’ll be diving into the world of house vocabulary in Malayalam.
Let me set the scene for you. The last time I visited Kerala, I met a lovely local with whom I spent quite some time talking. He was a charming fellow, full of interesting stories and fun facts about the state. Eventually, he invited me to his house to have lunch with his family. And let me tell you, his house was absolutely delightful! The colors, the decor, the ambiance – everything was just perfect.
But here’s the thing. Our conversation had shown that he struggled with English, and I wanted to tell him in his own language how cool his house was. I mean, the man had invited me into his home and treated me like family. The least I could do was compliment him in his native tongue, right? Unfortunately, my Malayalam skills were… let’s just say, not up to par.
So there I was, in a bit of a pickle. On one hand, I wanted to express my admiration for his house. On the other hand, I didn’t want to come across as a bumbling fool who couldn’t even string together a simple sentence in Malayalam. It was a classic case of wanting to impress your host but not knowing how.
And that’s where this article comes in. If you ever find yourself in a similar situation – invited into a Malayalam household and wanting to impress your host with your fluency in the language – fear not! We’ve got you covered. In this article, we’re going to learn all about household vocabulary in Malayalam.
Now, you might be thinking, “Vocabulary? Really? Isn’t that boring?” Well, first of all, how dare you! Vocabulary is the backbone of any language, and knowing the right words can make all the difference in your interactions with native speakers. Secondly, who said learning has to be boring? We’re going to spice things up with some funny speech and quirky examples that will help you remember the words better.
But before we dive into the nitty-gritty of household vocabulary, let’s talk a bit about the culture of hospitality in Kerala. People from Kerala are some of the most simple and down-to-earth people you can find on the planet. They like to live in their world of simplicity, but that doesn’t stop them from being known for their warmth and kindness. In the Keralite culture, it is customary to invite guests to spend some time at their houses. Whether it’s a cup of tea, a plate of snacks, or a full-fledged meal, Keralites take pride in offering their guests the best they have to offer.
So if you ever get the chance to experience this hospitality firsthand, make the most of it. And who knows, maybe you’ll even impress your hosts with your newfound Malayalam skills!
Alright, that’s enough chit-chat. Are you ready to dive into the world of household items vocabulary in Malayalam? Let’s go!
First Things First – How To Say House/Home in Malayalam
Ah, the humble abode. The place where we eat, sleep, spend time with our family, and even binge-watch the Netflix Malayalam Thriller “Hostage.” The place we call home. But how do you say “house” or “home” in Malayalam? We couldn’t start this article without addressing this fundamental question, could we?
So, without further ado, let’s get to the basics. In Malayalam, the word for “house” is “വീട്” (veet). Go ahead, say it out loud. Don’t be shy. “Veet.” See, that wasn’t so hard, was it?
Now, “home” is a bit trickier. In English, we use “house” and “home” interchangeably, but in Malayalam, there’s a distinction. “വീട്” (veet) refers to the physical structure of the house, while “വീട് പരിസരം” (veet parisaram), which literally translates to “home environment,” is used to denote the emotional and familial aspect of a home.
So, there you have it – two essential words to add to your Malayalam vocabulary. But don’t stop there! In the next chapter, we’ll dive deeper into the various rooms and features of a house, so you can impress your Malayalam-speaking friends with your knowledge of all things domestic. Get ready to learn some difficult words like “ആകർഷകമായ” (aakarshakamaaya), which means “charming,” and other easier ones like “അടുക്കള” (adukkala), which simply means “kitchen.”
Trust me; it’s going to be a wild ride.
Malayalam House Vocabulary
Bedroom – കിടപ്പുമുറി (kidappumuri)
The bedroom – കിടപ്പുമുറി (kidappumuri) in Malayalam, is the most important room in the house. It’s where we retreat to at the end of a long day, where we cuddle with our pets, and where we embarrassingly belt out our favorite songs. For Malayalam people, the bedroom is just as important as it is for people all around the world. It’s a place of refuge and relaxation, a space where we can truly be ourselves.
|Lampshade||വിളക്ക് തണൽ||Vilakku thanal|
|Alarm clock||അലാറം ക്ലോക്ക്||Alaaram clokku|
|Night table||രാത്രി മേശ||Raathri mesha|
|Book case||ബുക്ക് കേസ്||Booku kesu|
Kitchen – അടുക്കള (adukkala)
As a guest in someone’s house, the kitchen can be a bit daunting. There are all sorts of appliances and utensils and mysterious ingredients. But fear not, my friends! In this chapter, we’re going to learn all about the various components of a kitchen, from the stove to the refrigerator to the ever-present spice cabinet. So, put on your apron and grab a spatula, because we’re about to become kitchen masters in Malayalam.
|Cutting board||മുറിക്കാൻ ഉപയോഗിക്കുന്ന പലക||Murikkan upayedhagikkunna palaka|
|Dish towel||ഡിഷ് ടവൽ||Dish taval|
|Mixing bowl||മിക്സിംഗ് ബൗൾ||Mixing boul|
|Silverware||വെള്ളി പാത്രങ്ങൾ||Velli paathrangal|
Living Room – ലിവിംഗ് റൂം (Living Room)
The living room is where we meet friends and host guests. It is probably where you’ll be welcomed by a Malayalam family, proudly displaying their most valuable possessions. That’s why it’s important to know how to talk about the living room in Malayalam. You’ll want to know how to point out that beautiful painting on the wall or ask for a cozy blanket to snuggle up with on the couch.
|Bookshelf||ബുക്ക് ഷെൽഫ്||Booku shelf|
|Coffee table||കോഫി ടേബിൾ||Caaafi table|
|Floor lamp||നില വിളക്ക്||Nila vilakku|
|Light switch||വിളക്കിന്റെ സ്വിച്ച്||Vilakkinte swichu|
|Living Room||ലിവിംഗ് റൂം||Living room|
|Picture frame||പടത്തിന്റെ ചട്ടക്കൂട്||Padathinte chattakkoot|
|Remote control||റിമോട്ട് കൺട്രോൾ||Remottu control|
|Throw pillow||തലയിണ എറിയുക||Thalayina ariyuka|
Bathroom – കുളിമുറി (Kulimuri)
Whether you need to freshen up after a long journey or just answer nature’s call, the bathroom is a crucial part of any household, no matter where you are in the world. But let’s face it, when you’re a guest in someone’s home, it can be hard to introduce this topic in a polite conversation.
And let’s not forget; bathrooms can be full of surprises! But don’t fret, my friends! In this chapter, we’re going to learn all about bathroom vocabulary in Malayalam so that you can navigate this essential room with ease and confidence. So, let’s plunge right in!
|Bathtub||ബാത്ത് ടബ്||Baathu tub|
|Hairdryer||ഹെയർ ഡ്രയർ||Hair drayar|
|Hand towel||ഹാൻഡ് ടവൽ||Haand taval|
|Medicine cabinet||മരുന്ന് അലമാരി||Marunnu alamaari|
|Shower curtain||ഷവർ കർട്ടൻ||Shavar karttan|
|Tissue box||ടിഷ്യു ബോക്സ്||Tisiew beyax|
|Toilet brush||ടോയ്ലറ്റ് ബ്രഷ്||Toilattu brash|
|Toilet paper||ടോയിലറ്റ് പേപ്പർ||Taaayilattu peper|
|Toothbrush||ടൂത്ത് ബ്രഷ്||Toothu brash|
Over To You
Phew! That’s it, folks! You’re all set to experience the true warmth of the Malayalam people and reattribute with some accurate vocabulary in their native language. I can guarantee you they will be impressed and honored you spent time learning their language.
But why stop here when there is so much more to learn about this beautiful and interesting language? First of all, you should check our blog; it is filled with great articles about the Malayalam language, such as tongue twisters in Malayalam, fun things to do during the summer in Kerala, or simply if Malayalam is a hard language to learn.
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