20+ Easy Malayalam Questions You Must Learn Now

Are you planning a trip or a permanent relocation? Questions, also known as cēādyaṅṅaḷ in Malayalam, are essential since they aid in the learning of a new language and provide an opportunity to clarify facts directly with the locals. In today’s post, we will focus on learning how to construct Malayalam questions so that you can connect better with the locals and ask questions in an instant. After all, you do not want to be stuck seeking answers yourself, right?

No matter where you are in the world, interrogative phrases are an important language learning category. While you can spend more time memorizing words and practicing expressions, having the ability to construct questions can seriously save you when the unexpected comes. Think about it, just to grab a quick bite; we ask ourselves so many questions! ‘What do I feel like eating?’ ‘Where should I go?’ ‘Is it too hot outside for a spicy meal?’ The list goes on and on. And to get the answers to these burning questions, we must ask even more questions!

Learning these words will help you order food and do simple daily tasks in this area of India. From going to the pharmacy to catching a train to simply choosing what you should buy to make dinner tonight, your head is filled with questions, even if you’re not saying them. And sometimes, you have to externalize them, and if you end up dealing with a Malayalam-speaking individual that doesn’t understand your English attempts, you’ll be glad you learned a few question words in his native language.

Thus, in this article, I will show the essential words you should use to form every question. To complement this, you can head to our Malayalam language blog, where we teach you several other topics and vocabulary that you can use to make your inquiry, such as sports (if you want to ask when a certain team plays), food (if you want to ask how much that delicious curry costs) or family (if you want to ask when you’re long-distance aunt arrives and you get to meet her).

Malayalam Questions

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Life is full of questions. Questions are a part of our daily routine, from the existential ones like ‘What is the meaning of life?’ to the more mundane ones like ‘What’s for lunch?’. So without further ado, drumroll please…the word for ‘question’ in Malayalam is ‘ചോദ്യം’ (cēādyaṁ)! It’s as simple as that, folks!

As we discussed earlier, heading out to eat some good curry makes you ask a bunch of questions, so let’s see how that would go.

So let’s start at the beginning. You’re at home, your stomach grumbling, and you’re ready to satisfy your hunger. You step outside your apartment and ask yourself, ‘Where should I go for lunch?’ You might be stuck if you’re not familiar with Malayalam vocabulary. But don’t worry. I’m here to help! Let’s start with the basics below.



One of the first Malayalam questions you should know is ‘എങ്ങനെ?’ (eṅṅane?), which translates to ‘how?’ This word is used to ask about how something is done. For example, ‘ഞാൻ എങ്ങനെയാണ് റെസ്റ്റോറന്റിലേക്ക് പോകുന്നത്??’ (ñān eṅṅaneyāṇ ṟesṟṟēāṟanṟilēkk pēākunnat?) which means ‘how am I going to the restaurant?’

How are you?സുഖമാണോ?sukhamāṇēā?
How do you do it?നീ എങ്ങനെ അതു ചെയ്തു?nī eṅṅane atu ceytu?
How much is it?എത്രമാത്രമാണിത്?etramātramāṇit?
How did you get here?നിങ്ങൾ എങ്ങനെ ഇവിടെ എത്തി?niṅṅaḷ eṅṅane iviṭe etti?
How old are you?നിങ്ങൾക്ക് എത്രവയസ്സുണ്ട്?niṅṅaḷkk etravayas’suṇṭ?


Next up is ‘എപ്പോൾ?’ (eppēāḷ?), which means ‘When?’ This is a great question to ask when trying to figure out when you should go somewhere. For example, ‘ഞാൻ എപ്പോഴാണ് അവിടെ ഉണ്ടായിരിക്കേണ്ടത്?’ (ñān eppēāḻāṇ aviṭe uṇṭāyirikkēṇṭat?) means ‘When should I be there?’.

When did you arrive?എപ്പോഴാ വന്നത്?eppēāḻā vannat?
When are you leaving?എപ്പോഴാണ് നീ പോകുന്നത്?eppēāḻāṇ nī pēākunnat?
When will you arrive?എപ്പോൾ എത്തും?eppēāḷ ettuṁ?
When is the next train?അടുത്ത ട്രെയിൻ എപ്പോഴാണ്?aṭutta ṭreyin eppēāḻāṇ?
When do you close?നീയെപ്പോഴാണ് അടയ്ക്കുക?nīyeppēāḻāṇ aṭaykkuka?
When is it?എപ്പോഴാണ്?eppēāḻāṇ?


Now that you know how to go to the restaurant and when you want to go, it’s time to figure out where to go for lunch. This is where ‘എവിടെ?’ (eviṭe?) comes in handy (pun intended). This question word translates to ‘where?’ and is used to ask about the location of something. For example, ‘നിങ്ങൾ നാളെ ഉച്ചഭക്ഷണം എവിടെയാണ് കഴിക്കുന്നത്?’ (niṅṅaḷ nāḷe uccabhakṣaṇaṁ eviṭeyāṇ kaḻikkunnat?) means ‘where are you eating lunch tomorrow?’

Where are you going?നിങ്ങൾ എവിടെ പോകുന്നു?niṅṅaḷ eviṭe pēākunnu?
Where is that?അത് എവിടെയാണ്?at eviṭeyāṇ?
Where is the hospital?ആശുപത്രി എവിടെയാണ്?āśupatri eviṭeyāṇ?
Where is the nearest cafe?ഏറ്റവും അടുത്തുള്ള കഫേ എവിടെയാണ്?ēṟṟavuṁ aṭuttuḷḷa kaphē eviṭeyāṇ?
Where did you get that?അതെവിടെ നിന്നു കിട്ടി?ateviṭe ninnu kiṭṭi?


Another important question is to know who is going to lunch! In this case use the word ആര് (ār) which translates to ‘who?’ Ask “ആരാണ് ഉച്ചഭക്ഷണത്തിന് പോകുന്നത്?” (ārāṇ uccabhakṣaṇattin pēākunnat?) if you want to know who will be your partner in crime when attacking lunch.

Who did that?ആരാണ് അത് ചെയ്തത്?ārāṇ at ceytat?
Who are you?നിങ്ങൾ ആരാണ്?niṅṅaḷ ārāṇ?
Who is there?ആരുണ്ട് അവിടെ?āruṇṭ aviṭe?


It’s time to decide what to eat. ‘എന്ത്?’(ent?) translates to ‘what?’ and is used to ask about the identity of something. For example, ‘ഞാൻ എന്ത് കഴിക്കണം??’ (ñān ent kaḻikkaṇaṁ?) means ‘what should I eat?’

What did you do?നീ എന്തുചെയ്യുന്നു?nī entuceyyunnu?
What is that?ഇത് എന്താണ്?it entāṇ?
What is it made of?ഇത് എന്താണ് നിർമ്മിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നത്?it entāṇ nirm’miccirikkunnat?
What do you want?എന്തുവേണം?entuvēṇaṁ?
What did you say?നീ എന്തുപറഞ്ഞു?nī entupaṟaññu?
What time is it?എത്രയാണ് സമയം?etrayāṇ samayaṁ?
What are you talking about?നീ എന്തിനേക്കുറിച്ചാണ് സംസാരിക്കുന്നത്?nī entinēkkuṟiccāṇ sansārikkunnat?
What day is today?ഇന്ന് ഏത് ദിവസമാണ്?inn ēt divasamāṇ?


The last question is related to why you’re heading out for lunch. Use the word എന്തുകൊണ്ട്? (entukeāṇṭ?) to ask yourself എന്തുകൊണ്ടാണ് എനിക്ക് വിശക്കുന്നത്? (entukeāṇṭāṇ enikk viśakkunnat?) which means, “Why am I hungry?”. The answer is simple, just because!

Why did you do that?നീ എന്തിനാണ് അത് ചെയ്തത്?nī entināṇ at ceytat?
Why is it closed?എന്തുകൊണ്ടാണ് ഇത് അടച്ചിരിക്കുന്നത്?entukeāṇṭāṇ it aṭaccirikkunnat?
Why did you come at this time?എന്തിനാ ഈ സമയത്ത് വന്നത്?entinā ī samayatt vannat?
Why are you going that way?എന്തിനാണ് ആ വഴി പോകുന്നത്?entināṇ ā vaḻi pēākunnat?
Why is it broken?എന്തുകൊണ്ടാണ് ഇത് തകർന്നത്?entukeāṇṭāṇ it takarnnat?

Other Malayalam Questions

If you have already learned the previous questions, we will provide you with a one-stop solution for all the most common Malayalam question words. We’ve also compiled a list of some of the most common Malayalam questions tourists commonly ask when interacting with locals. In the table below, you’ll find a list of Malayalam questions and interrogative expressions. Memorizing this table will help you expand your Malayalam vocabulary with handy and essential words.

English QuestionsPronunciationMalayalam Questions
Where is he?avan eviṭeyāṇ?അവന് എവിടെയാണ്?
What is this?it entāṇ?ഇത് എന്താണ്?
Why are you sad?nī entināṇ duḥkhikkunnat?നീ എന്തിനാണ് ദുഃഖിക്കുന്നത്?
How do you want to pay?niṅṅaḷkk eṅṅane paṇamaṭaykkaṇaṁ?നിങ്ങൾക്ക് എങ്ങനെ പണമടയ്ക്കണം?
Can I come?ñān vannēāṭṭe?ഞാൻ വന്നോട്ടെ?
Is he sleeping?avan uṟaṅṅukayāṇēā?അവൻ ഉറങ്ങുകയാണോ?
Do you know me?ninakkenne aṟiyāmēā?നിനക്കെന്നെ അറിയാമോ?
Do you have my book?enṟe pustakaṁ niṅṅaḷuṭe pakkaluṇṭēā?എന്റെ പുസ്തകം നിങ്ങളുടെ പക്കലുണ്ടോ?
How big is it?at etra valutāṇ?അത് എത്ര വലുതാണ്?
Can I help you?enikk niṅṅaḷe sahāyikkānākumēā?എനിക്ക് നിങ്ങളെ സഹായിക്കാനാകുമോ?
Can you help me?enne sahāyikkāmēā?എന്നെ സഹായിക്കാമോ?
Do you speak English?nī iṅglīṣ sansārikkumēā?നീ ഇംഗ്ലീഷ് സംസാരിക്കുമോ?
How far is this?it etra dūreyāṇ?ഇത് എത്ര ദൂരെയാണ്?
What time is it?etrayāṇ samayaṁ?എത്രയാണ് സമയം?
How much is this?it etramātramāṇ?ഇത് എത്രമാത്രമാണ്?
What is your name?entāṇ ninṟe pēr?എന്താണ് നിന്റെ പേര്?
Where do you live?niṅṅaḷ eviṭe tāmasikkunnu?നിങ്ങൾ എവിടെ താമസിക്കുന്നു?
Is he a police constable?avan oru pēālīs kēāṇsṟṟabiḷ āṇēā?അവൻ ഒരു പോലീസ് കോൺസ്റ്റബിൾ ആണോ?

General Knowledge Questions And Answers In Malayalam – Gk Questions | PSC Exam | Kerala PSC Exams

Interested in taking a proficiency test in the Malayalam language? Scoring high in these exams can seriously aid you, especially in the professional aspect. If you want to land a job in Kerala and have a competitive advantage among others, then passing the exams with high colors can literally change the game for you!

Here are the answers to five general questions in Malayalam. These sample solutions to General Knowledge Questions can come in handy for the upcoming Kerala PSC or Gk questions in exams. These answers were found in Kerala PSC question papers from past years. We propose that you put the answers to these questions in your GK notebook because they are more important in all exams.

Which is the highest tech city in India?intyayile haiṭek siṟṟi ētāṇ?ഇന്ത്യയിലെ ഹൈടെക് സിറ്റി ഏതാണ്?
Which emperor is also known as Napoleon of India?intyan neppēāḷiyan ennaṟiyappeṭunna cakravartti?ഇന്ത്യൻ നെപ്പോളിയൻ എന്നറിയപ്പെടുന്ന ചക്രവർത്തി?
Which is the highest civilian award in India?intyayile ēṟṟavuṁ uyarnna siviliyan avārḍ ētāṇ?ഇന്ത്യയിലെ ഏറ്റവും ഉയർന്ന സിവിലിയൻ അവാർഡ് ഏതാണ്?
Is it a disease caused by vitamin K deficiency?viṟṟāmin Kyuṭe abhāvaṅkeāṇṭuṇṭākunna oru rēāgamāṇ?വിറ്റാമിൻ Kയുടെ അഭാവംകൊണ്ടുണ്ടാകുന്ന ഒരു രോഗമാണ്?
As a result of which process does water enter the roots from the soil?maṇṇilninnuṁ jalaṁ vērukaḷilēkk pravēśikkunnat ēt prakriyayuṭe phalamāyiṭṭāṇ?മണ്ണിൽനിന്നും ജലം വേരുകളിലേക്ക് പ്രവേശിക്കുന്നത് ഏത് പ്രക്രിയയുടെ ഫലമായിട്ടാണ്?
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So there you have it, folks, the six essential Malayalam questions to help you navigate your way to a satisfying meal. Of course, this beautiful language has many more interrogative expressions, but these four are a great starting point. So the next time you’re feeling peckish and ready for some delicious southern Indian cuisine, remember these words and ask away!

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And that, my friends, is a wrap! We’ve covered the basics of Malayalam questions, and now you’re ready to tackle any hunger-fuelled inquiries that come your way. But let’s not stop here. Why settle for just six question words when you can learn the entire language? That’s right. It’s time for a call to action!

In Malayalam, questions and interrogative expressions play a critical significance. Got interested in this language? You might wish to read more about basic words and phrases, alphabet and spelling, or Malayalam sentence structure once you’ve finished this post regarding the Malayalam Questions. But if you want to learn on the go and on the right way, then downloading the Ling app is a great choice!

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