1st May 2005, 10:50 AM
Proper tamil words for some well known english words
Dont know whether there is a similar topic or not!
My initial shot:
Coffee - Kuzhambi
Cellphone - Selpesi (Sellum Idam ellam!)
1st May 2005 10:50 AM
2nd May 2005, 06:34 AM
Kasi: Please discuss this in the Tamil Literature forum.
I am moving this there.
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2nd May 2005, 07:27 AM
Coffee - kuLambi not kuzhambi, since the coffee bean resembles 'kuLambu' or the hoof (of say a horse)
2nd May 2005, 06:24 PM
Thozhil nutpa nuni vilimbu - Cutting Edge Technology
(according to kamalhassan)
24th May 2005, 09:50 AM
I almost forgot this and I had a hard time searching where was it moved!!!
Some computer related words:
Browser - ulavi
Cyberspace - kaniniyakam
Server - vazhangi
sound card - olikkirami
Network - Valaipinnal
more to come...
19th June 2005, 10:39 AM
i like this topic very much
CD - oli vatta thagadu
DVD - adar - oli vatta thagadu
CD player - oli thagadotti
harddisk - ulladakka gaantha thagadu
floppy disk - kurunthagadu
floppy drive - kurunthagadotti
microprocessor - silicon sillu
forum hub - min arattai manai
cellphone - muntha koovi [as said by kaml haasan]
what ios for CEMENT?
what is the SINGLE tamil word for the english word SELL note- only one word!
hardware - van porul
software - men porul
firmware - ????
middleware - ???
19th June 2005, 10:42 AM
kaNippoRi and kaNini
which one is computer and which one is calculator??
nowadays both are used for referring computer
22nd June 2005, 11:15 PM
Yes both refer to computer
calculator is kaNakki ( I believe)
23rd June 2005, 12:22 PM
kanakki is a new word iam hearing, then what is tamil eq for
1st July 2005, 05:30 AM
soap - savukkaaram. In some parts of rural TN, it is called "araippukkattai" (araippu being the ground paste people used to use before soap).
shampoo - I've been told the correct word is savukkaarakkuzhampu. My grandmother used to call it ciykkay thiravam - which is technically speaking incorrect since shampoo has nothing to do with the soap-nut, but still makes sense.
tubelight - I have heard "curaiviLakku" used colloquially. I don't know if it's "official" terminology, though.
binded book - "thaittha putthakam", I suppose. In what context would you want to use the phrase?
hardcover - I would use "thuNi attai" and "kagidha attai" for "hardcover" and "paperback", but there are probably better words. Does anyone know?