Tamil Letters

Let's now learn the Tamil letters. Knowing these characters will allow you to read and write commonly used expressions and words with ease.

The following are the Tamil consonants:

க்[k] --> example kiss
ங்[ṅ] --> example nice
ச்[c] --> example cat
ஞ்[ñ] --> example new
ட்[ṭ] --> example top
ண்[ṇ] --> example news
த்[t] --> example time
ந்[n] --> example noon
ப்[p] --> example play
ம்[m] --> example me
ய்[y] example yes
ர்[r] --> example ring
ல்[l] --> example love
வ்[v] --> example vast
ழ்[ḻ] --> example rag
ள்[ḷ] --> example look
ற்[ṟ] --> example Romania
ன்[ṉ] --> example nine
ஶ்[ś] --> example shiny
ஜ்[j] --> example jam
ஷ்[ṣ] --> example smile
ஸ்[s] --> example sea
ஹ்[h] --> example hot
க்ஷ்[kṣ] --> example wax

The following are the Tamil vowels:

[a] --> example act
[ā] --> example mat
[i] --> example lip
[ī] --> example meat
[u] --> example Uzbakistan
[ū] --> example tool
[e] --> example egg
[ē] --> example read
[ai] --> example hi
[o] --> example old
[ō] --> example noon
[au] --> example vowel

The above letters in Tamil should allow you to read and write the following pages with much ease: popular phrases in Tamil, Tamil homepage, or Tamil Grammar. Tamil quiz and flashcard can also be found on our homepage.