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LEARN MANIPURI
Manipur is a fascinating destination for discerning tourists. Manipuri or Meiteilon is the language spoken commonly in Manipur. Here is a brief extract of Manipuri Grammar [D.N.S Bhat & M.S. Ningomba, Central Institute of Indian Languages;
http://home.t-online.de/home/LINCOM.EUROPA/191xa.htm ]

Manipuri (called Meiteilon in the language itself) is a Tibeto-Burman language belonging to the Kuki-Chin subgroup. The language is spoken primarily in the valley region of the State of Manipur, ´┐Żndia (ca. 700,000 speakers, ca. 300,000 speakers in Burma, ca. 100,000 speakers in Assam, ca. 50,000 in Bangladesh and 30,000 in Tripura).
The grammar of Manipuri shows a number of interesting typological characteristics: There are only two major lexical categories, namely nouns and verbs, with adjectives and adverbs merging rather unrecognizably with verbs. Inflectional markers also split into two distinct categories, namely nominal and verbal inflections with exclusive membership.

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GREETINGS
INTRODUCTION
ENQUIRY
DIRECTIONS
GENERAL


GREETINGS

Hello :: Khurumjari
Thank you very much :: Yamna nungaijare
Good Bye :: Chatcharage
How are you? :: Nung_ngai_biribra adombo?
Fine :: Nungaijari
Welcome :: Lengsinbirak_oo
I love Manipur :: Ei Manipur nungshi
I like Manipur :: Ei Manipur pamjei
Do you love Manipur :: Adom Manipur nungshibara?
You are my friend :: Adom eigi marup_ni
Manipur is beautiful :: Manipur phajei
Hearty congratulations :: Thakatchari
You are beautiful :: Nungshe phajei


INTRODUCTION

My name is Thoitonbi :: Eigi ming Thoithoibi kou_ee
I am a teacher :: Ei 'teacher' (oja) oi
I am from Ukhrul :: Ei Ukhrul dagi_nee
Happy to meet you :: Adomga oo_najabada yamna nungaijare
Yes :: Hoi / OU
No :: Natte
Sorry, I am late :: Saobiganu, ei thengkhare


ENQUIRY

What is your name? :: Adomgi ming kari koubage?
How do I go there? :: Aduda karam haina chatkani?
How much is this? :: Asi kaya pibage?
Where is your house? :: Adomgi yum kadaida leibage?
Where is the nearest police station? :: Khwaidagi nakpa 'police station' kadaida leibage?
Where can I go for shopping? :: Pot_chei leifam kadaida leibage?
Could you help me? :: Adombu ei mateng pangbiba ngamgadara?
What are you doing? :: Adom kari toubiribage?
Would you like to join me for lunch? :: Adom eiga chak chaminakhrasi
How do I go to airport? :: 'Airport'_ta karam_na chatkani?
What are the tourist spots around? :: Asida kari kari yengfam leibage?
Where shall we meet? :: Eikhoi kadaida oo_nasige?
Was there a call for me? :: Eigi 'call' lak_khibara?
Where can I make a phone call? :: 'Phone' toufam kadaida leibage?


DIRECTIONS

I want to go to university :: Ei 'university' da chatning_nge
I have lost my way :: Ei lambi mang_nare
Go straight ahead :: Chumdring chatlo
Go to the left :: Oi_da chatlo
Go to the right :: Yet_ta chatlo
Go to the opposite :: Maiyok_nabaduda chatlo


GENERAL

Please :: Chanbiduna
I will come back :: Ei amuk lakchage
I want it :: Ei adum pam_me
I don't want that :: Ei adum pam_de
This is good :: Mashi fei
Let us go :: Eikhoi chatlasi
Come tomorrow :: Hayeng lak_oo
Get me a glass of water :: Eesing 'glass' ama pibi_oo
I want to try again :: Ei amuk hotnajage
I'll meet you in the evening :: Horen numidang_wairam oo_nase
Please wait untill I am back :: Ei laktri faoba ngaibiram_oo
The weather is pleasant :: Nungshit-nungsha yamna fei
Drive slowly :: Tapna thou
Pack these things :: Pot-chei_se yomsiloo
I am busy :: Ei thabak chil-le



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