Malayalam for Tourists

Though the people of Kerala speak and understand both Malayalam and English it would prove really useful if you learn a few essential words and sentences in Malayalam that can help you find a way or communicate something important when you visit a remote area.

Hello Namaskaram
How are you? Sukhamalle?
Glad to meet you Kandathil Santhosham
Go right Valathekku Poku
Go left Edathekku Poku
Go straight Nere Poku
Go backwards Purakottu Poku
Stop Nilkku
Let’s Go Namukku Pokam
Where does this road lead to? Ee vazhi evidekka pokunne?
How much does it cost? Ithinu entha vila?
Want Venam
Don’t speak so fast Pathukke Samsarikku
One Onn
Two Rand
Three Moonn
Four Naalu
Five Anj
Six Aaru
Seven Ezhu
Eight Ettu
Nine Onpathu
Ten Patth