1. Padi – Read or Study
  2. Padikka – To Read
  3. Vaasi – Read

 

Naan

Tense High colloquial English meaning
Past Informal Nii padiththaai Nii padichae You read (past) – informal
Present Tense Naan padikkiraen Naan Padikiraen I am reading
Future Tense Naan Padaippaen Naan Padipaen I will read

 

Nii

Tense High colloquial English meaning
Past Informal Nii padiththaai Nii padichae You read (past) – informal
Past Formal NiingaL padiththiirgaL Niinga padichiinga You read (past) – formal
Present Informal Nii padikkiRaai Nii padikirae You are reading – informal
Present Formal NiingaL padikkiRiirgaL Niinga padikireenga You are reading – formal
Future Informal Nii padippaai Nii padipae You will read – informal
Future Formal NiingaL padippiirgaL Niinga padipiinga You will read – formal
Imperative informal Nii padi Nii padi You read ……. (order statement) – informal
Imperative Formal NiingaaL padiyungaL Niinga padinga You read ……. (order statement) – formal

 

Avan

Tense High colloquial English meaning
Past Informal Avan padiththaan Avan Padichchaan He read – informal
Past Formal Avar padiththaar Avru padichchaaru He read – formal
Present Informal Avan padikkiraan Avan padikkiraan He is reading – informal
Present Formal Avar padikkiraar Avru padikiraar He is reading – formal
Future Informal Avan padippaan Avan padippaan He will read – informal
Future Formal Avar padippaar Avar padippaaru He will read – formal

 

Aval

Tense High colloquial English meaning
Past Informal AvaL padiththaaL Ava(L) padichchaa(L) She read – informal
Past Formal AvargaL padiththaargaL Avanga padichchaanga She read – formal
Present Informal AvaL padikkiraaL Ava(L) padikkiraa(L) She is reading – informal
Present Formal AvargaL padikkiraargaL Avanga padikkiraanga She is reading – formal
Future Informal AvaL padippaaL Ava(L) padippaa(L) She will read – informal
Future Formal AvargaL padippaargaL Avanga padippaanga She will read – formal

 

Naam

Tense High colloquial English meaning
Past Informal Naam padiththoam Naama padichchom We read – listener included
Past formal NaangaL padiththoam Naanga padichchom We read – listener excluded
Present Informal Naam padikiroam Naama padikiroam We are reading – listener included
Present Formal NaangaL paddikkiroam Naanga padikkiroam We are reading – listener excluded
Future Informal Naam paddippoam Naama paddippoam We will read – listener included
Future Formal NaangaL paddippoam Naanga paddippoam We will read – listener excluded