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Tamil to English Translation

About our Tamil to English translation tool

Years ago, it was quite difficult and time consuming to translate text from one language to another. Any translation performed would involved using simple vocabularies with word-for-word translation. This was very inefficient and inaccurate, as any translated text would lose the actual meaning of the sentence.

For those whose mother tongue is not English, translating Tamil to English can be difficult. There are many agencies and websites that provide services for translation, localisation or interpreting. But these services are expensive and could range from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars. You can expect to pay from $0.08 to $0.40 per word! 

While it is a good idea to pay professionals for translating highly specialized subjects and official documents - there is no need to pay for translating commonly spoken words, sentences, and phrases. For this, you can use our online Tamil to English translation software

Our translation software is FREE. It makes use of the powerful Google translation API which uses Google’s pre-trained neural machine translation to instantly translate words and phrases between Tamil to English. You can translate up to a maximum of 500 characters per request and can make an unlimited request. 

Although our English translation is not 100% accurate - with a few modifications it can be pretty accurate. It is particularly helpful in framing the sentence and to get a general idea on what the sentence is conveying the message. It is therefore used by thousands of people around the globe. 

So go ahead and use our translation tool. Copy the translated text and share them on Facebook, Twitter or email it to your loved ones. 

Meanwhile, if you have any suggestions or feedback please drop in your message on our Facebook page. 

Key Features of Tamil Translation

  • Instantly translate Tamil sentences and phrases into English.
    To give you an idea, typing "தமிழ் என்பது ஒரு திராவிட மொழியாகும், இது பெரும்பாலும் இந்திய மற்றும் இலங்கை மக்களால் பேசப்படுகிறது" will be translated into "Tamil is a Dravidian language predominantly spoken by the Tamil people of India and Sri Lanka."
  • Multi language support: You can translate between different language by selecting language from our drop down menu.
  • Multi platform support: Our translation software is supported on desktop, tablet and High-end mobile devices.
  • High accuracy rate: Our translation software is constantly updated to improve translation and improve translation accuracy rate.
  • Next-generation Neural translation technology is supported for English Translation.

Tamil Phrases you need to know

Basic Greetings and Common Courtesy:

in Tamilin English
மன்னிக்கவும் / மன்னிக்கவும்
(Mannikkavum/ mannikkavum)
Excuse me / Sorry
உங்களை சந்தித்ததில் மகிழ்ச்சி
(Unkalai cantittatil makilcci)
Nice to meet you
காலை வணக்கம் / நல்ல மதியம் / நல்ல மாலை
(Kalai vanakkam/ nalla matiyam/ nalla malai)
Good Morning / Good Afternoon / Good Evening
இனிய இரவு
(Iniya iravu)
Good night
தயவு செய்து
(Tayavu ceytu)
Thank you

Tamil phrases for tourists:

in Tamilin English
உங்கள் பெயர் என்ன?
(Unkal peyar enna?)
What is your name?
என் பெயர் ஜான்
(En peyar jan)
My name is John
நீங்கள் ஆங்கிலம் பேசுகிறீர்களா?
(Ninkal ankilam pecukirirkala?)
Do you speak English?
நான் கொஞ்சம் தமிழ் பேச முடியும்
(Nan koncam tamil peca mutiyum)
I can speak little Tamil
நான் செல்ல விரும்புகிறேன் ...
(Nan cella virumpukiren...)
I want to go to ...
நான் பணத்தை மாற்ற விரும்புகிறேன்.
(Nan panattai marra virumpukiren.)
I want to change money.
இது எவ்வளவு?
(Itu evvalavu?)
How much is this?
இது மிகவும் விலை உயர்ந்தது
(Itu mikavum vilai uyarntatu)
It’s too expensive
தயவுசெய்து மீண்டும் சொல்லுங்கள்
(Tayavuceytu mintum collunkal)
Please say it again
எனக்கு புரியவில்லை
(Enakku puriyavillai)
I don't understand

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions on Tamil translation and typing

How do I use a Tamil translator?

In the text box on the left, enter words or phrases that you want to translate in a complete sentence. After a few seconds, the text will be translated into the language selected on the right drop-down menu. You can also click on the “translate” button for immediate translation.

You can also translate in a different language by choosing the language option from the drop-down menu.

How does text translation work?

Whenever you translate phrases, sentences or even large texts - we send API requests to Google. This request consists of the text you have requested to translate along with the source and target language you have chosen from the drop-down menu. In return, Google sends a response back with the translated text.

Behind the scenes, Google algorithms use a neural machine translation - a “deep learning” practice that compares whole sentences at a time from a broader range of linguistic sources. This has brought many advantages over conventional phrase-based translation systems and as a result, it is able to translate with a greater accuracy giving the full context rather than just sentence clauses in isolation.

Other questions

Is this translator FREE?

Yes, our Tamil to English translator is FREE. You can use it for both personal and commercial use. You can make an unlimited translation. However, in each translation request, you can convert up to 500 characters. We have put this limit to ensure that robots and automated software are not abusing our software.

Can I download this translator?

At a moment you can only use our Tamil translation software online. However, you can use a third party site to download Tamil translators.

For instance, you can download and install Google Translate Chrome Extension tool on your Google Chrome browser. Once installed you can highlight and right click a section of text to translate it to the language of your choice by clicking on the "Translate" icon. With this you can also translate the entire web page.

Alternatively, there is also a Google Translate app which you can download to translate text, handwriting, photos and speech in over 100 languages. This app is available on Android and iPhone & iPad devices.