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12:33 Jan 18, 2002
English to Tamil translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: how are you
how are you
kimathi
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5 +1"Eppidi/ Eppadi Irukke?" or "Eppidi /Eppadi Irukkeenga?"Usha
3Inna samacharam?
Antoinette Verburg


  

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Inna samacharam?


Explanation:
I don't speak Tamil, but I found these references.
Mirror.


    Reference: http://www.elite.net/~runner/jennifers/hay.htm
    Reference: http://www.cs.ualberta.ca/~zaiane/htmldocs/howdy.html
Antoinette Verburg
Netherlands
Local time: 05:42
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Usha: "Inna Samacharam" is a very very slang expression(which is perceived very rustic or illiterate) used only in Chennai,India. It cannot be used while talking with literate or in decent occasions
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"Eppidi/ Eppadi Irukke?" or "Eppidi /Eppadi Irukkeenga?"


Explanation:
"Eppidi/Eppadi Irukke"--
"irukke"--singular addressing term--is used with friends, younger relatives, close people
"Irukkeenga"--addressing in plural or with respect to elderly or casual acquaintance or strangers.

Usha
Singapore
Local time: 12:42
PRO pts in pair: 4

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agree  gopalan balachandhran: This is perfect.
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