Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cloves in Hindi, Dalchini in English, Jaiphal in English - Translations for English, Kannada, Hindi, Konkani

While writing out this blog I find it difficult constantly trying to translate the spices in English, Kannada, Hindi and Konkani. So here is an attempt to keep a database of spice translations.

Hope you find it useful. Please help by sending me translations for Tamil, Telugu, Malyalam, Marathi etc. All languages invited.

This is the set of translations for most common spices. I will provide translations for fishes, fruits and vegetables in subsequent posts.

English to Hindi for common spices
Aniseed in Hindi is Saunf सौंफ —
Asafoetida in Hindi is Hing हिंग —
Cardamom in Hindi is Elaichi एलैची —
Chillies in Hindi is Mirch मिर्च —
Cinnamon in Hindi is Dalchini दालचीनी —
Cloves in Hindi is Lavang or Laung लवंग —
Coriander Seeds in Hindi is Dhania धनिया —
Cumin in Hindi is Jeera जीरा —
Fenugreek in Hindi is Methi मेथी —
Garlic in Hindi is Lasan लसन —
Ginger in Hindi is Adrak अद्रक —
Mustard in Hindi is Rai राइ —
Nutmeg in Hindi is Jaiphal जैफाल —
Omum in Hindi is Ajwain अज्वैन —
Pepper corns in Hindi is Kalimirch कालीमिर्च —
Poppy seeds in Hindi is Khus खास —
Tamarind in Hindi is Imli इमली —
Turmeric in Hindi is Haldi हल्दी   —

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Kannada to English for common spices

ಬದೆಸೋಪು Badesopu in English is Aniseed —
ಹಿಂಗು Hingu in English is Asafoetida —
ಏಲಕ್ಕಿ Yelakki. Elakki in English is Cardamom —  
ಮೆಣಸಿನಕಾಯಿ Menasinakayi in English is Chillies —
ದಾಲ್ಚಿನಿ Dalchini in English is Cinnamon —
ಲವಂಗ Lavanga in English is Cloves —
ಕೋತುಮ್ಬರಿ Kothumbari in English is Coriander Seeds —
ಜೀರಿಗೆ Jeerige in English is Cumin —
ಮೆಂತ್ಯ Menthya in English is Fenugreek —
ಬೆಳ್ಳುಳ್ಳಿ Belluli in English is Garlic —
ಶುಂಟಿ Shunti in English is Ginger —
ಸಾಸಿವೆ Sasive in English is Mustard —
ಜಜಿಕೈ Jajikai in English is Nutmeg —
ಓಮ Oma in English is Omum —
ಗಸಗಸೆ Gasgase in English is Poppy seeds —
ಕರಿಮೆಣಸು Karimensu in English is Pepper corns —
ಹುಣಸೆ ಹಣ್ಣು Hunse hannu in English is Tamarind —
ಅರಶಿನ Arshina in English is Turmeric —
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Konkani to English for common spices
Saunf in English is Aniseed
Hing in English is Asafoetida
Elakki in English is Cardamom
Mirsanga in English is Chillies
Dalchini in English is Cinnamon
Lavang in English is Cloves
Haveej in English is Coriander Seeds
Jeere in English is Cumin
Methi in English is Fenugreek
Lasun in English is Garlic
Alle in English is Ginger
Sasama in English is Mustard
Jaiphal in English is Nutmeg
Ajwain in English is Omum
Meere in English is Pepper corns
Chinchaam in English is Tamarind
Haldi in English is Turmeric

Again, please send in translations for Tamil, Telugu, Malyalam and Marathi etc.
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New additions (01 Feb 2010)
English to Telugu for common spices

Aniseed in Telugu is  Perinjeerakam పెరింజీరకం  —
Asafoetida in Telugu is Inguva ఇంగువ  —
Cardamom in Telugu is Elakkai ఎలక్కి  —
Chillies in Telugu is Mirapakai మిరపకై  —
Cinnamon in Telugu is Lavangapattai లవంగాపట్టై  —
Cloves in Telugu is Lavangam లవంగం  —
Coriander Seeds in Telugu is Dhania ధనియా  —
Cumin in Telugu is Jeela Karra జీల కర్ర  —
Fenugreek in Telugu is Menthulu మెంతులు  —
Garlic in Telugu is Ullipayilu ఉల్లిపయిలు  —
Ginger in Telugu is Allam అల్లం  —
Mustard in Telugu is Avalu ఆవాలు  —
Nutmeg in Telugu is Jayikayi జయికయి  —
Omum in Telugu is Vamu వాము  —
Pepper corns in Telugu is Miriyalu మిరియాలు  —
Poppy seeds in Telugu is Gasagasalu గసగసాలు  —
Tamarind in Telugu is Chintha pandu Chintha పండు —
Turmeric in Telugu is Pasupu పసుపు  —

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New additions (9 Feb 2010)
English to Tamil for common spices - excuse my spelling mistakes, I'm using a language tool!

Aniseed in Tamil is  Shombu சோம்பு —
Asafoetida in Tamil is  Perungayam பெருங்காயம் —
Cardamom in Tamil is  Yelakai ஏலக்காய் —
Chillies in Tamil is  Milagai மிளகாய் —
Cinnamon in Tamil is  Pattai பட்டை —
Cloves in Tamil is  Krambu கிராம்பு —
Coriander Seeds in Tamil is  Kothamalli கொத்தமல்லி —
Cumin in Tamil is  Jeerakam ஜீரகம் —
Fenugreek in Tamil is  Venthayam வெந்தயம் —
Garlic in Tamil is  Ulli Pondu உள்ளி பொண்டு  —
Ginger in Tamil is  Inji இஞ்சி  —
Mustard in Tamil is  Kadugu கடுகு —
Nutmeg in Tamil is  Jathikkai ஜாதிக்காய்  —
Omum in Tamil is  Omum ஓமும் —
Pepper corns in Tamil is  Milagu மிளகு  —
Poppy seeds in Tamil is  Khasa Khasa க்ஹச க்ஹச—
Tamarind in Tamil is  Puli புலி —
Turmeric in Tamil is  Manjal மஞ்சள் —

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