Lesson 4 : Learn to read and write ர ச க

In this lesson, we will learn three more Tamil consonants, ர் ச் க், and their consonantal vowels, ர ச க.

When we combine the vowel அ (which has the sound as in arrive, cut) with the consonants ர், ச் and க், we get the consonantal vowels ர, ச, and க respectively.


Refer to the table below to learn about the pronunciation and examples. Click on each letter to hear it read out for you.

Letter Type Combination Equivalent English pronunciation
ர் Consonant - tiger, river
Consonantal vowel ர் + அ run, rubber
ச் Consonant - touch, which
Consonantal vowel ச் + அ chubby, chuckle
க் Consonant - click, brick
Consonantal vowel க் + அ cut, welcome


Primarily, these letters are made up of staright lines and curves. Just start from the top left, continue downwards and left to right. You should finish writing a letter without lifting the pen from the paper. Look at the animations below that shows you how to write each letter.

Write in Tamil

Write in Tamil

Write in Tamil


You have learnt how to read and write six more Tamil letters (ர் ச் க் ர ச க) in this lesson. Now, it is time to practice. Before proceeding to the next lesson, download the exercises given below for this lesson and practice.

Download Reading practice exercise
Download Writing practice exercise

Lesson 5: Read and Write த ந