How to learn Kannada

As a result of globalization Bangalore is growing rapidly from past few years, this has made many people migrate to Bangalore.
Today you can see lot of migrants in Bangalore from all over India & also other countries too, these migrants many times love to learn local language (Kannada) but due to many reasons like lack of time, Intrest, tutors etc fails to learn. Many a times people asks How to learn Kannada ?
As a Bangalorean I thought I should help these people to learn Kannada, I have a simplified material (I got this material from some forward, not sure about the author) to learn Kannada which I will be starting with seriesof posts.

Any one interested to learn Kannada is welcome…


Naanu *Me / I am * Naanu software engineer. (I am a software engineer)
Neenu *You * Neenu student. (You are a student)
Namma *Ours * Namma desha Bharata. (Our country is Bharata).
Nimma *Yours * Nimma ooru ABC. (Your home town is ABC)
Yaaru *Who * Teacher yaaru? (Who is the teacher?)
Yaavaga *When * Class yaavaga? (When is the class?)
Yelli *Where * Ramu yelli? (Where is Ramu?)
Avaru *He / She (with respect)
Also they / those people* Avaru teacher. (He / She is a teacher)
Ivaru *He / She /this person / these people* Ivaru students. (These people are students)
Ooru *Place / hometown * Nanna ooru ABC. (My place is ABC)
Hesaru *Name * Nanna hesaru XYZ. (My name is XYZ)
Gottu *Know * Nanage English gottu. (I know English)
Gottilla *Don’t know * Nanage C++ gottilla. (I don’t know C++)
Ishta *Like * Nanage tea ishta. (I like tea.)
Baagilu *Door * Idu baagilu. (This is the door).
Kitaki *Window * Adu kitaki. (That is the window)
Kurchi *Chair * Idu kurchi. (This is chair)
Meju *Table * Adu meju. (This is table)
Mane *House * Idu namma mane. (This is my house)
Baa *Come * Neenu illi baa. (you come here)
Banni *Come(with respect)* Neevu illi banni. (you come here)
Hege *How * Neenu illige hege bande? (How did you come here?)

8 Comments so far

  1. Sid (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 4:36 pm

    Hey really great series. Keep posting!
    nannu ishta idu post.

  2. SHADOW (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 4:41 pm

    Thanks SID,Good try from you !

  3. Kishor Cariappa (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 5:01 pm

    Sakath hot magaa!

    Check this link for more lessons:

  4. rubic_cube (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 5:36 pm

    dhanyawadegalu, shadow!

  5. silkboard (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 5:52 pm

    Good start, looking fwd to the series!

  6. Sid (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 6:26 pm

    Okay I dunno if you know this already but your blog is the one that has been featured on MID-DAY today. Check it out!

  7. Temujin (unregistered) on September 1st, 2006 @ 6:08 pm

    Where can I get Kannada learning materials such as conversations, vocabulary and audios on the Web?

  8. SHADOW (unregistered) on September 1st, 2006 @ 6:17 pm

    Checkout this site

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