How to learn Kannada – Part 3

Namaskaara *Good day.
Shubhadina *Good morning.
Shubharaatri *Good night.
Hogi barutheeni *Goodbye.
DayaviTTu *Please.
Dhanyavada *Thank you.
Hege Iddira? *How do you do?
Chennagi Iddini *Very well, thank you.
Susvaagatha *Welcome.
ShubashayagaLu *Congratulations.
Kshamisi, thada ayitu. * Sorry, I’m late.

Words conveying relations


amma *Mother
appa *Father
maga *Son
magalu *Daughter
aNNa *Elder brother
tamma *Younger brother
akka *Elder sister
tangi *Younger sister
ajja *Grandfather
ajji *Grandmother
ganda *Husband
hendathi *Wife
maava *Uncle / Father in law
atte *Aunt / Mother in law
aLiya *Son in law
sose *Daughter in law
chikkappa* Father’s younger brother or mother’s younger sister’s husband
chikkamma* Mother’s younger sister or father’s younger brother’s wife
doddappa* Father’s elder brother or mother’s elder sister’s husband
doddamma* Mother’s elder sister or father’s elder brother’s wife

4 Comments so far

  1. randramble (unregistered) on September 5th, 2006 @ 7:30 am

    Good series. But shouldn’t it be titled “Learn Kannada” instead of “How to learn Kannada”?

  2. Prashanth (unregistered) on September 5th, 2006 @ 1:37 pm

    How about Kannada Kali (= Learn Kannada) :)

  3. SHADOW (unregistered) on September 6th, 2006 @ 11:35 am

    Good suggestions…. I’l change the subject from next time.

  4. Girish (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 6:10 pm

    Can you also provide links to previous posts when you submit a fresh chapter?

    What I mean is, in Chapter 3, it would help to have links to Chapters 2 & 1, and so on :)


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