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Kannada Words

Useful Words
Hello !
Namaskara !

Morning
Beligge

Night
Rathri

Yesterday
Nenne

Today
Eevathu

Tomorrow
Nale
 
  • How are you?
    Hegiddeera ?
     
  • Fine !
    Chennagide!
     
  • Glad to meet you
    Nimmannu bheti madi santhosha ayithu
     
  • What is your name?
    Nimma hesaru yenu?
     
  • My name is Raju
    Nanna hesaru Raju
     
  • Come in
    Olage banni
     
  • Sit down
    Kulithukoli
     
  • Stop
    Nillisi
     
  • Go forward
    Munde hogi
     
  • Go back
    Hinde hogi
     
  • I want to get down here
    Naanu illi illiyutheeni
     
  • Next stop
    Mundina stop
     
  • Listen
    Keli
     
  • Please
    Dayavittu
     
  • Thank you.
    Dhanyavaadagalu
     
  • Good-bye
    Hogibaruve
     
  • I want
    Nanage beku
     
  • Please help me
    Dayavittu sahaya maadi
     
  • I agree!
    Sari !
     
  • It's good!
    Chennagide!
     
  • This is very good
    Iddu thumba chennagide
     
  • I am sorry
    Nannannu kshamisi !
     
  • Lets go !
    Hogonva!
     
  • What does this cost ?
    Idara bele yesthu ?
     
  • Is this water good for drinking ?
    Ed neeru kudiyalu yogyave?
     
  • Can I make a phone call from here ?
    Naanu illinda phone maada bahuda?
     
  • Where can I hire a taxi?
    Taxi yelli siguthade?
     
  • Where does this road lead?
    Ee rasthe yellige hoguthe?
     
  • What is the time ?
    Samaya yesthu ?
     
  • Please would you tell me where I can find this address
    Dayavittu ee vilasa yellide yendu helutheera ?
     
  • Have you eaten ?
    Ooota aayitha ?
     
  • Fish
    Meenu
     
  • Vegetable
    Tarakari
     
  • Salt
    Uppu
     
  • Rice
    Anna
     
  • Milk
    Haalu
     
  • Boil
    Beyisu
     
  • Water
    Neeru
     

Numbers in Kannada

  • One  - Ondu
  • Two - Yeradu
  • Three - Mooru
  • Four - Naliku
  • Five - Aidu
  • Six - Aaru
  • Seven - Yelu
  • Eight - Yentu
  • Nine - Ombathu
  • Ten - Hathu

Directions in Kannada

  • Left  - Yedagade
  • Right - Balagade
  • Back - Hinde
  • Front - Munde
  • Inside - Olage
  • Outside - Horage
  • North - Uttara
  • South - Dakshina
  • East - Poorva
  • West - Pashchima

Sizes and shapes in Kannada

  • Big - Doddadu
  • Small - Chikkadu
  • Tall - Yettara
  • Wide - Agala
  • Narrow - Sanna
  • Long - Udda
  • Short - Gidda

Vernacular words used in the Karnataka Traveller

  • Ardha
    Half
     
  • Basadis
    Temples
     
  • Choultries
    Halls used for celebrations and gatherings; also used as traveller's dormitories
     
  • Darshan
    Glimpse of a sacred deity or icon
     
  • Dhoti
    Traditional attire of South Indian males; usually a plain white cloth wrapped around the waist
     
  • Durgah
    Muslim place of worship; usually the tomb of a saint
     
  • Fakir
    Wandering mystic
     
  • Gopuram; gopura
    Multi-tiered, tapered roof; an integral part of Hindu temple architecture
     
  • Hookah
    Pipe used for smoking tobacco or opium
     
  • Jatra
    Open-air fair or market
     
  • Laksha
    A lakh; one hundred thousand
     
  • Deepotsava
    Festival of lights
     
  • Lingam
    Phallic symbol commonly found in temples dedicated to Lord Shiva
     
  • Mahal
    Palace
     
  • Mantapa
    Platform or dais, usually covered
     
  • Mutt
    Monastery following a certain school of religious thought
     
  • Nandi
    Sacred Bull
     
  • Paan
    Betel leaf
     
  • Puranas
    Ancient Hindu texts
     
  • Pushkarni
    Large tiered tank, usually located in a temple courtyard
     
  • King
    Raja
     
  • Shaiva
    Lord Shiva worshipping sect
     
  • Shikhara
    Peak
     
  • Tonga
    Horse drawn cart commonly used for transportation
     
  • Tulasi
    Basil leaf
     
  • Utsav
    Festival
     
  • Tirthankara
    Enlightened Jain guru


 


 

 

     
     
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