Basic Kannada Words

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Dear Friends,

Although, Karnataka is diverse and English, Hindi is accepted highly in many places, here are some basic Kannada words that might help you for your stay in Karnataka.


Kannada Words for Introductions:-

1. How are you - Neevu heghiddhiya?
2. I am fine - Nanu chenaagiddeni
3. What is your name? - Nimma hesaru yenu?
4. My Name is - Nanna hesaru
5. Will you come with me? - Neenu nanna joteghe baaruthiya?

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
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 - Nalakku
Five - Aidu
Six - Aaru
Seven - Yelu
Eight - Yentu
Nine - Ombathu
Ten - Hathu

Directions in Kannada:-

1. Right - Balagade
2. Left - Yedagade
3. Front - Munde
4. Back - Hinde
5. Inside - Olage
6. Outside - Horage
7. East – Poorva
8. West - Pashchima
9. North - Uttara
10. South - Dakshina

Kannada Words At the Airport/Railway Station/Bus Stand:-

1. Please take me to – Nannna karedukondu Hogari
2. Please Help Me – Nanage Sahayya Madi
3. Please – Dayamadi
4. What is the time - Yen Time Aayatu?
5. Whom should I contact - Nanu yaranna samparkisabeku?
6. What should I do - Nanu yenu madabeku?
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Originally Posted by KarnatakaEurope View Post Dear Friends,

Although, Karnataka is diverse and English, Hindi is accepted highly in many places, here are some basic Kannada words that might help you for your stay in Karnataka.


Kannada Words for Introductions:-

1. How are you - Neevu heghiddhiya?
2. I am fine - Nanu chenaagiddeni
3. What is your name? - Nimma hesaru yenu?
4. My Name is - Nanna hesaru
5. Will you come with me? - Neenu nanna joteghe baaruthiya?

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
agree!: Sari !
It's good!: Chennagide!
This is very good: Iddu thumba chennagide
I am sorry: Nannannu kshamisi !
Lets go !: Hogonva!
Really nice compile , but some of the words are very formal kannada which a layman [ commonman ] would not speak , heck i smiled when i read those words , hence some minute changes / updations ...


Kannada Words for Introductions:-

How are you - Neevu heghidheera ?
My Name is - Nanna hesaru [ Add your name ]
Will you come with me? - Neevu nanna joteghe baarutheera ?
Glad to meet you: Nimmannu bheti madi santhosha ayithu
What is your name?: Nimma hesaru yenu? [ y is silent and has to be substituted with e ]
Come in: Olage banni
I want to get down here: Naanu illi illiyutheeni
Next stop: Mundina stop
Listen: Keli [ add another e , and is pronounced as la with a tish innotation ]
What does this cost ?: Idara bele yesthu ? [ idara – this , bele – cost , yeshtu – how much ]
Is this water good for drinking ?: Ed neeru kudiyalu yogyave? [ you can substitute ok-na for yogyave ]
What is the time ?: Samaya yesthu ? [ you can substitute time for samaya ]
Please would you tell me where I can find this address:
Dayavittu ee vilasa yellide yendu helutheera ? [ substitute address for vilasa ]

1. Please take me to – Nannna karedukondu Hogari [ hogi ]
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thank you

Thank you for the Updation. Yes they were very formal
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Thumbs up Other basic words - Public places (Common signs )

Here is a list of words for first time travellers that will help in public places like hotels, parks and toilets!
The things in rightside are kannada words with pronounciation in brackets.

1. OPEN - ತೆರೆದಿದೆ (teredide)
2. CLOSED - ಮುಚ್ಚಿದೆ (mucchide)
3. ENTRANCE - ಒಳಕ್ಕೆ [ದಾರಿ] (oLakke [dAri])
4. EXIT - ಹೊರಕ್ಕೆ [ದಾರಿ] (horakke [dAri])
5. PUSH - ನೂಕಿರಿ (nuukiri) or ತಳ್ಳಿರಿ (taLLiri)
6. PULL - ಎಳೆಯಿರಿ (eLeyiri) or ಜಗ್ಗಿರಿ (jaggiri)
7. PRESS (the button) - ಅದುಮಿರಿ (adumiri)
8. TOILET - ಶೌಚಾಲಯ (shaucAlaya) or ಬಚ್ಚಿಲು (baccilu)
9. FORBIDDEN - [ಪ್ರವೇಶ] ನಿಷೇಧಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ ([pravEsha] niShEdhisalAgide)
10. BATHROOM - ನೀರ್’ಮನೆ (nIr'mane) or ಬಚ್ಚಿಲು (baccilu)
11. MEN - ಗಂಡಸರು (gaNDasaru) or ಪುರುಷರು (puruSharu)
12. WOMEN - ಹೆಂಗಸರು (hengasaru)or ಮಹಿಳೆಯರು (mahiLeyaru)
13. NO SMOKING - ಧೂಮಪಾನ ನಿಷೇಧಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ (dhUmapAna niShEdhisalAgide)
or [ಇಲ್ಲಿ] ಸಿಗರೇಟ್ ಸೇದುವ ಹಾಗಿಲ್ಲ ([illi] sigarET sEduva hAgilla)
14. TO LET - ಬಾಡಿಗೆಗೆ (bADigege)
15. NO ADMISSION - ಒಳಗೆ ಬರುವ ಹಾಗಿಲ್ಲ (oLage baruva hAgilla) or
ಪ್ರವೇಶವಿಲ್ಲ (pravESavilla)
16. NO ENTRANCE - ಒಳಕ್ಕೆ ದಾರಿಯಿಲ್ಲ (oLakke dAriyilla)
17. NO EXIT - ಹೊರಕ್ಕೆ ದಾರಿಯಿಲ್ಲ (horakke dAriyilla)
18. NO THROUGH WAY - [ಮುಂದೆ] ದಾರಿಯಿಲ್ಲ ([munde] dAriyilla)

Hope this helps someone!

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Thanks karnataka europe, really I want to learn more kannada, I am too lazy since I getting away talking tamil to most of the locals.That really helped.
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Originally Posted by Iluvblr View Post Thanks karnataka europe, really I want to learn more kannada, I am too lazy since I getting away talking tamil to most of the locals.That really helped.
Thats good to know! Thats the beauty of Bangalore, people here are so accommodating and open to help anyone from anywhere.

Infact, I know a little tamil too. There are a lot of laborers, masonry and daily wage workers from poorer areas of Tamil Nadu for work and food.

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