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Learn Kannada through one of these languages:  BENGALI  GUJARATI  HINDI  MALAYALAM  ORIYA  PUNJABI  TAMIL  TELUGU

English-Kannada

I  
Nanu
He  
Avanu
She  
Avalu
You  
Neenu
It  
Adu
This  
Idu
That  
Adu
A  
vandhu
Mother  
Thaayi/amma
Father  
Appa/thandhe.
Come(You come)  
Baa
Came  
Baandha(male) /Bandhalu(female) /
Will come  
Baaruthare
Open  
Bhichu
Opened  
Bhichidhe
Will open  
Bhichabeku
Sit  
Kuthko/ Kulithuko /
Walk  
Nadee
Eat  
Thinnu
Drink  
Kudee
Win  
Gellu
Go  
Hogu/Horadu /
Run  
Odu
He is eating an apple  
Avanu sebu thinnuthidhane
He ate an apple  
Avanu sebu thindhanu
I saw the film last week  
Nanu hodha wara picture/ chalanachitra nodidhanu
She came by bus yesterday  
Avalu ninne businalli bandhalu
They went to the mosque  
Avaru masidhi/darga ge hodharu
He slept the whole night  
Avanu eedi raatri malaghidhanu
He wrote well in the examination  
Avanu pariksheyalli chennaghi madidhanu/ 
Avanu pariksheyalli chennaghi baredhanu
He has eaten  
Avanu thindhidhane
He will eat  
Avanu thinnuthane
He will go  
Avanu hoguthane
He will come  
Avanu baruthane
What is your name?  
Ninna hesarenu?/ Ninna hesaru yenu? /
What  
Yenu?
Your  
Ninna
Name  
Hesaru
What did you do?  
Neenu yenu maduthiya?
What should I do?  
Nanu yenu madabeku?
What can I do?  
Nanu yenu madabhahudhu?/ nanu yenu madaballe /
What are the questions?  
Yenu prashnegalu?
What were the questions?  
Yenu prashnegaliddhavu?
What is the last question?  
Koneya prashne yenu?
What is written in the letter?  
Pattradhalli/Kaagadhadalli yenu baredhidhe?
What you had been told?  
Ninege yenu hellalaghithu?
What will be the answer?  
Uttara yenirabhahudhu?
Why did you come?  
Neenu yaake bandhe?
Why did you sleep?  
Neenu yaake malaghidhe?
Why did you tell him to go?  
Neenu avanige yakee hoghalikke hellidhe?
Why did he bring the bag?  
Avanu yaake cheela thandhanu?
Why did she pay the money?  
Avalu yakee dhuddu kottalu?
Why did they sit there?  
Avaru alli yakee kootharu?
Why do you drive the car?  
Neenu gaadi yakee biduthiya?/ 
Neenu yakee gaadi chalayisuthiya?
Why are they late for the meeting?  
Avaru meetingige yaake thadavadharu?
How did you come?  
Neenu hege bandhe?
How did you sleep?  
Neenu hege malaghidhe?
How did you drive?  
Neenu hege gaadi chalayisidhe?.
How did you write?  
Neenu hege baredhe?
How many apples are there in my hand?  
Nanna kaiyalli yestu sebu idde?
How many did you take?  
Neenu yestu  thagedhukonde?
How much did he pay you?  
Avanu ninage yestu hana kottanu?
How much distance to go?  
Yestu doora hoghabheku?
How was the journey yesterday?  
Ninneya prayana heghithu?
Which way did you come?  
Neenu yaava daariyalli bandhe?
Which is your favourite colour?  
Ninna istavadha banna yavudhu?/ 
ninege yava banna ista?
In which room did you sleep?  
Neenu yava koneyalli malaghidhe?
Which story did you tell?  
Neenu yava khathe helidhe?  
Which is the sweetest fruit?  
Yallakintha saviyatha hannu yavudhu?
Which is the best newspaper in Hindi?  
Hindiya yava patrike sarvashresta?
Which Indian state has the largest population?  
Bharatha deshada yava rajyadalli jasti janasankye?
Where did you come from?  
Neenu yellindha bandhe?/ ninna ooru yavadhu? /
Where did you sleep?  
Neenu yelli malaghidhe?
Where is the managerís cabin?  
Managerina kone yavudhu?
Where should I go?  
Nanu yellige hogabeku?
Whom should I contact?  
Nanu yaranna samparkisabeku?
Is it a book?  
Idu pustakava?/ idu pustaka naa? /
It is a book  
Ide pustaka
Is it the answer?  
Idu uttarana?
It is the answer  
Ide uttara
Will you come with me?  
Neenu nanna joteghe baaruthiya?
I shall come with you.  
Naanu ninna jotege barythene
Will you give me your pen?  
Ninna pennu/ kalam nanage koduthiya?
Yes, of course.  
Avashyavaghi koduthene
Do you love me?  
Neenu nannannu preethisuthiya?
Yes, I love you.  
Hovadhu naanu ninna preethisuthene
Can you give me your pen?  
Nanege ninna penana kodabhahudha?/ 
Ninna kalam nanaghe koduthiya?
Can you lift the box?  
Neenu dabbiyanna yethe balliya?/ 
Ninindha dabbi yathellu sadhyava?
Can you write the exam?  
Ninindha parikshe bariyalu sadyana?
Did you have your lunch?  
Oota madhidheya?/ oota aayitha? /
How are you?  
Hegiddhiya?/ Neenu heghiddhiya? /
I am fine  
Nanu chenagiddene.

 

 

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About Kannada language: Kannada or Kanarese is a language spoken in India predominantly in the state of Karnataka. Kannada, whose native speakers are called Kannadigas and number roughly 40 million, is one of the 40 most spoken languages in the world. It is one of the scheduled languages of India and the official and administrative language of the state of Karnataka. (Reference: Wikipedia)