Kannada Adjectives

Welcome to the second Kannada lesson about adjectives. This time we will first learn about colors, followed by grammar rules, then weather expressions, finally a conversation in Kannada to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

black
black Audio
ಕಪ್ಪು [Kappu]
grey
grey Audio
ತಿಳಿ [Tiḷi]
white
white Audio
ಬಿಳಿ [Biḷi]
blue
blue Audio
ನೀಲಿ [Nīli]
green
green Audio
ಹಸಿರು [Hasiru]
yellow
yellow Audio
ಹಳದಿ [Haḷadi]
red
red Audio
ಕೆಂಪು [Kempu]
brown
brown Audio
ಕಂದು [Kandu]

Adjectives Grammar Rules

In general adjectives are words which describe or modify another person or object in a given sentence. For example: a beautiful flower the adjective is [beautiful] because it describes the noun [flower]. The following examples use adjectives in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar Rules
Kannada + Pronunciation
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
ನನ್ನ ಮನೆಯ ಬಣ್ಣ ಬಿಳಿ Audio
[Nanna maneya baṇṇa biḷi]
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
ನಿಮ್ಮ ದೇಶ ದೊಡ್ದಧು Audio
[Nim'ma dēśa doḍdadhu]
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
ಹೊಸ ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳು ದುಬಾರಿ Audio
[Hosa pustakagaḷu dubāri]
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
ನಾವು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂತೋಷವಾಗಿ ಇದ್ದೇವೆ Audio
[Nāvu illi santōṣavāgi iddēve]
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
ಅವಳ ಹತ್ತಿರ ಮೂರು ಸಣ್ಣ ನಾಯಿಗಳು ಇವೆ Audio
[Avaḷa hattira mūru saṇṇa nāyigaḷu ive]
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
ಈ ಭಾಷೆ ತುಂಬ ಸುಲಭ Audio
[Ī bhāṣe tumba sulabha]
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
ನನ್ನ ಹತ್ತಿರ ಸಣ್ಣ ಹಸಿರು ಮನೆ ಇದೆ Audio
[Nanna hattira saṇṇa hasiru mane ide]

We're not done yet! The following is a list of more adjectives for you, often used when referring to weather conditions. I think it would be wise to memorize them.

cold
cold Audio
ತಣ್ಣಗೆ/ ತಂಡಿ [Taṇṇage/ taṇḍi]
hot
hot Audio
ಬಿಸಿ [Bisi]
cloudy
cloudy Audio
ಮೋಡ ಕವಿದ [Mōḍa kavida]
rainy
rainy Audio
ಮಳೆ ಕವಿದ [Maḷe kavida]
snowy
snowy Audio
ಹಿಮ ಕವಿದ [Hima kavida]
sunny
sunny Audio
ಬಿಸಿಲು ಕವಿದ [Bisilu kavida]
windy
windy Audio
ಗಾಳಿ [Gāḷi]
warm
warm Audio
ಬೆಚ್ಚಗೆ [Beccage]

Conversation in Kannada

Now we finally reach the most exciting part, the practice of the daily expressions used in almost every conversation. I recommend memorizing these phrases, because you will need them for sure.

English
Kannada
Pronunciation
hi
ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ
[Namaskāra] Audio
how are you?
ನೀವು ಹೇಗೆ ಇದ್ದೀರಾ
[Nīvu hēge iddīrā] Audio
I'm good, thank you
ನಾನು ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ಇದ್ದೇನೆ, ಧನ್ಯವಾಧಗಳು
[Nānu cennāgi iddēne, dhan'yavādhagaḷu] Audio
and you?
ತಾವು
[Tāvu] Audio
what is your name?
ನಿಮ್ಮ ಹೆಸರು ಏನು
[Nim'ma hesaru ēnu] Audio
my name is Maya
ನನ್ನ ಹೆಸರು ಮಾಯಾ
[Nanna hesaru māyā] Audio
nice to meet you
ನಿಮ್ಮನ್ನು ನೋಡಿ ತುಂಬ ಸಂತೋಷ
[Nim'mannu nōḍi tumba santōṣa] Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about adjectives in Kannada. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. The next lesson is below.

Kannada Alphabet   Kannada Alphabet

Kannada Nouns   Kannada Nouns



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