Kannada Gender

Welcome to the fifth Kannada lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Kannada to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

man Audio
ಗಂಡಸು [Gaṇḍasu]
woman Audio
ಹೆಂಗಸು [Heṅgasu]
husband Audio
ಗಂಡ [Gaṇḍa]
wife Audio
ಹೆಂಡತಿ [Heṇḍati]
boy Audio
ಹುಡುಗ [Huḍuga]
girl Audio
ಹುಡುಗಿ [Huḍugi]
father Audio
ಅಪ್ಪ [Appa]
mother Audio
ಅಮ್ಮ [Am'ma]

Gender Grammar Rules

In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.

Grammar + Rules
Kannada + Pronunciation
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
ನನ್ನ ಮಗ ಒಬ್ಬ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿ Audio
[Nanna maga obba vidyārthi]
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
ಅವರ ಮಗಳು ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿನಿ Audio
[Avara magaḷu vidyārthini]
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
ಅವನಿಗೆ ಒಬ್ಬ ಉದ್ದನೆಯ ಅಣ್ಣ ಇದ್ದಾನೆ Audio
[Avanige obba uddaneya aṇṇa iddāne]
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
ಅವಳಿಗೆ ಒಬ್ಬ ಉದ್ದನೆಯ ತಂಗಿ ಇದ್ದಾಳೆ Audio
[Avaḷige obba uddaneya taṅgi iddāḷe]
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
ಅವನ ತಮ್ಮಂದಿರು ಚಿಕ್ಕವರು Audio
[Avana tam'mandiru cikkavaru]
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
ಅವಳ ತಂಗಿಯಂದಿರು ಚಿಕ್ಕವರು Audio
[Avaḷa taṅgiyandiru cikkavaru]

The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.

son Audio
ಮಗ [Maga]
daughter Audio
ಮಗಳು [Magaḷu]
brother Audio
ಅಣ್ಣ/ ತಮ್ಮ [Aṇṇa/ tam'ma]
sister Audio
ಅಕ್ಕ/ ತಂಗಿ [Akka/ taṅgi]
grandfather Audio
ತಾತ [Tāta]
grandmother Audio
ಅಜ್ಜಿ [Ajji]
child Audio
ಮಗು [Magu]
children Audio
ಮಕ್ಕಳು [Makkaḷu]

Expressions in Kannada

Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Kannada, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.

What do you mean?
ಏನು ನಿಮ್ಮ ಅರ್ಥ
[Ēnu nim'ma artha] Audio
I don't understand
ನನಗೆ ಅರ್ಥ ಆಗಲಿಲ್ಲ
[Nanage artha āgalilla] Audio
I don't know
ನನಗೆ ಗೊತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ
[Nanage gottilla] Audio
What is that called in Kannada?
ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಏನು ಕರೆಯುತ್ತಾರೆ
[Kannaḍadalli adakke ēnu kareyuttāre] Audio
What is this?
ಏನು ಇದು
[Ēnu idu] Audio
What does that word mean in English?
ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಇಂಗ್ಲೀಷಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಏನು ಅನ್ನುತ್ತಾರೆ
[Adakke iṅglīṣinalli ēnu annuttāre] Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
[Kṣamisi] Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the gender in Kannada. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Kannada Plural   Kannada Plural

Kannada Numbers   Kannada Numbers


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