Kannada Nouns

Welcome to the third Kannada lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Kannada to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

potatoes
potatoes Audio
ಆಲುಗಡ್ಡೆ [Ālugaḍḍe]
tomatoes
tomatoes Audio
ಟೊಮೇಟೊ [Ṭomēṭo]
onions
onions Audio
ಈರುಳ್ಳಿ [Īruḷḷi]
carrots
carrots Audio
ಕ್ಯಾರೆಟ್ [Kyāreṭ]
fruits
fruits Audio
ಹಣ್ಣುಗಳು [Haṇṇugaḷu]
apples
apples Audio
ಸೇಬು [Sēbu]
bananas
bananas Audio
ಬಾಳೆಹಣ್ಣು [Bāḷehaṇṇu]
oranges
oranges Audio
ಕಿತ್ತಳೆ ಹಣ್ಣು [Kittaḷe haṇṇu]

Nouns Grammar Rules

In general nouns refer to a person, an object, or abstract ideas. For example: a fast runner the noun is [runner] because it refers to a person. The examples below use nouns in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Kannada + Pronunciation
do you have milk?
[verb + noun]
ನಿಮ್ಮ ಹತ್ತಿರ ಹಾಲು ಇದೆಯಾ Audio
[Nim'ma hattira hālu ideyā]
I have milk and coffee
[preposition + noun]
ನನ್ನ ಹತ್ತಿರ ಹಾಲು ಮತ್ತು ಕಾಫಿ ಇದೆ Audio
[Nanna hattira hālu mattu kāphi ide]
he has three apples
[number + plural noun]
ಅವನ ಹತ್ತಿರ ಮೂರು ಸೇಬು ಇವೆ Audio
[Avana hattira mūru sēbu ive]
she only has one apple
[number + singular noun]
ಅವಳ ಹತ್ತಿರ ಕೇವಲ ಒಂದು ಸೇಬು ಇದೆ Audio
[Avaḷa hattira kēvala ondu sēbu ide]
we live in a small house
[adjective + noun]
ನಾವು ಒಂದು ಸಣ್ಣ ಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ವಾಸಿಸುತ್ಹೇವೆ Audio
[Nāvu ondu saṇṇa maneyalli vāsisut'hēve]
I like our breakfast
[pronoun + noun]
ನನಗೆ ನಾಷ್ಟ ತುಂಬ ಇಷ್ಟ Audio
[Nanage nāṣṭa tumba iṣṭa]

The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.

bread
bread Audio
ಬ್ರೆಡ್ಡು [Breḍḍu]
milk
milk Audio
ಹಾಲು [Hālu]
butter
butter Audio
ಬೆಣ್ಣೆ [Beṇṇe]
cheese
cheese Audio
ಚೀಸ್ [Cīs]
coffee
coffee Audio
ಕಾಫಿ [Kāphi]
sandwich
sandwich Audio
ಸ್ಯಾಂಡ್ ವಿಚ್ [Syāṇḍ vic]
meat
meat Audio
ಮಾಂಸ [Mānsa]
chicken
chicken Audio
ಕೋಳಿ ಮಾಂಸ [Kōḷi mānsa]
fish
fish Audio
ಮೀನು [Mīnu]
breakfast
breakfast Audio
ನಾಷ್ಟ [Nāṣṭa]
lunch
lunch Audio
ಊಟ [Ūṭa]
dinner
dinner Audio
ರಾತ್ರಿ ಊಟ [Rātri ūṭa]

Conversation in Kannada

Now we finally reach the fun part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
Kannada
Pronunciation
Do you speak (English/ Kannada)?
ನೀವು ಕನ್ನಡ / ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ಮಾತನಾಡುತಿರ
[Nīvu kannaḍa/ iṅgliṣ mātanāḍutira] Audio
Just a little
ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ
[Svalpa] Audio
I like Kannada
ನಂಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ಇಷ್ಟ
[Naṅge kannaḍa iṣṭa] Audio
Can I practice with you?
ನಾನು ನಿಮ್ಮ ಹತ್ತಿರ ಕಲಿಯಬಹುದೇ
[Nānu nim'ma hattira kaliyabahudē] Audio
How old are you?
ನಿಮಗೆ ಎಷ್ಟು ವರ್ಷ
[Nimage eṣṭu varṣa] Audio
I'm thirty three years old
ನನ್ನಗೆ ಮೂವತಮೂರು ವರ್ಷ
[Nannage mūvatamūru varṣa] Audio
It was nice talking to you
ನಿಮ್ಮ ಜೊತೆ ಮಾತನಾಡಿ ಕುಶಿ ಆಯಿತು
[Nim'ma jote mātanāḍi kuśi āyitu] Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the nouns in Kannada. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now check the next lesson below.

Kannada Adjectives   Kannada Adjectives

Kannada Plural   Kannada Plural



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