Kannada Plural

Welcome to the fourth Kannada lesson about the plural. This time we will learn about the singular form and what it looks like in the plural, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of emergency phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

book
book Audio
ಪುಸ್ತಕ [Pustaka]
books
books Audio
ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳು [Pustakagaḷu]
car
car Audio
ಕಾರು [Kāru]
cars
cars Audio
ಕಾರುಗಳು [Kārugaḷu]
tree
tree Audio
ಮರ [Mara]
trees
trees Audio
ಮರಗಳು [Maragaḷu]
flower
flower Audio
ಹೂವು [Hūvu]
flowers
flowers Audio
ಹೂಗಳು [Hūgaḷu]

Plural Grammar Rules

The plural is the form which refers to more than one object or person. For example: I speak two languages the plural here is [languages] because it refers to more than one [language]. The examples below use plurals in different ways and places to demonstrate how they look when converted from their singular form.

Grammar + Rules
Kannada + Pronunciation
I speak one language
[singular form]
ನಾನು ಒಂದು ಭಾಷೆ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತೇನೆ Audio
[Nānu ondu bhāṣe mātanāḍuttēne]
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
ನಾವು ಮೂರು ಭಾಷೆಗಳನ್ನು ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತೇವೆ Audio
[Nāvu mūru bhāṣegaḷannu mātanāḍuttēve]
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
ಅವನು ತುಂಬಾ ಊರುಗಳನ್ನ ಬೇಟಿ ಮಾಡುತಾನೆ Audio
[Avanu tumbā ūrugaḷanna bēṭi māḍutāne]
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
ಅವರು ಈಗ ಸಂತೋಷದಿಂದ ಇದ್ದಾರೆ Audio
[Avaru īga santōṣadinda iddāre]
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
ಆಕೆಯ ಬಳಿ ಐದು ಕೆಂಪು ಶೂಗಳು ಇವೆ Audio
[Ākeya baḷi aidu kempu śūgaḷu ive]
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
ನನಗೆ ಒಂದು ಸ್ಯಾಂಡ್ವಿಚ್ , ಈರುಳ್ಳಿ ಇಲ್ಲದೆ Audio
[Nanage ondu syāṇḍvic, īruḷḷi illade]

The following is a list of examples showing both the singular and plural form. This demonstrates how the plural is used with humans, objects and animals.

woman
woman Audio
[Heṅgasu]
women
women Audio
ಹೆಂಗಸು [Heṅgasaru]
man
man Audio
ಹೆಂಗಸರು [Gaṇḍasu]
men
men Audio
ಗಂಡಸು [Gaṇḍasaru]
house
house Audio
ಗಂಡಸರು [Mane]
houses
houses Audio
ಮನೆ [Manegaḷu]
cup
country Audio
ಮನೆಗಳು [Kappu]
cups
countries Audio
ಕಪ್ಪು [Kappugaḷu]
cow
cow Audio
ಕಪ್ಪುಗಳು [Hasu]
cows
cows Audio
ಹಸು [Hasugaḷu]
horse
horse Audio
ಹಸುಗಳು [Kudure]
horses
horses Audio
ಕುದುರೆ [Kuduregaḷu]

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Kannada by looking at these phrases which are related to emergencies. Be prepared when traveling abroad, just in case you need help or by offering help to someone else. I recommend writing these expressions down on a notebook before traveling.

ಕುದುರೆಗಳು
English
Kannada
Pronunciation
Help
[Sahāya] Audio
Call the ambulance
ಸಹಾಯ
[Āmbulensannu kareyiri] Audio
I need a doctor
ಆಂಬುಲೆನ್ಸನ್ನು ಕರೆಯಿರಿ
[Nanage vaidyara avaśyakate ide] Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
ನನಗೆ ವೈದ್ಯರ ಅವಶ್ಯಕತೆ ಇದೆ
[Hattirada phārmasi elli?] Audio
Are you okay?
ಹತ್ತಿರದ ಫಾರ್ಮಸಿ ಎಲ್ಲಿ?
[Nīvu hēge iddīrā] Audio
I am sick
ನೀವು ಹೇಗೆ ಇದ್ದೀರಾ
[Nānu rōgi] Audio
Call the police
ನಾನು ರೋಗಿ
[Polīsarannu kareyiri] Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural in Kannada? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

Kannada Nouns   Kannada Nouns

Kannada Gender   Kannada Gender



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