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Lesson 1: Vocabulary

English gloss

Transliterated Kannada

this thing (this one)

idu

that thing (that one)

adu

one, a

(w)

book

Kannada Script

ondu

pustaka

window

kiTiki

door

baagilu

table

meeju

room

ruumu

cabinet, cupboard

maaDu

what?

(y)eenu
Lesson 1.1: Sentences

1. What is this thing?

id(u) (y)eenu?

2. What is that thing?

ad(u) (y)eenu?

3.a This is a book.

id-ond(u)
pustaka

b. This is a window.

idu kiTiki

c. This is a door.

idu baagilu

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d. This is a table.

idu meeju

e. This is a room

idu ruumu

f. This is a cupboard

idu maaDu

4. What is that (thing)?

adu (y)eenu?

5.a. That is a book.

adu pustaka

b. That is a window.

adu kiTiki

c. That is a door.

adu baagilu

d. That is a table.

adu meeju

e. That is a room.

adu ruumu

f. That is a cupboard.

adu maaDu

6. Which thing?

yaav(u)du?

7.a. Which (thing) is a pen? pennu yaavdu?

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b. Which (thing) is a
window?

kiTiki yaavdu?

c. Which (thing) is a door?

baagilu yaavdu?

d. Which (thing) is a table?

meeju yaavdu?

e. Which (thing) is a
cupboard?

maaDu yaavdu?

i. Which (thing) is a pensil? pensilu yaavdu?


8.a. This is (the/a) book.

idu pustaka

b. That is (the/a) room.

adu ruumu

c. This is a pen.

idu pennu

d. That is a cupboard.

adu maaDu

e. That is a table.

adu meeju

Lesson 1.2: New vocabulary: Pronouns


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who? (which person?) yaaru


I

naanu

he (non-pol.)

avanu

he(polite), that man

avaru

she(non-pol),
that woman
they

avaru

avaru

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1.3: Identity Questions


10.a. Who are you?

niiv(u) yaaru?

b. Who am I?

naan(u) yaaru?

c. Who is that man?

avar(u) yaaru?

d. Who is that woman?

avaL(u) yaaru?

11.a. an American(citizen) amerikkan

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b. an Indian(citizen)

iNDiyan

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c. a (male) student

sTuuDeNTu

d. a teacher (pol.)

Tiiccaru, meesTru

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12.a. He is an American

avar(u) amerikkan

b. She is an Indian

avaL(u) iNDyan

c. I am a teacher

naan(u) Tiiccaru

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3. I am astudent

naan(u) sTuuDenTu

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Lesson 1.3: new vocabulary: location


13. here

illi

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there

alli

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where?

elli?

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be located, be in a temporary state. iru


(it) is (located)

ide

(You) are (located)

iddiiri

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(he, pol.) is (located)

iddaare

he (non-pol)

iddaane

(she) is (located)

iddaaLe

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(I) am (located)

iddiini

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1.4: Asking and Answering Questions


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book?
b. Where is the
window?
c. The book is here.
d. The window is
there.
e. The cupboard is
here.

ide?
kiTiki yell-ide?

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pustaka ill-ide.

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kiTiki all-ide.

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maaDu ill-ide.

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f. Where is the door? baaglu yell-ide?

g. The door is there.

baaglu all-ide.

15. Where am I?

naanu elliddiini?

b. You are here.

niivu ill-iddiiri.

c. Where is he?

avaru elliddaare.

d. Where is the
teacher?

Tiiccaru elliddaare?

e. The professor is
here.

prafasar illiddaare.

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