Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Learn Tulu Kannada Online : Part 3 - Talking to your Tulu Speaking friend

This may be the most common situation you encounter - talking to your Tulu speaking friend. Well now, you can talk to him in his native tongue. Here is a list of sentences you may want to use in such a case. For more sentences/phrases, you can always leave a comment asking for the same.

English : Hello, how are you?
Kannada : namaskaara, hegideeya?
Tulu : namaskaara, enchulla?

English : I am fine.
Kannada : naanu chennagideeni.
Tulu : yaan usaarulle.

English : Are all well at home?
Kannada : manEli ella chennagidaara?
Tulu : illad maatha usaarullera?

English : Everyone is fine.
Kannada : ellru chennagidaare.
Tulu : maaterla usaaruller.

English : How is your work going on?
Kannada : ninna kelsa hege nadeetha ide?
Tulu : ninna bele encha nadattondunDu?

English : What did you have for tiffin today?
Kannada : ivattu tiffin ge enittu?
Tulu : ini tiffin g dada ittnD?

English : Anything else?
Kannada : mattenu vishya?
Tulu : buka daada vishaya?

English : How was the coffee?
Kannada : coffee hegittu?
Tulu : coffee encha ittnD?

English : Coffee was good.
Kannada : coffee chenngittu.
Tulu : coffee eDDe ittnd.

English : Where did you go on weekend?
Kannada : weekend ell hogidde?
Tulu : weekend oDe poditta?

English : This time I had gone to Bangalore.
Kannada : ee sali bengaloorige hogidde.
Tulu : ee sarti bangalore poditte.

English : How was your weekend?
Kannada : Weekend hegittu?
Tulu : weekend encha ittnD?

English : It was superb.
Kannada : tumba chennagittu.
Tulu : mast eDDe ittnD.

English : When did you come?
Kannada : yavaag bande?
Tulu : yepa battini?

English : I came yesterday.
Kannada : naanu ninne bande.
Tulu : yaan kODe battini.

English : Can you wait for me?
Kannada : nange kaayteeya?
Tulu : yenk kaapuvana?

English : Ok, I will wait.
Kannada : Ok, naanu kaayteeni.
Tulu : Ok, yaan kaapuve.

English : Can we meet today?
Kannada : ivattu naavu sigoNava?
Tulu : ini nama tikgana?

English : We will meet today at 4'o clock.
Kannada : naavu ivattu 4 gantege meet aagoNa.
Tulu : nama ini 4 ganteg meet aaka.

English : Can you come there?
Kannada : ninage alli barlikkagatta?
Tulu : nikk aDe barre aapunDa?

English : Yes, I can come there.
Kannada : sari, nange allige barakkagutte.
Tulu : sari, enk aDe baroli.

English : Is it so?
Kannada : idu heego?
Tulu : undu inchana?

English : Yes, man.
Kannada : howdu maaraya.
Tulu : and marre.

English : Did't you know?
Kannada : ninge gottirlillva?
Tulu : nikk gottijjaanDa?

English : Glad to meet you.
Kannada : ninnannu noDi tumba khushiyaaytu.
Tulu : ninan tood mast kusiyaanD.

English : This watch is beautiful.
Kannada : ee watchu tumba chennagide.
Tulu : ee watch bhaari sookunDu.

English : What to do now?
Kannada : eega yenu maaDodu?
Tulu : itte daada malpuni?

English : Can we talk now?
Kannada : naaveega maataaDoNava?
Tulu : nama itte paatergana?

English : Ok, see you next time.
Kannada : Ok, matte sigONa.
Tulu : Ok, bukka tikga.

Other posts in Learn Tulu Online series
Learn Tulu Online : Part 1 - Commonly Used Phrases
Learn Tulu Online : Part 2 - Talking In a Restaurant, Conversing with a vendor
Learn Tulu Online : Part 4 - Talking to your friend in Tulu - More sentences

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi,
hey its really very helpfull to me to learn tulu.Can any body tell the link where i can learn complete tulu language.

Thanks & Regards,
Sneha

Raveesh Kumar said...

Thanks Sneha.

Anonymous said...

hi,
Thondare ijji.Can u plz put more sentences/phrases.

-sneha

Raveesh Kumar said...

Hi Sneha,

Let me see what phrases can be useful. Suggestions from blog readers also welcome.

Raveesh

Sanskar Shrivastava said...

I recenly found out that there are two types of tulu. What I see in most of the websites is different then what my friend speaks.

Raveesh Kumar said...

Hi Sanskar,

Though confined to 2 districts of Karnataka(Udupi and Dakshina Kannada) and 1 of Kerala(Kasaragod), Tulu has many dialects. As wiki points there are mainly 4 dialects of Tulu - Common, Brahmin(which has a strong influence of Sanskrit), Jain, Harijan. What I have mentioned here is the Common dialect. Also, this common dialect is subdivided into five groups. What you can see here is the one what they speak in Mangalore.

Sanskar Shrivastava said...

Actually I don't know which dialect my friend speaks, but she says "see you later" as "nana oru sikkga" instead of "nanoru thikkga" what I learnt on the internet. So which dialect is that?
I am a guy from delhi, I am doing my Btech here in bangalore, I am good in learning languages, and I have grasped kannada very much. before i leave this place i would love to learn tulu as well.

Raveesh Kumar said...

Hi Sanskar,

Sorry for responding late.

And regarding the dialect you mentioned, I guess it is Brahmin dialect.

Great to know that you are interested in learning Tulu. Surely, you will learn Tulu before going back to Delhi.

Regards
Raveesh

Raveesh Kumar said...

Hi Sanskar,

Brahmin dialect, is also called Shivalli Tulu as it is spoken by Shivalli Brahmins. For more info on Shivalli Tulu, please visit the following site - http://shivallibrahmins.com/lang/en/section/english/tulu-language/

- Raveeesh

Anonymous said...

hi,

I want to learn Shivalli Tulu as it is spoken by Shivalli Brahmins..Plz help me;)

-sneha

Raveesh Kumar said...

Hi Sneha,

I cannot help much as I know only common dialect of Tulu.

Thanks
Raveesh

Anonymous said...

Hi raveesh,
i am swarna, i want to learn tulu beacause one of my frnd is from mangalore i wanna talk tulu with him pls help me

Raveesh Kumar said...

Hi Avi and Swarna,

You can start off learning Tulu by knowing sentences given here. To know more, you can suggest some more sentences to be translated to Tulu.

Thanks
Raveesh

Anonymous said...

Hi Raveesh hey can u tel wat to tel for all these you, me, our, your, more n more sentences, wanna talk in tulu pls pls pls help me out

Anonymous said...

hi raveesh am intersted in learning tulu, as u suggested want more sentences /pharses so thatits easy for me to learn tulu fast, wanna speak with my frnd in tulu pls help me

Swarna

Raveesh Kumar said...

Hi Swarna,

I have put the 4th part in Learn Tulu Online series. You can check that out here.

Sunitha said...

Hey! I am Sunitha here…… It’s really very helpful & nice 2 learn tulu. So tank u very much. I think may be u need 2 take it 2 next level ……………….

Raveesh Kumar said...

Thanks Sunitha. I will try to put more posts on Learn Tulu Series.

Sanskar Shrivastava said...

that will be great I support this. I have been following this blog for more than a year to learn more because i feel other sources on internet are not updating :) its a good place to learn or have an idea about tulu language :)

Anand P R said...

What is the tulu word for "friend"? Onchi pandu koluvara?

Raveesh Kumar said...

Hi Anand,

Tulu word for friend is "Josthi"

Sanskar Shrivastava said...

My ode to Tulunadu http://mylivingthought.blogspot.com/2009/11/pincess-of-tulunadu.html

monika said...

hi raveesh,
this is monika shetty. i was a marwari (rajasthani) girl but nw i got married with a shetty boy.
so please help me more to learn tulu lang. n please help me for conver. with my hubby.

thnx.
mrs. monika P. shetty

Raveesh Kumar said...

Hi Monika,

You can go through the Learn Tulu Online series in my blog and learn the language in few days.

Thanks
Raveesh

Anonymous said...

Please provide such lessons on you tube, where the sentence is first spoken very slowly and clearly giving meaning of each word in the sentence, and afterwards speaking the words in normal tempo.

I insist that such lessons please be provided on you tube.

I am ready to pay the tution fees.
I have promised my friend that I will learning language before her daughter gets married.

Hence please email me on pranali_vagal@yahoo.co.in
whether it is possible for you to load such lessons on YOU TUBE because simply reading the text won't help.

Raveesh Kumar said...

Hi Pranali,

Thanks for the suggestion. That should be very effective in learning the language. Let me see if I can materialize. No need of tuition fee for that! :) I am posting these lessons only to spread and save Tulu language from extinction. The very reason for starting Tulu lessons was a UNESCO report where in it said Tulu language will be no more by 2050.

Sanskar Shrivastava said...

Hey hi, I was searching on the internet about the Tulu Script, I was told that it has been lost. people believe that tulu script was derived from Malayalam but I learnt on reliable sources that it was other way round.. Malayalam derived script from Tulu. I also found Kannada to tulu and roman to tulu transliteration. Here I have also done the work of Devanagari to tulu.

http://whatsanskarsays.blogspot.com/2011/01/tulu-script-kannada-to-tulu-hindi-to.html

Raveesh Kumar said...

You are right Sanskar. Tulu has its own script and it is not borrowed from any other language. Check my post on Tulu script here.

Akaash said...

Hi Raveesh,
Its very helpfull to learn tulu, now I speak tulu with my tulu friedns but adding some english words in between, when will you release Part 6, it should be questionaire in tulu, and if our is corrct should go to next level...

thank you

Raveesh Kumar said...

Hi Akaash,

Do you mean questionaire for the readers of the blog. Ya, that would be a good idea.

Thanks for commenting

Raveesh

Shreepada said...

Hi Raveesh,

Yenk tulu kalpodu maraya......
Tuition korpana????

Raveesh Kumar said...

sure maraya!

ravik said...

friend = iste ,,,,,dosti kannada sabda,,, ,,tiffin = butti (butthi) brkfast = tindi tiniyare,, tinare,,,,,

ravik said...

tulut kelav sabda tappu prayoga maladar ,,, udarneg ,,,,,, friend= iste,,,,,, tiffin = butti (butthi)

Raveesh Kumar said...

ravik,

yaan ee post du tulu ta authentic shabdolen prayoga malper try maltiji. Infact, yenke yeto Tulu authentic padakkulu gottijji. normal jana vovu use malpuver ayin use malpuve. bhashe kalper janakuleg dumbe gottittna shabdolen upayoga maltnda bhaashe kalper sulabha.

Bukkonji, friend ge ishte pand d yaan itne mutta use maltiji. Buka dosti panpunavu Kannada pada la att - aitha origin Hindi. Anchene tiffin/butti da prayogala.

ee blog post da mukhya uddesha tulu bhaashen kalpaad janakulu dostunakulnottugu paterre maatra.

Anonymous said...

hey,
there's a mistake here...for-are all well at home, in tulu, it is ellad maanthaa usar ullerra

Raveesh Kumar said...

I dont think there is any mistake in the sentence I have posted. For everyone is fine, I wrote maaterla usaaruller, which is perfectly fine

raksha said...

hi raveesh, its really great job from your side, but could u get some sentences , a lil complicated ones with plural forms, which would be more helpful.Pls reply......

raksha said...

hi, pls make some sentences with different genders and also i request you to give a list of verbs, if possible, that wud really be helpful..

Raveesh Kumar said...

Thanks raksha for your comments. Off late, I have been busy and was not able update these posts. So, please let me know specifics of the details you are asking like what kind of sentences you want? What are the verbs you require etc. Since that will make the posts more interactive and useful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Raveesh, Thanks a lot..your part 1 of online series is very helpful to me to learn Tulu. Can you put audio version of all other parts of your series also? I am able to see audio version of only part 1.
-Avani

Raveesh Kumar said...

Thanks Avani for your compliments and sure, I will put audio guide for rest of the series too...

Keyur said...

Hi every one i am keyur. My wife is from mangalore and she message me this "yenke ee maste eshta" please tell me what does it mean in english? and also "nee nanage bahala eshta". Thank you for your time i do appreciate.

Raveesh Kumar said...

Hi Keyur,

"yenke ee maste eshta" means I like very much. "nee nanage bahala eshta" is same thing in Kannada

Regards
Raveesh

Winnie said...

How do I say 'I like you' in Tulu?

Raveesh Kumar said...

'I like you' in Tulu is "ee yenk ishta"

Anonymous said...

Hai m tara I want to learn kannada..actuly m frm telgu background...nd my frnds told me kannada z familiar to telgu..nd I don't knw telgu much..so plz could you tell me hw cn I learn kannada to speak properly.

Raveesh Kumar said...

Hi Tara,

Did you go through the series of posts on learning Kannada including this one in this blog?

Anonymous said...

Hello.. :) how do i say " give me one chance "

Raveesh Kumar said...

Hi Anonymous,

here is the translation - "Enk Onji Chance Korla"

Priya said...

Hi,

Please share if you have audio version of learning tulu as i want to know the correct pronunciation.

thanks,
chaya.

Raveesh Kumar said...

Hi Chaya,

I dont have the audio version right now. Will post once I create one.

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