Kannada Alphabet

Kannada Alphabet

If you're trying to learn the Kannada Alphabet you will find some useful resources including a course about pronunciation, and sound of all letters... to help you with your Kannada grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and memorize the sounds. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Kannada. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Kannada Alphabet

Learning the Kannada alphabet is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. Without it, you will not be able to say words properly even if you know how to write those words. The better you pronounce a letter in a word, the more understood you will be in speaking the Kannada language.

Below is a table showing the Kannada alphabet and how it is pronounced in English, and finally examples of how those letters would sound if you place them in a word.

Kannada AlphabetEnglish SoundPronunciation Example

kas in kiss

cas in cat

as in tool

tas in task

pas in pool

yas in you

śas in sweet

khas in Scottish Loch

chas in charm

ṭhas in that

thas in think

phas in stop her

ras in rooster

as in sold

gas in game

jas in pleasure

as in door

das in day

bas in baby

las in life

sas in sweet

ghas in Ghana

jhas in Bridge hop

ḍhas in speed hump

dhas in speed hump

bhas in bulb holder

vas in vast

as in rainbow

as in noon

ñas in New York

as in nice

nas in night

mas in map

as in life

has in home
Vowels (when independent)With క (k)Sound

a

కి

i

కు

u

కృ

కె

e

కై

ai

కో

ō

అం

కం

కా

ā

కీ

ī

కూ

ū

కౄ

r̥̄

l̥̄

కే

ē

కొ

o

కౌ

au

అః

కః

Kannada Pronunciation

You saw how a letter is written and might be pronounced, but there is nothing better than hearing the sound of the letters in a video or audio. Below you will be able to hear how the letters above are pronounced, just press the play button:

Kannada Pronunciation

The alphabet and its pronunciation have a very important role in Kannada, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with Kannada alphabet, you might want to check the rest of our Kannada lessons here: Learn Kannada. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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