Kannada Letters

Let's now learn the Kannada letters. Knowing these characters will allow you to read and write commonly used expressions and words with ease.

[k] example kit
[c] example cat
[ṭ] example top
[t] example task
[p] example pen
[y] example yes
[ś] example sea
[kh] example Bach
[ch] example chat
[ṭh] example that
[th] example thin
[ph] example PH
[r] example ring
[ṣ] example see
[g] example gold
[j] example vision
[ḍ] example day
[d] example day
[b] example Bali
[l] example life
[s] example sweet
[gh] example Ghana
[jh] example Bridge hop
[ḍh] example speed hump
[dh] example speed hump
[bh] example bulb holder
[v] example van
[ṛ] example Roma
[ṅ] example nice
[ñ] example new
[ṇ] example neat
[n] example noon
[m] example mass
[ḷ] example love
[h] example hi

Here are the vowels in Kannada:

[a] example Alabama
[i] example ink
[u] example put
[r̥] example rabbit
[l̥] example line
[e] example egg
[ai] example hi
[ō] example tool
అం['] example Alabama
[ā] example mat
[ī] example tea
[ū] example wool
[r̥̄] example ring
[l̥̄] example last
[ē] example rest
[o] example pot
[au] example how

The above letters in Kannada should allow you to read and write the following pages with much ease: popular phrases in Kannada, Kannada homepage, or Kannada Grammar. Kannada quiz and flashcard can also be found on our homepage.