The Kannada language is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by the people of Karnataka in the southwestern region of India. The language is also spoken by linguistic minorities in the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Kerala and Goa; and also by Kannadigas abroad. The language had roughly 43 million native speakers by 2011. Kannada is also spoken as a second and third language by over 12.9 million non-native speakers in Karnataka, which adds up to 56.9 million speakers. It is one of the scheduled languages of India and the official and administrative language of the state of Karnataka. Kannada was the court language of some of the most powerful empires of South and Central India, such as the Chalukya dynasty, the Rashtrakuta dynasty, the Vijayanagara Empire and the Hoysala Empire.
Ways to learn Kannada:
Being curious about a language will instill a passion for learning it. The curiosity of the world will ignite you to travel. Travel will make you curious about the culture and history of a country. Culture and history will make you curious about the language.
Devour every Kannada word spoken your way, and when you come across something that you don’t understand, be curious enough to open your dictionary.
Reading is so beneficial for language learning.
You must dislike reading materials in the Kannada language or also you think it is hard to read Kannada However, once you started choosing reading material on your own, it became a fun way of learning the language.
Music is also the best tool for learning a language. Music offers many advantages for learning languages. Scientists have shown that listening to a song and humming along can help with language learning! … When singing, we try to reproduce sounds and tone, so our accent is less pronounced than when we speak
Get out there, learn about these different genres and find some songs that you love. Once you find a song you cannot stop singing,and by singing it you will improve your pronunciation and vocabulary.
Component of easy learning
There is three essential components to learning a Kannada language in an easy way:
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Read children’s books in Kannada
You can continue your training with reading on a Kindle. Why a Kindle? Because it has an integrated vocabulary that allows you to see a word’s definition by simply tapping on it.
Use flashcards for the Kannada words that can’t seem to stick.
Train your ears with TV series, movies, music or short videos in Kannada
Watching German movies, TV series, short videos or listening to Kannada music will increase your concentration on learning Kannada.
Talk to yourself in Kannada.
-If you can’t find any online friends to help you practice Kannada, you can even talk to yourself. Not by yourself, but to yourself.
Time is taken to learn
There are many factors that depend on learning Kannada. But at the age of 18, you must have to be dedicated to your learning. Time taken to learn depends on how you manage your time and how short time you will take to complete your everyday task related to Kannada learning.
To learn Kannada at a faster pace, make sure you focus on producing language (speaking, writing) as much as you focus on receiving language (reading, watching TV, listening to podcasts, playing with apps). Don’t make the common mistake of choosing one group over the other, which will make having a regular conversation almost impossible.
I would recommend devoting atleast 20-60 minutes a day to active Kannada practice. This could be writing a diary entry, having a speaking lesson, reading a simple news article and testing yourself for comprehension, or watching a video in Kannada to see how much you can understand.
With these simple steps, you can learn by Yourself at the age of 18. Always be motivated and confident in what you are doing.
Best of luck!!!