How to learn Kannada grammar?
Does the thought of rote memorization of grammar rules scare or confuse you? Do you find it difficult to learn all the grammar rules and thus learn a language? Don’t worry you are not alone. There are many who find it difficult to learn the grammar rules of Kannada and thus struggle with the language. Let us look at how you can learn Kannada grammar and learn the language in the process easily.
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Initially, you may focus on the conversational aspect of Kannada without giving much thought to grammar. However, if you would like to move to the proficiency level of Kannada where you are able to comfortably hold a conversation that is more than your regular greetings and pleasantries, learning grammar is essential. It need not be a difficult, boring and monotonous task that scares you away.
If you speak any other Dravidian language as a native language, it would be easier for you because the sentence structure and grammar in Kannada would be very similar to these languages. Even if you speak Hindi as a native language, you may find certain similarities. If you are a native English speaker and would like to learn Kannada grammar, there are a few things that you need to consider to understand and learn grammar easily.
Nouns, unlike in English are gendered in Kannada. Thus, you would have masculine, feminine and neutral nouns in this language. As in English, you can find grammatical numbers which are singular and plural.
Pronouns, used in place of a noun are of four different forms in Kannada. They are personal, objective, possessive and demonstrative. Understanding these different forms can help you in proper usage of the pronouns in a sentence.
Verbs consist of a verb root which is conjugation in different forms. Also, verbs in Kannada agree with their subjects in number, gender and person. A verb in a sentence would be a combination of the root verb, tense marker and the person, number of gender markers. This person, number and gender markers would have a different form based on the tense used.
Then there are prepositions, adverbs, negations and interrogatives in Kannada that you need to focus on. It might sound like a lot to learn, but if you focus on the language and try to understand the sentence structure which is the subject-object-verb, things would become easy for you. Also, do not fret too much about the rules, just go with the flow and slowly you are bound to learn the grammar.
There are many websites, YouTube channels and online classes that can help you learn Kannada. Online classes help you learn the language in a structured and organized manner where you have the benefit of learning from a teacher directly from the comfort of your own space at a time that suits you the best.
Also, find a course or a teacher that allows you to learn Kannada grammar in a more flexible manner which suits your style of learning. Remember you never started with grammar rules when you learned your native language. You started learning the language and the grammar fell in place. You can learn kannada grammar in a similar manner.