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.
Best ways to learn Kannada by your own;
Use online resources.
There are numerous online language programs that can help you to learn and practice Kannada, such as Multibhashi for language learning. Tofugu, and duo lingo Seek out these free resources and make practicing Kannada a daily routine.
Look for Kannada books, comic books, or newspapers. When you try to read in Kannada, you expose yourself to new words while strengthening your skills and encountering Kannada culture.
Watch Kannada movies.
Another fun way to expose yourself to Kannada is to watch Kannada movies. Movies can expose you to a wider range of terms (including slang) and provide some entertainment. You can even use English subtitles to help you understand the plot.
If you have the opportunity to experience an immersion in the Banglore language, take it! Perhaps you can visit south India, or even an authentic Kannada restaurant. This will enable you to speak to people in Kannada and watch them speak. There is really no better way to learn a new language.
A dictionary of basic Kannada grammar
This is a giant reference book of all of the must-know beginner Grammar. Now, let me be honest and say that this isn’t a “fun” or “exciting” read. The value of this book is that it teaches you grammar rules and new ways of expressing yourself in Kannada.
Swap Out Your Everyday Habits With Kannada Ones
If you’re serious about learning Kannada fast, you need to make some drastic changes. The good news is, you don’t have to change up your lifestyle – just switch out the language! Look for ways you can replace the things you do every day with Kannada equivalents. For example:
If you check the news first thing every morning, ditch your local language paper and read the news in easy Kannada.
Start a vocabulary book of useful words
Either in a notebook or on your computer, start making a list of useful words and phrases. Every time you hear or see a word you’re not familiar with, note it down. Don’t only focus on the word itself, but search for synonyms and phrases in which it’s used.
So, as mentioned above are some of the best tips to learn the Kannada language on your own.