The Tulu Cheat Sheet

On October 6, 2015 by Akash Kumar

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Numbers:

1 onji
2 raddu
3 mooji
4 naalu
5 ainu
6 aaji
7 yelu
8 yenma / yelma
9 ormba
10 pattu
11 patt-onji
12 pad-radu
13 padi-mooji
14 padi-naalu
15 padi-nainu
16 padi-naaji
17 padi-nelu
18 padi-nenamma
19 padi-noramba
20 iruva
21 iruvatha onji
22 iruvatha eradu
23 iruvatha mooji
30 muppa
40 nalpa
50 aiva
60 ajippa
70 elpa
80 enpa
90 sonpa
100 noodu
200 irnoodu
300munnoodu
1000 onji savira
2000 raddu savira
1,000,000 pattu laksha
1,00,00, 000onji koti
1,000,000,000 noodu koti
1,000,000,000,000 pattu savira koti

Quantities:

half – ardha
full – idi
quarter – kaal
three fourth – mukaal
less – kammi / vanthe
more – jasthi /mastu

Quality:

beautiful / pretty – porlu / shoku
ugly – heshige
good – yedde
bad – yedde ijji / bodchandina

People:

rich man… mallaye
poor man… papadaye
male sevant, female servant….. kelasadaye, kelasadalu

neighbour….neerekare
dakulu
enemy…….vairi
loved ones….moke dakulu

Relatives:

mother…appe, amma
father……….ammer
younger sister….thangadi,
megdi
elder sister………paldi
younger brother…….megye
elder brother……. palaye

father in law, mother’s brother and
father’s sister’s husband………mama

mother in law, fathers sister and mother’s
brother’s wife……….mami

mother’s elder sister and father’s elder
brother’s wife………mallamma ,
doddamma, periyamma

father’s elder brother and mother’s elder
sister’s husband…..periammer, doddappa
Nelyamme

mother’s younger sister and father’s
younger brother’s wife……. chikkamma,
chikki

father’s younger brother and mother’s
younger sister’s husband…. tiddamme,
tiddi, chikka

grandmother……dodda, appe,avva
grandfather…………ajja
wife…………bodedi,moal husband…. kandani, imber

son…………mage daughter……magal

son in law, nephew/ brother’s son,
husband’s nephew (sister’s in law’s son)
….marmaye

daughter in law, neice/ brother’s daughter,
husband’s neice (sister’s in law’s
daughter)………….marmal

sister in law, cousin / mother’s brother’s
daughter and fathers sister’s
daughter…. maitidi

brother in law, cousin/ mother’s brother’s
son and father’s sister’s son…… maitine

great grandmother… pijji
great
grandfather………pijjer

Hello… Namaskara:

How are you? Encha ullar?

I am fine.Yaan usar ulle.

What is your name? Erena pudar enchina/
dada?

My name is …….Yenna pudar ……….

Nice to meet you. Erena thickda santosha
aand.

Please. Daya maltadu
You’re welcome. Ereg swagaata

Yes. ……….andu
No. …..attu

I’m sorry. …….Yenna thapu aandu

See you later…………Bokka thikuga

Goodbye …………Barpe

I can’t speak Tulu…… Enku Tulu
barpuji

I can speak Tulu…
Yenk tulu barpundu

Do you speak English? ……………Eregu
English patheregu barpunda?

Help…………. sahaya
Look out……………..jaagrate

I don’t understand………… Yenk gottu
aapujji

Where is the bathroom?…………..kotya volu undu?bendr olpa
undu?

problem…………tondare
go……..poole
come………..bale
eatable…….tindi
vanas……….lunch or dinner

Go to sleep………jepperegu pole
Get up…………luckule
Go fast…………beesa poole
Go slow…………mella pole
Go away……….mulpadu pole

Keep quite ……maneepande kullule

Directions:

up – mithu
down – thirthu
front – dumbu
back – pira
from here – inchidu
from there – anchidu
near – kaithal
far – doora
west – padai
east – moodai
right kai – balatha kai
left hand – yedatha kai
inside – ulai
outside – pidai
straight – saruta

Extras:

Are you married ?………………Eereg madme
aathunda?

Beautiful girl……………Porluda ponnu, shokuda ponnu

Come in , be seated………………Bale,
kullule

Did you have your food?………….Vanas
aanda ?

Do you have children ?…………….Eereg jokulu
unda ?

Do you know?………………..gothunda?

Do you speak English ?…………..Eareg
English barpunda?

No problem……….Thondare ijji.

He is a good man………..Aye baari yedde
jana.

His/ her name is …ayena/ alena or arena
pudar …

How do you say this in tulu ?…………..
Undena tulutu yencha panpuna?

How much does this cost?…………..Nek yeth
bele ?

I am unmarried…….Yank madme aathijji.

I’m fine…………Yaan Sowkhya.

I am married…………….Yenk madme
aathundu

I have two children………Yenka raddu
jokulu.

I know.Yenk……….Gothundu

I know a little tulu.Yank onthe tulu
barpundu.

I know Mangalore well.Yenk Kudla yedde
gotthundu.

I like Mangalore……..Yank Kudla yedde
aapundu.

I will come back………..Yaan pira barpe.

I’ll wait…………Yaan kapuve.

 

Learn tulu and save it
– Tulu kalpule Tulu oripale
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