Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Kannada Proverbs

Even though Kannada is my mother tongue, I must admit my Kannada vocabulary is rather limited. But I really enjoy hearing the many proverbs. Of course, proverbs are part of every language. However, for now, I'm only interested in collecting Kannada proverbs.

So, please share with me any that you know of. Thanks!!

26 comments:

N. Madhavi said...

Veda sulladaru gaade sullagadu

N. Madhavi said...

Veda sulladaru gaade sullagadu.

N. Madhavi said...

yaaranthe andre oor mundiro avaranthe.

A reference to someone who is unlike the rest, always "out-standing" (usually used in the derogatory sense). The "oor mundiro avaru" is supposedly a reference to the monkey-god hanuman who's temple is said to placed at beginning of every village to protect its people.

N. Madhavi said...

jatti nelakke bidhdharu meese mannagallilla.

No matter how hard a setback suffers, one doesn't lose faith in oneself.

N. Madhavi said...

henda kudiyuvavanige meese hidiyuvavanu.

henda = liquor
kudiyuvavanige = for the drinker
meese = mustache
hidiyuvavanu = one who holds

Seeking assistance for the smallest of tasks.

N. Madhavi said...

Here are some interesting webpages...

http://www.missouri.edu/~physchan/kannada/gade/gAdegaLu3/gAdegaLu3.html

http://www.missouri.edu/~physchan/kannada/gade/gAdegaLu2/gAdegaLu2.html

Anonymous said...

hodhya pishachi endare, bandhe gavaakshili endithu.

I said "There goes the devil", It replied "Here I come through the ventilator".

Just when you heavy a sigh of relief at having won over a difficult situation, you're faced with another just as terrible.

Anonymous said...

Maaduvudakke Kelasa Villa. Kooth Kollakke Pursoththilla.

this is said of someone who pretends to be busy even when he's got nothing to do.

my great-aunt always says this of my pet dog, who's tirelessly pacing all the while. that's how i came by the saying. {:->

Anonymous said...

sada shivnigay onde dhyana

Arthaat -- Thinking of the same thing all the time

Poor kannada. Dont mind

N. Madhavi said...

Anthoo inthoo Kunti makkaLige rajya illa.

N. Madhavi said...

http://www.billionquotes.com/index.php/Kannada_proverbs

Avalokane said...

Kumbarange Ondu Varsha, Donnege ondu nimisha

Avalokane said...

Kada tinnorige happala ide?

Avalokane said...

Kardange karitini, kaluhidikondu bedkoltini, baradehange buddikodoo veerabhadra..

Used to invite an unwanted guest..

Avalokane said...

Amli kudiyonige meese hidiyunavu obba.

Avalokane said...

Tanu madiddu uttama.. maga madiddu adhama

Avalokane said...

Sarisida mane bolappa heta.

Avalokane said...

badavra mane oota chenda, srimantara mane nota chenda

Avalokane said...

bitti hennu sikre, nanagondu nammappanigondu

Avalokane said...

Aliya alla magala ganda

Avalokane said...

Malli malli manchakkestu kalu andre mooru anthondu andalante

Suresh said...

http://storyofkannada.blogspot.com/2009/09/gadegalu-kannada-proverbs.html

many on the above link

Anonymous said...

athi aase gathi kedu

sachin said...

KUMBARANIGE VARUSHA, DONNEGE NIMISHA

N. Madhavi said...

NEKK (https://www.facebook.com/groups/100374473391347/) has an ongoing session called 'gaade budhavaara' (ಗಾದೆ ಬುಧವಾರ) where people post kannada proverbs based on a theme. A pleasure to follow!

Rekhashree Kishore said...

Kumbharanige varsha donnege nimisha gade?