Adjectives in Tulu

Adjectives:

Tulu
Kannada
English
eDDae
oLLe
good
porlu/shOku
chanda
Beautiful
malla
doDDa
Big
mAmalla
bahaLa doDDa
Very big
nElya
doDDa, bruhattAda
Large
elya
saNNa / chikka
small
mast
tumbA
very much, a lot
dinja/jAsti
tumbA/jAsti
much, full
vantae/chUru
svalpa
a little, a bit
mAta / pUra
ellA
All/whole
iDi
iDi
Full, whole
ardha
ardha
half
kelavu
kelavu
some
pAka
halavu
many
naraka/galEji
galIju
dirt
nirmala / sudda
svachcha
clean
para
haLe
Old
posa
hosa
new
uruNTu
duNDu
round/circular
sarta / sIda
nEra
straight
orda
Ore
Crooked
chouka
chouka
square
sari/sama
sari/sama
right/correct
tappu
tappu
wrong
chaNDi
odde
wet
dunna
bhAra
heavy
pUntae
hagura
light weight
piriya
dubAri
Costly
agga
tuTTi
inexpensive
gaTTi
gaTTi
hard
mettanae
mridu
soft
pajji
hasi
Raw/fresh
kAyi
kAyi
Raw
par'nd
haNNu
Ripe
nungel
oNa
Dry
khAli
khAli
empty
baji
barE
Empty/Only
kattalae
kattale
dark
chIpae
sihi
sweet
kaipae
kahi
bitter
chappae
sappe
tasteless
khAra
khAra
spicy
puli
huLi
sour
uppu
uppu
salty
bechcha
bisi
Hot / warm
chauli
taNNagina
Cool / cold
tOra
dappa
Thick / Fat
sapura
teLLagina
Thin / Skinny
telpu
teLu
thin
udda
udda
tall
kudya
giDDa
short
ettara
ettara
height
agala
agala
wide
latt
eLattu
tender
bulett
beLeda
(well) grown
marata
marada
Wooden
dUrada 
dUrada
Distant
kaitalda/muTTada 
hattirada
Nearby
sukhata
sukhada
Happy 
dukkhada
dukkhada
Sorrowful
bEneda
nOvina
Painful
kashTada / bangada
kashTada
Difficult
sulabada
sulabada
Easy
buddhida
buddhiya
Clever
koNDATada / mOkeda
muddAda
Lovely
eDatta / datta
eDa
Left
balatta
bala
right

Demonstrative Adjective Pronouns:

Tulu
Kannada
English
A
A
That / Those
I
I
This / These
At
ashTu
So much / That much
It
ishTu
So much / This much
anchina / anchitti
antha
Such (Remote)
inchina / inchitti
intha
Such (Proximate)

Interrogative Adjective Pronouns:

Tulu
Kannada
English
vA
yAva
Which
Et
eshTu
How much / How many
enchi / enchina / enchitti
entha
What / Which
dAda
Enu
What

Indefinite Adjective Pronouns:

Tulu
Kannada
English
kelavu
kelavu
Some / Several
mAta
ella
All
pUra
pUrti / pUra
Whole
ori
obba
A (M)
orti
obbaLu
A (F)
onji
ondu
A (N)
kuDonji
innondu
another
vantae / kammi /kaDamae / chUru
svalpa / kaDime
Little / Few
pAka
halavu
Many
mast / dinja /jAsti
tumba / hechchu
Much / Many

14 comments:

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    1. You can say "bAna selid'ND" or "bAna telid'ND" which means sky is cleared.
      'seli/teli' means 'clear' or 'pure'
      'bAna' means 'sky'
      seli nIr = pure water
      seli bAna = "Clear sky", but I never heard anyone use this word in spoken Tulu, instead they say "bAna selid'ND" or "bAna telid'ND"

      Another word for clear sky is "bolkkir" which means "clearing of the sky from clouds in rainy season"

      Example: ini eDDae bolkkir, barsa ijji - Today sky is cleared, no rain

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  2. Dada undu meaning in kannada

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  3. Udalad mokeda barsa,Teriyande Doripundu rabasa,Kaapund ee mana prathi nimisha..Jeevanane Mana posa,, Nenepaand karidina varsha,,Shuruvaanda Mokeda Nasha,,Tampu,Tampu,Tampu Galiye Beejila Nenapaad........... please meaning in Kannada

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  4. Many words are common in kasaragod malayalam

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  5. What do you mean by yer kalapvunu?

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  6. Ajjinakuluge dodda panper avu dodda word ethe create manthna ath dumbe Tulu bashe start anagane unda

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    1. doDDa is short form of doDDamma, a Kannada word.

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  7. Isn’t dinna and dunna same? For heavy

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    1. Yes, both are same. In Mangalore Tulu, it is dunna. In few other dialects, dinna is used.

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  8. Nana malpuiji
    Ava
    Nija panpe nik bene malpod pand dala yana manasd eji
    Eni chur pursoth eji
    Ancha patherg athji. Eth varsha d nama othuge patheround ulla.malleji jepuve
    Can you translate the above in english?

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