Tulu Verbs

Class A Verbs:
Verb Roots in Tulu
English Equivalents
Kannada Equivalents
Infinitives
Present
Past
Past Perfect
Negative
A
To Become
Agu
Apini
Ayini
Atini
Avandini
pO
To go
hOgu
pOpini
pOyini
pOtini
pOvandini
tU
To see / look
nODu
tUpini
tUyini
tUtini
tUvandini
dI
To place/keep
iDu
dIpini
dIyini
dItini
dIvandini
mI
To bathe
mIyu
mIpini
mIyini
mItini
mIvandini
rA
To fly
hAru
rApini
rAyini
rAtini
rAvandini
sai
To die
sAyu
saipini
saitini
saidini
saivandini
bar
To come
baru
barpini
battini
baidini
barandini
kaDe
To grind
rubbu
kaDepini
kaDeyini
kaDetini
kaDevandini
paDe
To obtain
paDeyu
paDepini
paDeyini
paDetini
paDevandini
tiN
To eat
tinnu
tiNpini
tiNDini
tintini
tiNandini
uN
To eat (rice or lunch/dinner)
uNNu
uNpini
uNDini
untini
uNandini
paN
To say/tell
hELu
paNpini
paNDini
pantini
paNandini
ben
To work
duDi
benpini
bennini
bentini
benandini
ker
To kill
kollu
kerpini
kerini
kertini
kerandini
ner
To scold
baiyyu
nerpini
nerini
nertini
nerandini
par
To drink
kuDi
parpini
parini
partini
parandini
kor
To give
koDu
korpini
korini
kortini
korandini
bare
To write
bareyu
barepini
bareyini
baretini
barevandini
kale
To remove/peel off/deduct
kaLeyu
kalepini
kaleyini
kaletini
kalevandini
buDu
To leave
biDu
buDpini
buDini
buDtini
buDandini
koy
To pluck/reap
kILu
koypini
koyyini
koytini
koyyandini
bey
To be cooked/boiled
bEyu
beypini
beytini
beydini
beyyandini
mE
To graze
mEyu
mEpini
mEyini
mEtini
mEvandini

Class B Verbs:
Verb Roots in Tulu
English Equivalents
Kannada Equivalents
Infinitives
Present
Simple Past
Perfect
Negative
uppu/ippu
To be
iru
uppuni/ippuni
ittini
itt'dini
uppandini
telipu
To smile/laugh
nagu
telipuni
telitini
telit’dini
telipandini
naDapu
To walk
naDeyu
naDapuni
naDatini
naDat’dini
naDapandini
balipu
To run
ODu
balipuni
balitini
balit’dini
balipandini
bulipu
To weep/cry
aLu / kUgu
bulipuni
bulitini
bulit’dini
bulipandini
balapu
To grow
beLeyu
balapuni
balatini
balat’dini
balapandini
nalipu
To dance
kuNiyu
nalipuni
nalitini
nalit’dini
nalipandini
malpu
To do/make
mADu
malpuni
maltini
malt’dini
malpandini
kalpu
To learn
kaliyu
kalpuni
kaltini
kalt’dini
kalpandini
kApu
To wait
kAyu
kApuni
kAtini
kAt’dini
kApandini
parapu
To flow/crawl
hariyu
parapuni
paratini
parat’dini
parapandini
menpu
To wake someone up
ebbisu
menpuni
mentini
ment’dini
menpandini
jeppu
To sleep
malagu
jeppuni
jettini
jeidini
jeppandini
jappu
To get down
iLi
jappuni
jattini
jaidini
jappandini
leppu
To call/invite
kareyu
leppuni
lettini
leidini
leppandini
lappu
To measure
aLate mADu
lappuni
lattini
laidini
lappandini
kaDpu
To cut/break
kaDiyu
kaDpuni
kaDtini
kaDt’dini
kaDpandini
kaDapu
To cross
dATu
kaDapuni
kaDatini
kadat’dini
kaDapandini
kaDapuDu
To send
kaLuhisu
kaDapuDuni
kaDapuDini
kaDapuDdini
kaDapuDandini
torpu
To kick
odeyu
torpuni
tortini
tort’dini
torpandini
sOpu
To lose
sOlu
sOpuni
sOtini
sOt’dini
sOpandini
aDipu
To sweep
guDisu
aDipuni
aDitini
aDit’dini
aDipandini
deppu
To remove/take out or to open
tegeyu
deppuni
dettini
deidini
deppandini
dettoNu
To take for oneself/To accept
tegedukoLLu
dettoNuni
dettoNDini
dettondini
dettoNandini
derpu
To lift
ettu
derpuni
dertini
dert’dini
derpandini
madapu
To forget
mareyu
madapuni
madatini
madat’dini
madapandini
korepu
To bark
bogaLu
korepuni
koretini
koret’dini
korepandini
giDapu
To chase away
ODisu
giDapuni
giDattini
giDatt’dini
giDapandini
guppu
To spill
chellu
guppuni
guttini
gutt’dini
guppandini
maipu
To pour
suriyu
maipuni
maitini
mait’dini
maipandini
tEpu
Throw water or any liquid
nIru hAyisu
tEpuni
tEtini
tEt’dini
tEpandini
talpu
To sprinkle
chimmisu
talpuni
taltini
talt’dini
talpandini
oypu
To pull
eLeyu
oypuni
oytini
oyt’dini
oypandini
nenepu
To remember/think
neneyu / nenapu mADu
nenepuni
nenetini
nenet'dini
nenepandini
mApu
To change (dress or clothes)
baTTe badalAyisu
mApuni
mAtini
mAt'dini
mApandini
genpu
To count
eNisu
genpuni
gentini
gent'dini
genpandini
pagapu
To exchange
badalAyisu / adalu badalu mADu
pagapuni
pagatini
pagat'dini
pagapandini
kuDpu
To shake off
koDavu
kuDpuni
kuDtini
kuDt’dini
kuDpandini
kEN
To hear/ listen /ask
kELu
kENuni
kENDini
kEndini
kENandini
enn
To think/expect
yOchane mADu
ennuni
ennini
enn'dini
ennandini
tAngoNu
To tolerate
sahisu
tAngoNuni
tAngoNDini
tAngondini
tAngoNandini
bUr
To fall
bILu
bUruni
bUrini
bUrdini
bUrandini
jAr
To slip
jAru
jAruni
jArini
jArdini
jArandini
mAr
To sell
mAru
mAruni
mArini
mArdini
mArandini
pAr
To run
ODu / hAru
pAruni
pArini
pArdini
pArandini
pAter
To speak
mAtADu
pAteruni
pAterini
pAterdini
pAterandini
dEr
To chase /Drive out
aTTu
dEruni
dErini
dErdini
dErandini
mUru
To chop
koyyu
mUruni
mUrini
mUrdini
mUrandini
mitar
To climb
Eru
mitaruni
mitarini
mitardini
mitarandini
kumbar
To shiver
naDugu
kumbaruni
kumbarini
kumbardini
kumbarandini
pugar
To praise
hogaLu
pugaruni
pugarini
pugardini
pugarandini
dUru
To blame/complain
dUru / tegaLu
dUruni
dUrini
dUrdini
dUrandini
dakk
To throw
eseyu
dakkuni
dakkini
dakk’dini
dakkandini
dekk
To wash
toLeyu
dekkuni
dekkini
dekk’dini
dekkandini
lakk
To get up
ELu
lakkuni
lakkini
lakk’dini
lakkandini
tikk
To get/meet
sigu
tikkuni
tikkini
tikk’dini
tikkandini
kalk
To shout
kirichADu
kalkuni
kalkini
kalk’dini
kalkandini
bad’k
To live
baduku
bad’kuni
bad’kini
bad’k’dini
bad’kandini
murku
To sink/drown
muLugu
murkuni
murkini
murk’dini
murkandini
nUku
To push/shove
dUDu
nUkuni
nUkini
nUk’dini
nUkandini
Ak
To hit/beat
hoDiyu
Akuni
Akini
Ak’dini
Akandini
nakk
To lick
nekku
nakkuni
nakkini
nakk’dini
nakkandini
parank
To scratch with nails
parachu
parankuni
parankini
parank'dini
parankandini
donku
To trample
meTTu
donkuni
donkini
donk'dini
donkandini
sAnk/tAnk
To nourish/bring up
sAku
tAnkuni
tAnkini
tAnk'dini
tAnkandini
muTTu
To touch/reach
muTTu / talapu
muTTuni
muTTini
muTT’dini
muTTandini
kaTT
To build/tie
kaTTu
kaTTuni
kaTTini
kaTT’dini
kaTTandini
paTT
To share/distribute
hanchu
pATTuni
paTTini
paTT’dini
paTTandini
naTT
To beg
bEDu
naTTuni
naTTini
naTT’dini
naTTandini
raTT
To bounce / To be splashed (as liquid)
chimmu
raTTuni
raTTini
raTT’dini
raTTandini
raTTA
Cause to bounce / To splash (as liquid)
chimmisu / erachu
raTTavuni
raTTAyini
raTTAdini
raTTAvandini
boTTu
To knock / strike
baDiyu
boTTuni
boTTini
boTT’dini
boTTandini
puTTu
To born
huTTu
puTTuni
puTTini
puTT’dini
puTTandini
kUTu
To add
kUDu / sErisu
kUTuni
kUTini
kUT’dini
kUTandini
daNT
To stumble
eDavu
daNTuni
daNTini
daNT'dini
daNTandini
ottu
To press
ottu
ottuni
ottini
ott’dini
ottandini
patt
To catch
hiDi
pattuni
pattini
patt’dini
pattandini
pattoNu
To hold
hiDidukoLLu
pattoNuni
pattoNDini
pattondini
pattoNandini
ett
To reach
talapu
ettuni
ettini
ett’dini
ettandini
kant
To prick or pierce / To sink/set (sun set)
chuchu / sUryAstavAgu
kantuni
kantini
kant'dini
kantandini
untu
To stand
nillu
untuni
untini
unt’dini
untandini
kullu
To sit
kuLituko
kulluni
kullini
kuldini
kullandini
nInd
To swim
Iju
nInduni
nIndini
nInd’dini
nIndandini
gend
To win
gellu
genduni
gendini
gend’dini
gendandini
Odu
To read
Odu
Oduni
Odini
Od’dini
Odandini
urdu
To rub
tikku /  ujju
urduni
urdini
urd’dini
urdandini
ard
To wash clothes
ogeyu
arduni
ardini
ard’dini
ardandini
gobbu
To play
ADu
gobbuni
gobbini
gobb’dini
gobbandini
jumbu
To suck
chIpu
jumbuni
jumbini
jumb'dini
jumbandini
tumbu
To carry as a load
horu
tumbuni
tumbini
tumb'dini
tumbandini
kirumbu
To itch
turisu
kirumbuni
kirumbini
kirumb'dini
kirumbandini
deng
To be hidden
aDagu
denguni
dengini
deng’dini
dengandini
dengA
To hide
aDagisu
dengAvuni
dengAyini
dengAdini
dengAvandini
ning
To swallow
nungu
ninguni
ningini
ning'dini
ningandini
muchchu
To close
muchchu
muchchuni
muchchini
muchch’dini
muchchandini
tuchchu
To bite
kachchu
tuchchuni
tuchchini
tuchch’dini
tuchchandini
ochchu
To erase
oresu
ochchuni
ochchini
ochch’dini
ochchandini
pAD
To put/wear
hAku
pADuni
pADini
pAD’dini
pADandini
nAD
To search
huDuku
nADuni
nADini
nAD’dini
nADandini
pidaD
To depart/get ready to go out
horaDu
pidaDuni
pidaDini
pidaD'dini
pidaDandini
galas
To use
baLasu
galasuni
galasini
galas’dini
galasandini
balas
To serve food
baDisu
balasuni
balasini
balas’dini
balasandini
ubbi
To spit
uguLu
ubbyuni
ubbini
ubbidini
ubbyandini
aggi
To chew
jagiyu
aggyuni
aggini
aggidini
aggyandini
pODi
To fear
hedaru
pODyuni
pODini
pODidini
pODyandini
pejji
To pick up
hekku
pejjyuni
pejjini
pejj'dini
pejjandini
lAgi
To jump
jigiyu
lAgyuni
lAgini
lAg’dini
lAgandini
tOju
To be seen/be visible
kANu
tOjuni
tOjini
tOj’dini
tOjandini
tOjA
To show
tOrisu
tOjAvuni
tOjAyini
tOjAdini
tOjAvandini
pollu
To sew
holiyu
polluni
pollini
poll’dini
pollandini
pollA
Cause to sew
holisu
pollAvuni
pollAyini
pollAdini
pollAvandini
kAy
To get heated
kAyu
kAyuni
kAyini
kAydini
kAyandini
kAypu
To make hot/fry
kAyisu
kAypuni
kAytini
kAyt’dini
kAypandini
poliy
To get split/cut
muriyu
poliyuni
polini
polidini
poliyandini
polipu
To split/cut
muriyu
polipuni
politini
polit’dini
polipandini
uriy
To burn
uriyu
uriyuni
urini
uridini
uriyandini
uripu
To make it burn/To blow
urisu / Udu
uripuni
uritini
urit’dini
uripandini
oriy
To remain
uLiyu
oriyuni
orini
oridini
oriyandini
oripu
To save/cause to remain
uLisu
oripuni
oritini
orit’dini
oripandini
mugiy
To end/cease
mugiyu
mugiyuni
mugini
mugidini
mugiyandini
mugipu
To finish/complete
mugisu
mugipuni
mugitini
mugit’dini
mugipandini
maDiy
To get folded
maDachikoLLu
maDiyuni
maDini
maDidini
maDiyandini
maDipu
To fold
maDachu
maDipuni
maDitini
maDit’dini
maDipandini
pariy
To get torn
hariyu
pariyuni
parini
paridini
pariyandini
paripu
To tear
hariyu
paripuni
paritini
parit’dini
paripandini
dariy
To be broken/burst
oDeyu
dariyuni
darini
daridini
dariyandini
darpu
To break/burst
oDeyu
darpuni
dartini
dart’dini
darpandini
puDa
To be broken/be blasted
oDeyu
puDavuni
puDayini
puDadini
puDavandini
puDapu
To break/blast
oDeyu
puDapuni
puDatini
puDat’dini
puDapandini
kaDiy
To be cut/broken
muriyu / tuNDAgu
kaDiyuni
kaDini
kaDidini
kaDiyandini
kaDpu
To cut/break
kaDiyu / tuNDu mADu
kaDpuni
kaDtini
kaDt’dini
kaDpandini
teriy
To know
tiLiyu
teriyuni
terini
teridini
teriyandini
teripA
To make someone know
tiLisu
teripAvuni
teripAyini
teripAdini
teripAvandini
pottu
To burn
hottu
pottuni
pottini
pott’dini
pottandini
pottA
cause to burn/To light
hottisu / benki hachchu
pottAvuni
pottAyini
pottAdini
pottAvandini
tekk
To be extinguished
Ari hOgu / nandu
tekkuni
tekkini
tekk’dini
tekkandini
tekkA
To extinguish
Arisu / nandisu
tekkAvuni
tekkAyini
tekkAdini
tekkAvandini

Compound Verbs:

Compound Verbs in Tulu
English Equivalents
Kannada Equivalents
mOkae malpuni 
To love
prIti mADuvudu

mApu malpuni 
To forgive
kshamisuvudu

kOpa malpuni
To get angry
kOpa mADuvudu

bElae malpuni
To work
kelasa mADuvudu

upadra malpuni/upadra korpini
To disturb someone
tondare koDuvudu

kebi korpini 
To listen
kivi koDuvudu

nAD pattuni 
To find out/discover
kaNDu hiDiyudu

beri pattuni
To chase
bennaTTuvudu

pagae kaTTuni
To seek revenge
hagetana beLesuvudu

kana kaTTuni
To dream
kanasu kANuvudu

madimae Apini
To marry
maduve Aguvudu

peTT pADuni
To beat
peTTu koDuvudu

dakk’d pADuni
To lose something
kaLedu hAkuvudu

dakk’d pOpini 
To be lost
kaLedu hOguvudu

kanapini
(kondu+barpini)
To bring
taruvudu / koNDu baruvudu

konopini
(kondu+pOpini)
To take away/ To take something to another place
koNDu hOguvudu