# Category:Kannada terms by usage

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Fundamental » All languages » Kannada » Terms by usage

Kannada terms categorized by the manner and context in which they are used by speakers.

- Category:Kannada colloquialisms: Kannada terms that are likely to be used primarily in casual conversation rather than in more formal written works, speeches, and discourse.
- Category:Kannada derogatory terms: Kannada terms that belittle (lessen in value).
- Category:Kannada dialectal terms: Kannada terms that are not used in standard language but only in dialects.
- Category:Kannada formal terms: Kannada terms whose use is typically restricted to polite, ceremonious, non-casual contexts.
- Category:Kannada higher register terms: Kannada terms belonging to a higher linguistic register, such as literary terms; such terms are somewhat less common or known.
- Category:Kannada honorific terms: Kannada honorific terms, which are used to show deference and respect.
- Category:Kannada nonstandard terms: Kannada terms that are considered improper, incorrect or commonly misused.
- Category:Kannada poetic terms: Kannada terms whose usage is typically restricted to works of poetry.
- Category:Kannada slang: Kannada colloquial terms that are typically used to mark membership in a cultural subgroup.
- Category:Kannada terms with obsolete senses: Kannada terms that are no longer in current use, but found in older texts.
- Category:Kannada terms with rare senses: Kannada rarely used terms or terms with rarely used senses.
- Category:Kannada terms with uncommon senses: Kannada uncommonly used terms or terms with uncommonly used senses.
- Category:Kannada vulgarities: Kannada terms whose tone (rather than the meaning) is offensive to polite company.

## Subcategories

This category has the following 13 subcategories, out of 13 total.

### C

- Kannada colloquialisms (0 c, 4 e)

### D

- Kannada derogatory terms (0 c, 1 e)
- Kannada dialectal terms (0 c, 1 e)

### F

- Kannada formal terms (0 c, 33 e)

### H

- Kannada honorific terms (0 c, 1 e)

### N

### P

- Kannada poetic terms (0 c, 10 e)

### S

- Kannada slang (0 c, 3 e)

### T

- Kannada terms with obsolete senses (0 c, 5 e)
- Kannada terms with rare senses (0 c, 21 e)
- Kannada terms with uncommon senses (0 c, 1 e)

### V

- Kannada vulgarities (0 c, 2 e)