Recently I stumbled upon a nice website http://www.padakali.com
Here, 'Pada' means 'Word' and 'Kali' means 'Learn'.
PadaKali is an attempt to teach Kannada one word at a time. PadaKali will post one Kannada word everyday along with its meaning and popular usage. The idea is to teach people common words that they can put to use immediately in their day to day lives.
For each word, they provide the meaning and 2 or 3 popular usage scenarios. Also audio version of the same is available to play online from an embedded MP3 web player or download as MP3 file. This definitely helps you to know how to pronounce the kannada words OR understand the phonetic sounds.
Learn Kannada. One word at a time. Get one Kannada word with its meaning and usage daily.
I hope it helps you to explore commonly used kannada words on a daily basis.