Telugu Gender

Welcome to the fifth Telugu lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Telugu to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

man
man Audio
మనిషి,మగవాడు [Maniṣi, magavāḍu]
woman
woman Audio
స్త్రీ ఆడది [Strī āḍadi]
husband
husband Audio
భర్త,మగడు [Bharta, magaḍu]
wife
wife Audio
భార్య,కళత్రం.పెళ్ళాం [Bhārya, kaḷatraṁ. Peḷḷāṁ]
boy
boy Audio
బాలుడు [Bāluḍu]
girl
girl Audio
బాలిక [Bālika]
father
father Audio
తండ్రి [Taṇḍri]
mother
mother Audio
తల్లి [Talli]

Gender Grammar Rules

In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.

Grammar + Rules
Telugu + Pronunciation
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
నా కొడుకు ఒక విద్యార్థి Audio
[Nā koḍuku oka vidyārthi]
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
ఆమె కుమార్తె ఒక విద్యార్థిని Audio
[Āme kumārte oka vidyārthini]
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
అతను ఒక పొడవైన సోదరుడు ఉన్నారు Audio
[Atanu oka poḍavaina sōdaruḍu unnāru]
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
ఆమె ఒక పొడవైన సోదరి ఉంది Audio
[Āme oka poḍavaina sōdari undi]
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
తన సోదరులు యువ ఉంటాయి Audio
[Tana sōdarulu yuva uṇṭāyi]
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
తన సోదరీమణులు యువ ఉంటాయి Audio
[Tana sōdarīmaṇulu yuva uṇṭāyi]

The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.

son
son Audio
పుత్రిక,కూతురు [Putrika, kūturu]
daughter
daughter Audio
పుత్రిక,కూతురు [Putrika, kūturu]
brother
brother Audio
సోదరిడు [Sōdariḍu]
sister
sister Audio
సోదరి [Sōdari]
grandfather
grandfather Audio
తాత [Tāta]
grandmother
grandmother Audio
అమ్మమ్మ(అమ్మకు అమ్మ),అవ్వ,మామ్మ(తండ్రికి అమ్మ) [Am'mam'ma (am'maku am'ma), avva, mām'ma (taṇḍriki am'ma)]
child
child Audio
లోహపు పలక [Lōhapu palaka]
children
children Audio
పిల్లలు [Pillalu]

Expressions in Telugu

Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Telugu, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.

English
Telugu
Pronunciation
What do you mean?
మీరు అనేది ఏమిటి?
[Mīru anēdi ēmiṭi?] Audio
I don't understand
నేను అర్థం లేదు
[Nēnu arthaṁ lēdu] Audio
I don't know
నాకు తెలీదు
[Nāku telīdu] Audio
What is that called in Telugu?
అరబిక్ లో ఏమి అని పిలుస్తారు?
[Arabik lō ēmi ani pilustāru?] Audio
What is this?
ఈ ఏమిటి?
[Ī ēmiṭi?] Audio
What does that word mean in English?
ఆ పదం ఆంగ్లంలో శతకము
[Ā padaṁ āṅglanlō śatakamu] Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
జాలికరమైన
[Jālikaramaina] Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the gender in Telugu. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Telugu Plural   Telugu Plural

Telugu Numbers   Telugu Numbers



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