Telugu phrases and expressions

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The Telugu language is one one of the rapidly expanding languages in the USA, has seen an astounding 86% rise in its speaking population between 2010 and 2017. For that reason is important to know basics Telegu phrases and expressions.

But why Telugu, you may ask?

This could be attributed to the strengthening connections between Hyderabad, the epicenter of India’s technology and engineering industry, and the US counterparts. With droves of students flocking to the US from this bustling city, the importance of Telugu is undeniably on the rise.

Commons phrases to presentations

By using these phrases, you can initiate conversations, build connections, and have meaningful interactions with Telugu people. Enjoy meeting new people and making lifelong connections!

What’s your name?నీ పేరు ఏమిటి?
nee pear-u enti
My name is (John Doe)నా పేరు (జాన్ డో)
Nā pēru (jān ḍō)
How old are you?ఎంత వయస్సు
nee viasu enta
I’m thirty years oldనా వయస్సు ముప్ఫ్హై సంవత్సరాలు
nā vayas’su mupphhai sanvatsarālu
Where do you live?మీరు ఎక్కడ ఉంటారు?
Mīru ekkaḍa uṇṭāru?
I live in Americaనేను అమెరికాలో ఉంటాను
nēnu amerikālō uṇṭānu
Where are you from?మీరు ఎక్కడ నుండి వచ్చారు?
Meeru ekkada nundi vacharu?
Where do you work?మీరు ఎక్కడ వుంటారు?
Meeru ekkada vuntaaru?
I am happy to talk to youనేను సంతోషంగా మీతో మాట్లాడాలనుకుంటున్నాను
Nenu santoshangaa meetho maatlaadaalanukuntunnaanu
Nice to meet you!మీతో కలవడం సంతోషముగా ఉంది
mītō kalavaḍaṁ santōṣamugā undi

Basics Telugu phrases

Learning these phrases will greatly enhance your travel experience and allow you to connect with the locals.

Thank youధన్యవాదాలు
Don’t worry!చింతించకండి
Excuse me?మన్నించండి, (మీ క్షమను అర్ధిస్తున్నాను)
mannin̄caṇḍi, (mī kṣamanu ardhistunnānu)
What time is it?ఇప్పుడు సమయము ఎంత?
Ippuḍu samayamu enta?
It’s 10 o’clockపది ఘంటలు అయ్యింది
Padi ghaṇṭalu ayyindi (చెల్లించండి)
Let’s go!పద వెళ్దాము
pada veḷdāmu

Telugu phrases and expressions to travel

Learn Telugu travel phrases and expressions will enhance your adventures in the beautiful state of Andhra Pradesh and beyond.

Whether it’s basic phrases like “Nēnu ārakṣaṇa kaligi vunnānu” (I have a reservation?) or more pinpoint expressions such as “Hotel ekkada undi?” (Where is the hotel?), getting a handle on Telugu will make your journey through unfamiliar terrains a breeze.

Do you accept credit cards?మీరు క్రెడిట్ కార్డు తీసుకుంటారా?
mīru kreḍiṭ kārḍu tīsukuṇṭārā?
I have a reservationనేను ఆరక్షణ కలిగి వున్నాను
Nēnu ārakṣaṇa kaligi vunnānu
I’d like to rent a carనేను కార్ అద్దెకు తీసుకోదల్చుకున్నాను
nēnu kār addeku tīsukōdalcukunnānu
Only cash please!దయ చేసి నగదు మాత్రమే (చెల్లించండి)
Daya cēsi nagadu mātramē (cellin̄caṇḍi)
This is very expensiveఇది చాలా ఖరీదు
idi cālā kharīdu
What do you recommend? (to eat)మీ సలహా ఏమిటి
mī salahā ēmiṭi
How long does it take to get there?అక్కడకి వెళ్లడానికి ఎంత సమయము పడుతుంది?
Akkaḍaki veḷlaḍāniki enta samayamu paḍutundi?
It’s far from hereఇక్కడినుంచి దూరము.
Ikkaḍinun̄ci dūramu.
It’s near hereఇక్కడినుంచి దగ్గిర.
Ikkaḍinun̄ci daggira.
Where is the hotel?హోటల్ ఎక్కడ ఉంది?
Hōṭal ekkaḍa undi?
Have a good tripక్షేమముగా వెళ్ళి లాభముగా రండి
Kṣēmamugā veḷḷi lābhamugā raṇḍi

Telugu Phrases for the Foodie in You

Telugu offers a delightful array of culinary terms that will enrich your gastronomic experiences.

Get a grip on terms like “Pulihora” (Tamarind rice) and “Pappu” (Lentil stew), and you’ll find yourself weaving through menus and relishing authentic Telugu delicacies like a local.

Telugu special dish - Pulihara
Telugu special dish – Original image
What do you recommend? (to eat)మీ సలహా ఏమిటి
mī salahā ēmiṭi
Only cash please!దయ చేసి నగదు మాత్రమే (చెల్లించండి)
Daya cēsi nagadu mātramē (cellin̄caṇḍi)
This is very expensiveఇది చాలా ఖరీదు
idi cālā kharīdu
What do you recommend? (to eat)మీ సలహా ఏమిటి
mī salahā ēmiṭi
I don’t like cucumberనాకు దోసకాయ నచ్చదు.
Nāku dōsakāya naccadu
This tastes deliciousఇది చాలా రుచిగా ఉంటుంది
Idi chala ruchiga untundi
This is our regional specialtyఇది మా ప్రాంతం స్పెషల్
Idi ma prantham special
Tamarind riceపులిహోర
Lentil stewపప్పు
Sweet Stuffed Rotiబొబ్బట్లు
Spicy Mango Pickleఆవకాయ పచ్చడి
Avakaya Pachadi
Raw Banana Chutneyఆరటికాయ పచ్చడి
Aratikaya Pachadi
Spinach Dalపలకూర పప్పు
Palakura Pappu

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