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Family or Relation:

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Pronunciation:

Usage:

Telugu

Pronunciation:

Aunt (Father's Sister)

atta

a-tta

 

 

 

Aunt (Mother's elder Sister)

doDDamma

do-DDa-mma

 

 

 

Aunt (Mother's younger Sister)

pinni

pi-nni

 

 

 

Elder Brother

anna

a-nna

 

 

 

Younger Brother

tammuDu

ta-mmu-Du

 

 

 

Brother-in-law (Husband's Older Brother)

bAva gAru

bA-va gA-ru

 

 

 

Brother-in-law (Husband's Sister's Husband)

annayya gAru

a-nna-yya gA-ru

 

 

 

Brother-in-law (Husband's Younger Brother)

maridi

ma-ri-di

 

 

 

Brother-in-law (Wife's Brother)

bAvamaridi

bA-va-ma-ri-di

 

 

 

Brother

(Wife's Elder Sister's Husband)

annayya gAru

a-nna-yya gA-ru

 

 

 

Brother (Wife's Younger Sister's Husband)

annayya gAru

tammuDu gAru

ta-mmu-Du gA-ru

 

 

 

Child

pillaDu (m),

pilla (f)

pi-lla-Du (m),

pi-lla (f)

 

 

 

Daughter

kUturu

kU-tu-ru

 

 

 

Daugter-in-law

kODalu

kO-Da-lu

 

 

 

Father

nAnna

nA-nna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Father-in-law

mAva-gAru

mA-va-gA-ru

 

 

 

Father's Older Brother's Wife

doDDamma

do-DDa-mma

 

 

 

Father's Younger Brother's Wife

pinni

pi-nni

 

 

 

Granddaughter (Daughter's daughter)

manavarAlu

ma-na-va-rA-lu

 

 

 

Granddaughter (Son's Daughter

manavarAlu

ma-na-va-rA-lu

 

 

 

Grandfather (Father's Father)

tAta

tA-ta

 

 

 

Grandfather (Mother's Father)

tAta

tA-ta

 

 

 

Grandmother (Father's Mother)

mAmma

mA-mma

 

 

 

Grandmother (Mother's Mother)

ammamma

a-mma-mma

 

 

 

Grandson (Daughter's Son)

manavaDu

ma-na-va-Du

 

 

 

Grandson (Son's Son)

manavaDu

ma-na-va-Du

 

 

 

Husband

bharta

magaDu

bha-rta

ma-ga-Du

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother

amma

a-mma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother-in-law

atta

a-tta

 

 

 

Mother's Brother's Wife

atta

a-tta

 

 

 

Nephew (Brother's Son)

koDuku

ko-du-ku

 

 

 

Nephew (Sister's Son)

mEnalluDu

mE-na-llu-Du

 

 

 

Niece (Brother's Daughter)

kUturu

kU-tu-ru

 

 

 

Niece (Sister's Daughter)

mEnagODalu

mE-na-gO-Da-lu

 

 

 

Relative

baMdhuvu

baM-dhu-vu

 

 

 

Elder Sister

akka

a-kka

 

 

 

Elder Sister

celli

ce-lli

 

 

 

Sister-in-law (Brother's Wife)

vadina

va-di-na

 

 

 

Sister-in-law (Husband's Sister)

vadina

va-di-na

 

 

 

Sister-in-law (Wife's Sister)

maradalu

ma-ra-da-lu

 

 

 

Son

koDuku

ko-Du-ku

 

 

 

Son-in-law

alluDu

a-llu-Du

 

 

 

Uncle (Father's Older Brother)

peddanAnna

pe-dda-nA-nna

 

 

 

Uncle (Father's Sister's Husband)

mAvayya

mA-va-yya

 

 

 

Uncle (Father's Younger Brother)

cinnAnna

ci-nna-nna

 

 

 

Uncle (Mother's Brother)

mAma

mA-ma

 

 

 

Uncle (Mother's Elder Sister's Husband

pedda nAnna

pe-dda-nA-nna

 

 

 

Uncle (Mother's Younger Sister's Husband)

cinnA nAnna

ci-nnA nA-nna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wife

bhArya

bhA-rya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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