How to use the definite article in Telugu

How to use the definite article in Telugu

You want to learn how to use the definite article in Telugu? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Telugu lessons complete with useful examples. The apple, the house, the book... we'll teach you about the Telugu definite article in a simple, clear and enjoyable way.

The Telugu definite article

The definite article is what we call the word 'the' in English. The English definite article 'the' does not exist in Telugu. Unlike English, a noun on its own can be considered definite without the need for a specific word to show this.

Examples

ammāyi
the girl
kitikī
the window
kukka
the dog
pakši
the bird
rōju
the day
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Step 4 : The definite article in Telugu

The definite article is what we call the word the in English. The definite article is used with nouns. Using the nouns pustakamu, kurčī and talupu (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn how to use the definite article with each of the nouns. The nouns together with the definite article are pustakam, kurči and talupu (the book, the chair, the door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the definite article in Telugu including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the definite article with the Telugu nouns pustakamu, kurčī and talupu, you're ready to move on to Step 5 (the plural in Telugu).

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