How to use the indefinite article in Telugu

How to use the indefinite article in Telugu

You want to learn how to use the indefinite article in Telugu? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Telugu lessons complete with useful examples. An apple, a house, a book... we explain it all to you in short, easy to follow lessons.

The Telugu indefinite article

The indefinite article is what we call the words 'a' and 'an' in English. The indefinite article is used with nouns. The English indefinite article 'a' is 'oka' in Telugu.


oka pustakam
a book
oka sōdari
a sister
oka kutumbam
a family
oka sisuvu
a child
oka mančam
a bed
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Step 3 : The indefinite article in Telugu

The indefinite article is what we call the word a in English. The indefinite article is used with nouns in English (a book, a chair, a door etc.). To get started in Telugu, pick just 3 important nouns. We suggest you learn the nouns pustakam, kurči and talupu (book, chair, door). Once you have learned these nouns, you can then learn how to use each noun with the indefinite article. This is easy in Telugu, because in Telugu, there is no indefinite article. So the word pustakam can mean book or a book, the word kurči can mean chair or a chair and the word talupu can mean door or a door. You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the indefinite article in Telugu including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the indefinite article with the Telugu nouns pustakam, kurči and talupu, you're ready to move on to Step 4 (the definite article in Telugu).

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