Telugu phrasebook

Telugu (తెలుగు) is a language spoken by some 90 million speakers, primarily in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Yanam and also other neighbouring states. It is the most spoken language of the Dravidian family and also the 15th most spoken language in the world.

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a 
like ‘a’ in “apple”, ‘a’ in “cake”, “a” in “amen”
e 
like ‘i’ in “magazine”, ‘e’ in “bed” (often silent at the end of a word)
i 
like ‘i’ in “pine”, ‘i’ in “fin”
o 
like ‘ow’ in “low”, like ‘o’ in “top”
u 
like ‘oo’ in “hoop”, like ‘u’ in “cup”
b 
like ‘b’ in “bed”
c 
like ‘s’ in “supper”, ‘k’ in “kid”
d 
like ‘d’ in “dog”
f 
like ‘ph’ in “phone”
g 
like ‘g’ in “go”, ‘j’ in “jello”
h 
like ‘h’ in “help” (often silent in the UK and other Commonwealth countries)
j 
like ‘dg’ in “edge”
k 
like ‘c’ in “cat”
l 
like ‘l’ in “love”
m 
like ‘m’ in “mother”
n 
like ‘n’ in “nice”
p 
like ‘p’ in “pig”
q 
like ‘q’ in “quest” (with “u”, almost always)
r 
like ‘r’ in “row”, like ‘r’ in “feather” (often silent in the UK and other Commonwealth countries at end of word)
s 
like ‘ss’ in “hiss”, like ‘z’ in “haze”
t 
like ‘t’ in “top”
v 
like ‘v’ in “victory”
w 
like ‘w’ in “weight”
x 
like ‘cks’ in “kicks”, like ‘z’ in “haze” (at beginning of a word)
y 
like ‘y’ in “yes”, like ‘ie’ in “pie”, like ‘ee’ in “flee”
z 
like ‘z’ in “haze”
ay 
like ‘ay’ in “say”
ai 
like ‘ay’ in “say”
au 
like ‘awe’
ee 
like ‘ee’ in “see”
ei 
like ‘ay’ in “say”
ey 
like ‘ay’ in “say”, like ‘ee’ in “see”
ie 
like ‘ee’ in “see”
oi 
like ‘oy’ in “boy”
oo 
like ‘oo’ in “food”, like ‘oo’ in “good”
ou 
like ‘ow’ in “cow”, like ‘oo’ in “food”, like ‘o’ in “cot”
ow 
like ‘ow’ in “cow”
oy 
like ‘oy’ in “boy”
ch 
like ‘ch’ in “touch”
sh 
like ‘sh’ in “sheep”
th 
like ‘th’ in “this”, like ‘th’ in “those”
gh 
like ‘f’ in “fish”
ph 
like ‘f’ in “fish”

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