Telugu-English/English-Telugu Dictionary & Phrasebook (Paperback)
The comprehensive, essential and portable Telugu resource
Telugu (from the Dravidian language family) is a native language of over 80 million people, predominantly in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and also in Yanam of India. An additional 20 million Telugu speakers are spread over other parts of South India, the U.S., Australia, and the rest of the world. Telugu is called "The Italian of the East" as its words end in vowels similar to Italian. Telugu is spoken in 3 distinct dialects: Royalaseema, Telangana and Coastal Telugu. Another prominent Telugu dialect (with a mixture of more Tamil) is spoken in Nellore, Chittor and the border of Andhra Pradesh in Tamil Nadu.
This unique, two-part resource provides travelers to South India with the tools they need for daily interaction. The bilingual dictionary has a concise vocabulary for everyday use, and the phrasebook allows instant communication on a variety of topics. Ideal for businesspeople, travelers, and students, this guide includes:
- 4,000 dictionary entries
- Phonetics that are intuitive for English speakers
- Essential phrases on topics such as transportation, dining out, and business
- Concise grammar and pronunciation sections