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Learn Telugu fast and easily with our language course ‘Telugu for beginners’.

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Learn Telugu - First words
Hi! నమస్కారం! Namaskāraṁ!
Hello! నమస్కారం! Namaskāraṁ!
How are you? మీరు ఎలా ఉన్నారు? Mīru elā unnāru?
Good bye! ఇంక సెలవు! Iṅka selavu!
See you soon! మళ్ళీ కలుద్దాము! Maḷḷī kaluddāmu!

What is special about the Telugu language?

The Telugu language, with its rich heritage, is one of the oldest and most spoken languages in India. It belongs to the Dravidian language family, setting it apart from the Indo-Aryan languages predominant in northern India. This distinct lineage contributes to its unique characteristics and structure. Telugu is renowned for its mellifluous quality, often referred to as the “Italian of the East“ because of its poetic and musical nature. The language’s inherent rhythm and harmony make it particularly suited for poetry and classical music. These qualities endear it to both speakers and listeners alike. Telugu for beginners is one of over 50 free language packs that you can get from us. ‘50LANGUAGES’ is the effective way to learn Telugu online and for free. Our teaching materials for the Telugu course are available both online and as iPhone and Android apps.

Its script is derived from the Brahmi script, like many other Indian languages. However, Telugu script is notable for its round shapes and the absence of conjunct consonants, which makes it visually distinct and relatively easier to learn. This script supports the language’s expressive capabilities, enabling a rich literary tradition. Grammar in Telugu is moderately complex, with a focus on agglutination, where words are formed by stringing together morphemes without changing them as in fusional languages. This aspect of Telugu grammar allows for a high degree of precision in expression and contributes to the language’s flexibility. With this course you can learn Telugu independently - without a teacher and without a language school! The lessons are clearly structured and will help you achieve your goals.

Telugu vocabulary is vast, incorporating words from Sanskrit, Tamil, and Persian, reflecting the region’s history of cultural exchanges. This diverse lexicon enables speakers to express a wide range of concepts and emotions, enriching the language further. The language celebrates a vibrant cultural heritage through its literature, which dates back to the 11th century. Telugu literature is rich in poetry, drama, and the arts, highlighting the language’s capacity to convey complex ideas and emotions with beauty and depth. Learn Telugu fast with 100 Telugu language lessons organized by topic. The MP3 audio files for the lessons were spoken by native Telugu speakers. They help you improve your pronunciation.

Telugu’s system of honorifics plays a significant role in social interaction, reflecting respect, age, and social hierarchy. This linguistic feature emphasizes the culture’s values of respect and politeness, which are deeply ingrained in the language. The Telugu film industry, also known as Tollywood, is a testament to the language’s modern cultural impact. It is one of the largest producers of films in India, showcasing the language’s versatility and appeal. Through cinema, Telugu reaches a global audience, spreading its charm and cultural richness worldwide.

Even Telugu beginners can learn Telugu efficiently with ‘50LANGUAGES’ through the practical sentences. First you will get to know the basic structures of the language. Sample dialogues help you to express yourself in the foreign language. Prior knowledge is not required.

Even advanced learners can repeat and consolidate what they have learned. You learn correct and frequently spoken sentences and you can use them immediately. You will be able to communicate in everyday situations. Use your lunch break or time in traffic to learn a few minutes of Telugu. You learn on the go as well as at home.