Telugu edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Proto-Dravidian *atu. Cognate with Kannada ಅದು (adu), Malayalam അത് (atŭ), Tamil அது (atu).

Pronunciation edit

IPA(key): /ad̪i/

  • (file)

Pronoun edit

అది (adi)

  1. non-masculine third-person singular distal pronoun; it or she

Usage notes edit

  • తాను (tānu), the reflexive pronoun, is becoming more popular among young speakers as a casual way to refer to both males and females.

See also edit

  • Telugu pronouns imply varying levels of formality. In this chart, the top entry in any cell is the most informal, while the bottom is the most formal.