Exact meaning of telugu word "Evathe" in English.

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Good morning every body.


Can any Telugu Pandit tell me what is the exact meaning of the word "evathe" please?

I am thinking it is "She" (singular). I am also thinking it is not a bad word by any means.

Would like to know if I am wrong or if there are any extensions or elaborations.

Thanks for your time to look at this and also thanks for your time in replying for this.

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you sure it aint 'evita' pronounced differently?



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[ incidentally - i dont have the answer just an observation ]
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Sorry, I mean to say "Who" in a singular form is the meaning of "Evathe".

It is pronounced as the vowel "E" as in "the meaning of telugu Rat", followed the consonent "va", followed by "the" pronounced as in "the word Telugu".

I do not know how else to write the pronunciation better than this.

Or what is the singular form for "Evaru" which is in female gender.

Or what is the female gender form for "Evadu".
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I don't know of any word 'evathe'. There is 'evala' meaning 'today.' 'She' is 'aamay' in Telugu, or 'aamaydi' for 'hers.'

There is also 'evathum' which means 'giving'.
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Or what is the singular form for "Evaru" which is in female gender.

Or what is the female gender form for "Evadu".
singular form for "evaru" in female gender i think would be - "evaru ame" - meaning who is she?

"Evadu" female form would be "evarthi"

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Billshake, your telugu cracks me up.
Is it wrong? If it is, everyone around me is speaking their native tongue incorrectly.
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Originally Posted by billyshake View Post Is it wrong? If it is, everyone around me is speaking their native tongue incorrectly.
No...No...i'm just trying to imagine you saying all this stuff with your california accent. Please do post a video.
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Evathe should be followed by a '?'. Not a polite word for 'Who is she?' "Evathe adi?". When asking a woman about another woman. Bit difficult to get the context right...

Evarthi, as Ignite mentions is another pronunciation for evathi.
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Originally Posted by Ignite View Post No...No...i'm just trying to imagine you saying all this stuff with your california accent. Please do post a video.
That's the trick, to speak in as close to an Indian accent (therefore, a non-accent?) as possible. I've learned that I can communicate more effectively in English if I speak with a local accent. Took me a while to figure that out. I couldn't understand why I'd say something in English to a person who could only understand those English words after another Indian would say it an accent! Drove me nuts at first but now I've learned to add the accent and even a little head shake when appropriate.

My Telugu teacher has noticed that I speak in a relatively decent Telugu accent -- it's because I work in an all Telugu world and I can mimic fairly well... though I feel a little self-conscious doing it.
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Originally Posted by Hyderabadi View Post Evathe should be followed by a '?'. Not a polite word for 'Who is she?' "Evathe adi?". When asking a woman about another woman. Bit difficult to get the context right...

Evarthi, as Ignite mentions is another pronunciation for evathi.

I politely disagree with the comment that "it is not a respectful word". As far as I know, it is feminine word for "Evadu". I do not know why it is not a respectful word. "Who is she" can be very well translated to "Aame evathi?" or "Aame evathe?". If we say "Evathe adi", definitely I agree it is not a respectful sentence.


The context is very simple. When there was a discussion about genders and respect and other things I told as follows:

"Ee prapanchamlo evadyna ...."

The feminine version of it, I would think is ..

"Ee prapachamlo evathe ayna ..."


Which I still feel that there is no degradation of any respect.

That became a bit controversial subject matter, when discussing with some people who I feel did not know Telugu vocabulary and grammar very well.

Any comments?

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Originally Posted by Hyderabadi View Post Evathe should be followed by a '?'. Not a polite word for 'Who is she?' "Evathe adi?". When asking a woman about another woman. Bit difficult to get the context right...

Evarthi, as Ignite mentions is another pronunciation for evathi.
I agree "Evarthi", "Evathi", and also "Evathe" refects the same meaning.

In case, if you still think that it is a bad word when I say "Aame Evathi?" or "Aame Evarthe?", then I should say, people think all "Singular words" are bad.

I mean "Singular form is not a form to treat people bad". It is used when we have to discribe "One Entity".

I also feel that in this aspect, English is the best, because there is not many "Special unnecessary respectful words".

Don't you agree?

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