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terms of endearment [Feb. 22nd, 2008|10:57 am]
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[smittenbyu]
No, not the movie. I was wondering how do you address your significant other in Telugu? My mother addresses dad, sis, and I as "chitti" and sometimes "bujji". But then again, she would address everyone she liked bujji/chitti, and that would be everyone really. There's the traditional "emandi", but I bully my husband too much to address him that way. :D Although, I always pictured that as translating to either, "what's up man?!" or "what did you do now?!" depending on how the spouse says it.

English has sweetie pie, darling, honey, etc. Any in Telugu?
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-02-22 05:22 pm (UTC)
You could call "Bangaru" :-)
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[User Picture]From: fugney
2008-02-22 05:48 pm (UTC)
"Ooraii mogudoo!!"

Seriously though, I have no idea.
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[User Picture]From: smittenbyu
2008-02-22 06:01 pm (UTC)
well my hubby calls me "ooraii pellum" since he gets annoyed when I just go "hey"
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[User Picture]From: fugney
2008-02-22 06:29 pm (UTC)
Hee hee!

Shouldn't it be "oosaii pellum"?
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[User Picture]From: smittenbyu
2008-02-24 02:06 am (UTC)
you are right... goes to show how much attention I pay to him! hehehehehe poor guy
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[User Picture]From: mansu
2008-02-23 10:18 pm (UTC)
Nice pic.
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[User Picture]From: smittenbyu
2008-02-24 02:06 am (UTC)
^_^ thank you
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[User Picture]From: mansu
2008-02-23 10:18 pm (UTC)
Isn't it common to call ones hubby by their name or nick name these days?

"bangaru" sounds like a good option.
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[User Picture]From: smittenbyu
2008-02-24 02:07 am (UTC)
yep that there is.... I do call him by a nick name.. but i also enjoy bullying him with embarassing terms of endearment! :D
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From: saiprasad
2008-02-24 03:58 am (UTC)
Few that I know
- Naana
- Kanna
- Chinni
- Bujji
- Pandu

As you might have guessed, these are not specific to husband - but used in general to loved ones (especially kids)- just like honey, darling, etc in English. The last two are even used for both genders.
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[User Picture]From: je_rire
2009-03-13 04:25 pm (UTC)
My mom calls me chinna. :)
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