How much of a Telugu are you?
The first language a student learns is his/her mothertongue. But here are a few Telugus who cannot speak their language for various reasons ...
The first language a student learns is his/her mothertongue. But here are a few Telugus who cannot speak their language for various reasons Though we are Telugus, we speak Hindi at home. My family was in Bhilai for long which made us embrace Hindi. I speak Telugu, but it's not fluent. In school, I have opted for French as my second language which again doesn't give any scope for learning Telugu. - Rajkumar A, student, Hyderabad Public School My language subjects in school were Hindi and French, and I opted to learn French. So, despite being a Telugu, I never got the chance to learn Telugu. I can speak Telugu, but cannot read or write. - Parimala A, student, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences Though my mother tongue is Telugu, I cannot speak the language fluently. We mostly speak Hindi at home. Though my parents are Telugus, we lived in Varanasi for a long time. In fact, I was born there. She used to speak, which is how I picked up the language. My fluency in Hindi is much better than Telugu. - Vaishali Karra, Student, Vignan High School I didn't have Telugu as a subject in Bhavan's where I studied. But I can talk in Telugu since we speak Telugu at home. Reading and writing the language is a tough task. I just know bits and pieces of basics in Telugu. - Rohit V, St Peters Engineering College I can speak fluent Telugu, but cannot read or write the language. I did learn Telugu, but that was only for two years. Later I lost touch. Now I cannot recollect reading and writing style of the language. I can only talk in Telugu. - Gayathri P, Student, Vishwa Vishvani School of Business.