Saturday, October 13, 2007

Relationships in a Family - English To Kannada

Relationships in a Family translated from English To Kannada are as follows:

Grand Father = Thaatha
Grand Mother = Ajji
Daddy OR Dad = Appa
Mummy or Mom = Amma
Husband = Ganda
Wife = Hendathi
Elder Brother = Doddanna OR Anna
Younger Brother = Thamma
Elder Sister = Doddakka or Akka
Younger Sister = Thangi
Son = Maga
Daughter = Magalu
Child = Magu
Grand Child = Mommagu
Grand Son = Mommaga
Grand Daughter = Mommagalu
Dad's elder brother = Doddappa
Dad's younger brother = Chikkappa
Mom' elder brother = Dodda Maava
Mom's younger brother = Chikka Maava
Dad's elder sister OR wife of Mom's elder brother = Doddathe
Dad's younger sister OR wife of Mom's younger brother = Chikkathe
Mom's elder sister OR wife of Dad's elder brother = Doddamma
Mom's younger sister OR wife of Dad's younger brother = Chikkamma
Brother's wife = Athige
Wife's brother = Bhaava

Also gender details are as follows:
boy = Huduga
girl = Hudugi
Men = Gandu
Women = Hennu

Hope it helps!

- by - A netizen of Bangalore


Sudhi said...

it should Man - gandu & Woman - hennu (Singular)
then Men becomes - gandugalu & women becomes -hennugalu (PLURAL)

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Anonymous said...

what are equivalent of:

Mausa (Mother > Her Sister > Her Husband)

Phupha (Father > His Sister > Her husband)

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Anonymous said...

Mausa (Mother > Her Sister(Elder) > Her Husband) = Doddappa

Mausa (Mother > Her Sister(Younger) > Her Husband) = Chikkappa

Phupha (Father > His Sister > Her husband) = Mama

dimple r said...

What about younger brothers wife is it still athige?

Anonymous said...

What is sisters husband?? Baava?

Alok Chandar said...

Sister's husband = bhaava

Wife's brother = bhamaida

Anonymous said...

what is husband's brother's wife called in kannada? i mean my co-sister?

Anonymous said...

plural of man (gandu) and woman (hennu) is Men (gandasaru), women (hengasaru)

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

my elder sister's son and my chikkappa daughter, what is the relation

DD said...

Whats my sisters husband called in kannada

Dhanush said...

What do you call wife's elder sister?

Pavan Sunder said...
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Anonymous said...

According to ವರಸೆ how is mom's maternal cousin's wife's elder sister's daughter related to me? We both love each other..we want to make sure that we will not be siblings according to ವರಸೆ

Unknown said...

What My Atte/Maavana Magalu Called In English ?

Unknown said...

What My Atte/Maavana Magalu Called In English ?

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Anonymous said...

what is husbands fathers sister called ?

Inchara Jayakumar said...

Younger brother's wife, husband's younger sister and Wife's younger sister = Nadini

Inchara Jayakumar said...

Elder sister's husband and wife's elder brother= bhava
Younger sister's husband =midhna
Wife's younger brother = bhavmaida

Inchara Jayakumar said...

Husband's elder brother's wife =Akka
Husband's younger brother's wife =Thangi

Address as above, but Co-sister (in general) = orgitthi or nageni
"Co-sisters consider as sisters"

Inchara Jayakumar said...

Your elder sister's son should call your Chikkappa's daughter as Chikkappa (mashi in hindi)

Inchara Jayakumar said...


Inchara Jayakumar said...

Atthige (consider as bhabi)
Wife's elder sister's husband should be considered as elder brother "Anna" in kannada

Inchara Jayakumar said...

If "your mom's mom's sister's son's wife's sister's daughter" then you are not siblings

If "your mom's mom's brother's son's wife's sister's daughter" then you are siblings

Inchara Jayakumar said...

In English they're cousins

Inchara Jayakumar said...

Actually she will be Chikkamma (if younger than your mom) or Doddamma (if elder than your mom)
Normally people will address as "atthe" as same as their husband address

Inchara Jayakumar said...

Father's Sister's Son and Mom's brother's son = Bhava (if elder than us)
Father's Sister's daughter and Mom's brother's daughter = Atthige (if elder than us)

If they are younger
Boy= Maidna
Girl= Nadini

Inchara Jayakumar said...

There are many relationships having same name in kannada (in South Indian languages)

MAC said...

My elder brother wife, elder brother , whats the relationship to me.

Unknown said...

My sister son called as

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Anjana Anju said...

What is atte maga/ maglu called in English?

Meena said...

Husband elder or younger sister.. What we call in Kannada

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What do we call husband younger sister but elder to me in kannada

Manoj Nayar said...

Not gandugalu and hennugalu i.e
Gandmaklu and Henmaklu

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Wt should wife call husbands elder brother

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