You must have encountered the word “Garu” across social media while speaking to friends, colleagues, relatives. So what does the Garu word mean? What is the meaning of the word Garu? Where and when to use Garu word?
In this article you will get to know the meaning, where and when to use the word Garu.
What does “Garu” word mean?
Garu is a Telugu language word used extensively in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Garu is used just like we use and add “Sir” or “Madam” in English, “Ji” in Hindi, “Bhai” in Gujarati, “Bhau” in Marathi, “Thambi” in Tamil, “Dada” in Bengali.
When and Where to add “Garu” Word?
Garu is added as a suffix to the name or surname of the person we are addressing. For eg – Many people address PM Modi as Modi Ji. So in the regions of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh (AP), people address him as “Modi Garu”. You must have noticed many people, particularly from AP and Telangana gave birthday wishes to PM Modi. In reply to them, PM Modi addressed them with their name and also added “Garu” in the end. Garu can also be added to if you are addressing the crowd or rally.
Places where Garu word can be used
While speaking with the elder people, we add Garu in the name. As a mark of respect, people also add Garu in the name while speaking to the person younger to them.
So this is the meaning of Garu in simple words. As said, Garu is mostly used by the people native to Telugu speaking states.