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The Art of Persistence Posted by on May 11, 2018

As you continue learning Hindi, hopefully you are coming to appreciate how streamlined the grammatical system is, especially when compared to the disorganized, exception-ridden behemoth of a language that is English. Luckily for learners, Hindi has a relatively straightforward grammar based on that of its parent language, Sanskrit, which has a more complicated, yet still…

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Shapes: Aakaar Posted by on May 10, 2018

Shapes आकार (aakaar) are all around us. We use them to describe everyday objects Children are taught to recognize shapes at a very young age. As they enter middle grades and get introduced to geometry in school, the shapes get more complicated. 2D shapes set the base for 3D shapes, however we won’t delve that deep today. Note:  कोण (koN)…

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Shopping Adventures in India Posted by on May 6, 2018

Like finding suitable transportation, finding and buying clothing in India has its own challenges. One of the great things about visiting and/or living in India is that you can choose your own material and buy clothes that are custom-fitted to you by working with a clothing vendor and tailor. Of course, malls are also an…

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The Ins and Outs of Rickshaws Posted by on Apr 30, 2018

As an American visiting India for the first time, I did not come equipped, as you might expect, with the “sixth sense” of being able to bargain (bargain=मोल तोल करना/mol tol karnaa) fluently. This was a particular handicap when I was seeking transportation, specifically in the form of rickshaws and auto rickshaws. For Americans (अमेरिकन…

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Lagna vs Lagaana Posted by on Apr 30, 2018

A reader of a previous blog requested some clarification on lagana/lagaana. Here are some sentences that use the two words and describe different contexts/situations. लगना (lagna) बारिश के इस मौसम में बहुत ठण्ड लगती है।  Baarish ke is mausam mein bahut thand lagti hai. In this rainy weather, one feels very cold. ठण्ड लगना (inf. thand lagna) = to…

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