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Archive for May, 2009

Similar Looking Hindi Words Posted by on May 31, 2009

The following words look similar in spelling, but have very different meanings. See if you can detect the differences in spelling. कंटक = thorn, कटक = army खाद = manure, खाघ = food पक्का = strong, पका = ripe बद = bad, बंद = closed बोल = vine, बैल = ox मंद = slow, मद…

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The Sacred Cow Posted by on May 28, 2009

Although cows are regularly consumed in many parts of the world, in certain parts of India, cows are revered. In some places, it’s forbidden to slaughter a cow for its meat. Not only is it prohibited, it can get to the extent where traffic is held up; just to let a cow cross the road. The idea of a…

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Taj Mahal Posted by on May 24, 2009

The Taj Mahal (ताज महल) is considered one of the seven wonders of the world. Tourists flock to India just to see the Taj Mahal (ताज महल). When you look head on, the Taj Mahal (ताज महल) looks like a palace or a mansion. In reality, it’s actually a mausoleum or a place to bury…

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Sari Posted by on May 20, 2009

A sari (साड़ी) is a long piece of cloth draped around the shoulders and waist. Sometimes the waist and stomach is exposed. It depends upon the region and the individual woman. The back may be bare as well. The sari (साड़ी) is usually worn over a short sleeved shirt called a choli (चोली). The choli…

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Curry Posted by on May 17, 2009

Curry (सालन) is the most accessible Indian food outside of India. I may be biased, but it’s a food that even non-Indians enjoy. Curry (सालन) can be found all over the world including Japan, the U.S., England, and Southeast Asia. The ingredients and the taste may differ from country to country, but the common consensus…

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Numbers 51-70 Posted by on May 13, 2009

51 (५१) (इक्यावन) (Ikyaavan) 52 (५२) (बावन) (baavan) 53 (५३) (तिरेपन) (tirepan) 54 (५४) (चौवन) (chaovan) 55 (५५) (पचपन) (pachapan) 56 (५६) (छप्पन) (chhappan) 57 (५७) (सत्तावन) (sattaavan) 58 (५८) (अट्ठावन) (atthaavan) 59 (५९) (उनसठ) (unasath) 60 (६०) (साठ) (saath) 61 (६१) (इकसठ) (ikasath) 62 (६२) (बासठ) (baasath) 63 (६३) (तिरेसठ) (tirasath) 64 (६४)…

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Numbers 31-50 Posted by on May 10, 2009

Namaste (नमस्ते)! We’re going to continue where we left off with the numbers. 31 (३१) (ikatiis) (इकतीस) 32 (३२) (battiis) (बत्तीस) 33 (३३) (taintiis) (तैंतीस) 34 (३४) (chauntiis) (चौंतीस) 35 (३५) (paintiis) (पैंतीस) 36 (३६) (chattis) (छत्तीस) 37 (३७) (saintiis) (सैंतीस) 38 (३८) (adatiis) (अड़तीस) 39 (३९) (unataaliis) (उनतालीस) 40 (४०) (chaaliis) (चालीस) 41 (४१)…

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