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Diwali All Over India Posted by on Oct 30, 2009

Diwali (दिवाली) is celebrated all over the world. Let’s take a look at some of the ways different regions celebrate the holiday. Before I begin, let me explain some of the reasons why Hindus regard Diwali as an important holiday. First, Hindus associate Diwali as the commemoration of Narakasura’s death. Narakasura was an evil demon…

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Diwali Posted by on Oct 27, 2009

This month is the celebration of Diwali (दिवाली) or Diipaavali (दीपावली), which is known as the Celebration of Lights. Small lamps are lighted to signify the triumph of good over evil. More specifically, Diwali recognizes the inner light of the aatman (आत्मन्) or the soul. Diwali is a festival where Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Jains…

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Answers to the Review Posted by on Oct 24, 2009

I will eat (masculine) (मैं खाऊँगा) [for future tense take a look at the post for Oct. 18] She is a girl (वह लड़की है) [present tense see Aug 20] They are writing a letter (masculine) (वे हिंदी पत्र लिख रहे हैं) [present continuous tense – Sept 4] You fell (feminine) (To fall = गिरना) (आप गिर ईं)…

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Review of All the Tenses We Learned So Far Posted by on Oct 21, 2009

This wil be a review of all that we have grammatically learned so far. Let’s see how many of these sentences you can translate into Hindi. If you have any trouble, check some of the previous posts. I will eat (masculine) She is a girl They are writing a letter (masculine) You fell (feminine) (To fall…

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Future Tense Posted by on Oct 18, 2009

In English the future tense is explained by saying, ‘I will..’. More specifically, it’s like saying, ‘I will go to the park’ or I will do the homework. Hear is an example with the verb ‘to do’ (करना) I will do (masculine) (मैं करूँगा) I will do (feminine) (मैं करूँगी) We will do (masculine) (हम करेंगे)…

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Past Perfect Tense Posted by on Oct 15, 2009

In English the past perfect tense is used when the action was completed in the remote past. Examples of the past perfect tense are: ‘I had slept’ or ‘I had eaten’. Here are some examples: First with a transitive verb: I had done: मैंने किया था We had done: हमने किया था You had done (both…

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Causative Verbs Posted by on Oct 12, 2009

In English, causative verbs are things that allow someone to do something (Judy let me walk her dog), force someone to do something (My mother made me clean my room), or to convince someone to do something (The doctor got the patient to take the vaccine). In Hindi, there are also causative verbs in which…

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