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Particle भी Posted by on Mar 30, 2010

The particle भी means “also” or “too”. Rāmu also went – रामू भी गया  रामू  = Rāmu. भी = also. गया = went. भी can also be used after a pronoun I came too – मैं भी आया मैं  = I. भी = too. आया = came. Here are other pronouns that you can substitute with “I… too”…

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Rama Navami Posted by on Mar 27, 2010

Rāma Navamī (राम नवमी) is a festival that celebrates the birth of Rāma. Rāma is considered one of the incarnations of Vishnu (विष्णु), the chief god of gods. In some places, Rāma is celebrated with his wife Sītā (सीता), his brother Lakshmana (लक्ष्मण), and an ardent devotee of Rāma named Hanumān (हनुमान्). The festivities may…

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Indian Numbers 1-100 Posted by on Mar 24, 2010

Here’s is an organized chart where you can compare the devanagari numerals with the arabic numerals. For more on Indian numerals, go to https://blogs.transparent.com/hindi/ and type the word “numbers” in the top right corner where it says, “enter search terms”. Then scroll down and you’ll see the Indian numerals as well. Arabic Numeral Notation Indian Numeral Notation…

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Masculine/Feminine/Singular/Plural Conversions Posted by on Mar 21, 2010

When a masculine word ends in अ, इ, ई, उ, ऊ, it does not change in the plural : So बाल (child) will be बाल (children) When a masculine word ends in आ, change it to ए to make it plural : काला (black singular) = कालो (black plural) When a feminine word ends in…

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New Years Posted by on Mar 18, 2010

Last week, in many different regions in India, people celebrated the New Year according to the various Indian calendars. New Years to the Sindhis (सिन्धी) is called Cheti Chand. This day also marks the birth of a river deity famous in Sindhi lore. New Years to the Telegu people is called युगादी. On this day a mixture…

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