Hindi Language Blog

Archive for March, 2010

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”…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

Converting Masculine Words to Feminine Words Posted by on Mar 15, 2010

For today’s lesson we’ll look at ways to convert masculine words to feminine words. If a word ends in अ or आ, change it to ई : पुत्र (son) will become पुत्री (daughter) If a word ends in आ, change it to इया : डिब्बा (case/box in the masculine) will be डिबिया (case/box in the…

Continue Reading

Adverbs Posted by on Mar 12, 2010

Adverbs can be placed in various places of a sentence. For instance, adverbs may be placed before an adjective: It is not very bad – यह बहुत बुरा नहीं है (very = adverb) यह = it. बहुत = very. बुरा = bad. नहीं = not. है = is. Adverbs can also be placed before a verb : Suniil walks fast – सुनील तेज चलती है (fast=…

Continue Reading

Older posts