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Archive for May, 2011

One Word Substitution Posted by on May 31, 2011

There are words in Hindi which are described by a whole sentence or group of words. Let me show you some of such words in Hindi which are very common and used in daily conversation. English translations are given in the bracket after sentences or group of words and romanized spelling are also given for…

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Homonyms in Hindi Posted by on May 30, 2011

In Hindi, there are several words which may create confusion because they are very much similar in spelling or pronunciation or both. Lets pay some attention to some of the pair of similar distinguished words (समश्रुति भिन्नार्थक शब्द). Romanized spelling are provided in first brackets and English meanings in second. Common Homonyms or Pair of…

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Number (वचन) Posted by on May 29, 2011

Many of you might have a confusion on how the noun changes from singular to plural in Hindi. The understanding of grammatical number is important to understand the meaning of whole sentence, let me show you how you can determine or change the number from singular to plural. In Hindi, there are two kind of…

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Aap, Tum and Tu Posted by on May 28, 2011

You might be little confused with three form of you in Hindi, “Aap”, “Tum” & “Tu”. Even after going through all Hindi films, literature,  National broadcast, TV shop and everything at your disposal – Can you differentiate when to use what? Let me show you the points that why some people use a particular form…

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Savory Indian Snacks: Murukku Posted by on May 27, 2011

One of the best things about Indian culture is the food. In particular, there are some savory Indian snacks that everyone should try at least one in their lifetime. One such snack is the Murukku. which is also called Chakli. Murukku is a black lentil and rice flour snack. To make this snack, a dough…

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Reception of a Guest Posted by on May 26, 2011

In India, a guest is respected and honored just like our God. They are treated above all by their host. Let me tell you certain customs that we follow while we welcome our guest. 🙂 Greetings All guests are greeted individually with traditional closed palm “Namaskar” in more formal relationship or less formal “Namaste” when…

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Mind Blowing Monuments Posted by on May 25, 2011

In India, there are some mind blowing monuments that require a specialized knowledge of construction and craftsmanship. Take for example the Hanuman Statue in Nandura. It is thirty-two meters high and located in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Hanuman is a Hindu deity who is half man and ape. The Hanuman Statue in Nandura has…

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