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Archive for July, 2011

Spelling Mistakes (Consonants & Suffixes) Posted by on Jul 31, 2011

In continuation of our topic on spelling mistakes, let explore the spelling mistakes of consonants and suffixes. Below you will find some of examples of the common spelling mistakes of consonants and suffixes along with their English meaning. Use of “ं ” in place of ” ँ “ Incorrect Spelling Correct Spelling 1. आंख आँख…

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Spelling Mistakes (Vowels) Posted by on Jul 30, 2011

Many time, people make spelling mistakes in Hindi which happen because of the confusion of using right vowels, consonants or suffixes. For a Hindi learner, these spelling mistakes are even more difficult to handle because of early mistakes they make in pronunciation and spelling. One reason why these spelling mistakes happen could be that we…

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Tenses in Hindi Posted by on Jul 28, 2011

Today, I will show you the tenses in Hindi. Each of tenses are further divided into their sub-types. For better understanding, the examples are provided in Hindi and their translations are given in English. भूतकाल (Past Tense) In Hindi, past tenses are of 6 types: 1. सामान्य भूत (Past Indefinite Tense) The past indefinite tense…

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Indian Breakfast Posted by on Jul 28, 2011

Breakfast in India varies from place to place. For example in Kerala and Tamil Nadu there is a popular breakfast dish called Puttu. Puttu is made by adding water to ground rice and adding spices like cumin. Then it is steamed with layers of grated coconut. The puttu is steamed in a special steaming apparatus…

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Joining in Hindi Posted by on Jul 26, 2011

How to join consonants, vowels etc to make a new word in Hindi might be a question for any Hindi learner.In many languages, it is quite common to draw inspiration from two words to make a new word which not only sounds interesting, appropriate, save space but also shows the creative side of any language…

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Shopping (Fruits & Vegetables) Posted by on Jul 25, 2011

Lets me show you the shopping culture of native Hindi speakers, their shopping & bargaining habits and most important of them all, some of the common vocabulary related to fruits and vegetables in Hindi. In the following scene, Rita goes to a Sabzi Mandi (सब्जी मंडी) (a wholesale vegetable and fruit market). She wants a stock of…

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Indian Railways of the Past Posted by on Jul 24, 2011

One of the great ways to journey through various parts of India is to do it through the many railways in India. For example the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is a wonderful way to see the outdoors and get a feel for the local communities that the railway is a part of. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway…

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