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Archive for November, 2011

Indian Classical Music Posted by on Nov 20, 2011

Tradition of music is very old in India. First description of music finds its mention in the oldest scriptures in the Hindu tradition called Vedas (in plural) which are thousands of years old. Indian classical music is spontaneous, elaborate and expressive. It differ slightly from the Western classical music as it uses just-intonation tuning instead…

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Phrases Posted by on Nov 19, 2011

Phrases in Hindi are called “पदबंद” (Padband). These are the group of the words which function as a single unit in the syntax of a sentence. These unit may emphasis a noun, pronoun, adjective, verb or adverb in a sentence. In Hindi, phrases are of 5 types. 1. संज्ञा पदबंद (Sangya Padband – Noun Phrase)…

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Conjunctions Posted by on Nov 17, 2011

Today, let me show you the conjunction in Hindi. Let us see, what they mean, how they are classified and how to use them in the sentences through some examples. In Hindi, Conjunction is called “समुच्चयबोधक” (Samucchy Bodak) which comes from two word, “समुच्चय” which mean combination and “बोधक” which means indicator. These are the…

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Interjections Posted by on Nov 15, 2011

Let me introduce the topic of interjection in Hindi. In Hindi, it is called “विस्मयादिबोधक” (Vismayaadibodak), “Vismayaadi” which mean amazement and etc and “bodak” means a word or indicator, which indicate an amazement, acceptance, fear etc . I found them very important as we use them now and then in our daily conversations. Hindi has…

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Movie Culture Posted by on Nov 12, 2011

Most of the Indians swear by two things, these are Cricket and Movies. Hindi speakers eagerly awaits the release of new films.It seems that the movie culture is now an inherent part of the Indian life. Today, I would like to present some fact about the Hindi movie culture, its effect on society and my…

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Conversations in Hindi – Doctor’s Visit Posted by on Nov 10, 2011

In case of being ill, we have to visit a doctor. We must be able to explain the symptoms of illness and understand the treatment prescribed by the doctor from such a visit (from a communication’s prospective) I would like to show you a situation where a person have to go to a doctor for…

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Personal Adjectives in Hindi – I Posted by on Nov 3, 2011

How can you describe a particular person in Hindi? What would be the most appropriate term to describe him or her? Let me show you the personal adjectives in Hindi. Some of them are most often used in conversation while other could be seen in Hindi literature. Below you will find a part of most commonly…

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