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Archive for September, 2017

Counting the Days of the Lunar Cycle Posted by on Sep 25, 2017

Last week, we reviewed counting and cardinal numbers  in Hindi . Let’s extend this to counting the days of the lunar cycle, and an introduction to ordinal numbers. The names for the days of the waxing/waning moon phase are “ordinal” in nature and are referred to by words that indicate their “position” or “order” in…

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Cardinal Numbers: 1-20 Posted by on Sep 14, 2017

I have been watching a lot of Bollywood songs lately and it set me thinking about how songs possess the ability to be great teachers. There are so many catchy lyrics and tunes that have helped students learn difficult academic concepts. Hence, I thought I’d use a Bollywood tune to introduce counting in Hindi, or…

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Slangs and Colloquialisms (contd.) Posted by on Sep 2, 2017

 In a previous blog we looked at some local lingo. Look back to refresh your memory. Today we will learn some more. The following Hindi slang phrases are typical in Mumbai. 1. आज मीटिंग में मैं । Aaj meeting mein main .  Figurative: I was so completely bored in the meeting today. Literally, पक गयी…

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