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Archive for December, 2018

The Hindi Particle “Bhi” Explained Posted by on Dec 30, 2018

As you progress in your Hindi studies, you will come upon a pesky little particle – “bhi” (भी) – that may threaten to send you into a tailspin of confusion. But, fear not, it is not as complex as it first appears. This blog is dedicated to an explanation of this particle – or minute…

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Hindi Pronunciation Posted by on Dec 20, 2018

As you will have realized in your studies of Hindi thus far, there are certain sounds in the Hindi language that prove a challenge for English speakers and those more well-acquainted with Romance and/or other Germanic languages. In this blog, I’ll be going over a few of those sounds that usually prove challenging to non-native…

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What are your goals for 2019? Posted by on Dec 12, 2018

The new year () is fast approaching and if you are like most people, you are probably making a list of resolutions () for the upcoming year (). It’s a project we all love to work on … to begin a new year with hope () and positiveness and to make up for the past…

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Parallel Vocabulary in Hindi Posted by on Dec 12, 2018

As you may know, Hindi is composed of a vast array of other languages. This multifaceted quality gives Hindi its richness and complexity. In this blog, we’ll explore the diversity of Hindi vocabulary through concrete examples from Hindi’s major source languages: Arabic, Persian and Sanskrit. Although Arabic and Persian are not related languages (Arabic is…

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What’s Bollywood Without a Grand Wedding? Posted by on Dec 6, 2018

क्या है बॉलीवुड, बिना धूम धाम-वाली शादी के?   And there it is – the million dollar question. With this blog, we’ll get a bit frivolous and discuss one of the most publicized weddings (शादी/shaadi, विवाह/vivaah) the Bollyworld has witnessed in recent memory (besides that of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, of course): that of Ranveer Singh…

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