Hindi Language Blog

Archive for 'Uncategorized'

Improve Your Hindi Vocabulary: Prefixes, Part 2 Posted by on Sep 30, 2018

If you’re just catching up with this blog series on prefixes, take a moment to review my first blog in the series here. Learning prefixes, or particles that appear at the beginning of a word to change its meaning slightly, can be enormously helpful if you are trying to expand your vocabulary in Hindi. Rather…

Continue Reading

Improve Your Hindi Vocabulary: Prefixes, Part 1 Posted by on Sep 30, 2018

If you’d like to improve your Hindi vocabulary, one of the best ways to do so is to study prefixes. Like many languages, English included, Hindi contains a wide variety of prefixes, even more so because it is a highly mixed language (or, खिचड़ी भाषा/khichdi baashaa) with a lexicon that derives from numerous other languages…

Continue Reading

Birthday Traditions | जन्मदिन की परंपराएँ Posted by on Aug 26, 2018

जन्मदिन मुबारक हो! Around the world, people celebrate birthdays with gusto, and India is no exception. Although the idea of celebrating an individual’s birthday with a party and cake is, more or less, a Western concept, as India has become more Westernized, it has also become de rigueur for children and adults alike to expect…

Continue Reading

Crisis in Kerala, केरल में संकट Posted by on Aug 20, 2018

During the past week, as billions of people in India and across the globe celebrated India’s Independence Day on August 15th, an unsettling reality has descended on the country. The extreme flooding in the southwestern state of Kerala has gripped the nation with terror. Even those who live far from this state feel compelled to…

Continue Reading

Idioms Continued Posted by on Jul 21, 2018

In my previous post, I discussed idioms that have to do with facial features. Despite the seeming randomness of this choice, I was taught by one of my greatest Hindi teachers that categorizing idioms and learning them as part of those categories makes it easier.  And, he was right, of course! The same goes for…

Continue Reading

Idioms with a Twist Posted by on Jul 7, 2018

Each language has its own stock of colorful and (sometimes) seemingly nonsensical idioms or, as they’re called in Hindi, मुहावरे/muhaavre (मुहावरा/muhaavra, singular). Luckily for the Hindi student, this language is teeming with vibrant turns of phrase that you can slip into almost any conversation. As some of my Hindi teachers have taught me, it is…

Continue Reading

Current Events in Hindi Posted by on Jul 6, 2018

If you’re stuck for a way to up your Hindi game or just want to refresh your existing knowledge, reading the news in Hindi is a great way to go. BBC Hindi is just one of many websites that offers extensive and timely coverage of current events in India and abroad, all in Hindi, of course…

Continue Reading

Older posts
Newer posts