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Hindi Words with Various Meanings – II Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Hindi Language

In continuation of the topic, this is the second post with more Hindi words which have various meanings depending on the context. You can read the first post here.

Let’s check out the words in this post, the romanized spellings will help you with the pronunciation scheme for the words.

Hindi Romanized Hindi Equivalent English Words
1 घन Ghan बादल (Baadal – Cloud), घना (Ghana – Dense), हथौड़ा (Hathoda – Hammer)
2 घर Ghar मकान (Makaan – House), कुल (Kul – Ancestry), कार्यालय (Kaaralay – Office)
3 चीर Chir वस्त्र (Vastr – Cloth), रेखा (Rekha – Line), चीरना (verb. Chirna – to tear)
4 जीवन Jeevan जल (Jal – Water), प्राण (Praan – Life), वायु (Vaayu – Air)
5 तीर Tir किनारा (Kinaara – Shore), बाण (Baan – Arrow)
6 तनु Tanu पतला (Patla – Thin), सुन्दर (Sundar – Beautiful), कोमल (Komal – Soft)
7 नभ Nabh आकाश (Aakash – Sky), शून्य (Shunya – Zero), शिव (Lord Shiv)
8 पशु Pashu जीव (Jeev – Life), प्राणी (Praani – Creature), मूर्ख (Murkh – Fool)
9 पतंग Pataṅg सूर्य (Surya – Sun), कीड़ा (Keeda – Insect), आकाश में उड़ने वाली पतंग (Aakash mein udne wali patang – Kite)
10 पद Pad पैर (Paer – Feet), स्थान (Sthan – Place), उपाथि (Upaathi – Position)
11 पत्र Patra चिट्ठी (Chitti – Letter), पत्ता (Patta – Leaf), शंख (Shankh – Conch Shell)
12 पय Paya दूध (Dudh – Milk), पानी (Paani – Water)
13 प्राण Prāṇ वायु (Vaayu – Air), जीवन (Jeevan – Life), स्वास (Svaas – Breath), शक्ति (Shakti – Energy)
14 भानू Bhānū सूर्य (Surya – Sun), किरण (Kiran – Ray), राजा (Raja – King)
15 मत Mat राय (Raay – Opinion), वोट (Vote), सम्प्रदाय (Sampraday – Religion)
16 रस Ras तत्व (Tatva – Matter), आनंद (Anand – Joy), प्रेम (Prem – Love)
17 हरि Hari विष्णु (Lord Vishnu), सिंह (Singh – Lion), पर्वत (Parvat – Mountain)
18 मुद्रा Mudrā मोहर (Mohar – Stamps) , सिक्का (Sikka – Coin), मुख-मुद्रा (Mukh-Mudra – Facial Expression)
19 रक्त Rakt लहू (Lahu – Blood), केसर (Kesar – Saffron), कमल (Kamal – Lotus)
20 सारंग Sāraṅg मोर (Mor – Peacock), सर्प (Surp – Snake), हिरण (Hiran – Deer), स्त्री (Stri – Woman)
21 स्नेह Snēh प्रेम (Prem – Love), तेल (Tel – Oil), कोमलता (Komalata – Tenderness)
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