Hindi Language Blog

Pair of Similar Words – II Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in Hindi Language

Sometime you may encounter some similar sounding words in Hindi. These words are like English words “weak” and “week”. There are plenty of such words in Hindi. In continuation of the topic, let me show you more of such similar words in Hindi.

Most of these similar words in Hindi are the products of different vowels. The vowel system in Hindi is very comprehensive. To learn Hindi, it is import to understand the intricacies of various vowels and how they are represented in script. I would suggest you to have a look on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indic_script

Some of the similar words which are common in Hindi are:

अपेक्षा (Apēkṣā) = Expect
उपेक्षा (Upēkṣā) = Neglect

सुखी  (Sukhī) = Happy
सूखी (Sūkhī) = Dry

अन्न (Anna ) = Food
अन्य (Anya) = Other

नारी (Nārī) = Woman
नाड़ी (Nāṛī) = Pulse

अवधि (Avadhi) = Duration
अवधी (Avadhī) = A North Indian language

परिणाम (Pariṇāma) = Result
परिमाण (Parimāṇa) = Magnitude

बहुमूल्य (Bahumūlya) = Valuable
अमूल्य (Amūlya) = Priceless

कहा (Kahā) = Said
कहाँ (Kahān) = Where

पत्र (Patra) = Letter
पात्र (Pātra) = Character

शुक्ल (Shukla) = White
शुल्क (Shulka) = Fee

अपकार (Apakāra) = Letdown
उपकार (Upakāra) = Favour

हरि (Hari) = God Vishnu
हर (Hara) = God Shiva

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Nitin Kumar is a native Hindi speaker from New Delhi, India. His education qualification include Masters in Robotics and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Currently, he is working in the Research and Development in Robotics in Germany. He is avid language learner with varied level of proficiency in English, German, Spanish, and Japanese. He wish to learn French one day. His passion for languages motivated him to share his mother tongue, Hindi, and culture and traditions associated with its speakers. He has been working with Transparent Language since 2010 and has written over 430 blogs on various topics on Hindi language and India, its culture and traditions. He is also the Administrator for Hindi Facebook page which has a community of over 330,000 members.