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Pair of Similar Words Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Hindi Language

Sometime you may encounter some similar sounding words in Hindi. These words are like “weak” or “week” in English. There are plenty of such 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 conversations are:

अवलंब  (Avlamb) = Support
अविलंब  (Avilamb) = Immediate, without delay

कुल (Kul) = Family
कूल (Kūl) = Shore

काठ (Kaath) = Wood
काट (Kaat) = Cut

ओर (Aōr) = Towards
और (Aaur) = and

अन्यान्य (Anyaany) = Other
अन्याय (Anyaay) = Injustice

गृह (Gṛah) = House
ग्रह (Grah) = Planet

दिन (Din) = Day
दीन (Dīn) = Poor

मात्र (Maatr) = Only
मातृ (Maatṛ) = Mother

वस्तु (Vastu) = Thing
वास्तु (Vaastu) = Architectural

शूर (Shūr) = Brave Man
सूर (Sūr) = Blind Man

बाग़ (Baag) = Garden
बाघ (Baagh) = Tiger
भाग (Bhaag) = Part

क्रम (Kṛam) = Order, Sequence
कर्म (Karm) = Deed, Act, Work

पका (Pakaa) = Ripe
पक्का (Pakka) = Strong, Certain, Decided

आँधी (Aandhī) = Sand-storm
आधी (Aadhī) = Half (feminine)

आदी (Aadī) = Habitual
आदि (Aadi) = Etc.

निर्वाण (Nirvaan) = Death
निर्माण (Nirmaan) = Construction

संग (Sang) = With, Company, Association
संघ (Sangh) = Society

सुत (Sut) = Son
सूत (Sūt) = Cotton Thread

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About the Author: Nitin Kumar

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.


  1. gargi:

    thanks nitin…… it was hard for me to complete my personal activity…..just bcause of u i can do it…… really thanks

  2. Drishti:

    Thanks nitin sir

  3. Amar:

    Hi sir
    tnx for this website.
    I hv one question n m sure u hv answer.
    My question is difference of this words.
    पंडित (pandit)

    पंडत (pandat)
    Plz tell me. U can send my email id.