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Qualitative Adjectives in Hindi Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Hindi Language

Today, I will show you the qualitative adjective in Hindi. Qualitative adjectives are one from four types of adjectives in Hindi. Qualitative adjective is called गुणवाचक विशेषण (Gudvachak Visheshad).

These adjectives tell us a qualitative attribute of a noun.

Qualitative adjectives are further divided into 6 different types:

1. गुणबोधक (Gunbodhak – Quality)
examples: अच्छा (accha – good, nice), बुरा (bura – bad), ईमानदार (imandar – honest), सच्चा (saccha – true)

2. आकारबोधक (Aakarbodak – Shape)
examples: लम्बा (lamba – long), छोटा (chota – short), मोटा (mota – thick, fat), गोल (gol – round)

3. स्थानबोधक (Sthanbodak – Place)
examples: जापानी (japani – Japanese), बाहरी (bahari – outsider), उच्चा (uccha – upper), नीचा (nicha – down)

4. रंगबोधक (Rangbodak – Color)
examples: लाल (lal – red), पीला (pila – yellow), सफ़ेद (safed – white),काला (kala – black)

5. स्वाद/गंद बोधक (Svad/Gand bodak – Taste/Smell)
examples: मीठा (mitha – sweet), फ़ीखा (fikha – tasteless), खट्टा (khatta – sour), सुघंदित (sughandit – perfumed)

6. अन्य (Any – Miscellaneous)
Examples: मुलायम (mulayam – soft), जंगली (jangali – wild), पालतू (paltu – domestic)

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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.