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Navigating Gender in Hindi (Part 2) Posted by on Jul 25, 2017

In part 1 of this blog series on gender in Hindi, I discussed gender as it relates to each word’s source language, with the language of focus being Sanskrit. In this post, I’ll talk about a few more source languages and how they dictate gender: Persian, Arabic and English! Persian and Arabic Nouns Persian and…

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Navigating Gender in Hindi (Part 1) Posted by on Jul 17, 2017

Many languages have a system of gender, which is basically just an organizational tool for separating words into masculine, feminine and sometimes, neuter, categories. In essence, it is an attempt to further “anthropomorphize” language, which is already such an intimate human creation. If you have studied a Romance language before, for example, you’ll know that…

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Grammatical Gender – Non Living Things – II Posted by on Jan 30, 2016

Many of you have requested more non-living nouns and their grammatical gender and let me show you the same in this post. Below are more nouns, their romanized spellings with their grammatical gender. English Hindi Rom. Hindi Gender ball गेंद gend feminine bat बल्ला balla masculine bike बाइक baik feminine bun बन ban masculine can…

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Common Mistakes with Grammatical Gender Posted by on Aug 31, 2013

There are times when the beginners get confused about the correct grammatical gender in Hindi. This is the most common mistake among all that Hindi learners are making. It is also important to note that the gender in Hindi languages may not be the same as in your language so it is important to learn…

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Grammatical Gender – Non Living Things Posted by on Dec 28, 2012

Some of our readers have requested the topic of the grammatical gender of non-living things and I would like to explain the same in this post. Hindi poses a challenge to the learners when it comes to the grammatical gender of non-living things as unlike English, Hindi has grammatical gender for them as well. Moreover…

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Identification of Grammatical Gender Posted by on Apr 25, 2012

Hindi language may be hard in one thing, that is the identification of grammatical gender. There are no article in Hindi unlike many other languages such as German which has the article der, die and das which explicitly define the grammatical gender to the reader. As the noun declension depend upon the grammatical gender, a…

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