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Writing Hindi: Devanagari or Roman Script? Posted by on Mar 29, 2022

School children in India learn सीखना Hindi from scratch. Walk near a Hindi medium school and you will hear chants मंत्र of ‘a’ ‘aa’ ‘e’ ‘ee’ ‘oo’ ‘ooo’ etc. These are the vowels. Then you will hear them chanting out the consonants.  If you were to peek तिरछी inside the classroom you would see a…

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Devanagari or English Hindi? Posted by on Jul 30, 2021

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I recently had to evaluate मूल्यांकन करना a written sample in Hindi. When I opened up the document दस्तावेज़, it was Hindi alright but written in English. How was I to score it? Well, I scored it on grammar व्याकरण but could not on writing. Sounds odd अजीब doesn’t it? This is not the…

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Hindi Writing Tools Posted by on Apr 24, 2014

Let me show you some tools or possibilities which can be used to write in Devanagari (देवनागरी),  the standard script for Hindi. I have found two possibilities for the same, one is online websites or services and offline software which you can install on your computer to writing directly to your favorite text editor such…

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Devanagari (देवनागरी) Posted by on Mar 5, 2009

Namaste (नमस्ते)! This is my first post of the year and the fact is, I am so excited to share my knowledge of the Hindi language and culture with all of you. I thought it would be fitting to introduce a common Hindi greeting that you might have heard before.  Namaste (नमस्ते) literally means I bow to you. …

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