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Ten Important Suffixes in Hindi Posted by on Jul 30, 2016 in Hindi Language

Suffix (प्रत्यय) is the affix that is attached after the stem of a word. In this way, a new word is formed.

Ten important suffixes which can be found in numerous Hindi words are :

1. आई (Aai) 

Examples: पढाई (padai – reading), लिखाई (likhai – writing), बुनाई (bunaai – Weaving), कमाई (kamaai – Earnings)

2. इया (Iya)
Examples: बढ़िया (badiya – good), घटिया (ghatiya – bad),

3. आ (Aa)
Examples: भूला (bhoola – lost), घेरा (ghera – surrounded)

4. ई (I)
Examples: धनी (dhani – rich), क्रोधी (krodhi – angry), लालची (lalchi – greedy)

5. अकः (Ak)
Examples: लेखक (lekhak – writer), कृषिक (krishak – farmer), सेवक (sevak – Servant), संयोजक (snyonjak – Orgnaizer)

6. अनीय (Aniya)
Examples: स्मरणीय (smarniya – memorable), निंदनीय (nindaniya – condemn-able), आदरणीय (aadarniya – Respected)

7. आस (Aas)
Examples: खटास (khataak – bitterness), मिठास (mithaas – sweetness)

8. आर (Aar)
Examples: सुनार (sunaar – jeweler), लुहार (luhaar – smith), कुम्हार (kumhar – potter), इतिहासकार (itihaskar – historian)

9. वाला (Wala)
Examples: फलवाला (fruit retailer), घरवाला (house owner), हिम्मतवाला (himmatwala – courageous)

10. शाली (Shaali)
Examples: बलशाली (balshali – strong), शक्तिशाली (shaktishali – powerful), वैभवशाली (vebhavshali – grandiose)

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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.


  1. rashmi:

    Please correct 2 Hindi Spellings:

    1. It is not धनि but धनी
    2.It is not कृषिक but कृषक