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The World’s Longest Fingernails on a Single Hand Posted by on Aug 11, 2018 in Hindi Language

In recent news of unusual happenings. the Guinness World Records holder for the world’s longest fingernails नाखून (naakhoon) on a single hand, Shridhar Chillal, decided to part with them in a nail-clipping ceremony in New York.

Fingernails (Image by S. Nayak)

Chillal, who is now 82, had been growing his fingernails on his left hand since the age of 16 १६ साल की उम्र से (solah saal ki umr se). The longest was his thumbnail अँगूठे का नाखून (angoothe ka nakhoon) and measured 77.9 inches. The total length कुल लंबाई (kul lambaai) of the nails on his left hand  बायां हाथ (baayaa haath) equaled that of a London bus, reports say.

Although Chillal’s nails earned him international fame अंतरराष्ट्रीय प्रसिद्धि(antarraashtriya prasiddhi), he reportedly suffered pain कष्ट (kasht) from the weight of भार से (bhaar se) the nails. He had to take great care to ensure that they didn’t break when he was sleeping, and also used modified equipment in his career as a photographer.

Chillal’s clipped nails are now on display at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum in Times Square, New York. अब चिल्लाल के कटे हुए नाखून  (ab Chillal ke kate hue naakhoon) Times Square, New York  में  Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum में देखे जा सकते हैं (mein dekhe jaa sakte hain).


 नाखून (naakhoon)  = fingernail(s)
१६ साल (solah saal) = 16 years
की उम्र से  (ki umr se) = since the age of
अँगूठे का नाखून (angoothe ka nakhoon) = thumb nail
अंगूठा (angootha) = thumb
कुल लंबाई (kul lambaai) = total length
कुल (kul) = total
लंबाई (lambaai) = length
बायां (baayaa) = left 
हाथ  (haath) = hand
अंतरराष्ट्रीय (antarraashtriya) = international
प्रसिद्धि (prasiddhi) = fame
कष्ट (kasht) = pain
भार से (bhaar se) = from the weight of
भार (bhaar) = weight
अब (ab) = now
चिल्लाल के (Chillal ke) = Chillal’s
कटे हुए (kate hue) = clipped/cut
में देखे जा सकते हैं  (mein dekhe jaa sakte hain) = can be seen in

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Namaste, friends. My name is Nitya. I was born and raised in Mumbai (formerly Bombay). I'm a native Hindi speaker. However, as life took me through school, college, work, and waves of friends from different parts of India, my repertoire of Hindi flavors and dialects grew and added dimension to my native fluency. Casual, formal, colloquial, and regional ... Hindi is a language with incredible variety and localization. Through this blog, I will help you learn Hindi through conversations, vocabulary, colloquialisms, and glimpses of Indian culture. आओ, मिलकर हिंदी सीखते हैं। (Aao, milkar Hindi seekhte hain!) Come, let's learn Hindi together.


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