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Word Pairs from Different Words Posted by on May 31, 2015 in Hindi Language

In Hindi, there are words which go in pairs. These pair can be from a same word, two different words, opposite words, meaningful & meaningless and two meaningless words. As every Hindi speaker uses these words pair in daily life, it is important to have an idea about them. Sometime these words pair would mean quite different than their literal meanings which make them also interesting to learn.

In these post, I will show you some of the word pairs which are formed from two different words. These pair could be noun, adverb or verb or both of any, therefore the grouping for each pair is given in bracket.

So, Lets learn some word pairs from each type.

Pair from two different words

Word Pair Romanized English Meaning
जहाँ-तहाँ jahan-tahan
everywhere (noun)
काम-काज kam-kaj
work, being busy (noun)
रूखा-सूखा rukha-sukha
anything (food) (noun)
रहन-सहन rahan-sahan
living (noun)
आदर-सत्कार aadar-satkar
to give respect (as verb and noun)
भाग – दौड़ bhag – daud
very busy, hectic
हरा – भरा hara – bhara
green, fresh
साधू – संत saadu – sant
sages (plural)
खाता – पीता khata – peeta
prosperous, well earning
हिसाब – किताब hisab – kitaab
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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.