Sunday, December 19, 2010

Updates Comming Soon!!!!!!!!

I'm sorry for many days i've not posted anything.... Had been busy......I am going to be posting new updates on my blog soon!!!!So keep checking for new updates!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Let's Start with the Basics! -2

Hi Everyone!!!!!!!
I hope that you all have practised the Hindi vowels very well. In case you haven't read our post on Hindi vowels yet, then click here

Ok so now lets start with the consonants.As I told you before, Hindi has got 36 basic consonants called Vyanjan (व्यंजन). These are as follows:


The pronounciation of the consonants are as follows:
क - k as in 'kite' or c as in 'cat'
ख - kh as in 'khaki'
ग -gi as in 'girl' g as un 'game'

घ -gh as in 'ghost' or 'gherkin' or 'ghee'
ड़ - nga (no english equivalent)

च - ch as in 'check'
छ -chha (no english equivalent)
ज -j as in 'jar' or in 'jug'
झ - jha (no english equivalent)
ञ - nya (no english equivalent)
ट - t as in 'tomato'
ठ - ttha (no english equivalent)
ड -du as in 'dust'
ढ -dha (no english equivalent)
ण - na (no english equivalent)
त - ta as in 'tandoori'
थ - th as in 'thermal' or 'thick'
द - the as in 'the'
ध - tha (no english equivalent)
न  - ne as in 'nine'
प - p as in 'parmesian'
फ - fu as in 'fumble'
ब - bu as in 'bun'
भ - bha (no english equivalent)
म - m as in 'mine'
य - yu as in 'yum'
र - r as in 'rat'
ल - l as in 'line'
व - v as in 'violin'
श - sha as in 'shakira'
ष - sha as in 'shakira'
स - s as in 'swan'
ह - h as in 'hi'
क्ष - ksha (no english equivalent)
त्र - tra (no english equivalent)
ज्ञ - gnya (no english equivalent)

Note: Even though श and ष sound exactly the same, they are used in different words where in श is more commonly used.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Lets Start with the Basics!

 For Learning any language, it's best to begin with its alphabets.

The Hindi Script is called the Devnagari ( देवनागरी ) Script

The order of alphabets in Hindi script is called Varnamala (वर्णमाला.)

It has 12 vowels called Swar (स्वर)  and 36 basic consonants called Vyanjan (व्यंजन)

Here are the vowels of Hindi :
अ     आ      इ      ई      उ      ऊ      ए      ऐ       ओ       औ        अं       अ:    ऋ

The pronounciation is as follows:

अ  -the pronounciation of u in the word  'up'

आ -the pronounciation of a in the word 'salsa'

इ   -the pronounciation of i in the word  'sick'

ई   -the pronounciation of ee in the word  'see'

उ   -the pronounciation of u in the word  'tsunami'

ऊ   -the pronounciation of ou in the word  'soup'

ए    -the pronounciation of ay in the word  'bay'

ऐ    -the pronounciation of a in the word  'act' and 'man'

ओ  -the pronounciation of o in the word  'bow' or oa in 'boat'

औ  -the pronounciation of ow in the word  'cow'

अं  -the pronounciation of um in the word  'yum'

अ:  -pronounciation-ahha

ऋ - re as in "rematch'

We'll add the pronounciation soon......Keep updating yourself for the new features!

More about consonants soon.......Happy Practising!!!!!!