Hindi Class

30 04 2010

As part of shifting of new library, we did skip some of our Hindi classes. We’ve a got a room in new library of Plainsboro. So our next class would be held on 4th May,2010 Tuesday at 7 pm in the community room of new library. We would hope to see all our friends in class.

धन्यवाद





02/23′s class

23 02 2010

Hello friends – नमस्ते दोस्तों

Again the weather turned bad today & we couldn’t conduct our class. Hope we can resume from next week. But here is your this week’s lesson. We did body parts names long back in Hindi conversation, so let’s try to write them in Hindi today. We did around 40 parts of body but today we’ll discuss 10 of them & then will continue in next class. So below are some of body parts for your learning pleasure:

Body – शरीर – Sharir
Head – सिर – Sir
Hair – बाल – Baal
Brain – दिमाग – Dimaag
Forehead – माथा – Matha
Eye – आंख – Ankh
Eyelid – पलक – Palak
Eyebrow – भृकुटी – Bhrukuti
Ear – कान – Kaan
Face – चहेरा  – Chahera

Explanation – Body means  Sharir – शरीर & Part means Ang – अंग . So Body parts or Parts of body means Sharir ke ang – शरीर के अंग in Hindi. Above, the first column is for body parts in English. Second column is for their Hindi name & last column depicts pronunciation of 2nd column. We will discuss more parts next time.

Do write us back for any queries.
Good night – शुभ रात्री





02/16′s class

17 02 2010

Class Schedule – As per our schedule, we would be resuming our class from next Tuesday which is 23rd February, 2010. We wish to see you all on that day in the library. Timings are same, from 7 to 8.15 pm. We would let you know in case of any changes, due to weather condition.

As I had some problem with my internet, couldn’t post this week’s lesson on time. So here is  this week’s lesson. Long time back, we did Adjectives in Hindi. But at that time, we hadn’t started Hindi writing. So now let’s try to write all those adjectives in Hindi today. We did 10 adjectives at that time, which were as below :

Big  – बड़ा – Bada
Small  – छोटा  – Chhota
Expensive  – महंगा  – Mahnga
Cheap – सस्ता – Sasta
Clean – साफ़ – Saaf
Dirty  – गन्दा – Ganda
Cold – ठंडा – Thanda
Hot  – गरम – Garam
Good  – अच्छा – Achha
Bad  – बुरा – Bura

Explanation – You all know the use of adjectives in  English. Same way, they are used in Hindi script. Adjective, in Hindi, means Visheshan – विशेषण. Above, first column depicts adjectives in English. Second is for respective words in Hindi & last column is the pronunciation of the 2nd column. There are lot many other adjectives. We can discuss them sometimes. It would be now easy for you to create some sentences using these adjectives.
For example -
1) English sentence – “This is a big house.” Hindi sentence – “यह बड़ा घर हैं “

2) English sentence – “That is a small book.” Hindi sentence – “वह छोटी किताब हैं”

3) English sentence – “It is an expensive watch.” Hindi sentence – “वह महँगी घडी हैं”

4) English sentence – “Her room is very clean.” Hindi sentence – “उसका कमरा बहुत साफ़ हैं”

5) English sentence – “That place is very dirty.” Hindi sentence – “वह जगह बहुत गन्दी हैं”

Word bag :

This – यह

House – घर

That/It – वह

Book – किताब

Watch – घडी

Her – उसका

Room – कमरा

Very – बहुत

Place – जगह

Hope you understand it well. Do write us back for any queries.

धन्यवाद – Thank you!





02/09′s class

9 02 2010

नमस्ते – Hello

It’s Tuesday today & so time for a new lesson. Last time we did “Names of weekdays – सप्ताह के दिनों के नाम”. Let’s stretch some more in time & so today we’ll discuss  “Months in a year – साल के महीनें”. As you all know about twelve months( बारह महीनें ) in a year as per English Calendar, Hindi names for them are as below.

January – जनवरी – Janvari
February – फरवरी – Farvari
March – मार्च – March
April – अप्रैल – Aprail
May – मई – Mai
June – जून – June
July – जुलाई – Julai
August – अगस्त – Agast
September- सितम्बर – Sitambar
October – अक्टूबर – Actuber
November- नवम्बर – Navambar
December – दिसम्बर – Disambar

Explanation
– The very first column is for names of months  in English. 2nd column is for their respective names into Hindi & last column is the pronunciation of 2nd column. The word “मार्च” contains Ref matra & the word “अप्रैल” contains Paden matra. Also all the months from अगस्त to दिसम्बर contain conjunct consonant. Like in अगस्त, half स is joined with त. So it becomes  “स्त” by joining them both. Same applies for other months. Once again, these are months names as per English calendar. Hindu calendar also has 12 months but their names are entirely different than these one. We can also discuss them sometimes later on. But for now, I hope you would enjoy learning these names. You can also try making sentences based on weekdays or months names. Say for example -
1) “Today is Tuesday.” In Hindi, it is – “आज मंगलवार हैं I”
2) “This is February month.” In Hindi, it is – ” यह फरवरी महिना हैं I”
Word bag:

today – आज
is – हैं
this – यह
month – महिना

धन्यवाद
– Thank you





02/02′s class

2 02 2010

नमस्ते दोस्तों – Hello Friends,

So, we’re back with this week’s class. Today’s topic is names of weekdays in Hindi. So here it is for all of you -

Sunday – रविवार  – Ravivaar  – Sun
Monday – सोमवार – Somvaar – Moon
Tuesday – मंगलवार – Mangalvaar – Mars
Wednesday – बुधवार – Budhvaar – Mercury
Thursday – गुरुवार – Guruvaar – Jupiter
Friday – शुक्रवार – Shukravaar – Venus
Saturday – शनिवार – Shanivaar – Saturn

Explanation – Day in hindi means Din – दिन. But when it refers to names of weekdays, day means vaar – वार. One more interesting thing to note about all this names, is that they are based on different planets names. Respective planet names are also mentioned above for your reference. 1st column is weekdays names in English. 2nd column is translation of each day in Hindi. 3rd column is the pronunciation of 2nd column & last column denotes respective planet names. So here, Ravi means Sun, Som means moon, Mangal means Mars – so on & so forth. One more thing on which one needs to give special attention is the word – “शुक्रवार”  It includes special letter “क्र” which is made of two letters क (K) & र (R). It is called paden matra, which is written below the letter in Hindi. Some of the other letters with paden matra can be written as – ग्र (gr), प्र (pr), भ्र (bhr), म्र (mr). Hope this clarifies my point well.

धन्यवाद – Thank you





01/26′s class

26 01 2010

Wishing you all a very Happy 60th Republic Day!

नमस्ते (Namaste) – Hello
We hope by now you would be able to read,write & understand numbers from 0 to 40. Today is the last session on numbers & post that you would be proficient in Hindi Numbers till 50.

So here it is for your learning pleasure -
41 – Forty one – ४१ – इकतालीस – Ektalis
42 – Forty Two – ४२ – बयालीस – Bayalis
43 – Forty three – ४३ – तैंतालीस – Taintalis
44 – Forty Four – ४४ – चौवालीस – Chauvalis
45 – Forty five – ४५ – पैंतालीस  – Paintalis
46 – Forty six – ४६ – छियालीस – Chhiyalis
47 – Forty seven – ४७ – सैंतालीस  – Saintalis
48 – Forty eight – ४८ – अड़तालीस  – Adatalis
49 – Forty nine – ४९ – उनचास – Unchas
50 – Fifty – ५० – पचास – Pachas

Explanation : First two columns are for numbers in English. Third & fourth columns are respective translation of first two columns into Hindi & last column is for pronunciation of fourth column.

धन्यवाद
– Thank you





01/19′s class

19 01 2010

Hello Friends,

Last week we did numbers till 30. Here are some more numbers ( 31- 40) for you, as part of today’s class.

31 – Thirty one – ३१ -  एकतीस – Ektis
32 – Thirty two – ३२ -  बत्तीस  – Battis
33 – Thirty three – ३३ – तैंतीस – Taintis
34 – Thirty four – ३४ – चौंतीस – Chauntis
35 – Thirty five – ३५ – पैंतीस – Paintis
36 – Thirty six – ३६ – छत्तीस – Chhattis
37 – Thirty seven – ३७ – सैंतीस – Saintis
38 – Thirty eight – ३८ – अड़तीस – Adatis
39 – Thirty nine – ३९ – उनतालीस – Untalis
40 – Forty – ४० – चालीस – Chalis

Explanation : First two columns are for numbers in English. Third & fourth columns are respective translation of first two columns into Hindi & last column is for pronunciation of fourth column. One thing on which you need to give attention is the letter ” त्त “. It is made up by joining two times letter ” T “. So for example, thrity two means Battis in Hindi which is written as – बत्तीस. Thirty six  (छत्तीस) is another example of the same kind. Hope this clarifies my point well.

धन्यवाद
– Thank you










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