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Vowels in Hindi

The Hindi script is known as “Devanagari”. This script is the same as for “Sanskrit,” the ancient language of India. The epics and Vedas are written in Sanskrit. This beautiful script is so aesthetic, that it can be found carved into the pillars and walls of many architectural landmarks. Just like in English, Hindi script has vowels - these are the building blocks of any language.

Let's begin this lesson on vowels in Hindi!

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Pronouncing Vowels in Hindi

Today we will teach you about vowels in the Hindi language. The traditional Hindi language is made up of 13 vowels, and we are going to cover the most common.

स्वर (Svara) “Vowels”

a

as in “a”mend

अदरक

adaraka

ginger

ā

as in “a”rm

आम

āma

mango

i

as in “E”ngland

इंजन

injana

engine

ī

as in “ea”gle

ईंट

iīṭa

brick

u

as in “ooh”

उल्लू

ullū

owl

ū

as in “ooh_”

ऊँट

ūm̐ṭa

camel

e

as in “a”ge

एड़ी

eṛī

heel

ai

as in “I”rish

ऐनक

ainaka

glasses

o

as in “o”cean

ओस

osa

dew

au

as in “ow”

औरत

aurata

lady

अं

aṃ

as in “am”azing

अंडा

aṃḍā

egg

अः

aḥ

as in “aha”

प्रातः

prātaḥ

morning (rarely used)

Practice Your Pronunciation With Rocket Record

Rocket Record lets you perfect your Hindi pronunciation. Just listen to the native speaker audio and then use the microphone icon to record yourself. Once you’re done, you’ll get a score out of 100 on your pronunciation and can listen to your own audio playback. (Use a headset mic for best results.) Problems? Click here!

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फिर मिलेंगे (phir milenge),

Nikita Sharma: Rocket Hindi