Appendix:Hindi mnemonics

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A list of common Hindi words and ways to remember them using English.


साइकिल (bicycle) bi'cycle' without the 'bi'

कुरसी (chair) 'kursi' during a course, you sit on a chair

आसान (easy) 'asan' sounds like 'easy'

आदमी (man) 'admi' sounds like 'adam' - the first man

नाम (name) 'nam' sounds like 'name'

नया (new) 'naya' sounds like 'new'

पूरा (full, complete) something pure is complete

कमरा (room) 'kamra' sounds like 'chamber'

Common vocabulary[edit]

आमरीका (America)

अवतार (avatar)

बंगला (bungalow)

छींट (chintz)

सिनेमा (cinema)

काफ़ी (coffee)

कम्प्यूटर (computer)

कोना (corner)

डिगरी (degree (academic))

डाक्टर (doctor)

हिन्दी (Hindi)

जंगल (jungle)

लूट (loot)

कर्म (karma)

महाराजा (maharaja)

महात्मा (mahatma)

नर्स (nurse)

पाजामा (pajamas)

फ़ोटो (photo)

पुलिस (police)

पण्डित (pundit)

रेदियो (radio)

सिग्रेत (secret)

सितार (sitar)

स्वस्तिक (swastika)

ठग (thug)

योग (yoga)