अच्छा

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀅𑀘𑁆𑀙 (accha), from Sanskrit अच्छ (accha). Displaced आछा (āchā), from the same source.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /ət͡ʃ.t͡ʃʰɑː/, [ət̚.t͡ʃʰäː]
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Adjective[edit]

अच्छा (acchā) (Urdu spelling اچھا‎)

  1. good, nice, fine
    इस साल क्या आप अच्छे थे?is sāl kyā āp acche the?Were you good this year?
    अच्छा बच्चाacchā baccāgood boy
    अच्छा दिनacchā dingood day
    Synonym: उत्तम (uttam)
    Antonyms: बुरा (burā), ख़राब (xarāb)
  2. delicious, tasty
    यह खाना बहुत ही अच्छा है!
    yah khānā bahut hī acchā hai!
    This food is quite delicious!
    अच्छी मिठाईacchī miṭhāītasty sweets
    Synonym: स्वादिष्ट (svādiṣṭ)

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

अच्छा (acchā) (Urdu spelling اچھا‎)

  1. well
    क्या तुमने अच्छा किया?kyā tumne acchā kiyā?Did you do well?

Interjection[edit]

अच्छा (acchā) (Urdu spelling اچھا‎)

  1. oh! (often with stress on the final syllable)
    अच्छा! तो मैं सही था!acchā! to ma͠i sahī thā!Oh! So I was correct!

Descendants[edit]

  • Chinese: 阿差 (ethnic slur for a South Asian) (possibly)