आहिस्ता

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Persian آهسته (âheste).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɑːɪs.t̪ɑː/
  • (formal) IPA(key): /ɑː.ɦɪs.t̪ɑː/

Adverb[edit]

आहिस्ता (āhistā) (Urdu spelling آہستہ)

  1. slowly, sluggishly
    रेलगाड़ी आहिस्ता क्यों चलने लगी है?
    relgāṛī āhistā kyõ calne lagī hai?
    Why has the train begun to slow?
    आहिस्ता-आहिस्ताāhistā-āhistāvery slowly
    Synonyms: धीमे (dhīme), धीरे (dhīre), आराम से (ārām se), रफ़्ता-रफ़्ता (raftā-raftā), शनैः (śanaiḥ), हौले-हौले (haule-haule)
  2. quietly, quiet
    टीवी को आहिस्ता करो!ṭīvī ko āhistā karo!Make the TV quiet!
    आहिस्ता बात करनाāhistā bāt karnāto whisper; to speak slowly
    Synonyms: धीमे (dhīme), हौले-हौले (haule-haule)
  3. gently, softly
    आहिस्ता-आहिस्ता छूहनाāhistā-āhistā chūhnāto touch gently
    Synonyms: आराम से (ārām se), हौले-हौले (haule-haule)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Bahri, Hardev (1989), “आहिस्ता”, in Siksarthi Hindi-Angrejhi Sabdakosa [Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary], Delhi: Rajpal & Sons