ऊँचाई

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Hindi[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ऊँचा (ū̃cā, tall, high) +‎ -ई (, -ness).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /ũː.t͡ʃɑː.iː/, [ũː.t͡ʃäː.iː]

Noun[edit]

ऊँचाई (ū̃cāīf (Urdu spelling اونچائی‎)

  1. height (see notes)
  2. altitude
  3. standing, good reputation
    सरकार में उसके पास बहुत ऊँचाई है।
    sarkār mẽ uske pās bahut ū̃cāī hai.
    He has a high standing in the government.

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Usage notes[edit]

ऊँचाई (ū̃cāī) only refers to the height of non-human living beings and objects (e.g. dogs, buildings, tables). For the heights of humans, लंबाई (lambāī, literally length) is used.