बच्चा

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See also: बच्ची

Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian بچه (bačče). Ultimately from Sanskrit वत्स (vatsa, boy, child, son), from which Hindi बछड़ा (baćhṛā, calf, child, boy) is derived.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbət͡ʃːɑː/, [ˈbət̚.t͡ʃɑ̟ː]
  • Hyphenation: बच्चा

Noun[edit]

बच्चा (baccām (Urdu spelling بچہ)

  1. child, baby
    यह तो एक बच्चा भी जानता है।
    yah to ek baccā bhī jāntā hai.
    Even a child knows this.
  2. young (of an animal)
    हिरण के बच्चे घास में छिपते हैं।
    hiraṇ ke bacce ghās mẽ chipte hain.
    Fawns (the young of deer) hide in the grass.

Declension[edit]

Declension of बच्चा
singular plural
direct बच्चा (baccā) बच्चे (bacce)
oblique बच्चे (bacce) बच्चों (baccõ)
vocative बच्चे (bacce) बच्चो (bacco)

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References[edit]

  • Bahri, Hardev (1989), “बच्चा”, in Siksarthi Hindi-Angrejhi Sabdakosa [Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary], Delhi: Rajpal & Sons
  • Platts, John T. (1884), “बच्चा”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & co.

Nepali[edit]

Noun[edit]

बच्चा (baccā)

  1. child
  2. baby, newborn