बड़ा

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sauraseni Prakrit [script needed] (vaḍḍha), from Sanskrit वड्र (vaḍra), from वृद्ध (vṛddha). Compare to Punjabi ਵੱਡਾ (vaḍḍā), Bengali বড় (bôṛô), Marathi बडा (baḍā), Assamese বড়.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

बड़ा (baṛā) (Urdu spelling بڑا)

  1. big, large, huge
    बड़ा देश  ―  baṛā deś  ―  big country
    बड़ा शहर  ―  baṛā śahar  ―  big city
  2. massive, heavy
  3. grown up, adult
    बड़ा बच्चा  ―  baṛā baccā  ―  grown boy
  4. important
    वह बड़ा आदमी है
    vah baṛā ādmī hai.
    He is an important man.
  5. capitalized, majuscule; long (of Hindi vowels)
    बड़ा आ से लिखो  ―  baṛā ā se likho  ―  write it with a long a
    बड़ा ऐच  ―  baṛā aic  ―  capital aitch
  6. (vernacular) very
    बड़ा अच्छा  ―  baṛā acchā  ―  very good

Declension[edit]

Declension of बड़ा
masculine feminine
singular plural singular plural
direct बड़ा (baṛā) बड़े (baṛe) बड़ी (baṛī) बड़ी (baṛī)
indirect बड़े (baṛe) बड़े (baṛe) बड़ी (baṛī) बड़ी (baṛī)
vocative बड़े (baṛe) बड़े (baṛe) बड़ी (baṛī) बड़ी (baṛī)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • McGregor, R.S, ed. The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary, Oxford university press. 1993