लालफ़ीता

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Calque of English red tape: लाल (lāl, red) +‎ फ़ीता (fītā, tape).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lɑːl.fiː.t̪ɑː/

Noun[edit]

लालफ़ीता (lālfītām

  1. (idiomatic) red tape (excessive bureaucracy)

Declension[edit]

Declension of लालफ़ीता
Singular Plural
Direct लालफ़ीता (lālfītā) लालफ़ीते (lālfīte)
Oblique लालफ़ीते (lālfīte) लालफ़ीतों (lālfītõ)
Vocative लालफ़ीते (lālfīte) लालफ़ीतो (lālfīto)

Derived terms[edit]