Words that use आ (Hindi Primer – Part 5)

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Today’s lesson comes for the Hindi Primer. We started these lessons on October 12, 2008.

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Today we focus on the vowel आ and words that use it. As with all the vowels, there is a stand alone version and then one that becomes part of a consonant.

For example, if you were to add आ to क you would get का. Notice the extra line? Here are some more examples:

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In this same manner, you can add आ to any consonant. Try it with some different consonants. For example, try it with these:

(check back tomorrow to see if you wrote them correctly)

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Did you notice something different about the letters in the chart? The letters to the left have a little mark under it. Look at the highlight area below:

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That means to remove the अ that is part of every consonant. For example, when you normally see:

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You are really seeing this:

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So in today’s lesson we are replacing अ with आ when we add the line after the consonant.

Now let us look at the words that we cover in this lesson. Notice which of the consonants have the vowel that we are studying today and which ones do not.

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image eat – from the verb खाना (to eat)
image horn/trumpet
image play – from the verb बजाना (to play)
image umbrella
image setup – from the verb लगाना
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