Letter focus – द

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da

How does it look?

This letter starts out like ट with the line at the top, a little line that comes down, and the half circle of a loop to the left.  Then it loops around at the end, just like ढ but the end of the little loop the end goes through the big loop.  You are basically adding a tail to the loop of ढ.

How to type it?

If you are using a US English keyboard with the standard Devanagari/Hindi layout, then you would press “o”

(see “How to type in Hindi” for more information about setting up your computer.)

Words

At the Beginning

दस – ten

दम – self control

दमन – subduing

दबना – to be crushed

In the Middle

कदम – step

दलदल –  swamp

बादल – cloud

चौदह – 14

अदरक – ginger

At the End

दामाद – son-in-law

दाद – ringworm

याद – to remember; to memorize

बाद – after

With other vowels

दौ – two

दरिद्री  – poor, needy

नदी – river

दरिंदा – beast of prey

दर्द – pain

दादा – paternal grandfather (father’s father)

दादी – paternal grandmother (father’s mother)

दंत – tooth

Check out our wiki page on this letter.  (Consider adding something…)

http://www.ispeakhindi.com/wiki/index.php?title=द

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