Letter Focus – ध

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Today, let us take a look at ध.

How does it look?

Backwards three with a curl on the top most part, with no line above it.  The bottom line runs into a verticle line that does have a horizontal line above it.

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

Here are some words that have ध at the Beginning

धन – property, wealth, money, funds

धक – shock

धड़ – firm, hard, strong

धत – bad habit; weakness

धमक – drumming or thumping sound

धड़क – beating

धक-धक – sound of beating (as in the sound of a beating heart)

Now try listening for ध in the middle of the following words:

चौधड़ी – headman of the village

Listen for ध at the end

दगध – to burn

अनुरोध – request, appeal

With other vowels

धँधार – fire

धंधा – craft, occupation, business

आधार – base

दधि – yogurt

आधा – half

अनुराधा – a common lady’s name (also: stars in libra, lunar mansion)

Related Podcasts

Hindi Consonants Bundle – March 2009 – CD 2 Track 6

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