Letter Focus – प

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Today’s letter is प. This is written as “pa”. In today’s lesson we hear many words with this letter and become comfortable listening out for this letter in many contexts. You should practice saying each letter so that you become comfortable speaking the letter as well.

How does it look?

Backwards capital P with a flat line on top that extends a little on each side.

How to type it?

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

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


At the Beginning

पर – on

पल – moment

पढ़ – read (a command)

पवन – air

पकड़ – hold, grasp

पचास – fifty

In the Middle

पचपन – fifty-five

तपन – heat

चौपट – to ruin

चपल – active

At the End

साँप – snake

सीप – oyster

श्राप – curse

With other vowels

पिता – father

नपाई – measurement

पपीहा – cuckoo bird

चारपाई – Indian cot

Related Podcasts

Hindi Consonants Bundle – March 2009 – CD 2 Track 8

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