Letter Focus – र

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Today, we look at the letter . This will be represented in English letters as ra. In this episode we will see this letter at the beginning of words, in the middle of words, and at the end of some words. We will also look at this letter with some other vowels.

How does it look?

Horizontal line on the top.  A little line that comes down, halfway it juts up to left, and then goes down at an angle.

How to type it?

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


At the Beginning

रटना – to memorize

रात – night

रस – juice

रख – keep (command)

रत्न – jewels

रबड़ – eraser

In the Middle

तरस – pity

गरम – hot

सरल – easy

At the End

घर – house

पर – on

कर – do

डर – scare

नर – man

भर  – fill

अगर – if

नगर – city

समाचार – news

With other vowels

गोरा – fair skinned

गौरी – (name for a girl)

खारा – salty

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