Letter Focus – ल

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How does it look?

A three that has fallen over and is facing down.  On the “bottom” of the three is a full height verticle line that has touches a full width horizontal line above the character at the top.

How to type it?

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


At the Beginning

लट – lock of hair

लड़ना  – to fight

लत – habit

लहर – wave (as in the sea)

लगन – interest (as in desire, curiosity, liking)

लगान – tax

लहसुन – garlic

In the Middle

गलत – wrong, incorrect

चलना  – to move

At the End

जल – water

फल – fruit

पल – moment

कल – yesterday/tomorrow

चल – walk, (let’s go)

छल – deception

थल – land

दल – team

नल – tap (faucet)

हल – plow

बल – power, strength

बाल – hair

With other vowels

गुलाब – rose

गुलाबी – pink

गुलाम – slave

गुलाल – colorful powder

Almost through the consonants!

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