Pitfalls in learning Hindi: – part2 – similar looking letters

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Pitfalls in learning Hindi:

Similar looking alphabets

& रव

ख can also be written as रव. But in printed matter, keyboards, typing, etc, ख is kh – the second guttural consonant. And रव is a combination of two consonants र (ra) & व (va). ख is an aspirated Hindi alphabet.

ख is kh as in खरगोश (khargosh), ख़तरा (khatara), ख़ास (khaas), and so on

रव is ra va as in करवट (karvat).

More words:

English

Hindi

Transliteration

Eat

खा

kha

Hungry

भुख

bhookh

To see

देखना

dekhna

Sugarcane

ईख

Ikh

A bird

खग

khag

Letter

खत

khat

Bad

खराब

kharaab

Dry

सूखा

sukha

Eye

आँख

aankh

Lakh

लाख

lakh

Bug

खटमल

khatmal

Newspaper

अख़बार

akhbaar

Cot

खटिया

khatiya

Astronomy

खगोलविद्या

khagolavidhya

Spinning wheel

चरखा

charkha

Blank/empty

खाली

khaali

Duck

बतख

batakh

Distress

दुखड़ा

dukhada

To knock

खटखटाना

khatkhataana

Unique

अनोखा

anokha

Scent

खुशबू

khusboo

More words:

English

Hindi

Transliteration

Door

दरवाजा

darwaja

Depart

रवाना होना

ravanaa hona

to make someone do

करवाना

karvana

Prestige/dinity

गौरव

gaurav

A name

सौरव

saurav

Noise

आरव

aarav

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