Each language has its challenges for the person first learning that language. One difficulty that English speakers have when learning Hindi is distinguishing between two characters that look a like and also sound a like. While there might be confusion regarding these letters and sounds to an English speaker, there is a very real difference to the native Hindi speaker. Today, we learn the difference between ढ and द.
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Pitfalls in Learning Hindi
Confusing letters: द and ढ
The alphabet ढ (dh) is a cerebral consonant. ढ is an aspirated alphabet and more stress should be given to the h in dh. And is written as shown below:
Whereas, the alphabet द (da) is a dental consonant. And is written as shown below:
ढ is pronounced as in:
Words with ढ
Tabor(a small drum)
Dholpur (a place)
Clerihew(a humorous verse)
द is pronounced as in:
Words with द
Looking for something more basic? Why not try our "50 Hindi Words to Get You Started" Lesson?
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