Learn the phrase “good luck”, also could be translated as “best wishes”. We look at the second consonant, ख today, learning how to say it, read it, and even type it. The mystery word from the last episode is revealed. And we introduce one of the tongue twisters from Suresh’s tongue twisting lesson.
Phrase of the Day
Sound of the Day
If you have the Hindi Alphabet cards, this is the card you need to focus on today.
If you are interested in learning your letters, then I would recommend that you get the Hindi Letter Flashcards.
लिखना (likh-nā) – to write
सीखना (sīkh-nā) – to learn
देखना (dēkh-nā) – to see
रखना (rakh-nā) – to possess
खड़ा (kha-ṛā) – standing
खत (khat) – letter
खजूर (kha-jūr) – date (type of fruit)
खपत (kha-pat) – consumption
भूख (bhūkh) – hunger
There is a tongue twisting sentence with many ख (kha)s in Suresh’s lesson on tongue twisters (हिंदी पाठ संख्या १४९ एक सौ उनचास Hindi lesson No 149 One hundred and forty nine जटिल उच्चारण वाला कथन Jatil uccharan wala kathan statement of intricate pronunciation = Tongue twisters- जीभ मरोडने वाले(Jeebh marodney wale) )
खड़क सिंघ के खड़कने से खड़कती हैं खिड़कियाँ, खिडकियों के खड़कने से खड़कता है खड़क सिंघ |
(kha-ṛak singh kē kha-ṛak-nē sē kha-ṛak-tī haĩ khi-ṛa-ki-yān, khiḍ-ki-yōn kē kha-ṛak-nē sē kha-ṛak-tā hai kha-ṛak singh |)
You should also try writing it. If you have HindiGym’s Hindi Alphabet Writing book, then you can practice in there. (If you are interested in buying this book, it is for sale on ISpeakHindi.com website in the Hindi products section.)
Also, HindiGym has a free downloadable writing page for this letter:
(Writing page for the other Hindi consonants are also available.)
If you are interested in typing this letter, then in the standard Hindi keyboard, it is on the same letter as the English “K” (shift + k). See the picture below for a demonstration.
Mystery Word from Last Episode
गला (ga-lā)- throat (m)
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