Learn Hindi Daily Show–अ (a), अच्छा (ach-chhaa), Good Tea?

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Letter of the Day

अ (a)

अब  (ab)– now

अभी  (a-bhii)– right now

अमर (a-mar) – immortal

अगर (a-gar) – if

अच्छा (ach-chhaa) – good

See our online Hindi Dictionary for more words that have अ

Related Lessons:

Learning the Hindi Letters – Lesson 26–अ – Feb. 10, 2011 – Kavitha

Learning the Hindi Letters – Lesson 8 – Review of the Vowels – Dec. 28, 2010 – Kavitha

Learning the Hindi Letters – Lesson 1 – अ and आ – Dec. 1, 2010 – Kavitha

Pronunciation of Short and Long Vowel a & aa – Dec. 13, 2009 – Kavitha

#266 – Hindi Sounds (part 3) – July 2, 2008 – Nathan, Naraindas, Meena

Beginner Hindi #001 – Vowels – July 1, 2007 – Nathan, Naraindas, Meena


Word of the Day

अच्छा – good

Here is an example of how to use the word अच्छा – good

यह खाना अच्छा है। – This food is good.

This word has several different forms depending on what you are calling “good”.

अच्छा – good (masculine singular)

अच्छी – good (feminine singular & plural)

अच्छे – good (masculine plural)


अच्छा लड़का – good boy

अच्छी लड़की – good girl

अच्छे लड़के – good boys

अच्छी लड़कियाँ – good girls


The opposite of good is bad.  Which in Hindi, bad is खराब

Phrase of the Day

क्या चाय अच्छी है? – Is the tea good?

The simple way to make tea at home. घर पर चाय बनाने का सरल तरीका। – May 1, 2010 –Nathan, Naraindas, Meena

आज का मौसम अच्छा है।  – Today’s weather is good.

आज का मौसम सुहावना है। – Today’s weather is pleasant

Phrase focus: How is the weather? – April 28, 2010 –Nathan, Naraindas, Meena

Grammar Exercise

आ ending adjectives:

अच्छा – good

लंबा – tall  (I am taller than you. – February 9. 2010 – Nathan, Naraindas, Meena)

Masculine singular nouns:

बेटा – son

अच्छा बेटा – good son

लंबा  बेटा – tall son

लड़का – boy

अच्छा लड़का – good boy

लंबा लड़का – tall boy

Feminine singular nouns

बेटी – daughter

अच्छी बेटी – good daughter

लंबी बेटी – tall daughter

लड़की – girl

अच्छी लड़की  – good girl

लंबी लड़की – tall girl

Masculine plural nouns

बेटे – sons

अच्छे बेटे – good sons

लंबे बेटे – tall sons

लड़के – boys

अच्छे लड़के – good boys

लंबे लड़के – tall boys

Feminine plural nouns

बेटियाँ – daughters

अच्छी बेटियाँ – good daughters

लंबी बेटियाँ – tall daughters

लड़कियाँ – girls

अच्छी लड़कियाँ – good girls

लंबी लड़कियाँ – tall girls


{Suresh 91}: Adjective: words – April 7, 2011 – Suresh

Grammar Drill – Adjective/Noun agreement – April 20, 2010 – Nathan, Naraindas, Meena

Grammar Drill – Adjective/Noun agreement –extra practice **Paid Subscriber** – Nathan, Naraindas, Meena

Grammar Drill: singular & plural of masculine nouns – April 1, 2010 – Nathan, Naraindas, Meena

Adjective gender agreement – मेरा or मेरी – March 24, 2010 – Nathan, Naraindas, Meena

Adjectives – Qualities – गुण – October 7, 2009 – Kavitha

Adjectives – Colors – रंगों & Size – आकार – October 6, 2009 – Kavitha

Masculine Nouns – Type 1 – Adjective agreement – February 2, 2009 – Nathan, Naraindas, Meena



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