Letter of the day
ए – e
एड़ी – heel
एकांत – solitude
एकदम – completely
Other lessons you might like:
Learning the Hindi Letters – Lesson 5 – ए and ऐ – December 16, 2010 – Kavitha
Using ए (Hindi Primer – Part 10 – Page 15) – October 25, 2008 – Meena jii, Naraindas jii, Nathan
Learn Hindi Daily Show – पीठ, ए, How is the weather?, and more – May 2, 2011 – Meena jii, Naraindas jii, Nathan
Learn Hindi Daily Show – Do you like it here? – Past Progressive Tense – May 23, 2011 – Meena jii, Naraindas jii, Nathan
Learn Hindi Daily Show – I have my own business; future tense with ‘you’ (informal) – May 27, 2011 -Meena jii, Naraindas jii, Nathan
एकता में बल है। – In unity is strength.
मेला – fair
देख – see
केला एक फल है। Banana is a fruit.
If you have a masculine noun that ends in आ then you can make it plural by replacing this with ए. Here are some examples:
केला – banana
केले – bananas
मेला – fair
मेले – fairs
कमरा – room
कमरे – rooms
बेटा – son
बेटे – sons
Other words that might be good to know
एक – one
अनेक – several
रेखा – line (also a girl’s name)
रेखाएँ – lines
एड़ी – heel
एड़ियाँ – heels
Grammar Drill: singular & plural of masculine nouns – April 1, 2010 – Nathan, Naraindas jii, Meena jii
Masculine Nouns – Type 1 – Singular/plural – February 1, 2009 – Nathan, Naraindas jii, Meena jii
Singular/plural (Hindi Primer – Part 16) – October 31, 2008 – Meena, Naraindas, Nathan
Also, remember how the adjectives that end in आ change in a similar way?
बड़ा – big
बड़ा केला – big banana
बड़े केले – big bananas
महंगा – expensive
महंगा केला – expensive banana
महंगे केले - expensive bananas
Let me give you a few more adjectives that end in आ.
सस्ता – cheap
काला – black
मेरा – my/mine
आपका – your/yours
उसका – his/hers
अपना – his own, my own, her own, their own
And here are some more masculine nouns that in in आ
खिलौना – toy
कुत्ता – dog
पंखा – fan
घंटा – hour
Now take an adjective and a noun from the list above. Give the singular and plural form of it and leave it as a comment on the website.
Some of our previous lessons could also help you with this:
Masculine Nouns – Type 1 – Adjective agreement – February 2, 2009 – Meena jii, Naraindas Jii, Nathan
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