hindi alphabet

Created by m_d_hobbs 

Upgrade to
remove ads

/a/ short or long schwa: as the a in above or ago

/aa/ long open back unrounded vowel: as the a in father

/ i / short close front unrounded vowel: as i in bit

/ iː / long close front unrounded vowel: as i in machine

/ u / short close back rounded vowel: as u in put

/ uː / long close back rounded vowel: as oo in school

/ri/ short syllabic vowel-like retroflex approximant: approximately as American English bird or meter

/ l / short syllabic vowel-like retroflex-lateral approximant: approx. as handle

/k/ unaspirated velar voiceless plosive; (k)

क़

/ q /, pronounced alone it is / q /, similar to the English queen; (q)

/ kh / as the c in English cat. Aspirated voiceless velar plosive; (kh)

ख़

/ x / the voiceless velar fricative as the ending of the German doch. Many incorrectly pronounce it as / kh / (ख) instead; (kh)

/ga as in "girl"/; (g)

/gha/; (gh)

/cha/; (ć, c)

/chha/; (č)

/ja/ (as in 'jug'); (j)

ज़

/ z /, pronounced alone it is / z /, similar to the English zip; (z)

/jha/; (jh)

/ta/ (as in table or tommy); (t'))

/tha/ (with a hard t); (th')

/between 'ta' and 'tha'/ (t is a little harder than the); (t)

/d/; (d)

/dh/; (dh)

/n/; (n)

/pa/ (as in painter); (p)

/pha/ representing a heavily aspirated /p/ sound. It is a combination of sounds /p/ and /h/; (ph)

फ़

/ f /, pronounced alone it is / f /, similar to the English fish; (f)

/ba/; (b)

(bh) representing a heavily aspirated sound /b/. It is a combination of the sounds /b/ and /h/

usually representing the sound / j /, often transliterated as y. Pronounced alone it is / j / like the beginning of the English word yum (y)

/ r /, often transliterated as r. Pronounced alone it is / r / similar to the beginning of the English word run

/ l /, often transliterated as l. Pronounced alone it is / l / similar to the beginning of the English word love

often transliterated as v. Pronounced alone it is typically between the English v and w, though dialects range almost to each end of the spectrum between v and w

pronounced alone it is similar to the English ship; (ś)

pronounced alone it is similar to the English ship, but with retroflex articulation; (ś)

/ s /, pronounced alone it is / s /, similar to the English sun; (s)

/ h /, pronounced alone it is / h /, similar to the English hub; (h)

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set