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Gunjika
Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 2:50:35 AM
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I wanted to put this topic on forum since long, but was wondering about the section where it should go: Games or Hindi.. it is a game of word-meanings. For example,

Dictionary = शब्दकोश‌ (edited)


let's start with 'Beginning'. Whoever gives the exact Hindi word for 'Beginning' can put the next English word.(Beginning is easy, I expect more difficult words going further.)
ludic
Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 3:04:22 AM

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I am really grateful, Gunjika, you put up this thread. I had been looking for some way we could better our hindi vocab through this forum, but no idea struck me. This is ingenious. Thanks. Just hope we get ample participaion from all Indians on forum. Angel

I suggest that if anyone has some other synonym for a word already answered, they provide it too. It'll only help increase our word power. :)


beginning - aarambh, shuruat.................. anyone has anymore synonyms? please share


hairstyle
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Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 3:08:45 AM

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Beginning = आरम्भ, शुरुआत

liberal = ?
srirr
Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 3:10:37 AM

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Oops! Ludic was faster. I take it from her.

hairstyle = केशविन्यास

Liberal = ?
Gunjika
Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 3:34:55 AM
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Liberal = उदार‌

Thrill=?
ludic
Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 3:43:14 AM

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can we please write in a bigger font size for hindi? I can't make out the word for hairstyle srirr gave...
srirr
Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 3:43:33 AM

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thrill = रोमांच

Forum = ?

P.S: Ludic, I edited the size in my last post.
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Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 3:49:02 AM

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forum - मंच

anticipation




thanks, srirr :)
noorfr
Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 3:59:10 AM

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anticipation = प्रत्याशा
beginning = आदि (opp of अंत)

am impressed (n laughing too) with ludic’s choice though – hairstyle. what a word to start with.
(only a few days back I was stuck with a work hairstylist. then i used केश प्रसाधक for it.)

sincere = ?
srirr
Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 4:03:22 AM

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sincere = निष्कपट

sweater = ?
Gunjika
Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 4:28:48 AM
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sweater = ऊनी बनियान (meaning)... I dont think a single word for sweater exists in Hindi, If it does, please share.

network =?
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Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 4:39:24 AM

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:) I also don't know the exact traslation of sweater in Hindi. I wanted to. Actually, all the foreign words may not have a traslation in the native language. Like, घी is ghee in English and pizza is पिज्जा in Hindi.

Network = संजाल (मुझे dictionary देखनी पड़ी इसके लिए.)

Computer = ?
ludic
Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 4:41:58 AM

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I don't know, but isn't there a more general word for 'sincere'? 'nishkapat' seems to suggest 'guileless' specifially...

exemplum- you wouldn't write 'aapka nishkapat - so and so' for 'yours sincerely - so and so'...

what word did you have in mind for sincere, noor?
ludic
Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 4:45:10 AM

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and let's not ask hindi for english words like computer and sweater because we won't practically be likely to use any hindi translation for such words normally, what say you?
srirr
Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 4:53:16 AM

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Sincere and sincerely and sincerity have the common roots, but their usage and connotations may differ. Sincerely yours, therefore, means भवदीय and not आपका निष्कपट. लेकिन भवदीय कहने का तात्पर्य यही है कि मैं निष्कपट और शुद्ध भावना से स्वयं को प्रस्तुत करता हूँ.

Like, liberal is उदार, but liberty is स्वत्व या स्वतंत्रता. Liberty का अर्थ उदारता नहीं हो सकता.

I admit we do not use computer's Hindi or network's Hindi in daily use. But it is good to know the translations. If you read a book in Hindi on computers, you will find its meaning and may get amused at that time.
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Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 5:31:00 AM
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Great thread Gunjika. A brilliant idea thank you. And that hairstyle was brilliant had no idea about that one.
noorfr
Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 10:00:38 AM

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sweater = श्रमिक {काम के लिये पसीना बहाने वाला}
sweater = निर्दयी स्वामी {जो मजदूर का खून पसीना चूस ले}
you may not find both the above meanings in dictionaries (or you may, i’m not claiming for anything. but the term – sweater – is used in these meanings as well.

@ ludic : sincerely, i didn’t have any specific meaning in mind. this word – sincere – appeared in my mind from nowhere n i put it here. anyhow, it doesn’t matter what was in my mind or in yr mind while giving a word. if we’re putting a word here, certainly we’re looking for new meanings, not testing the intelligence or knowledge of the members of the forum.

which is the last word???? where’s the link gone???
noorfr
Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 10:17:33 AM

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perhaps its computer…

computer = संगणक
(source : Hindi grammar book for the students of 4th standard for ICSE Board, India)

ludic = ?
ludic
Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 10:57:00 AM

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of course we're not testing anyone; just that if the words we learn along its course can actually fortify our linguistic knowledge - can give us a more vast vocab and words that we can use while conversing, without second thoughts about if it's relevent or not, it'll only do us better Angel

I was about to submit the hindi for computer - the same that noor did, came across it while teaching sister sanskrit :]

what does 'maskhara/ maskhari' mean? If it means 'playful in an aimless way', it means ludic. Angel

mastikhor is also close to 'ludic'

Anyone has a better word?


next word : creek
noorfr
Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 2:14:56 PM

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@ ludic : when i put the word ‘ludic’ here, नटखट was in my mind, but i didn’t know if this is the right / close word for it. after reading the definition given by you, i think it was pretty close.

for – creek – i’m not sure. the first word appeared in my mind is खाड़ी. but this’s not actually creek. or i should say संकरी खाड़ी. doesn’t sound good. if its very संकरी then i may use जल धारा. no. i’m leaving the word open –

creek = ?
srirr
Posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 12:03:49 AM

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I think मसखरा या मसखरी suits well for ludic. नटखट या मस्तमौला मेरे दिमाग में पहले आया था, लेकिन मसखरा ज्यादा suitable लग रहा है.
मस्तीखोर?
ha ha ha ha !!! I could not think of this.

Creek मतलब खाड़ी ही सही है.

Ignition = ?
ludic
Posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 12:56:48 AM

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Khadi is bay, right?
And what's the word for this(another) meaning of creek : 'A small stream, often a shallow or intermittent tributary to a river.'?

ignition : jvalan/ prajjvalan?
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Posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 12:59:20 AM

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जलधारा या छोटी नदी I can say.

noorfr
Posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 4:12:01 AM

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ludic wrote:

Khadi is bay, right?
yea, right. that’s why i didn’t put it earlier for creek. but srirr’s also not wrong. am too unable to think any other word. (unfortunately i don’t possess any good english – hindi dictionary either).

And what's the word for this(another) meaning of creek : 'A small stream, often a shallow or intermittent tributary to a river.'?
correct, that’s why i wrote (n also srirr) जलधारा. still i feel it’d be better to call it a पतली or संकरी खाड़ी.

ignition : jvalan/ prajjvalan?

both meanings are fine. give us a new word na. whr’s da admin of da page? गुञ्जिका… link’s dropped. give us a new word…
srirr
Posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 4:14:53 AM

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All right. Let us revive.

Keyboard = ?
ludic
Posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 4:17:28 AM

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haha... I was waiting for my answer to be affirmed first :)
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Posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 4:29:31 AM

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O dear, you are affirmed. ;)
Gunjika
Posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 5:56:13 AM
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Dancing Guys, you are incredible! Lolz.
Keyboard = कुंजीपटल‌

Multilingual=?
srirr
Posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 6:19:43 AM

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Multilingual = बहुभाषी

Compatriot = ?
noorfr
Posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 7:35:04 AM

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for compatriot the word हमवतन in coming in my head, but it’s a urdu word. i’m leaving it open for suitable hindi word –

compatriot = ?
Gunjika
Posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 7:46:44 AM
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my PJ queen's mind says compatriot= कम + patriot Whistle
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Posted: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 7:35:51 AM

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Long Live PJ Queen...

compatriot = समदेशीय {the word is coined though, i'm giving it in the line of स्वदेशी}.

porridge = ?
ludic
Posted: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 9:21:16 AM

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porridge - khichdi,

optimistic?
srirr
Posted: Thursday, February 3, 2011 12:03:18 AM

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@Noor: समदेशी is the correct word, but समदेशीय is also considerable.

Optimistic was not difficult, आशावादी.

analysis = ?

Btw, I was thinking to modify the rules of the game a little, if OP and all of us agree. क्या ये अच्छा नहीं होगा कि हम हिंदी के शब्द लिखें और उनका English translation पूछें?
ludic
Posted: Thursday, February 3, 2011 12:42:20 AM

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हिंदी के शब्द इतने आते ही नहीं हैं की हम उन्हें "पेश करें"(देखा?) और उनके मतलब पूछे.

एक उपाय ये है की हम हर दिन हिंदी शब्दकोष में से एक कठिन शब्द चुने, और उसका मतलब पूछे. हाँ ये आईडिया अच्छा है. फिर किसी को उत्तर न आये, तो हम उसका मतलब बताये. इससे शायद हिंदी vocabulary(?) बढाने का सबसे अच्छा अवसर मिलेगा.
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