the most widely spoken of the modern Indic vernaculars, especially its best-known variety, Western Hindi.
a literary language derived from Hindustani, used by Hindus.
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How to use Hindi in a sentence
He taught himself Hindi and English, attaining such a level of proficiency that he later performed in both languages.How An Indian Stand Up Comic Found Himself Arrested for a Joke He Didn't Tell | Sonia Faleiro | February 10, 2021 | Time
All these conveniences are powered by language-specific AI programs, and they’re available to more than 4 billion speakers of languages like English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Hindi.Data scientists are trying to make the internet accessible in every language | Nicolás Rivero | October 25, 2020 | Quartz
As recounted in the Hindi-language film Shakuntala Devi, available with subtitles on Amazon Prime, she could make complex mental calculations at a rapid-fire pace, even as a small child.A documentary and a Bollywood film highlight two disparate paths in mathematics | Emily Conover | October 15, 2020 | Science News
India’s Flipkart bets on free video streaming service and Hindi support to win next 200 million internet usersOn Friday, Madhavan Malolan announced CreatorOS, a platform that enables creators to build, manage and grow their businesses.High-profile startup execs back Indian influencers platform CreatorOS | Manish Singh | October 9, 2020 | TechCrunch
In Hindi and a number of other languages derived from Sanskrit, namaste is basically a respectful way of saying hello and also goodbye.Why ‘Namaste’ Has Become The Perfect Pandemic Greeting | LGBTQ-Editor | September 30, 2020 | No Straight News
The most notorious enforcers of honor codes are unelected “village councils,” referred to as khap panchayats in Hindi.
In Hindi, dhoom means blast, and this movie may indeed be a blast.‘Dhoom 3’ Review: Bollywood’s Baffling Blockbuster | Sujay Kumar | December 31, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Locals used to teach British officers Arabic, Hindi, Urdu and Persian.
“Badmashi” means a “goon” in the Urdu and Hindi parlance of the subcontinent.Perry Has a Point About the Marines Video vs. the Daniel Pearl Video | Asra Q. Nomani | January 19, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
UPDATE, Dec. 18, 2011: In Urdu and Hindi, languages of India and Pakistan, the word for "drama" is "tamasha."Veena Malik, FHM Cover Model, Found Safe After Disappearance | Asra Q. Nomani | December 18, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
As vernacular languages were used for poetry, problems of Hindi composition began to dwarf those of Sanskrit.The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry | W. G. Archer
It is really a camp language made up of Sanscrit, Persian, Hindi and many other tongues.Life in an Indian Outpost | Gordon Casserly
I often saw him teaching the small boys to read the Hindi characters, which are the same as used for the written Tibetan language.Life in an Indian Outpost | Gordon Casserly
Here Bengali and Eastern Hindi exactly represent the ancient state of affairs.
Before that it was grouped with all the other languages spoken between Bengal and the Punjab, under the general term “Hindi.”
British Dictionary definitions for Hindi
a language or group of dialects of N central India. It belongs to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family and is closely related to Urdu: See also Hindustani
a formal literary dialect of this language, the official language of India, usually written in Nagari script
a person whose native language is Hindi
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