"Neha is my fourth friend."
Translation:नेहा मेरी चौथी दोस्त है।
To native hindi speakers they sound pretty different. Choti (छोटी) and (चौथी)
notice the different sounds छ and च ..
At first when I saw all the comments about shortest vs fourth . I though why would anyone ever confuse (छोटी) and (चौथी) they are nowhere close to each other..
but then I realized that when we write it in because of the (ch) english the sound gets lost in translation... And could be confusing
Another interesting thing is if I have to translate चौथा to English, I would not write it as "chotha" because this is actually confusing with fourth..
I'd rather write it as "chautha" to better represent what it is supposed to sound like in Hindi. It's not a lot better but avoids confusion with chota (small) .
The only correct way to represent in fully accurately in English would be to use accents I guess.