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प्यार हमेशा जीतता है - #LoveWins


On September 6, 2018, the Supreme Court of India reinterpreted a particular law of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). It was a historic move which decriminalised homosexuality and paved a path to strengthen the rights of the LGBTQ community in the country. This has come after years of persistent efforts and India is now full of गर्व (garv - noun pride)! Here's a short vocabulary bank to celebrate:

  • प्यार (pyār) - (n.) love

  • आज़ादी (āzādī) - (n.) freedom

  • अधिकार (adhikār) - (n.) right(s)

  • आम (ām) - (adj.) normal (yes, it also means mango as a noun)

  • इंसानियत (insāniyat) - (n.) humanity

  • समलिंगी (samlingī) - (n.) homosexual person

(Additional knowledge for interest:
सम sam - prefix same,
लिंग ling - noun gender,
ī - suffix which signifies "of relation to")

  • समलैंगिक (samlaingik) - (adj.) homosexual

(Additional knowledge for interest:
सम sam - prefix same,
लिंग ling - noun gender,
इक ik - suffix which changes a noun to its corresponding adjective.)

  • समलैंगिकता (samlaingiktā) - (n.) homosexuality

(Additional knowledge for interest:
ता - suffix which changes an adjective to its corresponding noun, -ness; sandhi rules change a short vowel to its corresponding diphthong when a suffix like ता is attached to it.
Note that here, a derivative noun is produced out of another noun, a process that involves firstly its conversion into an adjective, followed by conversion back into a noun; technicality - a gift from Sanskrit)

  • लैंगिकता (laingiktā) - (n.) sexuality

  • द्विलैंगिकता (dvilaingiktā) - (n.) bisexuality (द्वि dvi - prefix two, bi-, ambi-)

  • गे (ge) - (adj.) gay


  • मैं तुमसे प्यार करता/करती हूँ (main tumse pyār kartā/kartī hūn) - I love you

([-से] प्यार करना [-se] pyār karnā - to love [someone])



September 17, 2018


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Congratulations! This is a wonderful development in India.

I think it is important that everyone can live freely and without fear whatever their gender, sexual orientation ... The more people can be just themselves, fully expressing their own individuality, the richer humanity becomes.

And thanks for sharing the vocabulary. :-)

September 17, 2018



September 18, 2018


Isn't सेब the Hindi for apple? I believe आम is mango.

September 18, 2018


yes you are right.

September 27, 2018


it is

May 11, 2019


God bless India for more freedom for its people.

October 1, 2018


Simple amazing. Nothing can hold back love #LoveWins

September 27, 2018



October 5, 2018



September 27, 2018


Nice level 20!!!! and yes.... love always wins!! :)

February 15, 2019


This is such wonderful news!

September 25, 2018


Good job, India needed this.

October 5, 2018



September 19, 2018


मैं बहुत ख़ुश हूँ !

September 24, 2018



May 11, 2019


Is there a gender neutral Hindi word for parents other than माता पिता (which translates roughly to mother father)?

September 30, 2018


Not really, Hindi is really specific about family relationships. In it, all individual relations have peculiar names, and it does not have gender-neutral words like parents, grandparents, siblings, and so on. So, same-sex parents should be referred to as पिता (pitā - dads) and माएँ (māēn - moms).

September 30, 2018


This is great news! Thank you for sharing. Australia recently passed a law to allow same-sex marriage. Love wins. :)

October 1, 2018


This is so awesome!!!

November 27, 2018


This is wonderful. Also I notice the word Azadi from freedom is close the Kurdish Azidi. I wonder if any state/province of India is better with its treatment and tolerance of LGBT+ than others. There are about a Billion of people. Think of the millions and millions of Indian gay people! Hopefully India becomes more progressive as it develops.

June 11, 2019


Thanks for the vocabulary (I will use it a lot), and it's awesome that India has repealed Section 377! It's a great step forward towards true equality between people of all sexualities and gender identities. I hope that other countries will soon follow in its footsteps. ❤️ #LoveWins

September 18, 2018


Hey, thanks a ton for this post! Question, you gave the words for gay and homosexual but is there a separate word for lesbian like there is in english? Or would you just call a lesbian गे?

December 18, 2018


गे is borrowed from English, so of course, we have लेस्बियन [les-bi-yan] in Hindi!

March 5, 2019


SenorDustin, did you delete your own comment? If not, I'll undelete it and answer you. It doesn't violate a guideline so, it shouldn't have been deleted by anyone else.

December 29, 2018


It would be better to say, 'Pyār kī hameśā jīt hotī hai"

April 4, 2019


you are the best indian

July 27, 2019
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