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प्यार हमेशा जीतता है - #LoveWins

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नमस्ते!

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

IMPORTANT:

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

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

Duo

#गर्व

4 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Heike333145
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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. :-)

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_
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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

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https://www.duolingo.com/IanMendes
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<3

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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!❤️!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Anneysha7
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Isn't सेब the Hindi for apple? I believe आम is mango.

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https://www.duolingo.com/KamalDeepak

yes you are right.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Aditya92
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मैं बहुत ख़ुश हूँ !

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https://www.duolingo.com/lernejano
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God bless India for more freedom for its people.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Aztend
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Simple amazing. Nothing can hold back love #LoveWins

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https://www.duolingo.com/fr224
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Awesome!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Blkrn
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<3

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

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vishal648139

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

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https://www.duolingo.com/aaditsingh8
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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).

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https://www.duolingo.com/KamalDeepak

yes it's Maa -> Mother Baap -> Father

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https://www.duolingo.com/Jasminedesi16
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This is such wonderful news!

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Good job, India needed this.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alicia_rukaru

oh india..

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https://www.duolingo.com/ECMO16
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This is so awesome!!!

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/QuiteAlright

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?

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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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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.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Vennela97

pyaar ki toh darna kya ! yo by the way how did you even become a language contributor

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