1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Hindi
  4. >
  5. TODAY IS हिंदी दिवस (HINDI DA…

TODAY IS हिंदी दिवस (HINDI DAY) !

[deactivated user]

    नमस्ते ! Hello people ! Today is हिंदी दिवस (Hindi Day) .It was on 14th September 1949 that Hindi, alongwith English, was accepted as the official language of India by the Constituent Assembly. •Hindi is an Indo-Aryan language, written in Devanagari script . • Hindi is the fourth most spoken language in the world after Mandarin, Spanish and English .

    Few English words that have been derived from Hindi- •Chutney •Bandanna •Bangle •Cushy •Loot •Shampoo •Thug •Chit •Cheetah •Dekko

    [ Few of the above words are perhaps derived from Sanskrit as like hindi they have equivalent in Sanskrit also or maybe because hindi also have derived them from Sanskrit and from hindi they were derived in English]

    And what happened today is as I was writing this post so English was going on in my head and just then I went to my mom and little brother and I said "Hey ! Today is Hindi Day you know !" And they started laughing at me as hindi is my native language and 95% of the time i speak in hindi but just today when i have to tell it's Hindi Divas I said the whole sentence straight in English which was somehow ironical !

    पढ़ने के लिए धन्यवाद ! आपका दिन शुभ हो !

    September 14, 2020

    28 Comments


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/the.dark.side

    What a fascinating read! Some other English words derived from Hindi are "juggernaut," "pajamas," and "thug."


    [deactivated user]

      Thank you for reading :) I was not sure about pajamas somewhere it was written it derived from Persian, somewhere Urdu but in most it was written Hindi . So , I thought not to put that word here. •"The word thug traces its roots to the Hindi and Urdu word thag, which means thief or swindler, and which itself is derived from the Sanskrit verb sthagati (to conceal)" •The word juggernaut comes from the Hindi ‘Jagannath’ meaning ‘lord of the world’. "The word is further derived from the Sanskrit ‘jagati’ meaning ‘he goes’ and ‘natha’ meaning ‘master'". So juggernaut and thug are derived from Hindi but are further or somehow derived from Sanskrit also .


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/the.dark.side

      It's nice to learn something new every day. Thank you for sharing, Priya!


      [deactivated user]

        Yes! It's so nice to see you being positive about learning (ᵔᴥᵔ)


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vinay92

        हिंदी दिवस की ढेर सारी शुभकामनाएँ !!

        It somehow slipped my mind to make a post about it this year so it's great that you did.
        The trivia you've shared is very interesting as well. Do hang around the Hindi forums and continue sharing such tidbits now and then.


        [deactivated user]

          धन्यवाद :)
          It's totally fine ! Thank you so much and I am glad you found it interesting and Yeah sure ! I will keep sharing.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davey944676

          Happy Hindi Day!

          It looks interesting, and learning just enough Hindi to freak out my mate (I sometimes give him a lift home from work, and his mum and dad speak Hindi) is now on my to-do list. hehe :)

          Have a great day.


          [deactivated user]

            Thank you ! Yes, I am sure one day you will brag in front of them for knowing enough hindi ;) I am so glad, you are going to give Hindi a try :)

            Have an amazing day you too ! Thanks for reading !


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mintjaya

            very happy to understand all the hindi written here! ♥ happy belated hindi day to you all. i learnt some spoken hindi from the age of about 7 through films and tv, but i didn't know much and was sick of feeling left out or down because of knowing less hindi than the next indian citizen abroad. at 14 i started learning written as well as spoken hindi on duolingo & i haven't turned back since ♥


            [deactivated user]

              Belated Happy Hindi Day to you as well ! I really appreciate your enthusiasm and persistent efforts towards learning it :) Keep that spirit up ! And Happy learning !


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YourLocalLizard

              Woohoo! :>

              Also could you put this post in the Hindi forum? This is pretty related to hindi


              [deactivated user]

                Yeah ! I think it was better to put it in the hindi forum . So , I did it now !


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnA_language

                हिन्दी दिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ! Pardon me! for getting my wishes so late! But let me mend the fences...here's what I got

                CHD is held responsible for promotion and development of the Hindi Language. Furthermore, it is the only authorized organization to prepare standardized dictionaries (mono/bi/tri– linguals with one of the languages being Hindi) in India. It also publishes various online magazines, conversational guide books, conducts standardized examinations, provides different courses etc. ... For all these relishes, visit the official website


                [deactivated user]

                  आपको भी हिंदी दिवस की शुभकामनाएं ! It's better late than never ;) I have checked it out and I think it can be of great help to the Hindi learners here . Thank you for posting it. I hope it could reach out to more people who are learning Hindi.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/janyagujral1

                  Hey !! I know hindi well ! And priyanka are not u a BTS fan ?!


                  [deactivated user]

                    Hello ! Good to know you also know Hindi well . My name is Priya (you wrote Priyanka ) and yes I am a BTS fan , Army :)

                    Learn Hindi in just 5 minutes a day. For free.