Hindi Alphabet

Are you ready to learn the Hindi alphabet?  Hindi script is known as “Devanagari” and is just like the ancient Indian Language “Sanskrit”.

There are thirteen vowels and twenty five consonants in the Hindi alphabet.  Apart from these, there are also some letters which are combinations of others and some special letters. We will go through each section in detail.

Pronouncing the Hindi Alphabet

Let's get started....

Vowels

a

U as in “Bun”

ā

A as in “Dad”

i

I as in “Ink”

ee

Ee as in “SEE”

u

U as in “Push”

oo

Oo as in “Loop”

ri

Ri as in “Crisp”

ae

Ae as in “Made”

ai

Ai as in “Add”

o

O as in “Cone”

au

Ou as in “God”

अं

an

An as in “understand”

अः

aH

aha - Not commonly used

Now I’ll introduce some symbols, which, when combined with consonants make different sounds.

क + ा
का
kaa
क + ि
कि
ki
क + ी
की
kee
क + ु
कु
ku
क + ू
कू
koo
क + ृ
कृ
kri
क + े
के
ke
क + ै
कै
kai
क + ो
को
ko
क + ौ
कौ
kau
अं
क + ँ
कँ
kaAO
 
 
 
 
 

You can add these symbols to all the consonants and special letters to make the required sound. It takes a little practice to feel confident with this, so try not to feel frustrated!

That’s it for this lesson. I hope it's been interesting and helpful for you.

Here are a few recommended Hindi lessons to try next!

फिर मिलेंगे ।
Phir Milengae,

Nikita Sharma

Rocket Hindi