Vowels in Hindi

The Hindi script is known as “Devanagari”. This script is the same as for “Sanskrit”, the ancient language of India. The epics and Vedas are written in Sanskrit. This beautiful script is so aesthetic, that it can be found carved into the pillars and walls of many architectural landmarks. Just like in English, Hindi script has vowels - these are the building blocks of any language.

Let's begin this lesson on vowels in Hindi!

Pronouncing vowels in Hindi

Each Hindi letter, and the combination of English letters to produce that letter, is given in the list below. The audio clips will be very helpful to learn the sounds.

अ (अख़बार)

a (akha़bāra)

Newspaper

आ (आम)

ā (āma)

Mango

इ (इंजन)

i (iṃjana)

Engine

ई (ईनाम)

ī (īnāma)

Award/Reward

उ (उल्लू)

u (ullū)

Owl

ऊ (ऊँट)

ū (ūm̐ṭa)

Camel

ॠ (ऋषि)

ṝ (ṛṣi)

Sage/Saint

ए (एड़ी)

e (eḍa़ī)

Heel

ऐ (एड़ी)

ai (eḍa़ī)

Glasses

ओ (ओस)

o (osa)

Dew

औ (औरत)

au (aurata)

Lady

अं (अंडा)

aṃ (aṃḍā)

Egg

अः

aḥ

-

These Hindi vowel symbols help make the vowel sounds. Let's check them out.

क + ा
का
k + aa
kaa
क + ि
कि
k + i
ki
क + ी
की
k + ee
kee
क + ु
कु
k + u
ku
क + ू
कू
k + oo
koo
क + ृ
कृ
k + TR
kri
क + े
के
k + e
ke
क + ै
कै
k + ai
kai
क + ो
को
k + o
ko
क + ौ
कौ
k + au
kau
क + ँ
कँ
k + AO
kam

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फिर मिलेंगे ।
Phir Milengae,

Nikita Sharma
Rocket Hindi