You’ll learn how to identify the gender of a Hindi noun. You’ll also learn to use singular and plural nouns in Hindi.
A Hindi noun is either masculine or feminine. Unlike English, Neuter gender does not exist in Hindi.
We will learn nouns in Hindi using two Hindi nouns
1) लड़का (ladkaa) = a boy
2) लड़की (ladkee) = a girl.
If you carefully observe the first word : लड़का (ladkaa) , it ends with the sound of -aa (आ). Generally, the nouns ending with the sound of -aa are Masculine nouns
For example : कुत्ता(kutta)=Dog , घोडा(ghoda)= Horse, राजा (raajaa)=King are all masculine nouns
The second word लड़की (ladkee) ends with the sound of -ee(इ). The nouns generally ending with the sound of -ee are Feminine Nouns
For example : कुत्ती(kuttee)=Bitch, घोड़ी(ghodee)= Mare (Female Horse), रानी (Raani)=Queen are all feminine nouns.
Now let us see how to make a singular noun into a plural noun.
Masculine nouns ending with the sound of -aa(आ) take the sound of -e(ए) at the end.
Feminine nouns ending with the sound of –ee(इ) take the sound of -eenyaa(ईंया) at the end.