Hindi vowels: अ to ऊ

Vowels are those letters which can be pronounced with an open vocal track or without touching the tongue anywhere inside the mouth. There are twelve such letters in Hindi . This lesson we are going to see only first six of them. Other six we shall see in the next lesson once we master the first six Hindi vowels here.

Down below there is a presentation on Hindi vowels.Each slide in the presentation shows a Hindi alphabet and its sound. Just below the presentation,you have the explanations.All you have to do is to go through each letter one by one. Observe them peacefully. Try to memorize them. You may feel like giving up. Take it as a challenge.Just spend some time and once you gain confidence, try to solve the quiz at the bottom. Do not forget to tell me the number of correct questions you got by leaving comment at the bottom. Best of luck.

अ (a)

आ (aa)

1. Hindi alphabets:  अ

“अ” is a short vowel. It is pronounced like first A in America or U in utter or A in Afghanistan.

2. Hindi alphabets:  आ

“आ”  is a long vowel. It has the sound of “I” in  Ice or the sound of AA in grAAs. “आ” is made by drawing a straight line next to अ. This line is called “maatraa” in Hindi.

3. Hindi alphabets:  इ

“इ” is a short vowel.It is pronounced like “e” in e-ager or  “i” in i-nternational.

4. Hindi alphabets:  ई

“ई” is a long vowel.It has the same sound as that of “इ” but being a long vowel it doesn’t end abruptly. It has the sound of “EE” in gEEk or “EE” in Greek.

5. Hindi alphabets:  उ

” is a short  vowel. It has the sound of “oo” in Google.

6. Hindi alphabets:  ऊ

” is a long vowel. It is pronounced  like short except for a little longer time.

Take Challenge: Identify the correct sound (Pronunciation practice)

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44 comments on “Hindi vowels: अ to ऊ
  1. savithiri says:

    Very nice

  2. Prasannjeet says:

    Very Nice

  3. ayannar says:

    very nice . 90%

  4. Brianna says:

    it helps but u could put a little speaker on the side so we know how exactly it is pronounced 🙂 90%

  5. srikanth says:

    nice i got 90%

  6. roseline Mary says:

    Im 90% n it is very nice

  7. arun kumar says:

    I willing to learn hindi read and write ,could u please support ,

  8. K.S.Kaartheek says:

    very nice and easy yo learn Hindi through your lessons.

  9. Sashi says:

    enjoyed the hindi learning experience. thanks

  10. Surya says:

    I got 96% on vowel test..

  11. arun says:

    hi it looks nice way to learn hindi my socre is 90

  12. palanivel says:

    i like very much thanks

  13. SFina says:

    93% …not bad, i think 🙂
    it will be more helping if there is an audio pronouncing the word. different culture indeed gives different point of view. just a suggestion. 🙂
    thanks for the learning!

  14. SFina says:

    93%… not bad, i think 🙂
    it will help a lot if there is an audio pronouncing the words. different culture gives different point of view.
    only a suggestion, though 🙂
    thanks for the learning!

  15. Ameena says:

    very nice!!!!

  16. Sivakumar says:

    Good. I never practice like this method. I am not believe me. I can identify, read, write and speak first 6 vowels.

    Thank you

  17. Sivakumar says:

    98% myself

  18. avila says:

    very good-90%

  19. avila says:

    it is very simple and effective.

  20. Very easy to learn HINDI.
    very useful for beginners.
    thanks for the wonderful reference words in English.

  21. Nisha says:

    Very useful for beginners.Scanned through lot of websites n finally found this very useful. Started experiencing hindhi. Scored 87% 🙂

  22. HP says:

    10 out of 10.. Perfect!!.
    Thanks for the lesson!!

  23. roselin felex says:

    my score is 90

  24. Joshila says:

    i is better having an audio clip

  25. Kk says:

    I got 100%. thanq the way u have designed the tutorial is excellent…… I am sure I can teach my son hindi by myself

  26. karthika says:

    Its very nice and help full

  27. Dino says:

    question 8 – Partial credit

  28. Nick says:

    100% 😀

    It is very useful! Thank you!

  29. subha says:

    my score is 90

  30. Jeyarani says:

    Really interesting

  31. Dalia Mohammed says:

    thank you so much for this easy and interesting way to learn hindi
    i really had good time and my performance in the first test is rated as Good work 🙂 🙂

  32. nimmijayam says:

    Nice to learn through your lesson.

  33. nimmijayam says:

    Best way to learn.

  34. Ann says:

    100% score , but I’ve tried to match the letters with the one on Iphone keypad ,couldn’t recognize them ,so why?

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