Definition of Hindi in English:

Hindi

noun

  • A form of Hindustani written in Devanagari and with many loanwords from Sanskrit, an official language of India, and the most widely spoken language of northern India.

    • ‘Fijian and Hindi often are spoken at home and are used in religious contexts and on radio and television.’
    • ‘Telugu was spoken by more people than any other Indian language besides Hindi.’
    • ‘An inability to speak Hindi has not, however, deterred the growing numbers of audiences attracted to Bollywood.’
    • ‘They even went to the extent of declaring that Punjabi is not a language but a dialect of Hindi.’
    • ‘In any case because we all speak Hindi here, the situation is different to that of Guyana.’
    • ‘She does not realise that in India Urdu is called Hindi, and Urdu and Hindi are the same language.’
    • ‘It is home to people of different national origins whose first languages include Somali, Hindi, Urdu and Bengali.’
    • ‘Now, Urdu and Hindi may no longer be the only languages you hear them in.’
    • ‘He says that he would like to chat with Lata Mangeshkar even though he can't speak Hindi.’
    • ‘The spoken form of Urdu is the same as that of Hindi but it is written in a different script than Hindi.’
    • ‘Urdu and Hindi are two sister languages and they should be brought together, he added.’
    • ‘The party promised to introduce Hindi in all the official work and Urdu to be linked with the livelihood of the people.’
    • ‘Though Hindi is the official language in almost all of India's states, many people do not speak or understand it.’
    • ‘Urdu was chosen as it is the main language of Pakistan and it is also very similar to Hindi, the main language of India.’
    • ‘It was conducted in Hindi, a language neither the interviewer nor the interviewee was familiar with.’
    • ‘She must have realised that her mother also might misspell a VIP's name if asked to write in Hindi.’
    • ‘Some of the staff in the grand Thai monastery have been living there for nearly a decade and speak Hindi.’
    • ‘Malayalam, English and Hindi were the three languages in which children were allowed to write.’
    • ‘It might have been a blessing in disguise that I haven't been able to speak or read Hindi!’
    • ‘The only solution for this, according to him, is to have Hindi as a link language.’

adjective

  • Relating to Hindi.

    • ‘Since I am part of Bollywood and compose music for Hindi films, I have made it a point to give a feel of our music in the movie.’
    • ‘This is not to say that from now on Hindi cinema will rule in London.’
    • ‘It is not one or even two channels ruling the roost when it comes to Hindi TV viewers.’
    • ‘I feel a Hindi film definitely has a good chance of fairing well abroad.’
    • ‘For the future, Aura is looking at entering the Hindi film music segment.’
    • ‘For heaven's sake, this is a five-year-old and not a mother-in-law from the Hindi soaps.’
    • ‘It was an interesting project and that was the first Hindi film I signed.’
    • ‘Reversing the cross-over trend, this is a Hindi film that will be dubbed into English and exported.’
    • ‘He wants to tickle the funny bone of the audience with either his histrionics or by mimicking the legends of Hindi cinema.’
    • ‘A Hindi play running full house in Chennai will provide a necessary boost to the image of theatre, they said.’
    • ‘Like me, Umerbhai liked old Hindi films, particularly their melodious music.’
    • ‘The channel thrives on a mixture of Hindi film, serials, musical countdowns, and quiz contests.’
    • ‘As for the Hindi newspapers, except for something on page two of the Navbharat Times, it got nary a mention.’
    • ‘A rather messy memory was when I was slapped on the hand by a Hindi teacher, and the pencil point pierced into my palm.’
    • ‘Her future projects include a Hindi thriller by Raman Kumar, with the actress playing one of the three leads.’
    • ‘Having learnt Western music at an early age, you would except this London bred lad to be slightly low on Hindi music.’
    • ‘Providing a much-needed platform for Hindi theatre was an obsession for her.’
    • ‘Two other dance programmes, a traditional temple type and a Hindi folk, drew cheers from the audience.’
    • ‘Gazala also danced to a sizzling number from Student No.1 and a Hindi remix medley.’
    • ‘I phonetically learn lyrics of Hindi songs and I am an avid admirer of Shahrukh Khan's eyebrows.’

Origin

From Urdu hindī, from Hind India See Indus, Sindhi.

Pronunciation:

Hindi

/ˈhindē/