Definition of Hindi in English:

Hindi

noun

  • The most widely spoken language of northern India, with over 200 million speakers; one of the official languages of India. It is an Indic language derived from Sanskrit and is written in the Devanagari script.

    • ‘Telugu was spoken by more people than any other Indian language besides Hindi.’
    • ‘Malayalam, English and Hindi were the three languages in which children were allowed to write.’
    • ‘The only solution for this, according to him, is to have Hindi as a link language.’
    • ‘Now, Urdu and Hindi may no longer be the only languages you hear them in.’
    • ‘She does not realise that in India Urdu is called Hindi, and Urdu and Hindi are the same language.’
    • ‘It might have been a blessing in disguise that I haven't been able to speak or read Hindi!’
    • ‘An inability to speak Hindi has not, however, deterred the growing numbers of audiences attracted to Bollywood.’
    • ‘Urdu and Hindi are two sister languages and they should be brought together, he added.’
    • ‘In any case because we all speak Hindi here, the situation is different to that of Guyana.’
    • ‘Some of the staff in the grand Thai monastery have been living there for nearly a decade and speak Hindi.’
    • ‘It is home to people of different national origins whose first languages include Somali, Hindi, Urdu and Bengali.’
    • ‘They even went to the extent of declaring that Punjabi is not a language but a dialect of Hindi.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Fijian and Hindi often are spoken at home and are used in religious contexts and on radio and television.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Urdu was chosen as it is the main language of Pakistan and it is also very similar to Hindi, the main language of India.’

adjective

  • Relating to Hindi.

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

Origin

From Urdu hindī, from Hind ‘India’.

Pronunciation

Hindi

/ˈhindē//ˈhɪndi/