Saturday, August 22, 2009

विशाल (vishal)

The word "विशाल" in Hindi gets translated into English to imply a number of meanings. Used mostly in the form of an Adjective, विशाल means:

a) huge, gigantic, capacious, magnificent, massive, palatial, spacious
b) ample
c) grand, extensive
d) astronomical, colossal

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

किस्मत (kismat)

Call it LUCK or FATE, the word is taken both positively and negatively.

Example, आज तेरी किस्मत मे एक सुंदर लड़की से मिलना लिखा है। is taken in a positive sense.


दुआ है कि अगली बार आपकी किस्मत आपको धोखा नहीं देगी। implies that किस्मत is the Fate

Luck/Fate in the positive sense is also called सौभाग्य (saubhagya) and in the negative sense दुर्भाग्य (durbhagya).

कमी (kami)

This word in Hindi has innumerable meanings in English. A few of the meanings of कमी in English are:

1. Dearth
2. Decrease
3. Defect
4. Deficit
5. Lack
6. Paucity
7. Reduction
8. Scarcity
9. Shortage

For instance,
तेल कंपनियों ने ईंधन की कीमतों में 5 फीसदी की और कमी की।
In this sentence the word "कमी" has been used as a "decrease".