Consonants – क ka to ङ na

Hindi Consonants
with Pronunciation
क ka to ङ na

After you have mastered the Hindi Vowels, it’s time to move on to Consonants! Hope it is getting more interesting now. The more you repeat Vowels and Consonants it will give you more control over Hindi. Though no language can be learnt quickly but the only mantra is repetition and more concentration.

In this group of consonants you will hear aspirate, non-aspirate and nasal sounds. Just concentrate on typical pronunciation of each consonant and keep practicing.

Let us start with first consonant of this group, which is

क ka

Please listen to the sound of this Hindi consonant and keep repeating till you have mastered the pronunciation

It is pronounced as ’ka’, like the sound at the start of the English words k-ing, k-ind

Example: The Hindi word starting with (क ka) is कमल kamal means ‘lotus’.

 

ख kha

Please listen to the sound of this Hindi consonant and keep repeating till you have mastered the pronunciation

It is pronounced as ’kha’, this is one of the few letters which is not used in English.
It is best described as aspirated version of क ka. Try pronouncing it with your hand over your mouth and you will get the correct pronunciation.

Example: The Hindi word starting with (ख kha) is खरगोश khargosh means ‘rabbit’.

 

ग ga

Please listen to the sound of this Hindi consonant and keep repeating till you have mastered the pronunciation

It is pronounced as ’ga’, like the sound at the start of the English words g-un, g-ate

Example: The Hindi word starting with (ग ga) is गमला gamla means ‘flower pot’.

 

घ gha

Please listen to the sound of this Hindi consonant and keep repeating till you have mastered the pronunciation

It is pronounced as ’gha’, like the sound at the start of the English words gh-ost, gh-astily

Example: The Hindi word starting with (घ gha) is घर ghar means ‘house’.

 

ङ na

Please listen to the sound of this Hindi consonant and keep repeating till you have mastered the pronunciation

This consonant is not used independently but is compounded with other consonants.

Hopefully, you are continuing to practice the correct pronunciation of these letters by listening repeatedly to the sounds. See how easy it is to learn a new language. Now that you have learnt the first set of consonants, its time to move on to another group of consonants.



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