Monthly Archives: October 2011

Hindi: masculine and feminine, singular and plural

I've been mixing up masculine and feminine forms--in part, I think, because I learned Spanish before Hindi, and the -a ending in Spanish is feminine. In Hindi, it is masculine. To keep it all straight, these are the general forms (i.e., there are plenty of exceptions) for Hindi words.

Singular Plural
Masculine -आ (-ā) -ए (-e)
Feminine -ई (-ī) -इयाँ (-iyāṃ)