Word of the Week - 2

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Word of the Week - 2

Postby Jamie*On » 2005-10-13, 10:56

This week's word is "chakraa denaa", meaning "to baffle".

Spelling: चकरा देना

(And it's a transitive verb, of course.)

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Postby pasalupo » 2005-10-14, 11:07

Thank you; is there any relation to chakra in the meaning wheel, circle??
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Postby pasalupo » 2005-10-14, 11:08

BTW, Jamie*On - is your Avatar angry?
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Postby Jamie*On » 2005-10-15, 10:39

Hi, no I'm not angry - I was drunk and trying really hard to concentrate on my dancing!

चक्र (chakra) is indeed a wheel or a circular object (masculine noun) and चकराना (chakraanaa) means "to revolve" (transitive and intransitive verb).

चकराना (chakraanaa) can also mean "to be perplexed, confused or bewildered, agitated or disturbed", according to the Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary.

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Postby pasalupo » 2005-10-16, 11:37

Would you recommend that dictionary to a beginner? The book shops here have no Hindi dictionaries, so I'd have to buy a pig in a poke: :(
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Postby Psi-Lord » 2005-10-16, 11:56

Going a bit :?: off topic…

No idea on how good it is, but in case someone wants to check it (and maybe even review it), there's an online dictionary at http://www.shabdkosh.com/ that might prove useful (or not).
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Postby Jamie*On » 2005-10-17, 10:08

The best thing is to get a pile of different dictionaries (trust me, there are a lot out there). The Oxford one (Hindi-English) is very good and exhaustive. But for English-Hindi you really can't just rely on one book!

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Postby Jamie*On » 2005-10-17, 10:09

PS

I like shabdkosh.com

(Shabdkosh = dictionary)

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