Know masculine


drake (नर बत्तख) → duck (बत्तख)

duke (ड्यूक-a nobleman of high rank) → duchess (डचेस)

earl (अर्ल/ इंगलैंड के सामन्तों की विशिष्ट पदवी) → countess (काउंटेस )

emperor (सम्राट) → empress (साम्रज्ञी)

enchanter (जादूगर) → enchantress (जादूगरनी)

fiance (मंगेतर) → fiancee (मंगेतर)

friar (तपस्वी) → nun (तपस्विन)

heir (वारिस) → heiress (उत्तराधिकारिणी)

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Confusion दूर करें - 2


कुछ और ऐसे ही शब्द जानें जिनकी spelling अब बदल रही है -

analogue ---- analog (ogue endings change to og)

dialogue ---- dialog

catalogue ---- catalog

cancelled ---- canceled (l endings do not double in US spellings)

counsellor ---- counselor

levelled ---- leveled

woollen ---- woolen

enrol ---- enroll (Some British English words ending in one 'l' may have double 'll' in the USA spelling)

fulfil ---- fulfill

skilful ---- skillful

wilful ---- willful

encyclopaedia ---- encyclopedia (ae and oe words change to e)

diarrhoea ---- diarrhea

anaemia ---- anemia

authorise ---- authorize (ise endings change to ize)

civilise ---- civilize

organise ---- organize

realise ---- realize

recognise ---- recognize

(Some words are the same in both countries:, size, prize, advise, surprise)

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Confusion दूर करें - 1


colour or color?

दोनों में से कौन सी spelling गलत है ये बताना बहुत ही आसान है। color गलत लिखा है। पर नहीं। यह भी सही spelling है। हमने अभी तक colour spelling ही सही माना था और color लिखने पर school में गलत कर दिया जाता था। पर अब नहीं। यह confusion शुरू हुआ British English और American English की वजह से। From last few years, we are more drawn towards American English rather than British English.

Today and in later posts, we will see the differences between British English and American English spelling: (Remember both spellings are correct in today's context)

behaviour ---- behavior ( 'our' endings change to 'or')

colour ---- color

favourite ---- favorite

flavour ---- flavor

honour ---- honor

labour ---- labor

neighbour ---- neighbor

amphitheatre ---- amphitheater (re endings change to er)

centre ---- center

kilometre ---- kilometer

litre ---- liter

theatre ---- theater

Learn more about such differences from our blog: UK Vs. USA: Pronunciation Differences

 

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Quote of the week


If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun.

अगर तुम सूरज की तरह चमकना चाहते हो तो पहले सूरज की तरह जलो।

----- अब्दुल कलाम (Abdul Kalam)


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Use of similes in a sentence


As gentle as a lamb:  My grandmother is as gentle as a lamb. (मेरी दादी भेड़ के बच्चे के समान शांत है।)

As graceful as a swan: The dancer was as graceful as a swan. (नर्तकी एक हंस के समान आकर्षक थी।)

As light as a feather: Her new mobile was as light as a feather. (उसका नया मोबाइल पंख की तरह हल्का था।)

As loud as thunder: The sound of the bomb blast was as loud as thunder. (बम विस्फोट की आवाज़ बिजली की गड़गड़ाहट की तरह तेज थी।)

As noiseless as a shadow: The thief entered the house as noiseless as a shadow. (चोर घर के अंदर एक छाया की तरह बिना शोर गुल के घुसा।)

As quick as lightning: The car was as quick as lightning. (कार बिजली की तरह तेज थी।)

As troublesome as a monkey: My nephew is as mischievous as a monkey. (मेरा भतीजा बन्दर की तरह शरारती है।)


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