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"Indian" is a noun which is often translated as "el indio", and "Hindi" is a proper noun which is often translated as "el indi". Learn more about the difference between "Indian" and "Hindi" below.
Indian(
ihn
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di
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uhn
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (of Indian origen)
a. indio
There is an excellent Indian restaurant nearby.Hay un restaurante indio excelente por aquí cerca.
b. hindú
I love Indian movies because they are full of dancing and music.Me encantan las películas hindúes, porque están llenas de baile y de música.
2. (of Native American origin)
a. indígena
There are many Indian tribes throughout the Americas.Hay muchas tribus indígenas por todo el continente americano.
b. indio
My grandmother grew up on an Indian reservation in Minnesota.Mi abuela se crió en una reserva india en Minnesota.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (nationality)
a. el indio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la india
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Margaret married an Indian from Delhi.Margaret se casó con un indio de Delhi.
b. el hindú
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la hindú
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The Indian who came to play the sitar captivated us with his music.El hindú que llegó a tocar el sitar nos cautivó con su música.
4. (Native American)
a. el indígena
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la indígena
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There is a large gathering of Indians every summer at the fairgrounds.Hay una gran reunión de indígenas cada verano en el recinto ferial.
b. el indio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la india
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The Indians of the southwestern United States lived in adobe houses.Los indios del suroeste de los Estados Unidos vivían en casas de adobe.
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Hindi(
hihn
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di
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A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (language)
a. el indi
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Do you know what the difference is between Urdu and Hindi?¿Sabes la diferencia entre urdu e indi?
b. el hindi
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I can speak Gujarati, Hindi, and a few other Indian languages.Sé hablar gujaratí, hindi y algunos otros idiomas de la India.
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