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Words for Types of Water Bodies in Hindi and English

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Water is the main constituent of the world. According to one estimate, the planet earth is composed of 70% as water, and the rest as land. Water does not have any shape and takes the shape of the container in which it is placed. The containment of water on the earth's crust is known as a body of water—oceans and rivers, for example.

There are many types of water bodies; here we will discuss the names of some of principal water bodies in the Hindi language. Hindi words are originally written with Devnagari script, but the Hindi names of the water bodies have also been provided in the Roman script in this article for the ease of understanding of English readers.

Water bodies name in Hindi and English

EnglishHindi (Roman Letters)Hindi (Devnagari Letters)

River

Nadee

नदी

Pond

Taalaab

तालाब

Dam

Baandh

बाँध

Bay

Khaaree

खाड़ी

Waterfall

Jharnaa

झरना

Sea

Saagar

सागर

Ocean

Mahaasaagar

महासागर

Lake

Jheel

झील

Strait

Jaldamroo

जलडमरू

The word for a body of water in Hindi is "jal nikaaye."

River

The river is called nadee in Hindi. It is written as नदी in Hindi.

River|Nadee|नदी

River|Nadee|नदी

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: The Nile is the longest river.

Hindi Translation (Roman script): Nile sabse lambi nadee hai.

Hindi Translation (Devnagari script): नील सबसे लंबी नदी है।

Pond

The name for the pond in Hindi is taalaab. It is written as तालाब in Hindi.

Pond|Taalaab|तालाब

Pond|Taalaab|तालाब

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: I saw many frogs near the pond.

Hindi Translation (Roman script): Maine taalaab ke paas kayi mendak dekhe.

Hindi Translation (Devnagari script): मैंने तालाब के पास कई मेंढक देखे।

Dam

The Hindi name for the dam is baandh. It is written as बाँध in Hindi.

Dam|Baandh|बाँध

Dam|Baandh|बाँध

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: This dam was inaugurated in 1956.

Hindi Translation(Romanscript): Is baandh kaa udghaatan 1956 mein kiya gya.

Hindi Translation(Devnagari script): इस बाँध का उदघाटन 1956 में किया गया।

Bay

The word bay means khaaree in Hindi. It is written as खाड़ी in Hindi.

Bay|Khaaree|खाड़ी

Bay|Khaaree|खाड़ी

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: The Bay of Bengal lies to the east of the Indian subcontinent.

Hindi Translation (Roman script): Bengal ki khaaree bharatiya upmahadaveep ke poorav mein sathit hai.

Hindi Translation( Devnagari script): बंगाल की खाड़ी भारतीय उपमहाद्वीप के पूर्व में स्थित है।

Waterfall

The Hindi name for the waterfall is jharnaa. It is written as झरना in Hindi.

Waterfall|Jharnaa|झरना

Waterfall|Jharnaa|झरना

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: I want to see the waterfall.

Hindi Translation (Roman script): Main jharnaa dekhnaa chaahtaa hoon.

Hindi Translation (Devnagari script): मैं झरना देखना चाहता हूँ।

Sea

The sea is called saagar in Hindi. It is written as सागर in Hindi.

Sea|Saagar|सागर

Sea|Saagar|सागर

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: To the west of the Indian shores lies the Arabian Sea.

Hindi Translation (Roman script): Bhartiya taton ke pashchim ki aur arab saagar partaa hai.

Hindi Translation (Devnagari script): भारतीय तटों के पश्चिम की ओर अरब सागर पड़ता है।

Ocean

The word "ocean" means mahaasaagar in Hindi. It is written as महासागर in Hindi

Ocean|Mahaasaagar|महासागर

Ocean|Mahaasaagar|महासागर

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: The ship vanished in the ocean.

Hindi Translation (Roman script): Samudri jahaaj mahaasaagar mein gaayab ho gya.

Hindi Translation (Devnagari script): समुद्री जहाज समुद्र में गायब हो गया।

Well

The Hindi name for the well is koonyaa. It is written as कुआँ in Hindi.

Well|Koonyaa|कुआँ

Well|Koonyaa|कुआँ

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: This well was dug by my grandfather.

Hindi Translation (Roman script): Ye koonyaa mere daadaa ji dwaaraa khoda gya tha.

Hindi Translation (Devnagari script): ये कुआँ मेरे दादाजी द्वारा खोदा गया था।

Lake

The Hindi name for the lake is jheel. It is written as झील in Hindi.

Lake|Jheel|झील

Lake|Jheel|झील

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: We saw the Sukhna lake.

Hindi Translation (Roman script): Hamne Sukhna jheel dekhi.

Hindi Translation (Devnagari script): हमने सुखना झील देखी ।

Strait

The strait is called jaldamroo in Hindi. It is written as जलडमरू in Hindi.

Strait|Jaldamroo|जलडमरू

Strait|Jaldamroo|जलडमरू

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: Where is the Strait of Hormuz?

Hindi Translation (Roman script): Hormuz Jaldamroo kahaan hai?

Hindi Translation (Devnagari script): होरमज जलडमरू कहां है?

Quiz

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. What would you call a river in Hindi?
    • Nadee
    • Saagar
  2. What is the Hindi name for the ocean?
    • Jheel
    • Mahaasaagar
    • Koonyaa
  3. The pond is called taalaab in Hindi.
    • True
    • False
  4. The Hindi name for the waterfall is jharnaa.
    • True
    • False
  5. ................. is the Hindi name for the bay.(fill in the blanks)
    • Baandh
    • Khaaree

Answer Key

  1. Nadee
  2. Mahaasaagar
  3. True
  4. True
  5. Khaaree

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