Rekhta Dictionary Blog
Read tailor-made fun-facts and analysis of selected Urdu Words and learn more about the journey of their meaning
Izafat: Making Sense of Knotty Grammar
Grammar can be aesthetically pleasing. On that bold claim, I begin to take to one of Urdu grammar’s most charming facet ...continue reading
by Rajat Kumar | 19 September 2022
Haan: All about Here, There, and Everywhere!
Words morph, pronunciations whirl, expressions change, and meanings shift, but rarely do we come across utterances that ...continue reading
by Rajat Kumar | 26 August 2022
Agar-Magar: Exploring the World of Ifs and Buts
Ifs and buts create the gray areas in our speech that shine brighter than all other colors produced by all of language. ...continue reading
by Rajat Kumar | 10 August 2022
Waapas: Returning to our Wordly Roots
A word is often meshed with so many warps and wefts (Taana-Baana) that we barely ever realize how nuanced the fabric of ...continue reading
by Rajat Kumar | 01 August 2022
Lahja Vs Lahza - Know the Difference!
A great many words in our everyday rhetoric are mispronounced, and no better testament to that exists besides the ‘J’-fo ...continue reading
by Rajat Kumar | 20 June 2022
Waghaira: Etymology, Usage, Waghaira Waghaira!
Words often conceal more than they convey. Today, we’ll be unpicking, unpacking, and more, a word we use countless times ...continue reading
by Rajat Kumar | 16 June 2022
Epizeuxis: Socho Socho Kya Hai Ye!
Last week I dropped in on an old friend for dinner. Since I had arrived early - around 5-ish - her mother offered tea, w ...continue reading
by Rajat Kumar | 13 June 2022
Alaava Az Alaava: What's More than Moreover
The interplay between a word’s literal and colloquial use often results in discoveries beyond interesting! In this blog, ...continue reading
by Rajat Kumar | 09 June 2022
Word Builders: The “Paa” you haven't Found Yet!
Last time around, we picked a tiny, tiny word ‘Jaa’ to lay bare how words actually build our everyday lexicon. Continuin ...continue reading
by Rajat Kumar | 28 April 2022
Word-Builders: The Other ‘Jaa’ in your Vocab
As odd as it may sound, the smallest piece in a puzzle is often the most central to its coming together. It’s also the o ...continue reading
by Rajat Kumar | 28 February 2022
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