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Consider this word.

हिन्दी hindī

This same word, may also be written as shown below, with no change in pronunciation. The difference below is that the ‘n’ consonant is replaced by a ‘bindu,’ or dot, above the line.

हिंदी hindī

Both of these spellings are correct. The bindu indicates that the vowel sound under it is nasalized. Sometimes you may see a chandrabindu is used instead of a bindu.

हाँ n

Here are some more examples.

लम्बा lambā

अण्डा anḍā