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  Language is a medium through which People of different regions, culture and languages come close to each other. To encourage inter recipracity se exchange at linguistic level and learning of other Indian/ foreign languages, bilingual/ trilingual/ multilingual dictionaries may prove to be helpful. Central Hindi Directorate has published/ is publishing dictionaries not only to facilitate people of different languages with the rich vocabulary of Indian languages, but also to achieve the objectives of establishing Hindi in the international arena and to include it in the list of recognized languages of the UN.  
 

Dictionaries of UN Languages

This Directorate has published/is publishing following dictionaries related to UN languages :
  Hindi Based Dictionary
1)
Hindi - Spanish Dictionary
Keeping in view the importance of Hindi in the international arena and to pave its way for recognition as one of the languages of the United Nations the Hindi-Spanish dictionary has been published. The Hindi-Spanish dictionary contains approximately 2500 Hindi words as main entries. The list of words includes basic vocabulary of nearly 2000 words of daily use and 500 words pirating to International diplomacy. There are four columns which are in the following order: 1. Hindi words as main entries 2. Their grammatical category. 3. Spanish equivalents of Hindi words 4. Devanāgarī transliteration of Spanish equivalents. Devanāgarī transliteration of Spanish words will enable the user of this glossary to understand the approximate pronunciation of the Spanish words. Price: 83.00, Pages 95, year of pub. 1987
2)
Hindi- Arabic Dictionary
Hindi-Arabic dictionary contains approximately 20,000 Hindi words as main entries. These words have been selected on the basis of their usage in day-to-day life and international diplomacy as well. The main characteristics of the dictionary may be summed up as follows - main entries in Hindi language in Hindi alphabetic order, grammatical categorization of the main entries along-with proximate transliteration of Hindi words in Arabic, synonym/equivalents of Hindi words in Arabic and transliteration of Arabic synonym/equivalents in Hindi. The transliteration of Hindi words in Arabic script enables the Hindi knowing readers to understand the nearest pronunciation of the specific word through Arabic phonetics whereas transliteration of Arabic synonym/equivalents in Devanagari script facilitates reader to understand the nearest pronunciation of given Arabic synonym/equivalents. This dictionary is under preparation.
3)
Hindi - Chinese Dictionary: Keeping in view the importance of Hindi in the international arena and to pave its way for recognition as one of the languages of the United Nations the Hindi French dictionary has been published. The Hindi-Chinese dictionary contains approximately 2500 Hindi words as main entries. The list of words includes basic vocabulary of nearly 2000 words of daily use and 500 words pertaining to international diplomacy. These are four columns Which are in the following order: 1. Hindi words as main entries. 2. Their grammatical category. 3. Chinese equivalents of Hindi words. 4. Devanāgarī transliteration of Chinese equivalents. Devanāgarī transliteration of Chinese words will enable the user of this dictionary to understand the approximate pronunciation of the Chinese words. Price: 156.00, Pages 156, year of pub. 1988
4)
Hindi - French Dictionary: Hindi-French dictionary contains approximately 20,000 Hindi words as main entries. These words have been selected on the basis of their usage in day-to-day life and international diplomacy as well. The main characteristics of the dictionary may be summed up as follows - main entries in Hindi language in Hindi alphabetic order, grammatical categorization of the main entries along-with proximate transliteration of Hindi words in French, synonym/equivalents of Hindi words in French and transliteration of French synonym/equivalents in Hindi. The transliteration of Hindi words in French script enables the Hindi knowing readers to understand the nearest pronunciation of the specific word through French phonetics whereas transliteration of French synonym/equivalents in Devanagari script facilitates reader to understand the nearest pronunciation of given French synonym/equivalents. This dictionary is under preparation.
5) Consolidated Hindi - U.N. Languages Dictionary: This dictionary contains approximately 5000 entries in Hindi. Entries are selected on the basis of their usage in day-to-day life. There are eight columns in the following order :- 1. Hindi entries in Alphabetic order, 2. Their grammatical category, 3. English equivalents, 4. Then their equivalents in Arabic, 5. Chinese, 6. French, 7. Russian 8. Spanish respectively on the basis of the hindi alphabetical order of share U.N. Languages equivalents. Price : 755.00, Pages : 546, Year of Publication : 2002.
6) Hindi- Russian Dictionary: Hindi-Russian dictionary contains approximately 20,000 Hindi words as main entries. These words have been selected on the basis of their usage in day-to-day life and international diplomacy as well. The main characteristics of the dictionary may be summed up as follows - main entries in Hindi language in Hindi alphabetic order, grammatical categorization of the main entries along-with proximate transliteration of Hindi words in Russian, synonym/equivalents of Hindi words in Russian and transliteration of Russian synonym/equivalents in Hindi. The transliteration of Hindi words in Russian script enables the Hindi knowing readers to understand the nearest pronunciation of the specific word through Russian phonetics whereas transliteration of Russian synonym/equivalents in Devanagari script facilitates reader to understand the nearest pronunciation of given Russian synonym/equivalents. This dictionary is under preparation.
  Language Based Dictionary
1)
Arabic - Hindi Dictionary: Arabic-Hindi dictionary contains approximately 5000 Arabic entries. Entries are selected on the basis of their usage in day-to-day life. Format of the dictionary is in the following order :- 1. Original entries in Arabic, 2. Their Grammatical Category, 3. Devanāgarī transliteration of Arabic entries and 4. Hindi equivalents of Arabic words. Transliteration of Arabic words in Devanāgarī script enables the reader to understand the nearest pronunciation of the word. Price : Rs. 650.00, Pages : 258, Year of publication : 2006.
2)
Chinese - Hindi Dictionary: Chinese Hindi dictionary contains approximately 7000 Chinese entries. Entries are selected on the basis of their usage in day-to-day life. Format of the dictionary is in the following order :- 1. Original entries in Chinese, 2. Their Grammatical Category, 3. Devanāgarī transliteration of Chinese entries and 4. Hindi equivalents of Chinese words. Transliteration of Chinese words in Devanāgarī script will enable the reader to understand the nearest pronunciation of the specigic word. Price : Rs. 680.00, Pages : 502, Year of publication : 2003.
3)
French - Hindi Dictionary: French Hindi dictionary contains approximately 5000 French words as main entries. These words have been selected on the basis of their usage in day-to-day life and international diplomacy as well. Four column in this dictionary running from right to left are in the following order: 1. French words as main entries according to the alphabetical order, 2. Their grammatical category 3. proximate transliteration of French words in Devanagari 4. synonym / equivalent of French words in Hindi. The transliteration of French words in devanagari script enables the reader to understand the nearest pronunciation of the specific word through Hindi phonetics. Price : Rs. 750/- , $ 20, £ 10, Pages : 498, Year of Publication : 2006.
4)

Russian - Hindi Dictionary: Russian Hindi dictionary contains approximately 5000 Russian entries. Entries are selected on the basis of their usage in day-to-day life. Format of the dictionary is in the following order :- 1. Original entries in Russian, 2. Their Grammatical Category, 3. Devanāgarī transliteration of Russian entries and 4. Hindi equivalents of Russian words. Transliteration of Russian words in Devanāgarī script enables the reader to understand the nearest pronunciation of the word. Price : Rs. 385.00, Pages : 301, Year of publication : 2004.

5)
Spanish - Hindi Dictionary: Spanish Hindi dictionary contains approximately 7,000 Spanish words as main entries. These words have been selected on the basis of their usage in day-to-day life and international diplomacy as well. The main characteristic of the dictionary may be summed up as follows: main entries in Spanish language in alphabetical order, proximate transliteration of Spanish words in Devanagari along with grammatical categorization of the main entries and the sysnonum/equivalents of Spanish words in Hindi. The transliteration of Spanish words in Devanagari script enables the reader to understand the nearest pronunciation of the specific word through Hindi phonetics. Price : Rs. 611/- , $ 13.488, £ 9.133, Pages : 325, Year of Publication : 2009.
 
     
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