Sheels Hindi to English Dictionary

Sheels Dictionary is a free and useful offline Hindi to English and English to Hindi dictionary software created by Sheelnidhi Gupta. This software contains both type of dictionaries i.e. from Hindi to English and English to Hindi. Additionally there are lots of useful features which makes it useful and easy to use. It provides the meanings of the words to the users in an easy format and easy to use interface. This dictionary comes with a basic set of features that are developed to make this software easy to use and highly efficient at the same time.

Software Name: Sheels Hindi to English Dictionary
Author: Sheelnidhi Gupta
Latest Version: 2.0 (Read Release Notes)
Download URL: http://www.sheelsdictionary.com/p/download.html
Download Count: Over 7 Million downloads till date.
Category: Education
Language: Hindi, English
Price: Free
Operating System: Windows
Date Published: 2010-08-15
Date Modified: September 14, 2014
File Size: 8.37 MB(8780800 Bytes)

System Requirements: Intel Pentium IV 1.6GHz or above, 512 RAM or above, Hard disk requirement of at least 200MB, Minimal desktop resolution 1024x768 Recommended.

Hindi is the most widely spoken language of India, with over more than 200 million speakers across the globe. It is very ancient language, and has a direct line of evolution to Sanskrit. Anyone with an interest in Hindi language will have to start learning and understanding Hindi vocabulary in order to master this language. A very simple tool to get acquainted with any language and see what it's all about is through the use of a dictionary software. A dictionary is a collection of words in one or more specific languages kept together in order to serve a person who is willing to know the meaning of a word. Sheels Hindi to English Dictionary is one such tool for those who wants to know the meaning of a Hindi or English word.

Special Features of Sheels Hindi to English Dictionary

    Screenshot Sheels Hindi English Dictionary 2.0
  • Easy & user friendly interface.
  • Handy functions grouped inside a vertical toolbar.
  • In-built virtual Hindi keyboard which you can use to type in Hindi, specially for those who don’t know Hindi typing.
  • Very fast search function which will take you to the meaning of the word in an instant.
  • Search facility is available in Phonetically and Devnagari Script.
  • Powerful and impressive word database of more than 2,00,000 words which can be modified anytime.
  • Facility to add new word. You can add as many words you want in your particular dictionary.
  • Facility to modify the existing word.
  • Specialized hotkeys for switching faster between Hindi to English & English to Hindi Dictionary.
  • Offline and online support.
Details last updated on: 23/08/2017
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Release Notes

Sheels Dictionary Release 2.0 - September 14, 2014

1.      Added new words in database, now it contains 1,95,699 words.
2.      Added facility to search and type words phonetically.
3.      Facility of typing comma (,) and some punctuation marks has been added while adding and modifying words.
4.      Added Devnagari and Phonetic Keyboard help under Help menu.
5.      Editing word has been made simple and now it does not require providing word number.
6.      Fixed an issue with searching – In version 1.0 while searching “द” list of “छ” appeared.
7.      Searching has been made faster by using new algorithm.
8.      Added facility of state storing. Now the same dictionary will be opened on restarting software which was last closed. If user will close Hindi Dictionary, next time Hindi Dictionary will open and if user closes English Dictionary, next time same will open.
9.      Graphical User Interface has been more simplified and now it takes less space on users system.
10.  3D toolbar has been removed.
11.  Facility of Go To has been removed.
12.  This version will use 75% less disk space.
13.  Installation instructions have been updated. OCX error for Windows 8, Windows 7 and Vista has been fixed. Now no compatibility setting will be required after installation.
14.  Older version of Sheels Dictionary i.e. Version 1.0 is now no longer supported.
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Mispronounced Words Part II

List of wrongly pronounced words in India - Part II

We have already seen some commonly used mispronounced words in our previous post. Here are some more common words which are wrongly pronounced by many persons.
  • Athlete – It is pronounced as /ATH-LETE/ not /ath-uh-lete/. The word has two syllables, not three.
  • Asterisk – It is pronounced as /AS-TER-ISK/ not /as-ter-ik/. Notice the second S.
  • Ask – It is pronounced as /ASK/ not /aks/. The S comes before the K.
  • Accessory – It is pronounced as AK-SESS-OR-Y not as ASS-ESS-OR-Y. The first C has a “hard” sound.
  • Arctic – Note the C after the R. It is pronounced as ARK-TIK not AR-TIK.
  • Anyway – The problem with this word the addition of an unnecessary sound. Don’t add an s to make it “anyways.” The word is ANYWAY.
  • Aegis – The ae in this word is pronounced "ee". It is pronounced as EE-JIS not AY-JIS.
  • Chef - It is pronounced as SHef not che-f. The word ch is represented in three different sounds in English. For example /tch/ as in Munch, /k/ as in Christian, and /sh/ as in chef. The first sound is heard in words of English origin. The second sound of ch, /k/, is heard in words of Greek origin. The third and least common of the three ch sounds is heard in words adopted from modern French.
  • Chaos – Chaos is a Greek word. It is pronounced as /KAY-OS/ not /chaa-os/.
  • Cache – The word is of French origin, but it does not end with an accented syllable. It is pronounced as /KASH/ not /ka-shay/.
  • Develop: It is pronounced as D+vay+lupp not Day+vay+lupp.
  • Dilate – The word has two syllables, not three. It is pronounced as /DI-LATE/ not /di-a-late/.
  • Epitome: It is pronounced as ep-i-tummy not ep-i-tome.
  • Etc (et cetera) – This Latin term is often mispronounced. It is pronounced as /ET CET-ER-A/ not /ex cet-er-a/.
  • February – It is pronounced as /FEB-ROO-AR-Y/ not /feb-u-ar-y/ or /far-vary/.
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