Basic Phrases in Hindi

Hindi is ranked among the five most widely spoken languages in the world. It is the official language of India and is spoken in South Asian countries (India, Pakistan, Nepal), including countries outside Asia (Mauritius, Trinidad, Fiji, Surinam, Guyana,). Approximately six hundred million people speak Hindi, either as a first or a second language.

Here are some useful Hindi phrases.

Master the Basics

Haan --- Yes
Nahin --- No
Namaste --- Hello
Maaf kijiyeh --- Excuse me
Meharbani she --- Please
Shukriya --- Thank you
Kya aapko angrezi aatee hai? --- Do you speak English?
Meri samajh mei nahin aaya --- I didn’t understand
Aap ka naam kya hai? --- What's your name?
Meraa naam_hai --- My name is
Aap kiaseh hain? --- How are you?
Bahut acha, shukriya --- Very well, thank you
Kitneh bajeh hain? --- What time is it?

Getting Around

Office kahan hai? --- Where is the office? 
School kitni duur hai? --- How far is the school?
Main bank kaiseh jaun? --- How do I get to the bank?
Agli bas kab jaaegi? --- When will the next bus leave?
College kaun sii bas jaati hai? --- Which bus goes to the college?
Hotal --- Hotel
Steshan --- Railway-station

Grab a Bite

Mujheh minu dikhaiyeh --- Please show me the menu
Main shakahaari huun --- I am a vegetarian
Bill de dijiyeh --- The bill please
Kitneh paiseh? --- How much?
Yah bahut mehnga hai --- This is expensive
Bazaar --- Market
Dukaan --- Shop
Davai ki dukaan --- Chemist
Phal --- Fruit
Sabzi --- Vegetables
Chaaval --- Rice
Paani --- Water
Dudh --- Milk
Chini --- Sugar
Chai --- Tea
Kaafi --- Coffee

Numbers Talk

1 --- Ak
2 --- Do
3 --- Teen
4 --- Chaar
5 --- Paanch
6 --- Chhe
7 --- Saat
8 --- Aath
9 --- Nou
10 --- Das

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