Learn Hindi

Hindi for beginners

Wherever you go, it’s good to pick up some local language. There are over 200 languages spoken across India but Hindi is the national language. Not everyone speaks English, so having some Hindi knowledge can go a long way to help converse with the rickshaw driver, shopkeeper or the person next to you on the train.

Namaste [Nam-a-stay] – Hello/Goodbye

Haan [Ha] – Yes

Nahin [na-he] – No

Tum kaise ho [tum kay-si ho] – How are you?

Theek hai [teek hey] – It’s okay

Chalo [jel-o] – Let’s go

Jao [jow] – Go

Dhanyavaad [dan-ya-bad] – Thank you

Kitana? [kit-na] – How much?

Achchha [a-cha] – Good

Bahut achchha [ba-hut a-cha] – Very good

Svaadisht [swa-dist] – Delicious

Mera nam …… hai [me-ra nam ….. hey] – My name is …….

Aapse milkar achchha laga [ap-sey mil-ka a-cha lagar] – Nice to meet you

Thanda [tan-da] – cold

Garam [Ga-ram] – hot

Numbers

Ek [ekh] – One

Do [Dough] – Two

Teen [Teen] – Three

Chaar [Chaar] – Four

Panj [Pan-j] – Five

Chhah [Chey] – Six

Saat [Saa-t] – Seven

Aath [At] – Eight

Nau [Naw] – Nine

Das [Das] – Ten

Food/Drink

Pani [Pan-ee] –Water

Doodh [Dood] – Milk

Aloo [A-loo] – Potato

Matar [Mat-ar] – Peas

Gobi [Go-bee] – Cauliflower

Gaajar – [Ka-jar] – Carrot

Chaaval [Chav-al] – Rice

Well-used English words

Xerox – Photocopy

Selfie – Photo

Click – Photo

Wine shop – Alcohol shop

Good luck!


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