Hindi Phrases

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Hindi Phrases


    

English Phrases Hindi Phrases
 
English Greetings Hindi Greetings:
Hi! Namastey!   नमस्ते
Good morning! Suprabhaat   सुप्रभात
Good evening! Shubh sundhyaa.   शुभ संध्या
Welcome! (to greet someone) Aapka swaagat hai!   आपका स्वागत हैं।
How are you? Aap kaisey hain?   आप कैसे हैं ?
I'm fine, thanks! Mein theek hoon, shukriya!   मैं ठीक हुँ ।
And you? Aur aap?   और आप?
Good/ So-So. Accha/ Theek-thaak   अच्छा/ ठीक-ठाक
Thank you (very much)! Shukriyaa (Bahut dhanyavaad)   शुक्रीया (बहुत धन्यवाद)
You're welcome! (for "thank you") ***   ***
Hey! Friend! Arrey, Dost!.   अरे, दोस्त
I missed you so much! Mujhey aapkee bahut yaad aaee.?   मुझे आपकी बहुत याद आयी।
What's new? Kyaa chal rahaa hai?;  क्या चल रहा हैं?
Nothing much Zyaada kuch nahi   ज्यादा कुछ नहीं ।
Good night! Shubh raatri.   शुभ रात्री।
See you later! Phir milen-gay.!   अलविदा।
Good bye! Alvida!   अलविदा।
Asking for Help and Directions
I'm lost Hum kho gaye hain.   हम खो गये हैं ।
Can I help you? Kya mein aapki madad kar sakta/ sakti (female) hoon?
क्या मैं आपकी मदद कर सकता /सकती हुँ ।
Can you help me? Kya aap meri madad kar saktey hain?
क्या आप मेरी मदद कर सकते हैं ।
Where is the (bathroom/ pharmacy)? śaucaghara/ pharmacy kahaan hai?   शौचघर/ फार्मेसी कहां है
Go straight! then turn left/ right! Seedhey jaaey! Phir bānyae/ dānyae mudiye
सीधे जाएँ-फिर बाएँ-दाएँ मुडिए ।
I'm looking for john. Mein John ko dhoondh rahaa/ rahi (female) hoon.
मैं जोन को ढुँढ रहा-रही हुँ ।
One moment please! Ek minat…   एक मिनट
Hold on please! (phone) Ek minat…   एक मिनट
How much is this? Yeh kaisey diyaa?   यह कैसे दिया ।
Excuse me ...! (to ask for something) Kshama keejeeae…   क्षमा कीजिए ।
Excuse me! ( to pass by) Kshama keejeeae…   क्षमा कीजिए ।
Come with me! Mere saath aaeeyé!   मेरे साथ आइए ।


    

How to Introduce Yourself
 
Do you speak (English/ Hindi)? Kyaa aap (angrézee/hindi) mein baat kar saktey hain?
क्या आप (अंग्रेजी-हिंदी) में बात कर सकते हैं
Just a little. Bus thodaasaa.   बस थोडासा
What's your name? Aapka naam kyaa hai?   आपका नाम क्या है
My name is ... Meraa naam …hai.   मेरा नाम..... है ।
Mr.../ Mrs.…/ Miss… Shree../Shreematee…/Kumaari…/Kumar (Master)
श्री-श्रीमती-कुमारी-कुमार
Nice to meet you! Aapsey milkar khushi huee!   आपसे मिलकर खुशी हुई ।
You're very kind! Aap bahut dayaloo hain!   आप बहुत दयालू हैं ।
Where are you from? Aap kahaan sey hain?   आप कहाँ से हैं ।
I'm from (the U.S/ India) Mein (amerika/ bhārata) se hoon.   मैं (अम्रीका-भारत) से हुँ ।
I'm (American) Mein amrikan hoon.   मैं अम्रीकन हुँ ।
Where do you live? Aap kahaan rehtey hain?   आप कहाँ रहते हैं
I live in (the U.S/ India) Mein (US/ bhārata) mein rehtaa/ rehtee (female) hoon.
मैं (US-भारत) में रहता-रहती हुँ ।
Did you like it here? Kyaa aap ko yahaan accha lagtaa hai?
क्या आपको यहाँ अच्छा लगता है
India is a wonderful country Bharat ek adbhut desh hai   भारत एक अद्भुत देश है ।
What do you do for a living? Aap kyaa kaam kartey hain?   आप क्या काम करते हैं
I work as a (translator/ businessman) Mera apnaa vyaapaar hai (I have my own business)
मेरा अपना व्यापार है ।
I like Hindi Mujhey Hindi bhaashaa acchee lagtee hai.
मुझे हिंदी भाषा अच्छी लगती है।
I've been learning Hindi for 1 month Main ek maheeney sey Hindi seekh raha/ rahee (female) hoon.
मैं एक महीनेसे हिंदी सीख रहा-रही हुँ ।
Oh! That's good! Yeh accha hai!   यह अच्छा है ।
How old are you? Aapkee umar kyaa hai?   आपकी उमर क्या है
I'm (twenty, thirty...) years old. Mein (bees, tees…) saal ka hoon/ ki hoon (female)
मैं (बीस, तीस) साल का हुँ- की हुँ ।
I have to go Mujhey jaana hogaa   मुझे जाना होगा ।
I will be right back! Mein turant laut key aaoongaa/ aaoongi (female)
मैं तुरंत लौट के आऊँगा-आऊँगी ।
Wish Someone Something
Good luck! Shubh Kaamnaayein   शुभ कामनाएँ
Happy birthday! Janamdin kee shubhaechaen   जनमदिन की शुभेच्छाएँ
Happy new year! Naaey saal kee shubhaechaen   नए साल की शुभेच्छाएँ
Merry Christmas! Christmas kee badhaaeeyaan   क्रिसमस की बधाइयाँ
Congratulations! Badhaaee ho!   बधाई हो
Enjoy! (for meals...) Bhog keejeeae   भोग कीजिए
I'd like to visit India one day Mein kabhi Bharat jaana chahoongaa/ chahoongi (female)
मैं भी भारत जाना चाहुँगा- चाहुँगी ।
Say hi to John for me John ko meri taraf sey namastey kehna.
जोन को मेरी तरफ से नमस्ते कहना ।
Bless you (when sneezing) (No expression)   
Good night and sweet dreams! Shubh raatri   शुभ रात्री ।
Solving a Misunderstanding
I'm Sorry! (if you don't hear something) Kyaa aap issey dohraa saktey hain?   क्या आप इसे दोहरा सकते हैं
Sorry (for a mistake) Kshamaa/ maafee chaahta/ chaahti (female) hu.
क्षमा- माफी चाहता/ चाहती हुँ
No Problem! Koee baat nuhee   कोई बात नहीं ।
Can You Say It Again? Kyaa aap issey dohraa saktey hain?   क्या आप इसे दोहरा सकते हैं
Can You Speak Slowly? Kyaa aap dheerae baat karengae?   क्या आप धीरे बात करेंगे
Write It Down Please! Kripaya karkey yeh likkh deejeeae.
कृपया करके यह लिख दीजिए ।
I Don't Understand! Mujhey samajh mein nahi aataa.   मुझे समझ में नहीं आता ।
I Don't Know! Mujhey nahi maloom   मुझे नहीं मालूम ।
I Have No Idea. Mujhey iss cheez kaa kuchh pata nahi hai
मुझे इस चीज का कुछ पता नहीं है ।
What's That Called In Hindi? Issey Hindi mein kyaa kahtey hain?   इसे हिंदी में क्या कहते हैं ।
What Does "gato" Mean In English? Angrezi mein “maloom” ka kyaa arth hoga?
अंग्रेजी में“मालूम” का क्या अर्थ होगा ।
How Do You Say "Please" In Hindi? Hindi mein “please” kaisey kahtey hain?   हिंदी में “प्लीज” कैसे कहते हैं
What Is This? Yeh kyaa hai?   हिंदी में इसे क्या कहते हैं
My Hindi is bad. Meri Hindi kucch khaas nahi hai.   मेरी हिंदी कुछ खास नहीं है ।
I need to practice my Hindi Mujey Hindi ka or abhyaas karnaa hogaa
मुझे हिंदी का और अभ्यास करना होगा ।
Don't worry! Chinta mat karo!   चिंता मत करो ।
Hindi Expressions and Words
Good/ Bad/ So-So. Accha/ Boora/ Theek-thaak   अच्छा-बूरा-(ठीक-ठाक)
Big/ Small Bada Chhota   बडा-छोटा
Today/ Now Aaj/ Abhi   आज-अभी
Tomorrow/ Yesterday Kal/ Kal   कल-कल
Yes/ No Haan/ Naa or Nuhi   हाँ- ना-नहीं
Here you go! (when giving something) Ye leejeeay (polite)/ Ye lo   यह लीजीए- यह लो
Do you like it? Kyaa aap ko yeh accha lagta hai?   क्या आपको यह अच्छा लगता है
I really like it! Mujhey yeh bahut accha lagta hai   मुझे यह बहुत अच्छा लगता है।
I'm hungry/ thirsty. Mujhey bhookh lagi hai/ Mujhey pyaas lagi hai   मुझे भूक लगी है।
In The Morning/ Evening/ At Night. Subah ko/ Shaam ko/ Raat ko   सुबह को- शाम को-रात को
This/ That. Here/There Yeh/ woh. Yahaan/ wahaan   यह-वह-यहाँ-वहाँ
Me/ You. Him/ Her. Hum/ Tum. Voh/ Voh   हम-तुम-वह-वह
Really! Such mein?   सच में
Look! Dekkho!   देखो
Hurry up! Jaldi karo!   जल्दी करो
What? Where? Kyaa? Kahaan?   क्या? कहां?
What time is it? Kitney bajey hain?   कितने बजे हैं ?
It's 10 o'clock. 07:30pm. Dus bajey hain. Shyaam ke Saat buj kar tees minat hue hain.
दस बजे हैं, शाम के सात बज कर तीस मिनट हुए हैं
Give me this! Mujhey ye cheez chaaheeye!   मुझे यह चीज़ चाहिए।
I love you! Mei tumsey pyaar kartaa/ karti (female) hu!
मैं तुमसे प्यार करता/ करती हुँ।
I feel sick. Meri Tabiyut kharaab hai.   मेरी तबीयत खराब है।
I need a doctor Mujhey Doctor kee zaroorat hai   मुझे डाक्टर की जरुरत है।
One, Two, Three Ek, Dow, Teen   एक, दो, तीन
Four, Five, Six Chaar, paanch, chhey   चार, पांच, छः
Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten Saat, Aath, Nao, Dus   सात, आठ, नौ, दस

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