Basic Hindi Verbs

Basic Hindi Verbs 2017-03-20T16:45:46+00:00

Verbs describe movement or action. You’ll need them whenever you want to talk about what you, somebody or something else does, did or wants to do. Essential stuff. Memorize the verbs below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic Hindi conversations.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Hindi“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Verbs

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Important verbs

EnglishHindiHindi
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
(to) be
होना
hona
(to) have
रखना
rakhna
(to) do / (to) make
करना
बनाना
karna
banana

can / (to) know how to
सकना
Sakna
(to) know (how)
जानना(केसे)
janana (kese)
(to) know / (to) be acquainted with
परिचित होना
parichit hona
(to) understand
समझ ना
samazh na
(to) speak / (to) talk
बोलना
bol na
(to) listen to
सुनना
sun na
(to) hear
सुनना
sun naa
(to) see
देखना
dekhna
(to) feel
महसूस करना
mhasus karna
(to) live
जीना
jeena
(to) want
चाहना
chahna
(to) need
जरूरत होना
jarurat hona
(to) like
पसंद करना
pasand karna
(to) love
प्यार करना
pyar karna
(to) give
देना
dena
(to) take
लेना
lena
(to) play
खेलना
khelna
(to) laugh
हसना
hasna
(to) come
आना
aana
(to) go
जाना
jana
(to) go by […] (e.g. by car)
जाने के लिए
jane ke liye
(to) write
लिखना
likhna
(to) read
पढ़ना
padhna
(to) count
गिनना
ginna
(to) pronounce
बोलना
ucharan karna
(to) spell
जादू करना
jadu karna
(to) conjugate
संयुग्म करना
samyugm karna
(to) remember
याद करना
yaad karna
(to) forget
भूलना
bhulna
(to) eat
खाना
khana
(to) try
कोशिश करना
koshish karna
(to) use
काम मे लेना
kaam me lena
(to) open
खोलना
kholna
(to) close
बंद करना
band karna
(to) greet / (to) welcome
बधाई देना
स्वागत करना
badhai dena
swagat karna

(to) begin
शुरू करना
shuru karna
(to) end
अंत करना
anth karna

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