Now let’s learn some basic Hindi conversation. This lesson will teach you how to introduce yourself, as well as simple words and phrases like yes, no, excuse me and I don’t understand. Learn these and you’ll be ready to conduct short conversations in Hindi.

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

Basic Hindi words & phrases: conversations

Video: How to Introduce Yourself in Hindi

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Vocabulary

Basic conversation

EnglishHindiHindi
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
yesहाHa
noनहींNahi
please / you’re welcomeकृपया
आपका स्वागत हैं
kripya
aapka swagat hain

you’re very welcomeआपका बहुत स्वागत हैंaapka bahut swagat hain
thank youआपका धन्यवादAapka dhanyawad
thank you very muchआपका बहुत बहुत धन्यवादAapka bahut bahut dhanyawad
thanksधन्यवादDhanyawad
Excuse me!माफ करनाMaaf karna

Communication

EnglishHindiHindi
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
I understand.मैं समझता हुMain samazhta hu
I don’t understandमुझे समझ नहीं आयाMujhe samazh nahi aaya
Hello (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?हैलोHello
What does that mean?उसका क्या मतलब हैं?Uska kya matlab hain?
I don’t know.मुझे नहीं पताMujhe nahi pata
I don’t speak Polish.मैं पोलिश नहीं बोलता हु
मैं पोलिश नहीं बोलती हु
Main polish nahi bolta hu
Main polish nahi bolti hu

I speak a little Polish.मैं थोड़ी पोलिश बोलता हु
मैं थोड़ी पोलिश बोलता हु
Main thodi polish bolta hu
Main thodi polish bolti hu

Do you speak english? (informal)क्या तुम अँग्रेजी बोलते हो ?Kya tum angreji bolte ho
Do you speak english? (formal)क्या आप अँग्रेजी बोलते हैं ?Kya aap angreji bolte hain?
Yes, I do speak english.हा, मैं अँग्रेजी बोलता हू
हा, मैं अँग्रेजी बोलती हू
Ha, main angreji bolta hu
Ha, main angreji bolti hu

No, I don’t speak english.नहीं, मैं अँग्रेजी नहीं बोलता हुNahi, main angreji nahi bolta hu

Making acquaintances

EnglishHindiHindi
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
Please talk more slowly!कृपया और धीरे बात करेKripya our dhire baat kare
Nice to meet you!आप से मिलकर अच्छा लगाAap se milkar achha laga
How are you?तुम केसे हो?
आप केसे हो?
Tum kese ho?
Aap kese ho?

Good, thank youअच्छा, धन्यवादAccha, dhanyawad
I’m well, thanks!मैं अच्छा हु, धन्यवाद!Main achha hu, dhanyawad
Not bad, thanks!बुरा नहीं हैं, धन्यवादBura nahi hain, dhanyawad
very badबहुत बुराBahut Bura
What’s your name?तुम्हारा नाम क्या हैं?
आपका नाम क्या हैं?
Tumhara naam kya hain?
Aapka naam kya hain?

My name is [...].मेरा नाम […] हैंMera naam […] hain
What’s your first name?तुम्हारा प्रथम नाम क्या हैं?
आपका प्रथम नाम क्या हैं?
Tumhara pratham nam kya hain?
Aapka pratham nam kya hain?

My first name is [...]मेरा प्रथम नाम […] हैंMera pratham naam […] hain
How old are you?तुम्हारी क्या उम्र हैं?Tumhari kya umar hain?
I’m [...] years old.मेरी उम्र […] हैंMeri umar […] hain
What are your hobbies?आपकी रुचिया क्या हैं?Aapki ruchiya kya hain?
What do you like doing?तुम्हें क्या करना पसंद हैं?
आपको क्या करना पसंद हैं?
Tumhe kya karna pasand hain?
Aapko kya karna pasand hain?

What are you doing (at the moment)?आप क्या कर रहे हैं(अभी)?Aap kya kar rahe hain (abhi)?
Where do you live?आप कहा रहते हो?Aap kaha rahte ho?
I live in [...]मैं […] मे रहता हुmain […] me rahta hu
I’m from Englandमैं इंग्लैंड से हुMain england se hu
I’m Englishमैं अंग्रेज़ हुMain angrej hu

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