Now let’s learn some basic Hindi conversations. 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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Basic conversation

please / you’re welcomeकृपया / आपका स्वागत हैंkripya / 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
Excuse me!माफ करनाMaaf karna


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/बोलती हुMain polish nahi bolta/bolti hu
I speak a little Polish.मैं थोड़ी पोलिश बोलता/बोलती हुMain thodi polish bolta/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/बोलती हूHa, main angreji bolta/bolti hu
No, I don’t speak english.नहीं, मैं अँग्रेजी नहीं बोलता हुNahi, main angreji nahi bolta hu

Making acquaintances

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/आप केसे हो?Tum/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/आपका नाम क्या हैं?Tumhara/aapka naam kya hain?
My name is [...].मेरा नाम [...] हैंMera naam [...] hain
What’s your first name?तुम्हारा/आपका प्रथम नाम क्या हैं?Tumhara/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/आपको क्या करना पसंद हैं?Tumhe/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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