India Travel Guide: Hindi Phrasebook. Useful Hindi Words and Phrases.


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Although English is considered to be the universal language, not every person in the world can speak it. Even if you expect everybody to understand a few basic phrases, nothing can be worse than getting lost in translation. When you travel to a country outside of your own, it is customary to learn at least a few words and phrases to be able to get around. Unless the natural spoken language is English, as a traveler you need to show some respect and understanding of other people’s cultures by taking the time to learn a few words that will facilitate conversation with locals, even if it is just to greet someone, ask for directions and a bit of help.

If you are traveling to India, whether for business or pleasure, you need to understand that even if a large number of people can understand English, the majority of the population speaks Hindi. This is their national language, which is spoken by at least 20% of the total population of India. Do note that there are many dialects spoken besides Hindi such as Urdu, Assamese and Kashmiri. However, Hindi is the national language as well as the dialect of choice by the Indian government. A phrase book is an essential tool for getting around India if you are planning to stay in the country for more than a week. Otherwise a few essential words and phrases will help you to get understood, as what we have here in our India travel guide.

If you are going to travel to India on business and you will be making a lot of presentations and transactions, it is a wise decision to have all your documents translated into Hindi. For that you will need the services of a professional translation service agency that will deliver fast and accurate translation of documents.Also, as a traveler, you may find it difficult to converse with people if you have no idea how to speak their language. Listed below are guides on popular Hindi words and their corresponding English translations, as well as phrases that can help you get around India.

Popular Hindi Words and Phrases

Hindi
Munna
Thela
Samachar
Aasman
Laal
Neela
Hara
Safed
Kala
Bundar
Pagal
Jao
Bayein
Dayein
Seedhe
Kona
Roko
Aadmi
Aurat
Ladki
Ladka
Bachha
Sadak
Kinara
Bister
Hawa
Pani
Thanda
Garam
Dhoop
Badal
Barish
Wahan
Khana
Chabbi
Tala
Dhanyawad
Bhai
Bhen,Bhenji
Aaja
Ek,Do,Teen
Char,Paanch
Chhen,Saath
Aath,Nau,Dus
Dawai
Dard
Deewar
Khidki
Darwaja
Naam
Nadi
Kutta
Dhobi
Sabzi
Doodh
Machli
Dekho
Kudo
Naha Lo
Baal
Pedh
Loha
Ganda
Lamba
Naashta
Bahar

English
Kid
Vendor Cart
News
Sky
Red
Blue
Green
White
Black
Monkey
Moron
Go
Left
Right
Straight
Corner
Stop
Man
Woman
Girl
Boy
Baby
Road
Side
Bed
Air
Water
Cold
Hot
Sunny
Clouds
Rain
There
Meal
Keys
Lock
Thank You
Brother
Sister
Come
One, Two, Three
Four, Five
Six, Seven
Eight, Nine, Ten
Medicine
Pain
Wall
Window
Door
Name
River
Dog
Laundry Service
Vegatables
Milk
Fish
Watch
Jump
Bath
Hair
Tree
Iron
Dirty
Tall
Breakfast
Outside

Hindi
Namaste
Kahan
Kyon
Kis Liye
Hamara
Tera
Apna, Mera
Pitaji
Mataji
Nani, Amma
Nana, Dada
Afsar
Gadi
Pyar
Naak
Aankhen
Haath
Roti
Kapda
Hawai Jahaz
Nagar
Gurudwara
Masjid
Mandir
Girizaghar
Ghar
Rajya
Matlab
Kahani
Kagaz
Akhbaar
Tasweer
Manjil
Biwi
Desi
NRI
Namoona
Rasoi
Aarti
Yatra
Joota
Billy
Gadha
Gai
Gana
Naach
Gali
Bazaar
Mandi
Ghoda
Khet
Kameez
Patloon
Kaccha
Chawal
Samay
Suno
Khelo
Munjun
Kaan
Wood
Kharab
Chootta
Rekha
Nanga
Andur

English
Hello, Hi
Where
Why
For What
Ours
Yours
Mine
Daddy
Mommy
Grand mother
Grand Father
Officer
Car, Train
Love
Nose
Eyes
Hands
Indian Flat bread
Cloth
Airplane
City
Sikh Temple
Mosque
Hindu Temple
Church
Home
State
Means
Story
Paper
Newspaper
Photo
Building’s Floor
Wife
Local
Non Resident Indian
Sample
Kitchen
Prayer
Journey
Shoes
Cat
Donkey
Cow
Song
Dance
Street
Market
Wholesale Market
Horse
Farm
Shirt
Pant
Underwear
Rice
Time
Listen
Play
Tooth Powder
Ears
Lakdi
Not Good
Small
Line
Naked
inside

Hind Useful Words and Phrases – Basic Greetings

English Greetings

Hi!
Good morning!
Good evening!
Welcome!
How are you?
I’m fine, thanks!
And you?
Good/ So-So.
Thank you (very much)!
Hey! Friend!
I missed you so much!
What’s new?
Nothing much
Good night!
See you later!
Good bye!

Hindi Greetings

Namastey!
Suprabhaat
Shubh sundhyaa
Aapka swaagat hai!
Aap kaisey hain?
Mein theek hoon, shukriya!
Aur aap?
Accha/ Theek-thaak
Shukriyaa (Bahut dhanyavaad)
Arrey, Dost!
Mujhey aapkee bahut yaad aaee.
Kyaa chal rahaa hai?;
Zyaada kuch nahi
Shubh raatri.
Phir milen-gay.!
Alvida!

* Do note that you only say thank you (very much) in Hindi when someone goes out of the way to assist you, even if it is common practice to say thank you. You can use the regular ‘thank you” and it will be understood since India has been under British influence for so long.

Hindi Useful Words and Phrases – For Introductions


English
Do you speak (English/ Hindi)?
Just a little.
What’s your name?
My name is …
Mr…/ Mrs.…/ Miss…
Nice to meet you!
You’re very kind!
Where are you from?
I’m from (the U.S/ India)
I’m (American)
Where do you live?
I live in (the U.S/ India)
Did you like it here?
India is a wonderful country
What do you do for a living?
I work as a (translator/businessman)
I like Hindi
I’ve been learning Hindi for 1 month
Oh! That’s good!
How old are you?
I’m (twenty, thirty…) years old.
I have to go
I will be right back!

Hindi
Kyaa aap (angrézee/hindi) mein baat kar saktey hain?
Bus thodaasaa.
Aapka naam kyaa hai?
Meraa naam …hai.
Shree../Shreematee…/Kumaari…/Kumar (Master)
Aapsey milkar khushi huee!
Aap bahut dayaloo hain!
Aap kahaan sey hain?
Mein (amerika/ bhārata) se hoon.
Mein amrikan hoon.
Aap kahaan rehtey hain?
Mein (US/ bhārata) mein rehtaa/ rehtee (female) hoon.
Kyaa aap ko yahaan accha lagtaa hai?
Bharat ek adbhut desh hai
Aap kyaa kaam kartey hain?
Mera apnaa vyaapaar hai (I have my own business)
Mujhey Hindi bhaashaa acchee lagtee hai.
Main ek maheeney sey Hindi seekh raha/rahee
Yeh accha hai!
Aapkee umar kyaa hai?
Mein (bees, tees…) saal ka hoon/ ki hoon (female)
Mujhey jaana hogaa
Mein turant laut key aaoongaa/ aaoongi (female)

Useful Hindi Words and Phrases – Asking for Directions/Guide


English
I’m lost
Can I help you?
Can you help me?
Where is the (bathroom/pharmacy)?
Go straight! then turn left/ right!
I’m looking for john.
One moment please!
Hold on please! (phone)
How much is this?
Excuse me
Excuse me! ( to pass by)
Come with me!

Hindi
Hum kho gaye hain.
Kya mein aapki madad kar sakta/sakti (female) hoon?
Kya aap meri madad kar saktey hain?
śaucaghara/pharmacy kahaan hai?
Seedhey jaaey! Phir bānyae/ dānyae mudiye
Mein John ko dhoondh rahaa/ rahi (female) hoon.
Ek minat…
Ek minat…
Yeh kaisey diyaa?
Kshama keejeeae…
Kshama keejeeae…
Mere saath aaeeyé!

Useful Hindi Words and Phrases – Basic Expressions

English
Big/Small
Today/Now
Tomorrow/Yesterday
Yes/No
Here you go! (when giving something)
Do you like it?
I really like it!
I’m hungry/ thirsty.
In The Morning/Evening/At Night.
This/That. Here/There
Me/ You. Him/ Her.
Really?
Look!
Hurry up!
What? Where?
What time is it?
Give me this!
I love you!
I feel sick.
I need a doctor

Hindi
Bada Chhota
Aaj/Abhi
Kal/Kal
Haan/Naa or Nuhi
Ye leejeeay (polite)/Ye lo
Kyaa aap ko yeh accha lagta hai?
Mujhey yeh bahut accha lagta hai
Mujhey bhookh lagi hai/ Mujhey pyaas lagi hai
Subah ko/ Shaam ko/ Raat ko
Yeh/woh. Yahaan/ wahaan
Hum/Tum. Voh/Voh
Such mein?
Dekkho!
Jaldi karo!
Kyaa? Kahaan?
Kitney bajey hain?
Mujhey ye cheez chaaheeye!
Mei tumsey pyaar kartaa/ karti (female) hu!
Meri Tabiyut kharaab hai.
Mujhey Doctor kee zaroorat ha

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