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namasTe meraa naam preranaa hai. aap se milkar khushi hui.
Hi, My name is Prerana. Nice to meet you.
Welcome to HindiPod101.com’s “3 minat mein Hindi”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Hindi.
In this series, we’re going to learn basic Hindi expressions. It’s super easy, and it only takes three minutes!
In this lesson, you’re going to learn how to introduce yourself in Hindi. There are only two sentences you need to know.
namasTe meraa naam preranaa hai. aap se milkar khushi hui.
Hi, My name is Prerana. Nice to meet you.
Start by saying:
namasTe.... then, say meraa naam then ‘your name’, and then say hai.
Please repeat after me.
namasTe [pause] meraa [pause] naam [pause] prerana [pause] hai [pause]
Finally, say aap [pause] se [pause] milkar [pause] khushi [pause] hui[pause]
Together we have:
namasTe | meraa naam prerana hai| aap se milkar khushi hui |
Let’s take a closer look at the first sentence.
The first word is namasTe
namasTe in Hindi is equivalent to "hello," which can be used at any time of the day.
Next is meraa
The word meraa means "my." This is a way to refer to yourself which can be used by both men and women.
Next we have naam
The word naam means "name."
Then you say your name.
And finally we have hai
hai is attached to the end of the sentence, and literally means "to exist."
In the first sentence, we have the construction Mera + Naam + (your name) + Hai.
The structure of simple Hindi sentences is different from English. In Hindi the word order is Subject, Object, Verb.
The second sentence we have is aap se milkar khushi hui
Aap se milkar khushi hui can be used by both men and women. It means,
"Nice to meet you." It is used when meeting someone for the first time.
(slow) Aap se milkar khushi hui
Aap se milkar khushi hui
Now it’s time for Prerana’s Points.
Indian people don’t generally shake hands -
you are better off using the namaste gesture. However, in a business situation, you might want to use a handshake. Shaking hands is more common in big cities and where western customs are more familiar.
Do you know how we say “thank you” in Hindi? You’ll learn how to say this and many other words in the next lesson. Phir milenge. See you then!

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HindiPod101.com
Friday at 6:30 pm
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Try introducing yourself in Hindi!

Sunday at 1:59 pm
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Hi Itoua,

Its nice to meet you too.😄 Keep writing.

Cheers!
Manali
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itoua
Saturday at 4:00 am
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Namaste,
meera naam itoua hai. aap se milkar khushi hui..

Thursday at 12:22 pm
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Hello Jose Aguilar,

Thank you for your comment.
Please check the following links:
https://www.hindipod101.com/hindi-resources/
https://www.hindipod101.com/2011/08/16/all-about-2-cracking-the-hindi-writing-system/
https://www.hindipod101.com/2011/08/30/all-about-4-hindi-pronunciation-made-easy/
https://www.hindipod101.com/2011/11/22/pronunciation-1-getting-around-with-your-hindi-pronunciation/

Also, check the PDF files belonging to the audio lessons.
Let us know if you have any question.
We’re happy to help.😄

Cheers,
Lena
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Thursday at 12:16 pm
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Hello Dev,

Thank you for posting.
Please check the following lessons for more on self introduction:
https://www.hindipod101.com/2012/07/08/survival-phrases-52-introducing-yourself-in-hindi/
https://www.hindipod101.com/2011/07/05/basic-bootcamp-1-self-introductions-basic-greetings-in-hindi/
https://www.hindipod101.com/2015/12/03/3minute-hindi-1-self-introduction/

We hope these help.
Let us know if you have any question.
Cheers,
Lena
Team HindiPod101.com

HindiPod101.com
Saturday at 7:44 pm
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Hello Sanjeevani,

That’s right! Well done.
LikhNe ke lie sukriyaa. Thank you for writing.

Cheers,
Udita
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Sanjeevani
Saturday at 10:03 pm
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Namaste meraa naam Sanjeevani hai. aap se milkar khushi hui..

From Indonesia

Jose Aguilar
Monday at 11:46 am
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I am sorry, but where do I find the vowels and consonants? Gracias!

dev
Friday at 4:07 pm
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can add more dialogues on self intro

Monday at 8:47 am
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Hello April,

Thank you for the feedback. It really motivates us!

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Neha
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April
Tuesday at 5:28 pm
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Very useful. Thank you.