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How to Start a Conversation in Hindi: A Beginner’s Guide


It’s natural for the non-natives to often feel perplexed and wonder how to start a conversation in Hindi! Believe us, there’s no rocket science involved! 

To improve your Hindi, all you need is the right words at the right time and a pinch of confidence. And the key to this is lots and lots of Hindi conversation practice. That’s where we come in. 🙂

There’s something really classy and charming about being able to start an interesting talk with someone. If you too love to break the ice, this Hindi conversation starters lesson is just the right thing for you!

Two Women Chatting with Coffee Beverages

Popular ice-breaking phrases

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  1. Reasons to Work on the Hindi Conversation Starters
  2. Conversation Starters for Mingling and Socializing
  3. Conversation Starters for First Day at a New Place
  4. Conversation Starters for a First Date
  5. Conversation Starters to Reconnect with a Friend through Text or Email
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1. Reasons to Work on the Hindi Conversation Starters

Imagine being at an Indian business party or meeting the Hindi-speaking family members of your beloved for the first time. You don’t want to mess that up. In fact, that handful of Hindi phrases goes a long way. They not only help you impress the native folks, but also connect with them on a different level.

Do you have a crush on someone and wish to flatter them with your smooth Hindi phrases? These basic Hindi words act as effective conversation starters and will definitely sweep them off their feet! On a serious note, knowledge of common Hindi phrases may come in handy if you are in an emergency or any other challenging situation.

When you’re in a foreign country, surrounded by people from a totally different culture, it becomes all the more important to work on your communication. One may often find himself/ herself in a situation where introducing yourself shouldn’t be taken lightly. Remember, your first impression may not be the last one but isn’t lesser in any way. 

2. Conversation Starters for Mingling and Socializing 

Parties and social gatherings are much more than just fun. These events are a great way to strengthen your professional network, socialize with new people, make friends with common interests and likings, and even sell yourself better in the business world. When used efficiently, you can change those moments into wonderful opportunities.

Two People Chatting and Laughing at a Party

Meeting new people and making the best of it

Before proceeding, we’d suggest you check out our comprehensive guide on how to introduce yourself! In this section, you’d be looking at a broader variety of Hindi conversation starter phrases. Please, note that when we meet someone for the first time or in a formal way, the best Hindi pronoun to use is आप (aap) = “you”. This is regardless of age and gender. It shows respect while maintaining the limits of formality.

Now, let’s begin with our first set of sentences.

1- “How did you meet/know x?”

  • आप x  को कैसे जानते हैं? (aap x ko kaiSe jaaNaTe hain?) [To a male]

  • आप x  को कैसे जानती हैं? (aap x ko kaiSe jaaNaTii hain?) [To a female]

After you begin with the usual Indian Hello, this would be the most appropriate phrase to continue the conversation. Here x may be a host or any common friend/ person.

2- “What do you do for a living?”

  • आप क्या काम करते हैं? (aap kyaa kaam karaTe hain?) [To a male]

  • आप क्या काम करती हैं? (aap kyaa kaam karaTii hain?) [To a female]

You can also simply say it as:

  • आप क्या करते हैं? (aap kyaa karaTe hain?) [To a male]

  • आप क्या करती हैं? (aap kyaa karaTii hain?) [To a female]

3- “What is it that you are eating/ drinking? That looks good.”

  • आप क्या खा रहे हैं? ये काफ़ी स्वादिष्ट दिख रहा है। (aap kyaa khaa rahe hain? ye kaafii SvaaDist Dikh rahaa hai.) [To a male]

  • आप क्या खा रही हैं? ये काफ़ी स्वादिष्ट दिख रहा है। (aap kyaa khaa rahii hain? ye kaafii SvaaDist Dikh rahaa hai.) [To a female]

[Quick Note: Of course, it’s better to use this phrase when you’ve already talked to the person for a while, and it seems appropriate to ask this question.]

4- “I’m going to get some food. Do you need anything?”

  • मैं खाना लेना जा रहा हूँ, आपको कुछ चाहिए? (main khaaNaa LeNe jaa rahaa huun, aapako kuch caahiye?) [Male speaker]

  • मैं खाना लेना जा रही हूँ, आपको कुछ चाहिए? (main khaaNaa LeNe jaa rahii huun, aapako kuch caahiye?) [Female speaker]

[Quick Note: Of course, it’s better to use this phrase when you’ve already talked to the person for a while, and it seems appropriate to ask this question.]

The Indian Dessert Sweet Rice Porridge

Would you like some dessert?

5- “Are you a vegetarian?”

  • क्या आप शाकाहारी हैं? (kyaa aap saakaahaarii hain?)

[Quick Note: This can be asked before eating, most probably while serving the food. In India, non-vegetarian dishes are hugely popular, but still, a majority of people are pure vegetarians. So, asking this to someone makes complete sense here.]

6- “Would you like to have something sweet?”

  • आप कुछ मीठा लेना चाहेंगे? (aap kuch miithaa LeNaa caahenge?) [To a male]

  • आप कुछ मीठा लेना चाहेंगी? (aap kuch miithaa LeNaa caahengii?) [To a female]

[Quick Note: Indians are known to be sweet-tooth. Just like in most cultures, Indians too love to finish off their meals with a sumptuous dessert at the end.]

7- “How long did it take for you to get here?”

  • आपको यहाँ आने में कितना समय लगा? (aapako yahaan aaNe men kiTaNaa Samay Lagaa?)

8- “Is someone else here with you?”/ “Have you got company?”

  • क्या आपके साथ कोई और भी आया है? (kyaa aapake SaaTH koii aur bhii aayaa hai?)

  • क्या आप किसी के साथ आये हैं? (kyaa aap kiSii ke SaaTH aaye hain?) [To a male]

  • क्या आप किसी के साथ आयी हैं? (kyaa aap kiSii ke SaaTH aayii hain?) [To a female]

3. Conversation Starters for First Day at a New Place

It’s essential to learn Hindi conversation starters because you might need them when joining a new school, your new job, or even a new locality or neighborhood. The first day in a new place already makes us all a bit uneasy. Using some conversation starters in Hindi to gel up with the local colleagues, peers, or new neighbors could work like magic! It would help you adjust better, fit in and soon, you’ll feel like a part there.

Let’s practice some commonly used phrases in such situations.

1- “Hi, my name is x. It’s my first day here. How should I address you?”

  • नमस्ते, मेरा नाम x है। आज यहाँ मेरा पहला दिन है। मैं आपको क्या कहकर बुला सकता हूँ? (NamaSTe, aaj yahaan meraa pahaLaa DiN hai. main aapako kyaa kahakar buLaa SakaTaa huun?) [To a male]

  • नमस्ते, मेरा नाम x है। आज यहाँ मेरा पहला दिन है। मैं आपको क्या कहकर बुला सकता हूँ? (NamaSTe, aaj yahaan meraa pahaLaa DiN hai. main aapako kyaa kahakar buLaa SakaTii huun?) [To a female]

2- “Do you speak English?”

  • क्या आप अंग्रेज़ी बोलते हैं? (kyaa aap angrezii boLaTe hain?) [To a male]

  • क्या आप अंग्रेज़ी बोलती हैं? (kyaa aap angrezii boLaTii hain?) [To a female]

3- “Excuse me, I’m new and don’t really know my way around here. Where can I find the grocery store?”

  • माफ़ कीजिये, मैं यहाँ नया हूँ और इस जगह के बारे में कुछ नहीं जानता। क्या आपको पता है किराने की दुकान कहाँ है? (maaf kiijiye, main yahaan Nayaa huun aur iS jagah ke baare men kuch Nahiin jaaNaTaa. kyaa aapako paTaa hai kiraaNe kii DukaaN kahaan hai?) [Male speaker]

  • माफ़ कीजिये, मैं यहाँ नयी हूँ और इस जगह के बारे में कुछ नहीं जानती। क्या आपको पता है किराने की दुकान कहाँ है? (maaf kiijiye, main yahaan Nayii huun aur iS jagah ke baare men kuch Nahiin jaaNaTii. kyaa aapako paTaa hai kiraaNe kii DukaaN kahaan hai?) [Female speaker]
An All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

What are you having? It looks delicious!

4- “The canteen here is amazing. What do you like here best?”

  • यहाँ की कैंटीन बहुत अच्छी है। आपको यहाँ सबसे ज़्यादा क्या पसंद है? (yahaan kii kaiNtiiN bahuT acchii hai. aapako yahaan SabaSe zyaaDaa kyaa paSanD hai?)

5- “Would you mind if I join you for lunch?”

  • क्या मैं भी आपके साथ खाना खा सकता हूँ? (kya main bhii aapake saaTH khaaNaa khaa SakaTaa huun?) [Male speaker]

  • क्या मैं भी आपके साथ खाना खा सकती हूँ? (kya main bhii aapake saaTH khaaNaa khaa SakaTii huun?) [Female speaker]

6- “How long have you been working in this office?”

  • आप इस दफ़्तर में कितने समय से काम कर रहे हैं? (aap is DafTar men kiTaNe Samay Se kaam kar rahe hain?) [To a male]

  • आप इस दफ़्तर में कितने समय से काम कर रही हैं? (aap is DafTar men kiTaNe Samay Se kaam kar rahii hain?) [To a female]

Five Friends Sitting Together on College Campus

How to make friends on the first day at college

7- “Which department are you from?”

  • आप किस विभाग से हैं? (aap kiS vibhaag Se hain?)

8- “How far is your house from the college?”

  • आपका घर कॉलेज से कितनी दूर है? (aapkaa ghar kaauLej Se kiTaNii Duur hai?)

9- “I like your shirt. Where did you get it?”

  • आपकी कमीज़ बहुत अच्छी है। आपने ये कहाँ से ली? (aapakii kamiiz bahuT acchi hai. aapaNe ye kahaan Se Lii?)

10- “Excuse me, do you know any good places to eat in this area?”

  • माफ़ कीजिये, क्या आप आसपास खाने की कुछ अच्छी जगहें जानते हैं? (maaf kiijiye, kyaa aap aaS-paaS khaaNe kii kuch acchii jagahen jaaNaTe hain?) [To a male]

  • माफ़ कीजिये, क्या आप आसपास खाने की कुछ अच्छी जगहें जानती हैं? (maaf kiijiye, kyaa aap aaS-paaS khaaNe kii kuch acchii jagahen jaaNaTii hain?) [To a female]

4. Conversation Starters for a First Date

On your first date, it’s necessary to sound tender and intimate while respecting the comfort and Indian cultural background of the other person. That’s not to say this rule doesn’t apply to other cultures as well. But Indians, in particular, are quite sensitive and a bit old-fashioned, especially when it comes to women.

Although the level of openness and modernity are quickly making their way into it, there’s no harm in staying on the safer side and taking it a little slow in the initial meetings. Once you get to know the person better, it all depends on your tuning and bonding. You can also find many Hindi language lessons related to the topic on our blog!

A Couple Having a Romantic Evening with Wine and a Fireplace

Hindi phrases for a magical first date

1- “You look great!”

  • आप बहुत अच्छे लग रहे हैं। (aap bahuT acche Lag rahe hain.) [To a male]

  • आप बहुत अच्छी लग रही हैं। (aap bahuT acchii Lag rahii hain.) [To a female]

2- “Who is your favorite actor/ actress?”

  • आपके पसंदीदा अभिनेता / अभिनेत्री कौन हैं? (aapake paSanDiiDaa abhiNeTaa/ abhiNeTrii kauN hain?)

3- “What do you like to do in your free time?”

  • आप ख़ाली समय में क्या करना पसंद करती हैं? (aap khaaLii Samay men kyaa karaNaa paSanD karaTii hain?)

  • आप ख़ाली समय में क्या करना पसंद करते हैं? (aap khaaLii Samay men kyaa karaNaa paSanD karaTe hain?)

4- “Do you enjoy Chinese food?”

  • क्या आपको चाइनीज़ खाना पसंद है? (kyaa aapako caaiNiiz khaaNaa paSanD hai?)

5- “The ambience here is amazing!”

  • यहाँ का माहौल कितना अच्छा है! (yahaan kaa maahauL kiTaNaa acchaa hai!)

6- “How do you like this place?”

  • आपको यह जगह कैसी लगी? (aapako yah jagah kaiSii Lagii?)

7- “Do you like this place?”

  • क्या आपको यह जगह अच्छी लगी? (kyaa aapako yah jagah acchii Lagii?)

8- “Do you like to watch movies?”

  • क्या आपको फ़िल्में देखना पसंद है? (kyaa aapako fiLmen DekhaNaa paSanD hai?)

9- “What are your hobbies?”

  • आपके क्या शौक़ हैं? (aapake kyaa sauq hain?)

10- “I love listening to all kinds of songs. What kind of music do you like?”

  • मुझे हर तरह के गाने सुनना पसंद है। आपको किस तरह का संगीत अच्छा लगता है? (mujhe har Tarah ke gaaNe SuNaNaa paSanD hai. aapako kiS Tarah kaa SangiiT acchaa LagaTaa hai?)

5. Conversation Starters to Reconnect with a Friend through Text or Email 

Life is busy and at times, we don’t even get the time to message or call our friends for a long time. But whenever it’s possible to stay in touch with them, do give it a shot with these warm, friendly phone phrases!

In this situation, as we are talking to peers, friends, and mostly informal connections, you can easily use the pronoun तुम (Tum) = “You” for them.

1- “What’s up! Where are you these days?”

  • क्या हाल-चाल! कहाँ हो आजकल? (kyaa haaL-caaL! kahaan ho aaj kaL?)

2- “How are you? It’s been a while. Give me a call when you have a chance.”

  • कैसे हो? बहुत दिनों से बात नहीं हुई। समय मिले तो फ़ोन करना। (kaiSe ho? bahuT DiNon Se baaT Nahiin huii. Samay miLe To foN karaNaa.) [To a male]

  • कैसी हो? बहुत दिनों से बात नहीं हुई। समय मिले तो फ़ोन करना। (kaiSii ho? bahuT DiNon Se baaT Nahiin huii. Samay miLe To foN karaNaa.) [To a female]

3- “I’ve gotta tell you something unbelievable. When can we meet?”

  • एक ज़बरदस्त बात बतानी है। हम कब मिल सकते हैं? (ek zabaraDaST baaT baTaaNii hai. Ham kab miL SakaTe hain?)

4- “Which skirt should I get? Blue or white? Reply fast!”

  • इनमें से कौन-सी स्कर्ट लूँ? नीली या सफ़ेद? जल्दी बताओ! (iNmen Se kauN-Sii Skart Luun? NiiLii yaa SafeD? jaLDii baTaao!)

5- “Where are you traveling this month?”

  • इस महीने कहाँ घूमने जा रहे हो? (iS mahiiNe kahaan ghuumaNe jaa rahe ho?) [To a male]

  • इस महीने कहाँ घूमने जा रही हो? (iS mahiiNe kahaan ghuumaNe jaa rahii ho?) [To a female]

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30+ Intermediate Hindi Phrases to Help You Sound Like a Pro!


As a Hindi learner, you cannot depend solely on simple vocabulary and sentence patterns forever. After a certain point, situations will demand that you learn and begin using intermediate-level Hindi phrases in order to communicate fluently with native speakers.

In a previous article, we covered the essential Hindi beginner phrases; today, we’ll take a step forward and move to the next level. That’s right. It’s time to explore the most useful intermediate Hindi phrases.

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  1. Why is it important to study intermediate phrases?
  2. Talking About Past Events
  3. Making and Changing Plans
  4. Explaining and Listing Reasons
  5. Making Recommendations and Complaints
  6. Reaction Phrases for Everyday Conversations
  7. Etiquette Phrases for Social and Business Settings
  8. Reach New Heights with

1. Why is it important to study intermediate phrases?

After learning the intermediate-level Hindi phrases from this article, you’ll not only sound cooler when having conversations with locals but also leave a lasting impression on them. Knowing more advanced phrases will prove useful in all kinds of scenarios, both personal and professional. 

It’s okay if you feel a bit nervous, as these Hindi sentence structures may look complicated. But rest assured that you’ll eventually get the hang of them and gain confidence in your speaking skills, especially after you’ve had the chance to practice. To make sure you get a great head start, we have compiled here a variety of intermediate phrases for Hindi conversations that you can start using right away. 

2. Talking About Past Events

The first intermediate Hindi phrases we’ll look at are those for talking about past events. Talking about things that have already happened plays an essential role in catching up with someone, bonding with friends, or enjoying a lighthearted talk with colleagues.

Memorizing these phrases will help you understand how to use the past tense in Hindi (but for more information, you can visit our article on Hindi tenses). The examples below should help you get the drift and figure out how to substitute words to cover a wider variety of situations. 

1 – “We had fun at the party last night.”

  • कल रात पार्टी में बहुत मज़ा आया। (kaL raaT paartii men bahuT mazaa aayaa.)
  • कल की पार्टी कितनी मज़ेदार थी! (kaL kii paartii kiTaNii mazeDaar THii!)
  • कल रात पार्टी में हमने ख़ूब मज़े किये। (kaL raaT paartii men hamaNe khuub maze kiye.)

2 – “I started this job three years ago.”

  • मैंने 3 साल पहले यह नौकरी शुरू की थी। (mainNe 3 SaaL pahaLe yah Naukarii suruu kii THii.)
  • मुझे यह नौकरी करते हुए 3 साल हो चुके हैं। (mujhe yah Naukarii karaTe huye 3 SaaL ho cuke hain.)

    Literal Translation: “It’s been three years since I started doing this job.”

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“We had so much fun last night!”

3 – “That was the worst day of my life.”

  • वो मेरी ज़िंदगी का सबसे बुरा दिन था। (vo merii ziNDagii kaa SabaSe buraa DiN THaa.)
  • वो मेरी ज़िंदगी का सबसे ख़राब दिन था। (vo merii ziNDagii kaa SabaSe kharaab DiN THaa.)

4 – “I used to have a pet named ___.”

  • मेरे पास ‘किटी’ नाम की एक बिल्ली थी। (mere paaS ‘kitii’ Naam kii ek biLLii THii.)

    Literal Translation: “I used to have a cat named ‘Kitty.’ ”
  • मेरे पास ‘बिस्किट’ नाम का एक कुत्ता था। (mere paaS ‘biSkit’ Naam kaa ek kuTTaa THaa.)

    Literal Translation: “I used to have a dog named ‘Biscuit.’ ”

3. Making and Changing Plans

We all make plans. That’s a fact. But it’s also true that plans can change—sometimes at the last moment! It can be rather uncomfortable to convey this to the other party, especially when you have to do so in a foreign language. It can be tricky to pick just the right words to express the inconvenience in the gentlest possible manner. That said, the useful intermediate Hindi phrases below should be enough to get you started off on the right foot.

Setting Up a Business Meeting

1 – “Do you have time this weekend?”

  • क्या हम इस वीकेंड मिल सकते हैं? (kyaa ham iS viikend miL SakaTe hain?)
  • क्या आपके पास कल मिलने का समय है? (kyaa aapake paaS kaL miLaNe kaa Samay hai?)

    Literal Translation: “Do you have time to meet tomorrow?”

2 – “How about Indian food?”

  • भारतीय खाना कैसा रहेगा? (bhaaraTiiy khaaNaa kaiSaa rahegaa?)
  • आज शाकाहारी खाना खाया जाये? (aaj saakaahaarii khaaNaa khaayaa jaaye?)

    Literal Translation: “Shall we try vegetarian food today?”

3 – “Can I bring my partner?”

  • क्या मैं अपने बॉयफ़्रेंड/अपनी गर्लफ्रेंड को साथ ला सकता/सकती हूँ? (kyaa main apaNe boyafrend / apaNii garLafrend ko SaaTH Laa SakaTaa/SakaTii huun?)

    Literal Translation: “Can I bring my boyfriend/girlfriend along with me?”
  • क्या मेरी पत्नी भी मेरे साथ आ सकती है? (kyaa merii paTNii bhii mere SaaTH aa SakaTii hai?)

    Literal Translation: “Could my wife also come along with me?”
  • क्या मेरे पति भी मेरे साथ आ सकते हैं? (kyaa mere paTi bhii mere SaaTH aa SakaTe hain?)

    Literal Translation: “Could my husband also come along with me?”

4 – “I was wondering if we could reschedule.”

  • मैं जानना चाहता था/चाहती थी कि क्या हम किसी और दिन मिल सकते हैं? (main jaaNaNaa caahaTaa THaa/caahaTii THii ki kyaa ham kiSii aur DiN miL SakaTe hain?)
  • क्या हम किसी और दिन मिल सकते हैं? (kyaa ham kiSii aur DiN miL SakaTe hain?)

    Literal Translation: “Could we meet some other day?”
  • क्या हम मिलने का समय बदल सकते हैं? (kyaa ham miLaNe kaa Samay baDaL SakaTe hain?)

    Literal Translation: “Could we change the time of our meeting?”
  • क्या हम बुधवार की बजाय शुक्रवार को मिल सकते हैं? (kyaa ham buDHavaar kii bajaay sukravaar ko miL SakaTe hain?)

    Literal Translation: “Could we meet on Friday instead of Wednesday?”

5 – “Let’s have a Zoom meeting next Tuesday to discuss the details.”

  • और विस्तार से बात करने के लिए अगले मंगलवार ज़ूम मीटिंग पर मिलते हैं। (aur viSTaar Se baaT karaNe ke Liye agaLe mangaLavaar zuum miiting par miLaTe hain.)
  • बाक़ी की बातें अगले मंगलवार की ज़ूम मीटिंग में करेंगे। (baaqii kii baaTen agaLe mangaLavaar kii zuum miiting men karenge.)

4. Explaining and Listing Reasons

There’s nothing more dreadful than needing to explain yourself, let alone in a foreign language. But you gotta do what you gotta do. Sometimes, situations are complicated and require you to explain your actions or intentions; you might even need to present the logic and reasoning behind a decision you’ve made. Below, you’ll find some useful Hindi phrases for intermediate learners that’ll get the job done with subtlety and simplicity!

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Let’s learn how to give your reasons.

1 – “I did this because…”

  • मैंने ऐसा इसलिए किया क्योंकि… (mainNe aiSaa iSaLiye kiyaa kyonki…)
  • मैंने ऐसा इसलिए किया क्योंकि मैं तुमसे बहुत प्यार करता/करती हूँ।” (mainNe aiSaa iSaLiye kiyaa kyonki main TumaSe bahuT pyaar karaTaa/karaTii huun.)
    “I did this because I really love you.”

2 – “I believed it was the right thing to do. That’s why…”

  • मुझे यही ठीक लगा। इसीलिए… (mujhe yahii thiik Lagaa. iSiiLiye…)
  • मुझे यही ठीक लगा इसीलिए मैंने किरण को सब कुछ सच-सच बता दिया। (mujhe yahii thiik Lagaa iSiiLiye mainNe kiran ko Sab kuch Sac-Sac baTaa Diyaa.)
    “I believed it was the right thing to do. That’s why I told Kiran everything.”

3 – “I chose it for three reasons. First of all… Secondly… Last but not least…”

  • मैंने इसे तीन वजहों से चुना। सबसे पहली वजह…दूसरी वजह…और तीसरी वजह… (mainNe iSe TiiN vajahon Se cuNaa. SabaSe pahaLii vajah… DuuSarii vajah… aur TiiSarii vajah…)
  • मैंने इस घर को तीन वजहों से चुना। पहली वजह, यह बहुत सस्ता है। दूसरी वजह, यह शहर के बीचोंबीच है। और तीसरी वजह, यह मेरे दफ़्तर के काफ़ी क़रीब है। (mainNe iS ghar ko TiiN vajahon Se cuNaa. SabaSe pahaLii vajah, yah bahuT SaSTaa hai. DuuSarii vajah, yah sahar ke biiconbiic hai. aur TiiSarii vajah, yah mere DafTar ke kaafii qariib hai.)
    “I chose this house for three reasons. First of all, it’s quite cheap. Secondly, it’s right in the center of the city. And thirdly, it’s really close to my office.”

A Man Explaining His Reason for Doing Something during an Interview

“Well, I did this because…”

5. Making Recommendations and Complaints

We are all guilty of having opinions. Nevertheless, this isn’t always a bad thing. Giving the right feedback is valuable in that it helps make everything much easier for the next person. For instance, recommending a restaurant for its great food or giving negative feedback about a company that never pays attention to customer complaints may save your loved ones a lot of trouble.

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“It’s the best ice cream you’ll ever have!”

So, the next time your native Hindi-speaking friends ask for your opinion about something, go ahead and play your role in helping them make an informed decision. Here are some intermediate-level Hindi phrases to help you start making complaints and recommendations. 

1 – “You should try this. It’s the best ___ I’ve ever had.”

  • ये चखकर देखो। इससे बेहतरीन बिरयानी मैंने पहले कभी नहीं खाई। (ye cakh kar Dekho. iSaSe behaTariiN birayaaNii mainNe pahaLe kabhii Nahiin khaaii.)

    Literal Translation: “Taste this. I’ve never had a biryani tastier than this.”
  • आपको ये पनीर टिक्का ज़रूर खाना चाहिए। ये बहुत ही स्वादिष्ट है। (aapako ye paNiir tikaa zaruur khaaNaa caahiye. ye bahuT hii SvaaDist hai.)

    Literal Translation: “You must try this paneer tikka. It’s delicious.”

2 – “We loved staying at this hotel. I would definitely go back again.”

  • हमें ये होटल बहुत पसंद आया था। हम वहां दुबारा ज़रूर जायेंगे। (hamen ye hotaL bahuT paSanD aayaa THaa. ham vahaan Dubaaraa zaruur jaayenge.)

3 – “Bad customer service. Would not recommend it.”

  • इस कंपनी की सेवाएं बिल्कुल भी अच्छी नहीं हैं। (iS kampaNii kii Sevaayen biLkuL bhii acchii Nahiin hain.)
  • इनकी ग्राहक सेवा बहुत ख़राब है। (iNakii graahak Sevaa bahuT kharaab hai.)

4 – “This brand has the best products. You should try their ___.”

  • इस ब्रैंड के सभी उत्पाद बहुत अच्छे हैं। तुम्हें इनकी कोको फ़ेस क्रीम ज़रूर इस्तेमाल करनी चाहिए। (iS braind ke Sabhii uTpaaD bahauT acche hain. Tumhen iNkii koko feS kriim zaruur iSTemaaL karNii caahiye.)

    Literal Translation: “All the products of this brand are awesome. You should try their cocoa face cream.”

A Man Complaining for Bad Service on a Restaurant

“Such poor service!”

6. Reaction Phrases for Everyday Conversations

In today’s times, with people living almost every moment of their lives on social media, how could we forget the importance of reaction phrases?

You know, it’s common to see the internet flooded with phrases like “Wow,” “Awesome,” and “You kidding?” But what are their Hindi substitutes and equivalents? And in what context should you use them?

We’ll tell you in a minute. And just so that it makes total sense to you, we’ve also included some sample dialogues using these intermediate Hindi phrases. So, have a go!

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1 – “Awesome!”

  • अरे वाह! (are vaah!)
  • क्या बात है! (kyaa baaT hai!)

Sample Dialogue
हम सब कल फ़िल्म देखने जा रहे हैं! रात का खाना भी बाहर ही खाएंगे। 
(ham Sab kaL fiLm DekhaNe jaa rahe hain. raaT kaa khaaNaa bhii baahar hii khaayenge.)
“We are going to see a movie tomorrow. We’ll also have dinner out.”

अरे वाह! 
(are vaah!)

2 – “Really?”

  • सच में? (Sac men?)

3 – “No kidding!”

  • क्या बात कर रहे/ रही हो! (kyaa baaT kar rahe/ rahii ho!)

    Literal Translation: “What are you talking about!”

4 – “My goodness!”

  • हे भगवान! (he bhagavaaN!)
  • हे ईश्वर! (he iisvar!)

Sample Dialogue
सुनील को दुर्घटना में बहुत चोट आयी है। उसे अस्पताल में भर्ती करवाया गया है। 
(SuNiiL ko DurghataNaa men bahuT cot aayii hai. uSe aSpaTaaL men bharTii karavaayaa gayaa hai.)
“Sunil was badly hurt in the accident. He has been admitted to the hospital.”

हे भगवान! ये तो बहुत बुरा हुआ! 
(he bhagavaaN! ye To bahuT buraa huaa!)
“My goodness! This is terrible!”

5 – “Unbelievable!”

  • यकीन नहीं होता! (yakiiN Nahiin hoTaa!)
  • ऐसा नहीं हो सकता! (aiSaa Nahiin ho SakaTaa!)

    Literal Translation: “This cannot happen!”

6 – “Wow!”

  • वाह! (vaah)
  • बहुत सुंदर! (bahuT SuNDar!)

7 – “That’s fantastic!”

  • मज़ा आ गया! (mazaa aa gayaa!)
  • बहुत बढ़िया! (bahuT badhiyaa!)

Sample Dialogue
मुझे दिल्ली के कॉलेज में प्रवेश मिल गया है। 
(mujhe DiLLii ke kauLej men praves miL gayaa hai.)
“I’ve got admission into a Delhi college.”

बहुत बढ़िया! 
(bahuT badhiyaa!)
“That’s fantastic!”

7. Etiquette Phrases for Social and Business Settings

And our last category consists of the most popular etiquette phrases to use in personal and professional situations. Make sure to look at the literal translations where applicable. 

1 – “You first!”

  • पहले आप। (pahaLe aap.)

A Couple Dining at a Nice Outdoor Restaurant

Bon Appétit!

2 – “Bon appétit!”

  • शुरू करें? (suruu karen?)

    Literal Translation: “Let’s start?”
  • खाना शुरू करें? (khaaNaa suruu karen?)

    Literal Translation: “Shall we start eating?”

3 – “Welcome to our store.”

  • हमारे स्टोर में आपका स्वागत है। (hamaare Stor men aapakaa SvaagaT hai.)
  • हमारी दुकान में आपका स्वागत है। (hamaarii DukaaN men aapakaa SvaagaT hai.)

4 – “Please make yourself at home.”

  • इसे अपना ही घर समझिये। (iSe apaNaa hii ghar Samajhiye.)

    Literal Translation: “Think of it as your own house.”

5 – “Please let me know if you have any questions.”

  • अगर कोई सवाल हो तो मुझसे पूछें। (agar koii SavaaL ho To mujhaSe puuchen.)
  • अगर कुछ पूछना हो तो मुझसे बात करें। (agar kuch puuchaNaa ho To mujhaSe baaT karen.)

6 – “I look forward to hearing from you.”

  • मुझे आपके जवाब का इंतज़ार रहेगा। (mujhe aapake javaab kaa iNTazaar rahegaa.)

A Man Leaving for Work and Waving Goodbye to His Wife and Children

“Travel safe!”

7 – “Have a safe trip!”

  • आपकी यात्रा मंगलमय हो। (aapkii yaaTraa mangaLamay ho.)
  • शुभ यात्रा! (subh yaaTraa!)
  • अच्छे से जाना। (acche Se jaaNaa.)

    Literal Translation: “Travel safe.”

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The Best Hindi Podcasts for a Seamless Learning Experience


Listening to Hindi podcasts is a great way to get familiar with the Hindi language, no matter your current skill level or learning goals. Today at, we will introduce you to some of the best podcasts in Hindi, handpicked from a variety of genres.

Do you happen to like Bollywood music or Indian cuisine? Maybe you love to hear stories or consider yourself a passionate fighter for equal rights! Well, whatever the case may be, we’ve got you covered. Brace yourself as we dig deeper into the world of Hindi podcasts that are not only informative but fun as well.

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  1. Benefits of Using Podcasts to Learn Hindi
  2. The Best Hindi Podcasts to Check Out
  3. Tricks to Help You Learn Hindi More Effectively with Podcasts
  4. Listen to the HindiPod101 podcast and improve your Hindi.

1. Benefits of Using Podcasts to Learn Hindi

Podcasts have become quite popular among today’s younger generations. Honestly, they’re a wonderful means of staying in touch with the trends and topics that interest you—they can even help you learn a new language at the same time! As a language learner, the thing you’ll love most about adding Hindi-language podcasts to your study routine is that they demand so little from you. 

Here are some of the wonderful reasons you should supplement your studies with Hindi podcasts: 

1 – Your time, your place.

Podcasts are audio files. This means you can listen to them while commuting, doing chores, or even just resting. You don’t have to worry about watching a video or missing an expression on the screen. You’re the one making the decisions. Podcasts allow you the freedom and flexibility to learn as it suits you.

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2 – Pick your favorite!

Your options are not limited to Hindi learning podcasts. There are plenty of highly entertaining podcasts in Hindi that are geared toward intermediate learners, more advanced students, and (of course) native speakers. This means you can pick a genre of your choice, relish the content, and simultaneously learn Hindi and broaden your knowledge on a specific topic. Another reason to say goodbye to boring lessons and tiring exercises!

3 – They’re economical.

Most podcasts are free, while others require only a small subscription fee. This guarantees that adding Hindi podcasts to your learning routine will be easy on your pockets. Just download and enjoy! Even if you can’t afford the expensive language learning courses, Hindi podcasts can help you polish your language skills in an effortless and affordable way.

4 – They’re user-friendly.

Last but not least, podcasts are designed to be highly user-friendly. For instance, you can set the playback speed according to your preferences. Users can even refer to the transcripts (if provided) to follow along with less hassle. 

2. The Best Hindi Podcasts to Check Out

The internet is flooded with all kinds of podcasts covering a variety of themes. When it comes to language learning, especially as a beginner, the key is to choose a Hindi podcast that’s easy for you to grasp and helps you take baby steps. It’s important to understand your knowledge level and to pick a podcast that aligns well with it. Something too easy or too difficult would hardly be of use. 

Ready to see our list of the top Hindi podcasts? Since your main purpose is to develop a better command of Hindi, we thought we’d start with podcasts dedicated to teaching the language. Then, we’ll show you a few more that cover a broader range of topics.

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1 –

Theme: Hindi Language Teaching

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Advanced

When you’re trying to learn a language, it’s crucial that you also gain a solid understanding of the country where it’s spoken and its rich cultural roots. In this regard, the HindiPod101 podcast does a wholesome job. We provide lessons for all kinds of learners at every level, covering everything from body language and greetings to effective learning strategies. To gain access to all of the top-tier content we offer, create your free lifetime account today on 

2 – Learn Hindi with LinguaBoost

Theme: Hindi Language Teaching

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Advanced

If you want to focus on the basics and pick up some conversational phrases in Hindi, this podcast is just the one for you. You can preview the lessons for free, and if you like what you hear, you can also buy and download the complete volumes and PDF lessons on the LinguaBoost website

3 – Akashavani Hindi News (आकाशवाणी)

Theme: Hindi News Podcast

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Advanced

The Hindi news podcast Akashavani Hindi News is broadcasted by Prasar Bharati, which is India’s highly reputed public service broadcaster. It covers the news on the national and international levels. Given that the hosts speak with stunning clarity, it would be easy for any learner to catch and comprehend the exact words being used. What’s more, you’ll also get to learn about current issues in India.

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4 – Navbharat Gold

Theme: Infotainment Podcast

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Advanced

A creation of Times Group, Navabharat Gold is not confined to any specific genre. Instead, one could call it a bouquet of different genres and themes. Considering that it covers topics such as current news, health, relationships, spirituality, and sports, it’s not hard to see why it is considered one of the top Indian podcasts! Its variety of content is sure to catch your attention. 

5 – Somewaad (Hindi) (सम्वाद)

Theme: Infotainment / Self-improvement 

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Advanced

A wonderful podcast to create effortless Hindi listening skills. Somewaad(Hindi) touches upon all types of issues: maintaining good health and hygiene, dealing with the pandemic, coping with personal loss, discussing beautiful poems, and much more. Overall, the podcast is easy and fun to listen to!

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Family and Relationships

6 – Lehren Diaries (लहरें डायरीज़)

Theme: Movie Podcast 

Difficulty Level: Advanced

If Bollywood news and interviews appeal to your taste, then you’d certainly enjoy listening to Lehren Diaries. This podcast flaunts celebrity talks, Bollywood controversies, memorable moments while making a movie, and even spicy gossip. The quality of the conversations makes it easy to grasp, and Bollywood fans the world over are sure to find its content interesting. 

7 –  बीबीसी एक मुलाक़ात (BBC Ek Mulaaqaat)

Theme: Interviews with Bollywood Celebrities

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Another podcast dedicated to news and the latest talk about what’s new in Bollywood. You can enjoy listening to candid conversations with the B-town celebrities, where actors talk about their personal life, a hit project they stumbled upon (or missed) by chance, their routines, and other things going on in Bollywood. 

8 – Kahaani Suno (कहानी सुनो)

Theme: Stories Podcast 

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Finally, something to feed your literary soul. It’s no secret how rich Indian literature is! So, if you wish to experience the depth of the critically acclaimed writers of India, this podcast will not disappoint you. Have a go and enjoy the stories that have been ruling millions of hearts for decades!

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Bring out the chef in you with cooking podcasts.

9 – Baalgatha (बालगाथा)

Theme: Kids’ Stories Podcast 

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Advanced

Childhood is when we hear our very first stories. There’s something special, something dreamy and pious, about kids’ stories. Not only do they have moral lessons, but it’s amazing to see the deep values of life put into such simple word structures. And this is what makes the podcast Baalgatha a great option for beginners and more advanced Hindi learners alike! 

10 – Old is Gold

Theme: Music Podcast 

Difficulty Level: Advanced

The classic Bollywood songs from the 70s and 80s are nothing but melody. Meaningful lyrics, beautiful and tender expressions of romance, soulful music. There’s a reason why these old songs are called timeless melodies. The voices of popular singers from that era are like honey to the ears. Listening to these songs is one of the best things that could happen to you!

11 – The Tastes of India

Theme: Cooking Podcast 

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Are you new to cooking but would love to enjoy some Indian recipes at home? Well, this weekly bilingual podcast is mainly for people who are either too busy to cook or complete newbies who have never entered the kitchen before. The good news is that all the recipes shared here are tasty, simple, and quick to make. On top of that, the podcast also shares interesting health tips.

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12 – Riches Await – Personal Finance (Hindi)

Theme: Business Podcast

Difficulty Level: Advanced

Covering both the basics and the more in-depth concepts of how financial planning works, the Riches Await – Personal Finance (Hindi) podcast is a complete package. The language used is easy to understand, and needless to say, the content will clear up many of your doubts regarding money. In the end, it’s a worthwhile Hindi podcast—even for those who have limited knowledge about personal financing!

13 – Helping Maza’s Podcast

Theme: Motivational Podcast

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Advanced

This motivational Hindi podcast will help keep you positive. There are so many lessons available, such as how to keep yourself busy and how to become self-dependent. Please note that the podcast uses a mixture of Hindi and English words, which is representative of the Hinglish that most of the population in India speaks today.

3. Tricks to Help You Learn Hindi More Effectively with Podcasts

You have to do a little work to get the most out of a Hindi podcast, but luckily, some podcasts have features that can help you out! Curious to know more? Let’s find out some smart ways to utilize Hindi podcasts more effectively as a language learner. 

1 – Select something you love!

Whether you’re eager to learn the most common words in Hindi or the most common ways to greet people in India, there’s a podcast for every situation and need. There’s ample information out there about India, its food, its culture, its festivals, and more. All you have to do is pick a podcast that interests you. 

2 – Stay consistent.

Discipline and consistency are crucial for effective learning. Fix a daily time for listening to your favorite podcast. We recommend trying this even if you have trouble managing time because of your hectic schedule! Listen to the audio lessons while commuting to the office, doing the dishes, cleaning, or even enjoying a cup of tea.

3 – Even baby steps are good.

It’s okay if you find yourself more comfortable listening to podcasts designed for kids due to their use of beginner-level words and their slower pace. And let’s face it: Stories are so interesting and fun. They bring back childhood memories and engage the mind. 

4 – Use various features.

If you’re tuning in to the HindiPod101 podcast, you can take advantage of numerous features: 

  • Transcripts 
  • Flashcards
  • Downloadable content
  • Adjustable playback speed
  • Much more

Make sure to take full advantage of the tools and resources available to you! 

4. Listen to the HindiPod101 podcast and improve your Hindi.

Wow, so many amazing podcasts in one lesson! We really enjoyed sharing them with you. Did you enjoy it as well? Which of the podcasts from the list above sounds the most interesting to you, and why? Do let us know in the comments. We’re excited to hear your views.

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If you have any trouble accessing our content or website, feel free to reach out to us. You can also browse our FAQ section just in case. 

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40+ Basic Hindi Phrases for Beginners


Small steps are the surefire pathway to a long journey. 

Today’s lesson on basic Hindi phrases for beginners is one of those small but vital steps on your journey as a Hindi learner. But what’s so special about this guide?  

Well, to begin with, we have listed more than 40 beginner Hindi phrases for you, covering a variety of everyday situations. This includes greetings, courtesy phrases, expressions for dining and shopping, and different ways to ask for help. Wherever applicable, we have included both the natural translation and the literal translation for the phrases in this article. We have also thrown in a few phrase patterns, for which we’ve provided two to three sample sentences each. 

Please note that, in Hindi, phrases may undergo changes to reflect formality level and gender. 

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  1. Greetings and Self-introductions
  2. Courtesy Phrases & Social Expressions
  3. Dining & Shopping Phrases
  4. Asking for Help in Hindi
  5. Why is the Best

1. Greetings and Self-introductions

The first category in our list of Hindi phrases for beginners is greetings and self-introductions. There are ample ways to greet others in both formal and informal contexts, so let’s start with the simplest ones and work our way up. 

1 – Greetings

नमस्ते। (NamaSTe.)
“Hello.” (Formal / Informal)
This phrase can be used in both formal and informal situations. Informally, it’s used to greet the elderly or those who are close in age to you (but with whom you wish to maintain a respectful distance).

नमस्कार। (NamaSkaar.)
“Hello!” (Formal)

शुभ प्रभात। (subh prabhaaT.)
“Good morning.” (Highly Formal)
People never use this phrase in day-to-day life, as it’s highly formal. However, you can hear Hindi-speaking news anchors use it quite frequently.

शुभ संध्या। (subh SaNDHyaa.)
“Good evening.” (Highly Formal)
People never use this phrase in day-to-day life, as it’s highly formal. However, you can hear Hindi-speaking news anchors use it quite frequently.

2 – Asking How They Are

कैसे हैं आप? (kaiSe hain aap?) = [To a male]
“How are you?” (Formal)

कैसी हैं आप? (kaiSii hain aap?) = [To a female]
“How are you?” (Formal)

क्या हाल है? (kyaa haaL hai?) [Literal Meaning: “What’s the situation?”]
“What’s up?” (Informal)

कैसे हो? (kaiSe ho?) = [To a male]
“How are you?” (Informal)

कैसी हो? (kaiSii ho?) = [To a female]
“How are you?” (Informal)

3 – Responding Back

मैं ठीक हूँ। (main thiik huun.)
“I am okay.” (Formal / Informal)

मैं अच्छा हूँ। (main acchaa huun.) = [Male]
“I am good.” (Formal / Informal)

मैं अच्छी हूँ। (main acchii huun.) = [Female]
“I am good.” (Formal / Informal)

एकदम बढ़िया! (ekaDam badhiyaa!) [Literal Meaning: “Absolutely great!”]
“Perfect!” (Informal)

मज़े में! (maze men!) [Literal Meaning: “Having fun!”]
“Great!” (Informal)

आपसे मिलकर बहुत अच्छा लगा। (aapaSe miLakar bahuT acchaa Lagaa.)
“It’s great to meet you.” (Formal)

तुमसे मिलकर बहुत अच्छा लगा। (TumaSe miLakar bahuT acchaa Lagaa.)
“It’s great to meet you.” (Informal)

मिलकर अच्छा लगा। (miLakar acchaa Lagaa.)
“Nice meeting you.” (Informal)

बहुत दिन बाद मिलना हुआ। (bahuT DiN baaD miLaNaa huaa.) [Literal Meaning: “We met after so many days.”]
“It’s been so long!” (Informal)

4 – Introducing Yourself

Phrase Pattern
मेरा नाम …. है। (meraa Naam … hai.)
“My name is… ”

मेरा नाम सूरज है। (meraa Naam Suuraj hai.) = [Male]
“My name is Suraj.” (Formal / Informal)

मेरा नाम पूनम है। (meraa Naam puuNam hai.) = [Female]
“My name is Poonam.” (Formal / Informal)

Phrase Pattern
मैं …. से हूँ। (main … Se huun.)
“I’m from…”

मैं दिल्ली से हूँ। (main DiLLii Se huun.)
“I’m from Delhi.” (Formal / Informal)

मैं केरल से हूँ। (main keraL Se huun.)
“I’m from Kerala.” (Formal / Informal)

Phrase Pattern
मैं ……. का रहने वाला हूँ। (main … kaa rahaNe vaaLaa huun.) = [Male]
“I live in…”

मैं दिल्ली का रहने वाला हूँ। (main DiLLii kaa rahaNe vaaLaa huun.) = [Male]
“I live in Delhi.” (Formal / Informal)

मैं केरल का रहने वाला हूँ। (main keraL kaa rahaNe vaaLaa huun.) = [Male]
“I live in Kerala.” (Formal / Informal)

Phrase Pattern
मैं ……. की रहने वाली हूँ। (main … kii rahaNe vaaLii huun.) = [Female]
“I live in…”

मैं दिल्ली की रहने वाली हूँ। (main DiLLii kii rahaNe vaaLii huun.) = [Female]
“I live in Delhi.” (Formal / Informal)

मैं केरल की रहने वाली हूँ। (main keraL kii rahaNe vaaLii huun.) = [Female]
“I live in Kerala.” (Formal / Informal)

2. Courtesy Phrases & Social Expressions

A Woman Hugging Her Boyfriend Upon Receiving a Gift from Him

Thank you so much for everything!

Some of the most common Hindi words and phrases for beginners include the typical courtesy phrases. Memorizing these expressions and learning how to use them will help you put your best foot forward and leave a good impression on native speakers. 

धन्यवाद। (DHaNyavaaD.)
“Thank you.” (Formal / Informal)

शुक्रिया। (sukriyaa.)
“Thank you.” (Formal / Informal)

मुझे ख़ुशी हुई। (mujhe khusii huii.) [Literal Meaning: “It made me happy.”]
“It’s a pleasure.” (Formal / Informal)

मैं माफ़ी चाहता हूँ। (main maafii caahaTaa huun.) = [Male]
“I am sorry.” (Formal)

मैं माफ़ी चाहती हूँ। (main maafii caahaTii huun.) = [Female]
“I am sorry.” (Formal)

माफ़ करना। (maaf karaNaa.)
“Sorry.” (Informal)

मुझे माफ़ कर दो। (mujhe maaf kar Do.)
“Please forgive me.” (Informal)

कोई बात नहीं। (koii baaT Nahiin.)
“No problem.” (Informal)

फिर मिलते हैं। (phir miLaTe hain.) [Literal Meaning: “Let’s meet again.”]
“See you.” (Informal)

अपना ध्यान रखना। (apaNaa DHyaaN rakhaNaa.)
“Take care.” (Informal)

अपना ख़्याल रखना। (apaNaa khayaaL rakhaNaa.)
“Take care.” (Informal)

मदद के लिए शुक्रिया। (maDaD ke Liye sukriyaa.)
“Thank you for the help.” (Formal)

आपका बहुत-बहुत धन्यवाद। (aapakaa bahuT-bahuT DHaNyavaaD.)
“Thank you so much.” (Formal)

3. Dining & Shopping Phrases

Many cities in India have restaurants, dhabas, food stalls, and small fast-food shops at almost every corner. Turns out, we Indians are big foodies. If you get a chance to dine at a fine restaurant or have a quick bite at a local dhaba, here are some useful Hindi phrases for beginners you’ll need to know for the best experience. 

Quick Note: The Hindi word for “payment” is rarely used in spoken language. Instead, use the English word “payment.”

सुनिए! (SuNiye!) [Literal Meaning: “Listen!”]
“Excuse me!” (Formal)
Use this phrase only at decent restaurants.

माफ़ कीजिये। (maaf kiijiye.) [Literal Meaning: “Forgive me.”]
“Excuse me.” (Formal)
Use this phrase only at decent restaurants.

Phrase Pattern
… है? (… hai?)
“Do you have…?”

चाय है? (caay hai?) [Literal Meaning: “Is there tea?”]
“Do you have tea?” (Informal)

कॉफ़ी है? (kaufii hai?)  [Literal Meaning: “Is there coffee?”]
“Do you have coffee?” (Informal)

खाने में क्या है? (khaaNe men kyaa hai?) [Literal Meaning: “What is there in the food?”]
“What do you have?” (Informal)

Phrase Pattern 
क्या मुझे ….. मिल सकता है? (kyaa mujhe … miL SakaTaa hai?)
“Can I get…?”

क्या मुझे बिरयानी और दही मिल सकती है? (kyaa mujhe birayaaNii aur Dahii miL SakaTii hai?)
“Can I get biryani and curd?” (Formal)

क्या मुझे सब्ज़ी-चावल मिल सकता है? (kyaa mujhe Sabzii-caavaL miL SakaTaa hai?)
“Can I get curry and rice?” (Formal)

Three Friends Chatting and Laughing while Having Coffee Drinks

Can I get some cold coffee, please?

Phrase Pattern
क्या आपके पास …… है? (kyaa aapake paaS … hai?)
“Do you have…?”

क्या आपके पास बिरयानी और दही है? (kyaa aapake paaS birayaaNii aur Dahii hai?)
“Do you have biryani and curd?” (Formal)

क्या आपके पास सब्ज़ी-चावल है? (kyaa aapake paaS Sabzii-caavaL hai?)
“Do you have curry and rice?” (Formal)

बिल कितना हुआ? (biL kiTaNaa huaa?)
“How much is the bill?” (Informal)

कितना हुआ? (kiTaNaa huaa?)
“How much?” (Informal)

कितने पैसे हुए? (kiTaNe paiSe huye?)
“How much?” (Informal)

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Handy Phrases When Dining at a Restaurant

कितना देना है? (kiTaNaa DeNaa hai?)
“How much to pay?” (Informal)

क्रेडिट कार्ड चलेगा? (kredit kaard caLegaa?)
“Is a credit card okay?” (Informal)

कार्ड से भुगतान हो जायेगा? (kaard Se bhugaTaaN ho jaayegaa?)
“Will the credit card work?” (Formal)

4. Asking for Help in Hindi

Asking for help is inevitable when you’re in a foreign land. It’s always a great idea to learn phrases you could use in times of emergency. That’s why our final section focuses on beginner Hindi phrases that will help you get help or resolve issues in a pinch. 

Phrase Pattern
…… कहाँ / किधर है? (…… kahaan / kiDHar hai?)
“Where is…?”

पुस्तकालय कहाँ है? (puSTakaaLay kahaan hai?)
“Where is the library?” (Formal / Informal)

पुलिस चौकी किधर है? (puLiS caukii kiDHar hai?)
“Where is the police station?” (Formal / Informal)

Phrase Pattern
…… कितनी दूर है? (kiTaNii Duur hai?)
“How far is the…?”

दुकान कितनी दूर है? (DukaaN kiTaNii Duur hai?)
“How far is the store?” (Formal / Informal)

अस्पताल कितनी दूर है? (aSpaTaaL kiTaNii Duur hai?)
“How far is the hospital?” (Formal / Informal)

आपको अंग्रेज़ी आती है? (aapako angrezii aaTii hai?)
“Do you know English?” (Formal / Informal)

क्या आप अंग्रेज़ी बोलते हैं? (kyaa aap angrezii boLaTe hain?) = [To a male]
“Do you speak English?” (Formal / Informal)

क्या आप अंग्रेज़ी बोलती हैं? (kyaa aap angrezii boLaTii hain?) = [To a female]
“Do you speak English?” (Formal / Informal)

इसे हिंदी में कैसे बोलते हैं? (iSe hiNDii men kaiSe boLaTe hain?)
“How do you say it in Hindi?” (Formal / Informal)

मुझे समझ नहीं आया। (mujhe Samajh Nahiin aayaa.)
“I don’t understand.” (Informal)

A Little Boy Who Needs to Use the Bathroom

Where’s the restroom?

आपने क्या कहा? (aapaNe kyaa kahaa?)
“What did you say?” (Formal / Informal)

मुझे डॉक्टर की ज़रूरत है। (mujhe dauktar kii zaruuraT hai.)
“I need a doctor.” (Formal / Informal)

मुझे फ़ौरन अस्पताल जाना है। (mujhe fauraN aSpaTaaL jaaNaa hai.)
“I need to go to the hospital right now!” (Formal / Informal)

मुझे मदद चाहिए। (mujhe maDaD caahiye.)
“I need help.” (Formal / Informal)

मदद करो! (maDaD karo!)
“Help!” (Informal)

क्या आप दोबारा बोलेंगे? (kyaa aap Dobaaraa boLenge?) = [To a male]
“Could you say it again?” (Formal)

क्या आप दोबारा बोलेंगी? (kyaa aap Dobaaraa boLengii?) = [To a female]
“Could you say it again?” (Formal)

कृपया, एक बार फिर से बोलिये। (kripayaa, ek baar phir Se boLiye.)
“Could you repeat that, please?” (Formal)
The Hindi word for “please” is rarely used in spoken language. Even if you don’t use it, politeness is implied here.

Someone Performing the Heimlich Maneuver on Someone Who Is Choking on an Apple

Oh God, someone help me!!

क्या आप बात को वापस दोहराएंगे? (kyaa aap baaT ko vaapaS Dohraayenge?) = [To a male]
“Could you repeat what you just said?” (Formal)

क्या आप बात को वापस दोहराएंगी? (kyaa aap baaT ko vaapaS Dohraayengii?) = [To a female]
“Could you repeat what you just said?” (Formal)

फिर से बोलना! (phir Se boLaNaa!)
“Please, repeat!” (Informal)

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Learn the Top 150+ Advanced Hindi Words


Congratulations! At this point in your language learning journey, you are familiar with beginner-level Hindi words and have surpassed the mountain of intermediate Hindi vocabulary. You also have a good understanding of basic sentence structures and grammar concepts, and you can probably hold a short conversation in Hindi. 

While this was enough to help you survive as a new Hindi learner, it’s time to press onward and study some more advanced Hindi words. Being able to use a more sophisticated vocabulary will reflect your strong command of the Hindi language and leave a great impression on native speakers. It could also help you land a job in India and score better on examinations.

So, let’s start our lesson and check out the most useful advanced Hindi words in a variety of categories.

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  1. Advanced Academic Words
  2. Advanced Business Words
  3. Advanced Medical Words
  4. Advanced Legal Words
  5. 50+ Lesser-Known Words to Make Your Answers Stand Out in Hindi Exams
  6. Why choose

1. Advanced Academic Words

Our first list of advanced Hindi words consists of academic terms. These are words you’ll often hear used by professors and students in universities throughout India. 

1 – विषय (visay) = “Subject” [Noun]

तुम्हें कौन सा विषय पसंद है? (Tumhen kauN Saa visay paSanD hai?)
“Which subject do you like?”

2 – अनुसंधान (aNuSanDHaaN) = “Research” [Noun]

यह एक अनुसंधान केंद्र है। (yah ek aNuSanDHaaN keNDr hai.)
“This is a research center.”

3 – अंकतालिका (ank TaaLikaa) = “Marksheet” [Noun]

अपनी अंकतालिका दिखाइए। (apaNii ank TaaLikaa Dikhaaiye.)
“Show your marksheet.”

4 – उत्तीर्ण (uTTiirn) = “Passed” [Verb]

पचास छात्र उत्तीर्ण हुए। (pacaaS chaaTr uTTiirn huye.)
“Fifty students passed.”

5 – अनुत्तीर्ण (aNuTTiirn) = “Failed” [Verb]

चार छात्र अनुत्तीर्ण हुए। (caar chaaTr aNuTTiirn huye.)
“Four students failed.”

6 – मूल्यांकन (muuLyaankaN) = “Evaluation” [Noun]

अभी मूल्यांकन चल रहा है। (abhii muuLyaankaN caL rahaa hai.)
“Right now, the evaluation is going on.”

7 – अस्पष्ट (aSpast) = “Ambiguous” [Adjective]

स्थिति अस्पष्ट है। (STHiTi aSpast hai.)
“The situation is ambiguous.”

8 – विवाद (vivaaD) = “Controversy” [Noun]

छात्र नेता विवाद में है। (chaaTr NeTaa vivaaD men hai.)
“The student leader is in controversy.”

9 – महाविद्यालय (mahaaviDyaaLay) = “College” [Noun]

महाविद्यालय यहाँ से बहुत दूर है। (mahaaviDyaaLay yahaan Se bahuT Duur hai.)
“The college is quite far from here.”

10 – विश्वविद्यालय (visvaviDyaaLay) = “University” [Noun]

मैं विश्वविद्यालय जाना चाहती हूँ। (main visvaviDyaaLay jaaNaa caahaTii huun.)
“I want to go to university.”

11 – अंक (ank) = “Marks” [Noun]

किरन को चालीस अंक मिले। (kiraN ko caaLiiS ank miLe.)
“Kiran got forty marks.”

12 – पंजीकरण (panjiikaran) = “Registration” [Noun]

कल पंजीकरण का आख़िरी दिन है। (kaL panjiikaran kaa aakhirii DiN hai.)
“Tomorrow is the last day of registration.”

13 – क्रमांक (kramaank) = “Serial number” [Noun]

सबसे पहले अपना क्रमांक लिखिए। (SabaSe pahLe apaNaa kramaank Likhiye.)
“First, write down your serial number.”

14 – शैक्षणिक (saiksanik) = “Academic” [Adjective]

आपकी शैक्षणिक योग्यता क्या है? (aapakii saiksanik yogyaTaa kyaa hai?)
“What’s your academic qualification?”

15 – कुलाधिपति (kuLaaDHipaTi) = “Chancellor” [Noun]

कुलाधिपति अवकाश पर हैं। (kuLaaDHipaTi avakaas par hain.)
“The chancellor is on leave.”

16 – कुलपति (kuLapaTi) = “Vice-chancellor” [Noun]

कुलपति बैठक में हैं। (kuLapaTi baithak men hain.)
“The vice-chancellor is in the meeting.”

17 – समन्वयक (SamaNvayak) = “Coordinator” [Noun]

रमेश दो साल से इस विभाग का समन्वयक है। (rames Do SaaL Se iS vibhaag kaa SamaNvayak hai.)
“Ramesh has been the coordinator of this department for two years.”

18 – स्नातक (SNaaTak) = “Graduate” [Noun]

मैं एक स्नातक हूँ। (main ek SNaaTak huun.)
“I’m a graduate.”

19 – परास्नातक (paraaSNaaTak) = “Postgraduate” [Noun]

सुमन परास्नातक है। (SumaN paraaSNaaTak hai.)
“Suman is a postgraduate.”

20 – सुधार (SuDHaar) = “Correction” [Noun]

इस शोध में सुधार की ज़रूरत है। (iS soDH men SuDHaar kii zaruuraT hai.)
“This research needs some corrections.”

21 – प्रवेश (praves) = “Admission” [Noun]

मुझे मुंबई के कॉलेज में प्रवेश मिल गया है। (mujhe mumbaii ke kauLej men praves miL gayaa hai.)
“I’ve got admission into a college in Mumbai.”

22 – अवकाश (avakaas) = “A leave” [Noun]

अध्यापिका दो दिन के अवकाश पर गयी हैं। (aDHyaapikaa Do DiN ke avakaas par gayii hain.)
“The teacher is on leave for two days.”

23 – उचित (uciT) = “Appropriate” [Adjective]

पहले इसकी अनुमति लेना अधिक उचित होगा। (pahLe iSakii aNumaTi LeNaa aDHik uciT hogaa.)
“Before this, it’d be more appropriate to ask for permission.”

24 – अनुचित (aNuciT) = “Inappropriate” [Adjective]

इस तरह बात करना अनुचित है। (iS Tarah baaT karaNaa aNuciT hai.)
“It’s inappropriate to talk like this.”

25 – परीक्षा प्रणाली (pariiksaa pranaaLii) = “Examination system” [Noun]

हमारी परीक्षा प्रणाली विश्व-स्तर की है। (hamaarii pariiksaa pranaaLii visv-STar kii hai.)
“We have a world-class examination system.”

26 – शुल्क (suLk) = “Fee” [Noun]

कृपया, मासिक शुल्क समय पर जमा करें। (kripayaa, maaSik suLk Samay par jamaa karen.)
“Please, deposit the monthly fee on time.”

27 – अंतिम तिथि (aNTim TiTHi) = “Last date” [Noun]

फ़ॉर्म जमा करने की अंतिम तिथि क्या है? (faurm jamaa karaNe kii aNTim TiTHi kyaa hai?)
“What is the last date to submit this form?”

28 – रसायन विज्ञान (raSaayaN vigyaaN) = “Chemistry” [Noun]

मुझे रसायन विज्ञान में कोई दिलचस्पी नहीं। (mujhe raSaayaN vigyaaN men koi DiLacaSpii Nahiin.)
“I have no interest in chemistry.”

29 – भौतिक विज्ञान (bhauTik vigyaaN) = “Physics” [Noun]

भौतिक विज्ञान एक कठिन विषय है। (bhauTik vigyaaN ek kathiN visay hai.)
“Physics is a difficult subject.”

30 – अभियांत्रिकी (abhiyaaNTrikii) = “Engineering” [Noun]

ये अभियांत्रिकी की छात्राएं हैं। (ye abhiyaaNTrikii kii chaaTraayen hain.)
“These are the engineering students.”

31 – मनोविज्ञान (maNovigyaaN) = “Psychology” [Noun]

क्या तुम मनोविज्ञान पढ़ना चाहती हो? (kyaa Tum maNovigyaaN padhaNaa caahaTii ho?)
“Do you wish to study psychology?”

32 – राजनीति शास्त्र (raajaNiiTi-saaSTr) = “Political science” [Noun]

राजनीति शास्त्र की कक्षा उस कमरे में चल रही है। (raajaNiiTi saaSTr kii kaksaa uS kamare men caL rahii hai.)
“The political science class is running in that room.”

33 – समाजशास्‍त्र (Samaaj saaSTr) = “Sociology” [Noun]

समाजशास्त्र बहुत ही रोचक विषय है। (Samaaj saaSTr bahuT hii rocak visay hai.)
“Sociology is a really interesting subject.”

34 – ललित कला (LaLiT kaLaa) = “Fine arts” [Noun]

यहाँ ललित कला के चौदह विद्यार्थी हैं। (yahaan LaLiT kaLaa ke cauDah viDyaarTHii hain.)
“There are fourteen students of the fine arts here.”

2. Advanced Business Words

Our next set of advanced vocabulary words in Hindi covers frequently used terms in the business sector. You’ll likely find these words used in Hindi business magazines, in the news, or in business meetings. If you plan to get a job or do business in India, you should definitely have these words up your sleeve! 

1 – व्यवसाय (vyavaSaay) = “Business” [Noun]

व्यवसाय कैसा चल रहा है? (vyavaSaay kaiSaa caL rahaa hai?)
“How is the business doing?”

2 – रणनीति (ranaNiiTi) = “Strategy” [Noun]

इस समस्या से निपटने के लिए कोई रणनीति बनानी पड़ेगी। (iS SamaSyaa Se NipataNe ke Liye koii ranaNiiTi baNaaNii padegii.)
“We’ll have to make a strategy to deal with this problem.”

3 – कंपनी (kampaNii) = “Company” [Noun]

यह एक छोटी कंपनी है। (yah ek chotii kampaNii hai.)
“This is a small company.”

4 – कर्मचारी (karmacaarii) = “Employee” [Noun]

यहाँ 200 कर्मचारी काम करते हैं। (yahaan 200 karmacaarii kaam karaTe hain.)
“200 employees work here.”

5 – नियोक्ता (NiyokTaa) = “Employer” [Noun]

कंपनी के नियोक्ता बहुत भले व्यक्ति हैं। (kampaNii ke NiyokTaa bahuT bhaLe vyakTi hain.)
“The employer of the company is a good man.”

6 – नौकरी (Naukarii) = “Job” [Noun]

क्या तुम नौकरी की तलाश में हो? (kyaa Tum Naukarii kii TaLaas men ho?)
“Are you looking for a job?”

7 – रोज़गार (rozagaar) = “Employment” [Noun]

रोज़गार की दर घट रही है। (rozagaar kii Dar ghat rahii hai.)
“The employment rate is decreasing.”

8 – पेशा (pesaa) = “Profession” [Noun]

आपका पेशा क्या है? (aapakaa pesaa kyaa hai?)
“What’s your profession?”

9 – वित्त (viTT) = “Finance” [Noun]

वित्त मंत्री ने नई घोषणाएं कीं। (viTT maNTrii Ne Nayii ghosnaayen kiin.)
“The finance minister made new announcements.”

10 – आर्थिक (aarTHik) = “Financial” [Adjective]

भूकम्प पीड़ितों को आर्थिक सहायता की ज़रूरत है। (bhuukamp piidiTon ko aarTHik SahaayaTaa kii zaruuraT hai.)
“The earthquake victims need financial help.”

11 – अर्थव्यवस्था (arTHavyavaSTHaa) = “Economy” [Noun]

देश की अर्थव्यवस्था कमज़ोर होती जा रही है। (Des kii arTHavyavaSTHaa kamazor hoTii jaa rahii hai.)
“The economy of the country is growing weak.”

12 – प्रबंधन (prabaNDHaN) = “Management” [Noun]

प्रबंधन इस मामले की जाँच करेगा। (prabaNDHaN iS maamaLe kii jaanc karegaa.)
“The management will look into this matter.”

13 – संगठन (SangathaN) = “Organization” [Noun]

“हेल्प” एक ग़ैर सरकारी संगठन है। (“heLp” ek gair Sarakaarii SangathaN hai.)
“ ‘Help’ is a non-government organization.”

14 – वेतन (veTaN) = “Salary” [Noun]

सफ़ाई कर्मचारी वेतन बढ़ाने की मांग कर रहे हैं। (Safaaii karmacaarii veTaN badhaaNe kii maang kar rahe hain.)
“The cleaning staff is demanding a hike in their salary.”

15 – मानवीय संसाधन (maaNaviiy SaNSaaDHaN) = “Human resource” [Noun]

हमें और अधिक मानवीय संसाधन की आवश्यकता है। (hamen aur aDHik maaNaviiy SaNSaaDHaN kii aavasyakaTaa hai.)
“We need more human resources.”

16 – प्रबंधक (prabaNDHak) = “Manager” [Noun]

सुमन दो साल से होटल प्रबंधक के तौर पर काम कर रही है। (SumaN Do SaaL Se hotaL prabaNDHak ke Taur par kaam kar rahii hai.)
“Suman has been working as the hotel manager for two years.”

17 – महाप्रबंधक (mahaaprabaNDHak) = “General manager” [Noun]

यहाँ के महाप्रबंधक कौन हैं? (yahaan ke mahaaprabaNDHak kauN hain?)
“Who is the general manager here?”

18 – मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी (mukhy kaaryakaarii aDHikaarii) = “Chief executive officer” [Noun]

मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी अभी दौरे पर गए हैं। (mukhy kaaryakaarii aDHikaarii abhii Daure par gaye hain.)
“The chief executive officer is on tour.”

19 – बैठक / सभा (baithak / Sabhaa) = “Meeting” [Noun]

कमरा नंबर 4 में बैठक हो रही है। (kamaraa Nambar 4 men baithak ho rahii hai.)
“The meeting is taking place in room number 4.”

20 – भर्ती (bharTii) = “Recruitment” [Noun]

सेना में भर्ती प्रक्रिया शुरू हो चुकी है। (SeNaa men bharTii prakriyaa suruu ho cukii hai.)
“The army has started the recruitment process.”

21 – बरख़ास्त करना (barkhaaST karaNaa) = “Firing” [Noun]

कंपनी कई लोगों को नौकरी से बरख़ास्त कर रही है। (kampaNii kaii Logon ko barkhaaST kar rahii hai.)
“The company is firing many people.”

22 – त्यागपत्र (TyaagapaTr) = “Resignation” [Noun]

सुरेश ने अपना त्यागपत्र दे दिया है। (Sures Ne apaNaa TyaagapaTr De Diyaa hai.)
“Suresh has given his resignation.”

23 – कर (kar) = “Tax” [Noun]

आयकर नहीं देना एक दंडनीय अपराध है। (aay kar Nahiin Denaa ek DandNiiy apraaDH hai.)
“Not paying the income tax is a punishable offense.”

24 – अनुबंध (aNubanDH) = “Contract” [Noun]

अभिनेत्री ने दो साल का अनुबंध किया है। (abhiNeTrii Ne Do SaaL kaa aNubanDH kiyaa hai.)
“The actress has signed a two-year contract.”

25 – कारोबार (kaarobaar) = “Business” [Noun]

कारोबार अभी काफ़ी अच्छा चल रहा है। (kaarobaar abhii kaafii acchaa caL rahaa hai.)
“The business is doing really well these days.”

26 – वितरण (viTaran) = “Distribution” [Noun]

पुरस्कार वितरण कल होगा। (puraSkaar viTran kaL hogaa.)
“The prize distribution will be tomorrow.”

27 – लाभ (Laabh) = “Profit” [Noun]

इस वर्ष व्यापारियों को लाभ की उम्मीद है। (iS vars vyaapaariyon ko Laabh kii ummiiD hai.)
“The merchants are hoping for some profits this year.”

28 – घाटा (ghaataa) = “Loss” [Noun]

कपड़ा मिल घाटे में है। (kapadaa miL ghaate men hai.)
“The textile factory is at a loss.”

29 – आंकड़ा (aankadaa) = “Number” [Noun]

रोगियों का आंकड़ा 100 पार कर चुका है। (rogiyon kaa aankadaa Sau paar kar cukaa hai.)
“The number of patients has crossed 100.”

30 – प्रोत्साहन राशि (proTSaahaN raasi) = “Incentive” [Noun]

मेहनती कर्मचारियों को प्रोत्साहन राशि दी जाएगी। (mehaNaTii karmacaariyon ko proTSaahaN raasi Dii jaayegii.)
“The hardworking staff will receive the incentives.”

31 – निगमित नीति (NigamiT NiiTi) = “Corporate policy” [Noun]

यह दफ़्तर की निगमित नीति है। (yah DafTar kii NigamiT NiiTi hai.)
“It’s a corporate policy of this office.”

32 – निगम (Nigam) = “Corporation” [Noun]

नगर निगम शहर के बाहरी छोर पर है। (Nagar Nigam sahar ke baaharii chor par hai.)
“The municipal corporation is on the outskirts of the city.”

3. Advanced Medical Words

If you happen to be interested in the medical field, learning these advanced Hindi vocabulary words could help you get higher marks in exams and perform better in job interviews.

1 – कोशिका (kosikaa) = “Cell” [Noun]

कोशिका शरीर की सबसे छोटी इकाई होती है। (kosikaa sariir kii SabaSe chotii ikaaii hoTii hai.)
“A cell is the smallest unit of the body.”

2 – ऊतक (uuTak) = “Tissue” [Noun]

हमारे शरीर में कई प्रकार के ऊतक होते हैं। (hamaare sariir men kaii prakaar ke uuTak hoTe hain.)
“There are many types of tissue in our body.”

3 – सूजन (SuujaN) = “Inflammation” [Noun]

अस्थिरोग में सूजन आ जाती है। (aSTHi-rog men SuujaN aa jaaTii hai.)
“Inflammation occurs in arthritis.”

4 – सरदर्द (Sar DarD) = “Headache” [Noun]

दादी को सरदर्द हो रहा है। (DaaDii ko Sar DarD ho rahaa hai.)
“Grandma has a headache.”

5 – उल्टी (uLtii) = “Vomiting” [Noun]

उल्टी होना पेट में संक्रमण की निशानी है। (uLtii hoNaa pet men Sankraman kii NisaaNii hai.)
“Vomiting is a sign of a stomach infection.”

6 – उबकाई (ubakaaii) = “Nausea” [Noun]

क्या आपको उबकाई महसूस हो रही है? (kyaa aapako ubakaaii mahaSuuS ho rahii hai?)
“Are you experiencing nausea?”

7 – कर्क रोग (kark rog) = “Cancer” [Noun]

मेरे चाचा को कर्क रोग हो गया है। (mere caacaa ko kark rog ho gayaa hai.)
“My uncle has developed cancer.”

8 – अल्प रक्त-चाप (aLp rakTacaap) = “Hypotension” [Noun]

अल्प रक्तचाप में नमक चीनी का घोल पीना चाहिए। (aLp rakTacaap men Namak ciiNii kaa ghoL piiNaa caahiye.)
“In hypotension, a salt-sugar solution should be given.”

9 – उच्च रक्तचाप (ucc rakTacaap) = “Hypertension” [Noun]

यह उच्च रक्तचाप की दवा है। (yah ucc rakTacaap kii Davaa hai.)
“This is the medicine for hypertension.”

10 – दमा (Damaa) = “Asthma” [Noun]

दमा के रोगियों को प्राणायाम करना चाहिए। (Damaa ke rogiyon ko praanaayaam karaNaa caahiye.)
“Asthma patients should do Pranayama.”

11 – मनोभ्रंश रोग (maNobhraNs rog) = “Dementia” [Noun]

इस विभाग में मनोभ्रंश रोग का इलाज होता है। (iS vibhaag men maNobhraNs rog kaa iLaaj hoTaa hai.)
“Dementia treatment is provided in this department.”

12 – अवसाद (avaSaaD) = “Depression” [Noun]

अवसाद एक गंभीर स्वास्थ्य समस्या है। (avaSaaD ek gambhiir SvaaSTHy SamaSyaa hai.)
“Depression is a serious health problem.”

13 – नाड़ी (Naadii) = “Pulse” [Noun]

मरीज़ की नाड़ी देखो। (mariiz kii Naadii Dekho.)
“Check the patient’s pulse.”

14 – तीव्र (Tiivr) = “Acute” [Adjective]

रोगी को तीव्र ज्वर है। (rogii ko Tiivr jvar hai.)
“The patient has an acute fever.”

15 – संक्रमण (Sankraman) = “Infection” [Noun]

यह संक्रमण गंदे पानी से फैलता है। (yah Sankraman gaNDe paaNii Se faiLaTaa hai.)
“This infection spreads through dirty water.”

16 – बुखार (bukhaar) = “Fever” [Noun]

बच्चे को कल रात से बुखार है। (bacce ko kaL raaT Se bukhaar hai.)
“The kid has had a fever since last night.”

17 – ज़ुकाम (zukaam) = “Common cold” [Noun]

अगर आपको ज़ुकाम है तो अदरक की चाय पियें। (agar aapako zukaam hai To aDarak kii caay piyen.)
“If you are suffering from the common cold, drink ginger tea.”

18 – चयापचय (cayaapacay) = “Metabolism” [Noun]

पुनीत का चयापचय कमज़ोर हो चुका है। (puNiiT kaa cayaapacay kamazor ho cukaa hai.)
“Punit’s metabolism has become weak.”

19 – श्वसन दर (svaSaN Dar) = “Respiration rate” [Noun]

रोगी की श्वसन दर बहुत कम है। (rogii kii svaSaN Dar bahuT kam hai.)
“The patient’s respiration rate is quite low.”

20 – मवाद (mavaaD) = “Pus” [Noun]

चोट में मवाद पड़ चुका है। (cot men mavaaD pad cukaa hai.)
“There is pus formation in the wound.”

21 – रक्त (rakT) = “Blood” [Noun]

इनके शरीर में रक्त की कमी है। (iNake sariir men rakT kii kamii hai.)
“There is a lack of blood in his body.”

22 – रक्तदान (rakTaDaaN) = “Blood donation” [Noun]

सभी को रक्तदान अवश्य करना चाहिए। (Sabhii ko rakTaDaaN avasy karaNaa caahiye.)
“Everybody should participate in blood donation.”

23 – लक्षण (Laksan) = “Symptoms” [Noun]

ये सभी पीलिया के लक्षण हैं। (ye Sabhii piiLiyaa ke Laksan hain.)
“All of these are symptoms of jaundice.”

24 – तंत्रिका-विज्ञान (TaNTrikaa vigyaaN) = “Neurology” [Noun]

तंत्रिका-विज्ञान विभाग दायीं ओर है। (TaNTrikaa vigyaaN vibhaag Daayiin or hai.)
“The neurology department is on the right side.”

25 – दिल का दौरा (DiL kaa Dauraa) = “Heart attack” [Noun]

समीर को दिल का दौरा पड़ा था। (Samiir ko DiL kaa Dauraa padaa THaa.)
“Sameer had a heart attack.”

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Popular Medical Words

26 – मिरगी (miragii) = “Epilepsy” [Noun]

यहाँ मिरगी का निःशुल्क इलाज होता है। (yahaan miragii kaa NihsuLk iLaaj hoTaa hai.)
“They provide free treatment for epilepsy here.”

27 – त्वचा रोग (Tvacaa rog) = “Skin disease” [Noun]

एक्ज़िमा एक तरह का त्वचा रोग है। (ekzimaa ek Tarah kaa Tvacaa rog hai.)
“Eczema is a type of skin disease.”

28 – विशेषज्ञ (visesagy) = “Specialist” [Noun]

हमें बाल-रोग विशेषज्ञ से मिलना है। (hamen baaL rog visesagy Se miLaNaa hai.)
“We need to see a child specialist.”

29 – शल्य चिकित्सा (saLy cikiTSaa) = “Surgery” [Noun]

दादाजी को शल्य चिकित्सा करवानी होगी। (DaaDaajii ko saLy cikiTSaa karavaaNii hogii.)
“Grandpa needs to have surgery.”

30 – हृदय रोग विशेषज्ञ (hriDay rog visesagy) = “Cardiologist” [Noun]

मेरे मामा एक हृदय रोग विशेषज्ञ हैं। (mere maamaa ek hriDay rog visesagy hain.)
“My uncle is a cardiologist.”

4. Advanced Legal Words

Now that you’ve reached an advanced level in Hindi, you will benefit from studying the most common legal terms. While legalese is rather difficult to understand even for the general population, knowing the basics can help you comprehend what you read or hear on the news. It can also allow you to have more complex conversations and avoid unfortunate misunderstandings! 

1 – कचहरी (kacaharii) = “Court” [Noun]

कचहरी कितनी दूर है? (kacaharii kiTaNii Duur hai?)
“How far is the court?”

2 – न्यायपालिका (NyaayapaaLikaa) = “Judiciary” [Noun]

देखते हैं, न्यायपालिका किसके पक्ष में फ़ैसला सुनाती है. (DekhaTe hain, NyaayapaaLikaa kiSake paks men faiSaLaa SuNaaTii hai.)
“Let’s see in whose favor the judiciary gives its verdict.”

3 – न्यायाधीश (NyaayaaDHiis) = “Judge” / “Magistrate” [Noun]

न्यायाधीश बनने के लिए बहुत मेहनत करनी पड़ती है। (NyaayaaDHiis baNaNe ke Liye bahuT mehaNaT karaNii padaTii hai.)
“It takes a lot of hard work to become a judge.”

4 – मुख्य न्यायाधीश (mukhy NyaayaaDHiis) = “Chief justice” [Noun]

मुख्य न्यायाधीश ने जाँच के आदेश दिए। (mukhy NyaayaaDHiis Ne jaanc ke aaDes Diye.)
“The chief justice has ordered an investigation.”

5 – उच्च न्यायालय (ucc NyaayaaLay) = “High court” [Noun]

मामला अब उच्च न्यायलय में जायेगा। (maamaLaa ab ucc NyaayaaLay men jayegaa.)
“The case will now go into the high court.”

6 – उच्चतम न्यायालय (uccaTam NyaayaaLay) = “Supreme court” [Noun]

उच्चतम न्यायालय नयी दिल्ली में है। (uccaTam NyaayaaLay Nayii DiLLii men hai.)
“The supreme court is in New Delhi.”

7 – मुक़दमा (muqaDamaa) = “Case” [Noun]

ग्राहक ने बैंक पर धोखाधड़ी का मुक़दमा किया। (graahak Ne baink par DHokhaaDHadii kaa muqaDamaa kiyaa.)
“The customer filed a fraud case with the bank.”

8 – याचिका (yaacikaa) = “Petition” [Noun]

सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता ने नए क़ानून के विरोध में याचिका दायर की। (Saamaajik kaaryakarTaa Ne Naye qaaNuuN ke viroDH men yaacikaa Daayar kii.)
“The social worker filed a petition against the new law.”

9 – अधिनियम (aDHiNiyam) = “Act” [Noun]

किसानों ने नए अधिनियम का विरोध किया। (kiSaaNon Ne Naye aDHiNiyam kaa viroDH kiyaa.)
“The farmers protested against the new act.”

10 – दायर करना (Daayar karaNaa) = “To file” [Verb]

किसी भी घोटाले के ख़िलाफ़ याचिका दायर करना एक नागरिक का क़ानूनी अधिकार है। (kiSii bhii ghotaaLe ke khiLaaf yaacikaa Daayar karaNaa ek Naagarik kaa qaaNuuNii aDHikaar hai.)
“It’s a citizen’s right to file a petition against any scam.”

11 – वादी (vaaDii) = “Plaintiff” [Noun]

इस मुक़दमे में वह एक वादी है। (iS muqaDame men vah ek vaaDii hai.)
“She is a plaintiff in this case.”

12 – संविधान (SamviDHaaN) = “Constitution” [Noun]

संविधान लोकतंत्र की नींव होता है। (SamviDHaaN Lok TanTra kii Niinv hoTaa hai.)
“The constitution is the foundation of democracy.”

13 – वैध (vaiDH) = “Legal” [Adjective]

सीमा की मौसी उसकी वैध अभिभावक है। (Siimaa kii mauSii uSakii vaiDH abhibhaavak hai.)
“Seema’s aunt is her legal guardian.”

14 – अवैध (avaiDH) = “Illegal” [Adjective]

खुले में शराब पीना अवैध है। (khuLe men saraab piiNaa avaiDH hai.)
“It’s illegal to consume alcohol in a public place.”

15 – अपराधी (apraaDHii) = “Criminal” [Noun]

अपराधी को जेल भेजा गया। (apraaDHii ko jeL bhejaa gayaa.)
“The criminal was sent to jail.”

16 – क़ानूनी कार्यवाही (qaaNuuNii kaaryavaahii) = “Legal action” [Noun]

नियम तोड़ने पर क़ानूनी कार्यवाही होती है। (Niyam TodaNe par qaaNuuNii karyavaahii hoTii hai.)
“Legal action is taken when the law is broken.”

17 – बरी होना (barii hoNaa) = “To be acquitted” [Verb]

कार्यकर्ता को बरी किया गया। (kaaryakarTaa ko barii kiyaa gaya.)
“The activist was acquitted.”

18 – बंदी (baNDii) = “Prisoner” [Noun]

जेल में 300 बंदी हैं। (jeL men 300 baNDii hain.)
“There are 300 prisoners in the jail.”

19 – निर्वाह-धन (Nirvaah-DHaN) = “Alimony” [Noun]

जज ने पति को निर्वाह-धन देने का आदेश दिया। (jaj Ne paTi ko Nirvaah-DHaN DeNe kaa aaDes Diyaa.)
“The judge ordered the husband to give the alimony.”

20 – निर्दोष (NirDos) = “Innocent” [Adjective]

अपराध साबित होने तक हर व्यक्ति को निर्दोष माना जाना चाहिए। (aparaaDH SaabiT hoNe Tak har vyakTi ko NirDos maaNaa jaaNaa caahiye.)
“Everybody should be considered innocent until proven guilty.”

21 – संदिग्ध (SaNDigDH) = “Accused” [Adjective]

संदिग्धों में कई बड़े नेताओं के भी नाम थे। (SaNDigDHon men kaii bade NeTaaon ke bhii Naam THe.)
“The names of many powerful ministers are on the accused list.”

22 – साक्ष्य (Saaksy) = “Evidence” [Noun]

कई साक्ष्य आग में जल कर नष्ट हो गए। (kaii Saaksy aag men jaL kar Nast ho gaye.)
“Many pieces of evidence were destroyed in the fire.”

23 – साक्षी (Saaksii) = “Witness” [Noun]

पुलिस ने साक्षी को सुरक्षा प्रदान की। (puLiS Ne Saaksii ko Suraksaa praDaaN kii.)
“The police provided security to the witness.”

24 – क़ुबूल करना (qubuuL karaNaa) = “To admit” [Verb]

दीपक ने अपना जुर्म क़ुबूल किया। (Diipak Ne apaNaa jurm qubuuL kiyaa.)
“Deepak admitted his crime.”

25 – कारागार (kaaraagaar) = “Prison” / “Jail” [Noun]

कारागार में कड़ी सुरक्षा व्यवस्था है। (kaaraagaar men kadii Suraksaa vyavaSTHaa hai.)
“There is tight security in the prison.”

26 – अपहरण (apharan) = “Kidnapping” [Noun]

शहर में अपहरण के मामले बढ़ रहे हैं। (sahar men apharan ke maamaLe badh rahe hain.)
“Kidnapping cases are rising in the city.”

27 – दंड (Dand) = “Penalty” [Noun]

मास्क नहीं पहनने पर 200 रुपये का दंड देय होगा। (maaSk Nahiin pahaNaNe par 200 rupaye kaa Dand Dey hogaa.)
“There will be a penalty of 200 rupees for not wearing a mask.”

28 – धमकी (DHamakii) = “Threat” [Noun]

जान से मारने की धमकी देना दंडनीय अपराध है। (jaaN Se maaraNe kii DHamakii DeNaa DandaNiiy aparaaDH hai.)
“A threat to kill is a punishable offense.”

29 – संरक्षण (Sanraksan) = “Guardianship” [Noun]

माँ को बच्चे का संरक्षण दिया गया। (maan ko bacce kaa Sanraksan Diyaa gayaa.)
“The mother was given the guardianship of the child.”

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30 – भरण-पोषण (bharan-posan) = “Maintenance” [Noun]

भरण-पोषण की ज़िम्मेदारी पिता को दी गयी। (bharan-posan kii zimmeDaarii piTaa ko Dii gayii.)
“The father was given the responsibility of providing maintenance.”

31 – तलाक़ (TaLaaq) = “Divorce” [Noun]

पति-पत्नी ने तलाक़ लेने का फ़ैसला किया। (paTi-paTNii Ne TaLaaq LeNe kaa faiSaLaa kiyaa.)
“The couple decided to get a divorce.”

32 – मुआवज़ा (muaavazaa) = “Compensation” [Noun]

पीड़ितों को एक लाख रुपये का मुआवज़ा दिया जायेगा। (piidiTon ko ek Laakh rupaye kaa muaavazaa Diyaa jaayegaa.)
“The victims will be given compensation of one lakh of rupees.”

33 – निर्णय (Nirnay) = “Verdict” [Noun]

जज का निर्णय सर्वमान्य होता है। (jaj kaa Nirnay SarvamaaNy hoTaa hai.)
“The decision of the judge is universally accepted.”

34 – पीड़ित (piiṛiT) = “Victim” (Male) [Noun]

पीड़ित ने अधिकारी के सामने गुहार लगायी। (piidiT Ne aDHikaarii ke SaamaNe guhaar Lagaayii.)
“The victim pleaded in front of the officer.”

35 – पीड़िता (piidiTaa) = “Victim” (Female) [Noun]

पीड़िता ने अधिकारी के सामने गुहार लगायी। (piidiTaa Ne aDHikaarii ke SaamaNe guhaar Lagaayii.)
“The victim pleaded in front of the officer.”

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Finally, here is a list of advanced Hindi vocabulary words that will help you shine when taking exams or writing essays. Once you become familiar with these words, practice using them where appropriate to make the most of your Hindi writing. 

1 – वृहद् (vrihaD) = “Large” [Adjective]

यह समस्या वृहद् स्तर पर फैली हुई है। (yah SamaSyaa vrihaD STar par phaiLii huyii hai.)
“This problem exists on a large scale.”

2 – ज्ञान (gyaaN) = “Knowledge” [Noun]

ज्ञान की प्यास हमेशा होनी चाहिए। (gyaaN kii pyaaS hamesaa hoNii caahiye.)
“One should always have a thirst for knowledge.”

3 – बोध होना (boDH hoNaa) = “To sense” [Verb]

उसे अपनी ग़लती का बोध हुआ। (uSe apaNii gaLaTii kaa boDH huaa.)
“He sensed his mistake.”

4 – गद्यांश (gaDyaans) = “Prose passage” [Noun]

यह गद्यांश बहुत बड़ा है। (yah gaDyaans bahuT badaa hai.)
“This prose passage is too long.”

5 – पद्यांश (paDyaans) = “Poem passage” [Noun]

इस पद्यांश को समझाना मुश्किल है। (iS paDyaans ko SamjhaaNaa muskiL hai.)
“It’s hard to explain this poem passage.”

6 – निम्नलिखित (NimNaLikhiT) = “Following” [Noun]

निम्नलिखित में से किसी 5 प्रश्नों का उत्तर लिखिए। (NimNaLikhiT men Se kiSii 5 prasNon kaa uTTar Likhiye.)
“Answer any five of the following questions.”

7 – विस्तारपूर्वक (viSTaarapuurvak) = “In detail” [Adverb]

उत्तर को विस्तारपूर्वक लिखिए। (uTTar ko viSTaarapuurvak Likhiye.)
“Write the answer in detail.”

8 – वर्णन (varnaN) = “Describe” [Verb]

कवि की भावनाओं का वर्णन कीजिए। (kavi kii bhaavaNaaon kaa varnaN kiijiye.)
“Describe the feelings of the poet.”

9 – व्याकरण (vyaakaran) = “Grammar” [Noun]

कल हिंदी व्याकरण पर चर्चा होगी। (kaL hiNDii vyaakran par carcaa hogii.)
“Tomorrow, we will discuss Hindi grammar.”

10 – प्रत्यय (praTyay) = “Suffix” [Noun]

इस शब्द में सही प्रत्यय लगाएं। (iS sabD men Sahii praTyay Lagaayen.)
“Add the appropriate suffix to the word.”

11 – उपसर्ग (upaSarg) = “Prefix” [Noun]

उपसर्ग की परिभाषा लिखें। (upaSarg kii paribhaasaa Likhen.)
“Write the definition of ‘prefix.’”

12 – क्रिया (kriyaa) = “Verb” [Noun]

क्रिया के दो प्रकार हैं। (kriyaa ke Do prakaar hain.)
“There are two types of verbs.”

13 – संज्ञा (Sangyaa) = “Noun” [Noun]

संज्ञा के उदाहरण बताओ। (Sangyaa ke uDaaharan baTaao.)
“Give a few examples of nouns.”

14 – सर्वनाम (SarvaNaam) = “Pronoun” [Noun]

क्या तुम मुझे सर्वनाम के बारे में पढ़ा सकते हो? (kyaa Tum mujhe SarvaNaam ke baare me padhaa SakaTe ho?)
“Can you teach me about pronouns?”

15 – काल (kaaL) = “Tense” [Noun]

मुख्यतः काल तीन प्रकार के होते हैं। (mukhyTah kaaL TiiN prakaar ke hoTe hain.)
“There are three main tenses.”

16 – विशेषण (visesan) = “Adjective” [Noun]

विशेषण सीखना बहुत ज़रूरी है। (visesan SiikhaNaa bahuT zaruurii hai.)
“It’s really important to learn adjectives.”

17 – पर्यायवाची (paryaayavaacii) = “Synonyms” [Noun]

‘हवा’ के दो पर्यायवाची लिखिए। (‘havaa’ ke Do paryaayavaacii Likhiye.)
“Write two synonyms of ‘wind.’”

18 – विलोम (viLom) = “Antonyms” [Noun]

परीक्षा में विलोम पर भी सवाल पूछे जायेंगे। (pariiksaa men viLom par bhii SavaaL puuche jaayenge.)
“In the examination, there will be questions on the antonyms also.”

19 – मुहावरे (muhaavare) = “Idioms” [Noun]

इस पाठ से 10 मुहावरे याद करने हैं। (iS paath Se 10 muhaavare yaaD karaNe hain.)
“You have to learn ten idioms from this lesson.”

20 – लोकोक्तियाँ (LokokTiyaan) = “Proverbs” [Noun]

भारत में लोकोक्तियाँ बहुत प्रचलित हैं। (bhaaraT men LokokTiyaan bahuT pracaLiT hain.)
“Proverbs are quite popular in India.”

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21 – व्याख्या करना (vyaakhyaa karaNaa) = “To describe” [Verb]

शिक्षक ने कविता की व्याख्या की। (siksak Ne kaviTaa kii vyaakhyaa kii.)
“The teacher described the poem.”

22 – आदेश देना (aaDes DeNaa) = “To order” [Verb]

जज ने कैदी को रिहा करने का आदेश दिया। (jaj Ne kaiDii ko rihaa karaNe kaa aaDes Diyaa.)
“The judge ordered the release of the prisoner.”

23 – चयन करना (cayaN karaNaa) = “To select” [Verb]

प्रार्थियों का योग्यता के आधार पर चयन किया जायेगा। (praarTHiyon kaa yogyaTaa ke aaDHaar par cayaN kiyaa jaayegaa.)
“The candidates will be selected on the basis of qualification.”

24 – उल्लंघन करना (uLLanghaN karaNaa) = “Breaking” [Verb]

नियमों का उल्लंघन करने पर दंड मिल सकता है। (Niyamon kaa uLLanghaN karaNe par Dand miL SakTaa hai.)
“Breaking the law will result in punishment.”

25 – निर्णय लेना (Nirnay LeNaa) = “To decide” [Verb]

उसने शहर छोड़ने का निर्णय लिया। (uSaNe sahar chodaNe kaa Nirnay Liyaa.)
“He decided to leave the city.”

26 – आक्रमण करना (aakraman karaNaa) = “To attack” [Verb]

शेर ने हिरण पर आक्रमण किया। (ser Ne hiran par aakraman kiyaa.)
“The lion attacked the deer.”

27 – समझौता करना (SamjhauTaa karaNaa) = “To reach an agreement” [Verb]

दोनों देशों ने आपस में समझौता कर लिया। (DoNon Deson Ne aapaS men SamjhauTaa kar Liyaa.)
“Both countries reached an agreement among themselves.”

28 – सावधानी बरतना (SaavaDHaaNii baraTaNaa) = “To be careful” [Verb]

आपको सड़क पर चलते समय सावधानी बरतनी चाहिए। (aapako Sadak par caLaTe Samay SaavaDHaaNii baraTaNii caahiye.)
“You should be careful while walking on the road.”

29 – अत्यधिक (aTyaDHik) = “Extremely” [Adverb]

वह अत्यधिक चिंतित है। (vah aTyaDHik ciNTiT hai.)
“He is extremely worried.”

30 – अनावश्यक रूप से (aNaavasyak ruup Se) = “Unnecessarily” [Adverb]

तुम अनावश्यक रूप से नाराज़ हो रहे हो। (Tum aNaavasyak ruup Se Naaraaz ho rahe ho.)
“You are getting upset unnecessarily.”

31 – संदिग्ध तरीक़े से (SaNDigDH Tariiqe Se) = “Suspiciously” [Adverb]

चोर संदिग्ध तरीक़े से कमरे में घुसा। (cor SaNDigDH Tariiqe Se kamare men ghuSaa.)
“The thief entered the room suspiciously.”

32 – सुखपूर्वक (Sukhapuurvak) = “Happily” [Adverb]

और वे सुखपूर्वक रहने लगे। (aur ve Sukhapuurvak rahaNe Lage.)
“They started living happily.”

33 – निडर होकर (Nidar hokar) = “Fearlessly” [Adverb]

निडर होकर अपनी बात कहो। (Nidar hokar apaNii baaT kaho.)
“Speak out fearlessly.”

34 – औपचारिक रूप से (aupacaarik ruup Se) = “Officially” [Adverb]

दोनों औपचारिक रूप से विवाह के बंधन में बंध गए। (DoNon aupacaarik ruup Se vivaah ke baNDHaN men baNDH gaye.)
“Both of them officially got married.”

35 – अनौपचारिक रूप से (aNaupacaarik ruup Se) = “Unofficially” [Adverb]

वे अनौपचारिक रूप से अलग हो चुके हैं। (ve aNaupacaarik ruup Se aLag ho cuke hain.)
“They have unofficially separated.”

36 – त्रैमासिक (TraimaaSik) = “Trimonthly” [Adverb]

यह एक त्रैमासिक पत्रिका है। (yah ek TraimaaSik paTrikaa hai.)
“It’s a trimonthly magazine.”

37 – उसके बावजूद (uSake baavajuuD) = “In spite of that” [Preposition]

उसके बावजूद अनीता ने अपनी पढ़ाई जारी रखी। (uSake baavajuuD aNiiTaa Ne apaNii padhaaii jaarii rakhii.)
“In spite of that, Anita continued her studies.”

38 – बजाय इसके (bajaaye iSake) = “Instead of that” [Preposition]

बजाय इसके तुम्हें सबकी मदद करनी चाहिए। (bajaaye iSake Tumhen Sabakii maDaD karaNii caahiye.)
“Instead of that, you should help others.”

39 – किंतु (kiNTu) = “But” [Conjunction]

किंतु वह किताब क्यों नहीं मिल रही? (kiNTu vah kiTaab kyon Nahiin miL rahii?)
“But why can’t I find that book?”

40 – अपितु (apiTu) = “Rather” [Conjunction]

अपितु दूसरों का सम्मान करो। (apiTu DuuSaron kaa SammaaN karo.)
“Rather respect others.”

41 – अगले ही पल (agaLe hii paL) = “The next moment” [Conjunction]

अगले ही पल दरवाज़े की घंटी बजी। (agaLe hii paL Daravaaze kii ghantii bajii.)
“The next moment, the doorbell rang.”

42 – उदाहरणस्वरूप (uDaaharan-Svaruup) = “For example” [Conjunction]

उदाहरणस्वरूप, जापान एक छोटा लेकिन विकसित देश है। (uDaaharan-Svaruup, jaapaaN ek chotaa LekiN vikaSiT Des hai.)
“For example, Japan is a small yet developed country.”

43 – किंचित (kiNciT) = “Somewhat” [Conjunction]

मैं किंचित व्याकुल हूँ। (main kiNciT vyaakuL huun.)
“I am somewhat anxious.”

44 – भीतर (bhiiTar) = “Inside” [Preposition]

संदूक के भीतर क्या है? (SaNDuuk ke bhiiTar kyaa hai?)
“What’s inside the box?”

45 – के मध्य में (ke maDHy men) = “In between” [Preposition]

दोनों पहाड़ों के मध्य में एक घाटी है। (DoNon pahaadon ke maDHy men ek ghaatii hai.)
“There is a valley in between the two mountains.”

46 – समीप (Samiip) = “Near” / “Close to” [Preposition]

मेरे समीप मत आओ। (mere Samiip maT aao.)
“Don’t come near me.”

47 – को छोड़कर (ko chodakar) = “Excluding” [Preposition]

विकास को छोड़कर सभी पार्टी में आएंगे। (vikaaS ko chodakar Sabhii paartii men aayenge.)
“Excluding Vikas, everyone will come to the party.”

48 – को मिलाकर (ko miLaakar) = “Including” [Preposition]

जीतू को मिलाकर छह लोग हुए। (jiiTuu ko miLaakar chah Log huye.)
“There are six people, including Jitu.”

49 – के माध्यम से (ke maaDHyam Se) = “Through” [Preposition]

मैंने पत्राचार के माध्यम से क़ानून की पढ़ाई की है। (mainNe paTraacaar ke maaDHyam Se qaaNuuN kii padhaaii kii hai.)
“I’ve studied law through distance learning.”

50 – के अंतर्गत (ke aNTargaT) = “Under” [Preposition]

सभी गांव इसी ज़िले के अंतर्गत आते हैं। (Sabhii gaanv iSii ziLe ke aNTargaT aaTe hain.)
“All the villages fall under this district.”

51 – उपरांत (upraaNT) = “After” [Preposition]

बैठक के उपरांत भोजन कराया जायेगा। (baithak ke upraaNT bhojaN karaayaa jaayegaa.)
“The food will be served after the meeting.”

52 – की तरफ़ (kii Taraf) = “Toward” [Preposition]

हवा पूर्व दिशा की तरफ़ बह रही है। (havaa puurv Disaa kii Taraf bah rahii hai.)
“The wind is blowing toward the east.”

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Did you know that India is a country where animals are worshipped

For instance, the owl is associated with Goddess Lakshmi—the goddess of wealth. The eagle is the vehicle of Lord Vishnu, while monkeys are associated with Lord Hanuman. And Goddess Saraswati (the goddess of knowledge) rides a swan.

If you’re familiar with the Indian god, Lord Krishna, most pictures and paintings have him playing the flute among the cows and other domestic animals. Hindus also consider cows to be their “mother.” And that’s not all—cows have allegedly become a religious symbol. 

Learning the names of animals in Hindi can not only expand your current vocabulary, but also help you better understand Indians and their intense connection with animals. In addition, knowing these words can make it easier for you to strike up a conversation with just about anyone—animal lovers or not, humans tend to have a strong fascination with the animal world. 

In this article, you’ll also learn the names of animal body parts, what sounds animals make in Hindi, and a few colloquial idioms related to animals. 

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  1. Why learn animal names in Hindi?
  2. Animal Vocab Basics
  3. At Home (Pets)
  4. On the Farm (Farm Animals)
  5. In the Wild / Forest / Safari (Land Animals / Mammals)
  6. Aquatic Animals
  7. Bugs and Insects
  8. Birds and Reptiles
  9. Animal Body Parts
  10. Animal Sounds
  11. Animal-Related Idioms and Slang Expressions
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1. Why learn animal names in Hindi?

Need some practical reasons to get familiar with Hindi animal words

Well, as mentioned, animals play a central role in Hinduism. This means that learning animal names in Hindi will allow you to more easily connect with native speakers and start conversations. 

Living in India also means dealing with lots of unexpected animal encounters! 😉 It may sound strange, but one can often find stray cows and dogs roaming the streets and roads. And the natives happen to be totally okay with it. This is much more common in small towns and rare in big cities. So, if you’re about to visit places that are not metropolitan, be prepared to honk and wait for the animals to move at their own will.

Moreover, farming being the backbone of the Indian economy, cows, bulls, and other cattle are pretty widespread in the country. This is especially the case in villages and rural areas.

I guess we’ve covered plenty of reasons why learning animal names in Hindi is essential. So, let’s jump to our main section without any further delays!

2. Animal Vocab Basics

In the Hindi language, every noun and pronoun has a gender attached to it (masculine or feminine). As you’ll see, many of the animal words on our list have a masculine version and a feminine version, depending on the gender of the animal in question. We have an entire article about grammatical gender in Hindi, so make sure to check it out if you’d like to learn more!

Learning the Animal Names in Hindi

Before we dive into the more specific animal names, let’s look at some basic vocabulary for animal categories: 

  • “Animal” = जानवर (jaaNavar
    • More popular in daily use
  • “Animal” = पशु (pasu
    • Very formal, mostly used in textbooks
  • “Mammals” = स्तनधारी (STaNaDHaarii)
  • “Domestic”= पालतू (paaLaTuu)
  • “Pet” = पालतू (paaLaTuu)
  • “Wild” = जंगली (jangaLii)
  • “Bird” = चिड़िया (cidiyaa)
  • “Aquatic” = समुद्री (SamuDrii)
  • “Bugs” / “Insects” = कीड़ा / कीड़े (kiidaa / kiide)

3. At Home (Pets)

A Cute Pig

Would you like to pet a piggy?

Dogs and cats top the list of popular pets in India. We also have plenty of stray dogs, and it is common in Indian culture to feed these homeless animals with leftover meat, bread, chapatis mashed in milk, and other foods.

  • “Male cat” = बिल्ला (biLLaa)
  • “Female cat” = बिल्ली (biLLii)
  • “Male dog” = कुत्ता (kuTTaa)
  • “Female dog” = कुतिया (kuTiyaa)
  • “Male mouse” = चूहा (cuuhaa)
  • “Female mouse” = चुहिया (cuhiyaa)
  • “Rabbit” = ख़रगोश (kharagos)
  • “Squirrel” = गिलहरी (giLaharii)
  • “Guinea pig” = गिनी पिग (giNii pig)

4. On the Farm (Farm Animals)

We’ve already discussed how important farming is in this country, so it should come as no surprise that our farm animals are indispensable! 

The primary farm animals in India are cows, buffaloes, hens, and goats. Sheep, donkeys, and horses are popular in the mountainous regions. Some of these animals are domesticated solely for milk and for carrying loads, while others are raised for their meat.

An Indian Man Using Oxen for Farming

Meet Oxen: The backbone of farming in India

Here’s a list of common domestic animals in Hindi and English:

  • “Cow” = गाय (gaay)
  • “Buffalo” = भैंस (bhainS)
  • “Horse” = घोड़ा (ghodaa)
  • “Donkey” = गधा (gaDHaa)
  • “Duck” = बत्तख़ (baTTakh)
  • “Hen” = मुर्ग़ी (murgii)
  • “Rooster” = मुर्ग़ा (murgaa)
  • “Pig” = सुअर (Suar)
  • “Female goat” = बकरी (bakarii)
  • “Male goat” = बकरा (bakaraa)
  • “Sheep” = भेड़ (bhed)

5. In the Wild / Forest / Safari (Land Animals / Mammals)

India has a wide range of terrains. That explains the rich variety of animal species present in the different parts of the country. Here are the names of the most popular wild animals in Hindi and English: 

  • “Lion” = शेर (ser)
  • “Lioness” = शेरनी (serNii)
  • “Tiger” = बाघ (baagh)
  • “Tigress” = बाघिन (baaghiN)
  • “Male elephant” = हाथी (haaTHii)
  • “Female elephant”  = हथिनी (haTHiNii)
  • “Fox” = लोमड़ी (Lomadii)
  • “Bear” = भालू (bhaaLuu)
  • “Wolf” = भेड़िया (bhediyaa)
  • “Male monkey” = बंदर (baNDar)
  • “Female monkey” = बंदरिया (baNDariyaa)
  • “Deer” = हिरण (hiran)
  • “Hippopotamus”= दरियाई घोड़ा (Dariyaaii ghodaa)
  • “Giraffe” = जिराफ़ (jiraaf)
  • “Frog” = मेंढक (mendhak)
  • “Male camel” = ऊँट (uunt)
  • “Female camel” = ऊँटनी (uuntNii)
  • “Mongoose” = नेवला (NevaLaa)
  • “Bat” = चमगादड़ (camagaaDad)
  • “Owl” = उल्लू (uLLuu)
  • “Leopard” = तेंदुआ (TenDuaa)
  • “Jackal” = सियार (Siyaar)
  • “Panther” = तेंदुआ (TenDuaa)
  • “Hyena” = लकड़बग्घा (Lakadabagghaa)

6. Aquatic Animals

The worlds that lie within our oceans and other bodies of water are nothing less than a mystery. The diverse population of fish and aquatic animals invokes such a strong sense of curiosity in our minds. Let’s find out how to pronounce the Hindi names of these popular animals!

Fish and Sea Animals in the Ocean

Life under the ocean!

  • “Shark” = हाँगर (haangar)
  • “Dolphin” = सूंस (SuunS)
  • “Octopus” = अष्टबाहु (astabaahu)
  • “Fish” = मछली (machaLii)
  • “Turtle” / “Tortoise” = कछुआ (kachuaa)
  • “Whale” = व्हेल (vheL)
  • “Starfish” = तारामीन (TaaraamiiN)
  • “Jellyfish” = जेलीफ़िश (jeLiifis)
  • “Prawns” = झींगा मछली (jhiingaa machaLii)
  • “Seahorse” = समुद्री घोड़ा (SamuDrii ghodaa)
  • “Sealion” = जलसिंह (jaLaSinh)
  • “Oyster” = सीप (Siip)

7. Bugs and Insects

Whether you like it or not, you’re sure to stumble upon bugs and insects from time to time. While these creatures look scary and creepy to some people, there are others who find them colorful and fascinating. Whichever side you’re on, learning the Hindi names of some common bugs won’t harm you! 😉

  • “Ant” = चींटी (ciintii)
  • “Honeybee” = मधुमक्खी (maDHumakkhii)
  • “Spider” = मकड़ी (makadii)
  • “Housefly” = मक्खी (makkhii)
  • “Butterfly” = तितली (TiTaLii)
  • “Mosquito” = मच्छर (macchar)
  • “Insect” = कीड़ा (kiidaa)
  • “Grasshopper” = टिड्डा (tiddaa)
  • “Cricket” = झींगुर (jhiingur)
  • “Caterpillar” = इल्ली (iLLii)
  • “Earthworm” = केंचुआ (kencuaa)
  • “Cockroach” = तिलचट्टा (TiLacattaa)
  • “Snail” = घोंघा (ghonghaa)

8. Birds and Reptiles

This category includes some of the most widespread birds and reptiles present around us and in the wild. Some of them even live inside our homes and gardens, such as lizards, sparrows, and chameleons.

  • “Birds” = चिड़िया (cidiyaa)
  • “Eagle” = चील (ciiL)
  • “Parrot” = तोता (ToTaa)
  • “Cuckoo” = कोयल (koyaL)
  • “Goose” = हंसिनी (haNSiNii)
  • “Gander” = हंस (haNS)
  • “Myna” = मैना (maiNaa)
  • “Pigeon” = कबूतर (kabuuTar)
  • “Sparrow” = गौरैया (gauraiyaa)
  • “Crow” = कौवा (kauvaa)
  • “Dove” = सफ़ेद कबूतर (SafeD kabuuTar)
  • “Woodpecker” = कठफोड़वा (kathfodwa)
  • “Weaverbird” = बया (bayaa)
  • “Vulture” = गिद्ध (giDDH)
  • “Kite” = चील (ciiL)
  • “Hawk” = बाज़ (baaz)
  • “Crocodile” = मगरमच्छ (magaramacch)
  • “Lizard” = छिपकली (chipakaLii)
  • “Tortoise” = कछुआ (kachuaa)
  • “Snake” = साँप (Saanp)
  • “Alligator” = घड़ियाल (ghadiyaaL)
  • “Chameleon” = गिरगिट (giragit)

9. Animal Body Parts

Knowing the body parts of animals in Hindi is just as important as knowing their names, especially if you’re interested in studying animals. So, what are the Hindi words for different animal body parts? Let’s find out!

A Lioness Chasing a Herd of Zebra

What’s in the wild?

  • “Wing” / “Feather” = पंख (pankh)
  • “Tail” = पूंछ (puunch)
  • “Hoof” = ख़ुर (khur)
  • “Claw” = पंजा (paNjaa)
  • “Trunk” =  सूंड (Suund)
  • “Tusk” = हाथी-दांत (haaTHii-DaanT)
  • “Stinger” = डंक (dank)
  • “Scale” = शल्क (saLk)
  • “Spine” = काँटा (kaantaa)
  • “Fin” = मछली का पर (machaLii kaa par)
  • “Horn” = सींग (Siing)

10. Animal Sounds

It’s time to get familiar with the different animal sounds in Hindi. While they might look a bit complicated now, with practice you’re sure to master them in no time.

  • “To growl” = गुर्राना (gurraaNaa)
  • “To bark” = भौंकना (bhaunkaNaa)
  • “To roar” = दहाड़ना (DahaadaNaa)
  • “To chirp” = चहचहाना (cahacahaaNaa)
  • “To bellow” = चिंघाड़ना (cinghaadaNaa)
  • “To croak” = टरटराना (tarataraaNaa)
  • “To buzz” = भनभनाना (bhaNabhaNaaNaa)
  • “To hum” = गुनगुनाना (guNaguNaaNaa)
  • “To moo” = राँभना (raambhaaNaa)
  • “To neigh” = हिनहिनाना (hiNahiNaaNaa)

11. Animal-Related Idioms and Slang Expressions

Finally, we’ve arrived at the most interesting and fun section of the article! You’ll see how animals influence the idioms and slang expressions of native Hindi speakers, which will help you sound more like a native yourself! While the true meanings of these idioms are far from their literal translations, this is what makes them so much fun to study.

A Cute Kitten Mewling

Oh! Look at this cutie pie kitten!

  • पेट में चूहे कूदना (pet men cuuhe kuuDaNaa)
    Literal Meaning: “Mice jumping in the stomach”
    Actual Meaning: Starving or feeling very hungry
  • बलि का बकरा (baLi kaa bakaraa)
    Literal Meaning: “A goat for sacrifice”
    Actual Meaning: To become the scapegoat
  • घर की मुर्गी दाल बराबर (ghar kii murgii DaaL baraabar)
    Literal Meaning: “A home-cooked chicken is equivalent to home-cooked lentils.”
    Actual Meaning: Familiarity breeds contempt.
  • धोबी का कुत्ता न घर का न घाट का (DHobii kaa kuTTaa Na ghar kaa Na ghaat kaa)
    Literal Meaning: “A dog owned by a washerman is useless.”
    Actual Meaning: A person who has no importance
  • शेर की खाल में भेड़िया (ser kii khaaL men bhediyaa)
    Literal Meaning: “A wolf in the skin of a lion”
    Actual Meaning: A person who is trying to act courageous, but is not
  • गधे के सर से सींग ग़ायब होना (gaDHe ke Sar Se Siing gaayab hoNaa)
    Literal Meaning: “Like a donkey whose horns vanish”
    Actual Meaning: To disappear like it was never there
  • गीदड़ भबकियाँ (giiDad bhabakiyaan)
    Literal Meaning: “Jackal growling”
    Actual Meaning: False threats
  • बकरे की माँ कब तक ख़ैर मनाएगी (bakare kii maan kab Tak khair maNaayegii)
    Literal Meaning: “How long will the goat’s mother pray for the life of its goat-child”
    Actual Meaning: Trouble cannot be averted forever
  • जल बिन मछली (jaL biN machaLii)
    Literal Meaning: “Fish without water”
    Actual Meaning: To be restless
  • ऊँट के मुँह में ज़ीरा (uunt ke munh men ziiraa)
    Literal Meaning: “Feeding a camel with cumin seeds”
    Actual Meaning: Providing a negligible amount where a lot is actually needed
  • खिसियानी बिल्ली खंबा नोचे (khiSiyaaNii biLLii khambaa Noce)
    Literal Meaning: “An embarrassed cat attacking and biting a pole”
    Actual Meaning: When embarrassed or defeated, a person tries to take it out on something else.
  • सौ चूहे खा के बिल्ली हज को चली (Sau cuuhe khaa ke biLLii haj ko caLii)
    Literal Meaning: “After eating hundreds of mice, the cat is finally going on a religious trip.”
    Actual Meaning: Being a hypocrite
  • चूज़ा (cuuzaa)
    Literal Meaning: “Chicken”
    Actual Meaning: Somebody too easy to handle, especially in aggressive or violent situations
  • गधा (gaDHaa)
    Literal Meaning: “Donkey” / “Ass” 
    Actual Meaning: A totally stupid person

12. Improve Your Hindi with

Several Different Housepets

What’s your favorite pet animal?

As you can see, learning the names of animals in Hindi is something that will prove quite useful while in India. We hope you enjoyed going through this lesson as much as we enjoyed writing it! 

By the way, what’s your favorite animal? Are there any animals in your country or region that we forgot to include on our list? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll be glad to get back to you with its name in Hindi. 

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The Most Common Phone Call Phrases in Hindi


Since their invention, phones have been an inseparable part of our lives. They allow us to communicate with others across long distances, and the world has relied heavily on them throughout the coronavirus pandemic. While texting and social media are the favored communication means nowadays, traditional phone calls still make up a sizable chunk of our day-to-day conversations.

If you’re visiting India, living here as a foreigner, or have friends and family here, being well-versed in the most common phone call phrases in Hindi is a must!

A Woman in a Long-sleeved Yellow Shirt Talking on the Phone

Hey, this is me!

To get you started, we’ve prepared a list of the most useful Hindi expressions for phone calls. You’ll pick up essential vocabulary, learn how to talk over the phone in Hindi like a native, and even see a couple of dialogue samples. 

Let’s get going already!

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  1. Picking up the Phone
  2. Introducing Yourself on the Phone
  3. Describing the Reason for Your Call
  4. Asking to Speak to Someone
  5. Asking Someone to Wait
  6. Leaving a Message
  7. Asking for Clarification or Repetition
  8. Ending the Phone Call
  9. Sample Phone Conversations in Hindi
  10. Getting the Most Out of

1. Picking up the Phone

No matter what language you speak, it’s always important to follow proper telephone etiquette. When you first answer the phone, you’ll likely offer a greeting and then inquire about who’s calling (or whom the caller is trying to reach). Below are several Hindi phone call phrases you can use to initiate the conversation

1st Stage

1. हेलो! (heLo)

A simple “hello” will get the job done if you’re not feeling that confident during your first few moments on the phone.

Someone Dialing a Phone Number on Their Work Phone

Using the Phone in Hindi

2. हेलो, आप कौन बोल रहे (male)/रही (female) हैं? (heLo, aap kauN boL rahe/rahii hain?)
“Hello, who is speaking?”

This is one of the most common phone call phrases in Hindi, and it can be used in both formal and informal situations. Keep in mind that the verb conjugation in Hindi changes according to the gender and tone of the person.

3. हेलो, कौन? (heLo, kauN?)
“Hello, who is this?”

This is an informal phrase that Indians use when picking up their personal phone. Please, remember that it’s better to avoid using casual tones like this in more formal situations. This phrase is perfect, however, if you’re not expecting any professional calls.

2nd Stage

This is the stage where you ask for the name of the speaker in case he/she hasn’t told you yet. The phrases below can be used in both professional and personal conversations.

4. आपका नाम क्या है? (aapakaa Naam kyaa hai?)
“What’s your name?”

5. आपको किससे बात करनी है? (aapako kiSaSe baaT karaNii hai?)
“Whom do you wish to speak to?”

2. Introducing Yourself on the Phone

When you’re the one making the call, you’ll need to introduce yourself in Hindi. There are many Hindi phone conversation phrases you can use for this purpose, most of which can be used in any context. Keep in mind, however, that some of the phrases below are best suited for casual situations and others for formal situations.

6. जी, मेरा नाम ___ है। (jii, meraa Naam ___ hai.)
“My name is ___.” [Formal + Informal]

7. जी, मैं ___ का/की दोस्त बोल रहा/रही हूँ। (jii, main ___ kaa/kii DoST boL rahaa/rahii huun.)
“This is ___’s friend speaking.” [Formal + Informal]

8. जी, मैं Y कंपनी/ऑफ़िस से X बोल रहा/रही हूँ। (jii, main Y kampaNii/aufiS Se X boL rahaa/rahii huun.)
“I am X speaking from the company/office Y.” [Formal]

9. मैं हूँ, ___। (main huun, ___.)
“This is me, ___.” [Informal]

10. मैं ___ बोल रहा/रही हूँ। (main ___ boL rahaa/rahii huun.)
“I am ___ speaking.” [Formal + Informal]

A Woman Wearing Bright Lipstick Talking on a Blue Telephone

Key Hindi Phrases for Professional Phone Calls

3. Describing the Reason for Your Call

Sometimes, we have no real reason for making a phone call. Maybe we just wanted a friendly chat with loved ones or are checking up on an old friend. 

But what if you do have a pressing reason for ringing someone up? For instance, maybe you missed a call from an unknown number or have an important inquiry to make. 

How would you express these reasons in Hindi? Let’s find out!

11. आपका कॉल आया था। (aapakaa kauL aayaa THaa.)
“You had called.” [Informal]

12. इस नंबर से कॉल आया था। (iS Nambar Se kauL aayaa THaa.)
“I got a call from this number.” [Formal + Informal]

13. मैंने ये जानने के लिए/पूछने के लिए फ़ोन किया है… (mainNe ye jaaNaNe ke Liye/puuchaNe ke Liye foN kiyaa hai…)
“I have called to inquire/ask about…” [Formal + Informal]

4. Asking to Speak to Someone

More often than not, you already know whom you wish to speak to. Below are a few phone phrases in Hindi that will come in handy when you need to ask for someone.

14. मुझे ___ से बात करनी है। (mujhe ___ Se baaT karaNii hai.)
“I wish to talk to ___.” [Formal + Informal]

15. क्या ___ घर पे है/हैं? (kyaa ___ ghar pe hai/hain?)
“Is ___ at home?” [Informal]

16. ___ से बात हो सकती है क्या? (___ Se baaT ho SakaTii hai kyaa?)
“May I talk to ___?” [Formal + Informal]

17. क्या ___ से बात हो सकती है? (kyaa ___ Se baaT ho SakaTii hai?)
“Can I talk to ___?” [Informal]

5. Asking Someone to Wait

Now, imagine you’re the receiver and the caller has asked to speak to someone. There are a few phrases you could use to ask them to wait while you transfer them to the correct person. 

18. जी हाँ, एक मिनट। (jii haan, ek miNat.)
“Yeah, just a minute.” [Formal + Informal]

19. मैं उन्हें बुलाता/बुलाती हूँ। (main unhen buLaaTa/buLaaTii huun.)
“I’ll call him/her.” [Formal + Informal]

20. ज़रा होल्ड कीजिए/करना। (zaraa hoLd kiijiye/karaNaa.)
“Please, could you hold on for a second?” [Formal + Informal]

A Guy Taking a Woman’s Phone Number at a Bar

May I Know Your Number?

6. Leaving a Message

If you’ve made a phone call only to find that the person you wanted to reach is unavailable, you should leave a proper message for them. Here are a few Hindi phone call phrases you can use to let the receiver know you’d like to leave a message. 

21. उनसे कह दीजियेगा कि मेरा फ़ोन आया था। (uNaSe kah Diijiyegaa ki meraa foN aayaa THaa.)
“Please tell him/her that I called.” [Formal + Informal]

22. क्या आप उन्हें मेरा मैसेज दे देंगे/ देंगी? (kyaa aap unhen meraa meSej De Denge/Dengii?)
“Would you give him/her my message?” [Formal + Informal]

23. उससे कहियेगा मुझे कॉल करे। (uSaSe kahiyegaa mujhe kauL kare.)
“Please tell him/her to call me back.” [Informal]

24. उनसे बोलियेगा कि इसी नंबर पे मुझसे बात कर लें। (uNaSe boLiyegaa ki iSi Nambar pe mujhaSe baaT kar Len.)
“Please tell him/her to give me a call on this number.” [Formal + Informal]

7. Asking for Clarification or Repetition

As a foreigner, trying to make a phone call in Hindi can be a daunting task. Any number of things could cause confusion or disturbance during the call, such as a limited vocabulary or a bad connection. In situations like this, it’s both necessary and polite to ask the other person to repeat what they’ve said

25. माफ़ कीजियेगा, लेकिन आपकी आवाज़ सुनाई नहीं दे रही। (maaf kiijiyega, LekiN aapakii aavaaz SuNaaii Nahiin De rahii.)
“I’m sorry, but I can’t hear you.” [Formal]

26. आपकी आवाज़ नहीं आ रही। (aapakii aavaaz Nahiin aa rahii.)
“Your voice is not clear.” [Formal + Informal]

27. नेटवर्क नहीं आ रहा। (Netavark Nahiin aa rahaa.)
“There is no network.” [Informal]

28. कुछ सुनाई नहीं दे रहा। (kuch SuNaaii Nahiin De rahaa.)
“I can’t hear anything.” [Informal]

29. मैं एक बार वापस दोहरा देता/देती हूँ। (main ek baar vaapaS Doharaa DeTaa/DeTii huun.)
“I’ll repeat it once.” [Formal + Informal]

30. आपका शुभ नाम? (aapakaa subh Naam?)
“Your name, please?” [Formal]

31. आपका नाम क्या है? (aapakaa Naam kyaa hai?)
“What’s your name?” [Formal + Informal]

32. क्या मैं आपका नाम जान सकता/सकती हूँ? (kyaa main aapakaa Naam jaaN SakaTaa/SakaTii huun?)
“May I know your name, please?” [Formal]

Two Kids Talking through Tin Can Phone

Connect Better with Your Hindi-speaking Friends

8. Ending the Phone Call

This last segment deals with how to end a telephone conversation in Hindi! Here are the most commonly used phrases used before hanging up the phone.

33. बहुत-बहुत धन्यवाद। (bahuT-bahuT DHaNyavaaD.)
“Thank you so much.” [Formal]

34. शुक्रिया। (sukriyaa.)
“Thank you.” [Formal + Informal]

35. नमस्ते। (NamaSTe.)
“Bye!” [Formal + Informal]

36. और कोई बात? (aur koii baaT?)
“Anything else?” [Informal]

37. आपका दिन शुभ हो। (aapakaa DiN subh ho.)
“Have a good day.” [Highly Formal]

38. तो फिर, __ को __ बजे मिलते हैं। (To phir, __ ko ___ baje miLaTe hain.)
“So, let’s meet on __ at __ .” [Formal + Informal]

39. ठीक है, फिर बाद में बात करते हैं। (thiik hai, phir baaD men baaT karaTe hain.)
“Alright, let’s talk later.” [Informal]

40. चलो ठीक है, फिर मैं फ़ोन रखता/रखती हूँ। (caLo thiik hai, phir main foN rakhaTaa/rakhaTii huun.)
“Alright, I’m hanging up now.” [Informal]

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Phone Phrases That Make You Sound Smart!

9. Sample Phone Conversations in Hindi

Now that you have several phrases up your sleeve, it’s time to see what a real-life phone call conversation in Hindi might sound like. We’ve included two sample dialogues here: one informal and one formal. 

Informal Phone Conversation

Here, two friends are setting up a time to meet for lunch on a weekend. This should give you a good idea of how an informal chat might go over the phone. 

A: हेलो, मैं A बोल रही/रहा हूँ। (heLo, main A boL rahii/rahaa huun.)
“Hello, this is A speaking.”

B: हाँ, कैसी/कैसे हो? (haan, kaiSii/kaiSe ho?)
“Hey, how are you?”

A: मैं बिल्कुल ठीक हूँ। कई दिन हुए हम साथ नहीं बैठे। (main biLkuL thiik huun. kaii DiN huye ham SaaTH Nahiin baithe.)
“I’m good. It’s been so long since we spent time together.”

B: हाँ, क्यों ना मिलने का प्लान बनायें? (haan, kyon Naa miLaNe kaa pLaaN baNaayen?)
“Yeah, let’s make a plan and meet soon!”

A: ज़रूर! क्या तुम इस शनिवार को ख़ाली हो? (zaruur! Kyaa Tum iS saNivaar ko khaaLii ho?)
“Sure! Are you free this Saturday?”

B: हाँ, हम इस शनिवार मिल सकते हैं। (haan, ham iS saNivaar miL SakaTe hain.)
“Yep, we could definitely meet up this Saturday.”

A: तो फिर दोपहर का खाना साथ ही खाएंगे। (To phir Dopahar kaa khaaNaa SaaTH hii khaayenge.)
“Great, then let’s have lunch together.”

B: एवरग्रीन रेस्टोरेंट कैसा रहेगा? (evaragriiN reStorent kaiSaa rahegaa?)
“How about at Evergreen Restaurant?”

A: सही है! दोपहर 1 बजे मिलते हैं। (Sahii hai! Dopahar ek baje miLaTe hain.)
“That’s perfect! Let’s meet at one o’clock in the afternoon.”

B: ठीक है, मैं वहीं इंतज़ार करूँगी/करूँगा। (thiik hai, main vahiin iNTazaar karuungii/karuungaa.)
“Fine, I’ll wait for you there.”

A: बिल्कुल, चलो फिर मैं फ़ोन रखती/रखता हूँ। इस शनिवार मिलते हैं। (biLkuL, caLo phir main foN rakhaTii/rakhaTaa huun. iS saNivaar miLaTe hain.)
“Definitely. Okay, I’ll hang up the phone now. See you on Saturday.”

B: ठीक है, बाय! (thiik hai, baay!)
“Okay, bye!”

A: बाय! (baay!)

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Say Goodbye to Boring Calls!

Formal Phone Conversation

Once they’ve set the time and place, one of the friends calls the restaurant to reserve a table. They’ll be using relatively formal language here as this is most appropriate for making reservations. 

A: हेलो, क्या एवरग्रीन रेस्टोरेंट में बात हो रही है? (heLo, kyaa evaragriiN reStorent men baaT ho rahii hai?)
“Hello, is this Evergreen Restaurant?”

Staff Member: जी हाँ, ये एवरग्रीन रेस्टोरेंट है। हम आपकी कैसे मदद कर सकते हैं? (jii haan, ye evaragriiN reStorent hai. Ham aapakii kaiSe maDaD kar SakaTe hain?)
“Yes, it’s the Evergreen Restaurant. How may we help you?”

A: मुझे इस शनिवार लंच के लिए एक टेबल बुक करवानी है। (mujhe iS saNivaar LaNc ke Liye ek tebaL buk karavaaNii hai.)
“I have to book a table for lunch this coming Saturday.”

Staff Member: जी, बिल्कुल। क्या मैं आपका नाम जान सकता हूँ? (jii, biLkuL. Kyaa main aapakaa Naam jaaN SakaTaa huun?)
“Sure. May I know your name, please?”

A: हाँ, मैं A बोल रही हूँ। (haan, main A boL rahii huun.)
“Yes, this is A speaking.”

Staff Member: आपको कितने लोगों के लिए और कितने बजे का रिज़र्वेशन चाहिए? (aapako kiTaNe Logon ke Liye aur kiTaNe baje kaa rizarvesaN caahiye.)
“At what time and for how many people would you like to make this reservation?”

A: सिर्फ़ दो लोगों के लिए और शनिवार दोपहर 1 बजे का रिज़र्वेशन चाहिए। (Sirf Do Logon ke Liye aur saNivaar Dopahar ek baje kaa rizarvesaN caahiye.)
“A table for two and I’d like this reservation at one o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday.”

Staff Member: बिल्कुल हो जायेगा। मैं अभी आपके लिए टेबल बुक कर देता हूँ। (biLkuL ho jaayegaa. Main abhii aapake Liye tebaL buk kar DeTaa huun.)
“Definitely! I’ll book the table for you right away.”

A: धन्यवाद। (DHaNyavaaD.)
“Thank you.”

Staff Member: क्या मैं आपकी कुछ और मदद कर सकता हूँ? (kyaa main aapakii kuch aur maDaD kar SakaTaa huun?)
“Do you need anything else?”

A: जी नहीं, बस इतना ही। (jii Nahiin, baS iTaNaa hii.)
“No, that would be all.”

Staff Member: फ़ोन करने के लिए धन्यवाद। आपका दिन शुभ हो। (foN karaNe ke Liye DHaNyavaaD. aapakaa DiN subh ho.)
“Thank you for calling. Have a good day!”

10. Getting the Most Out of

Now that we’ve covered all the essential Hindi phone phrases, we hope you feel more prepared and confident for your future phone calls. Make sure to practice them often!

We always love hearing from you, so feel free to let us know your thoughts on this article. Which of these phrases seems easiest to you, and are there any others you’d like to learn? If you’re uncertain regarding the pronunciation of any phrase, we recommend visiting our comprehensive Hindi pronunciation guide.

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30+ Ways to Say “I Love You,” in Hindi


Expressing your love or romantic feelings for someone is a delicate matter. You want to make sure you’re using the right words at the right time, because even the most romantic phrases can fall flat if used carelessly or in the wrong context. This can be hard enough to do in your own language, let alone in a foreign language like Hindi!

In this article, we’ll provide you with several words and phrases you can use to say “I love you,” in Hindi. You’ll soon be prepared for all of your future romantic endeavors in India and beyond.

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  1. Why Study Love Phrases in Hindi?
  2. Must-know Cultural Tips
  3. Pick-Up Lines to Confess Your Affection
  4. Fall in Deeper: “I Love You,” and More
  5. Hear the Wedding Bells?
  6. Endearment Terms
  7. Must-know Love Quotes
  8. Find Your Path with

1. Why Study Love Phrases in Hindi?

Being in love with someone from a different country/culture is such a phenomenal experience. If you’re attracted to someone who happens to be a native Hindi speaker, confessing your feelings or asking them out in Hindi may sweep him or her off their feet and melt their heart! After all, what could be more romantic than learning the mother tongue of one’s beloved? 

In addition, you’ll find that the concept of love plays a significant role in the Hindi language. There are numerous words for “love” in Hindi, with the most common ones being: 

  • प्यार (pyaar)
  • इश्क़ (isq)
  • मोहब्बत (mohabbaT)
  • प्रेम (prem)

And there’s more where those came from!

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Confessing your love in Hindi

2. Must-know Cultural Tips

Human beings have come a long way to be where we are today. And yet, it’s worth remembering that cultures are a bit slow to change. For instance, while Indian culture has grown much more forward over the last two decades, there are still a few things that have remained unchanged.

Women are still a bit shy when it comes to expressing affection or responding to romantic gestures. It’s generally expected for men to take the first step in this regard, whether it be asking a woman on a date, proposing marriage, or saying “I love you.”

Also take note that kissing or hugging in public is strictly off-limits in India. Ideally, couples should limit their public displays of affection to holding hands or placing their hand on the other’s shoulder. For more details, check out our blog post on the basic do’s and don’ts in India.

When given compliments, Indians often smile and blush; this is simply a nonverbal way of happily responding to the compliment. Some may even reply with a confident “thank you” and offer a big, broad smile.

Now that you have a fair idea of the Indian culture and customs surrounding romance, let’s jump to the section that you’ve long been waiting for: our list of the most common love words and phrases in Hindi! 

3. Pick-Up Lines to Confess Your Affection

Friendship is the foundation of every solid relationship. If you play your cards right, that relationship can slowly evolve into a romantic one.

We all go through the initial phase of liking someone and feeling attracted toward them, but it can be so hard to figure out the right words to express our interest. The good news is that, with these subtle love expressions in Hindi, confessing your love to a native speaker will be a piece of cake for you. 🙂

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Hindi phrases to make your date unforgettable

Call it old-fashioned, but in Indian culture, the basic Hindi love phrases explained below are typically used by men rather than women. But of course, we all know that exceptions are everywhere! 

1 – आप बहुत सुंदर हैं।
(aap bahuT SuNDar hain.)
“You are so beautiful.”
This meaningful yet subtle phrase never goes out of style and it always works like a charm. It would be most appropriate to use this phrase when meeting your crush at a party or another special occasion. Be careful to use the phrase only when you know that the other person likes you, too. Otherwise, you might freak them out!

2 – तुम बहुत प्यारी हो।
(Tum bahuT pyaarii ho.)
“You are so cute.”
This one’s a magic phrase, offering a healthy dose of general friendliness combined with a romantic tone. Full of care and love, the innocence contained within the phrase speaks for itself. If you really mean it, then say it to the person you like and watch the magic happen.

3 – क्या आप मेरे साथ बाहर / रात के खाने पर चलेंगी?
(kyaa aap mere SaaTH baahar / raaT ke khaaNe par caLengi?)
“Would you like to go out/have dinner with me?”
A simple, safe way to ask someone for a date. Use the word बाहर (baahar) if you would just like to ask the woman to go out with you. To specifically ask her out for dinner, use the phrase रात के खाने पर (raaT ke khaaNe par), or more simply, डिनर पर (diNar par).

4 – क्या तुम मेरी वैलेंटाइन बनोगी?
(kyaa Tum merii vaLeNtaaiN baNogii?)
“Would you be my valentine?”
Lovers long the whole year for Valentine’s Day, and Indians are no exception. But why hold back your feelings all year, when you already know how to ask someone to be your valentine?

5 – आप मुझे बहुत अच्छी लगती / अच्छे लगते हैं।
(aap mujhe bahuT acchii LagaTii / acche LagaTe hain.)
“I like you a lot.”
Oh, this one’s a favorite of many. It’s a popular phrase that lets you enjoy the healthy space of friendship while simultaneously laying the foundation for a romantic relationship.

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When love’s in the air

6 – मुझे आपके साथ बातें करना पसंद है।
(mujhe aapake SaaTH baaTen karaNaa paSanD hai.)
“I love talking to you.”
A heart-stealer that could change the whole game in one go.

7 – आपके साथ समय कैसे बीत जाता है, पता ही नहीं चलता।
(aapake SaaTH Samay kaiSe biiT jaaTaa hai, paTaa hii Nahiin caLaTaa.)
“When I am with you, time flies away so fast.”
This is a killer line for communicating how much you like the other person. Plus, it’s a great compliment that everybody loves to hear!

8 – तुम मुझे बेहद पसंद हो।
(Tum mujhe behaD paSanD ho.)
“I like you a lot.”
Here’s a simple, decent, and stylish way to say that you have more than just friendly feelings for her.

4. Fall in Deeper: “I Love You,” and More

Once the attraction is mutual, stop beating around the bush and tell her how you really feel. But how do you say “I love you,” in Hindi? There are plenty of ways to do that. Pick your favorite!

9 – मैं तुमसे प्यार करता/करती हूँ।
(main TumaSe pyaar karaTaa/ karaTii huun.)
“I love you.”
This is the most direct phrase here, so use this line only when you’re sure that the romantic feelings are mutual.

10 – मैं तुम्हें अपना बनाना चाहता हूँ।
(main Tumhen apaNaa baNaaNaa caahaTaa huun.)
“I want to make you mine.” / “I want you to be mine.”
Contrary to how intense it sounds in English, the Hindi phrase is quite gentle and romantic (given that both people are in love with each other).

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How to say “I love you,” in Hindi

11 – मैं हर वक़्त बस तुम्हारे बारे में सोचता रहता/सोचती रहती हूँ।
(main har vaqT baS Tumhaare baare men SocaTaa rahaTaa/SocaTii rahaTii huun.)
“I keep thinking about you all the time.”
Such a sweet phrase to let your beloved know how you feel when being far from each other.

12 – मुझे तुम्हारी बहुत याद आती है।
(mujhe Tumhaarii bahaT yaaD aaTii hai.)
“I miss you a lot.”
Another delicate way to express your emotions.

13 – मैं तुम्हें मिस करता/करती हूँ।
(main Tumhen miS karaTaa/ karaTii huun.)
“I miss you.”

14 – तुम मेरी ज़िंदगी हो।
(Tum merii ziNDagii ho.)
“You are my life.”
Nothing needs to be said after this line. A phrase so full of love in itself, we can understand why it’s so popular among couples.

15 – मैं तुम्हारे बिना नहीं रह सकता / सकती।
(main Tumhaare biNaa Nahiin rah SakaTaa / SakaTii.)
“I can’t live without you.”
It’s no secret how desperate lovers can be at times, and this phrase expresses that feeling perfectly.

5. Hear the Wedding Bells?

The concept of marriage might scare the heck out of many people, but when two people are truly in love with each other, getting married sounds to them like the most beautiful thing in the world. Let’s throw a glance at a few of the most common Hindi love phrases you could use if marriage is on your mind.

16 – मैं तुमसे शादी करना चाहता हूँ।
(main TumaSe saaDii karaNaa caahaTaa huun.)
“I want to marry you.”

17 – क्या तुम मुझसे शादी करोगी?
(kyaa Tum mujhaSe saaDii karogii?)
“Will you marry me?”

18 – मैं चाहती हूँ कि तुम मेरे माता-पिता से मिलो।
(main caahaTii huun ki Tum mere maaTaa-piTaa Se miLo.)
“I want you to meet my parents.”
This phrase is typically used by the female partner in order to invite their boyfriend/lover to meet their parents.

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Moving a step ahead in your love life

19 – मैं तुम्हें अपने माता-पिता से मिलवाना चाहता हूँ।
(main Tumhen apaNe maaTaa-piTaa Se miLavaaNaa caahaTaa huun.)
“I want to introduce you to my parents.”
This one is more often used by males when they wish to introduce their girlfriend to their parents. It goes without saying that this phrase means taking your relationship to a serious level, where the whole family is going to be involved.

20 – क्या तुम हमेशा के लिए मेरी होना चाहोगी?
(kyaa Tum hamesaa ke Liye merii hoNaa caahogii?)
“Would you be mine forever?”

21 – मैं तुम्हारे साथ अपना घर बसाना चाहता हूँ।
(main Tumhaare SaaTH apaNaa ghar baSaaNaa caahaTaa huun.)
“I want to have a family with you.”
Another sweet and gentle way to steal her heart and ask for marriage.

22 – हमारे घर एक नन्हा मेहमान / नन्हीं परी आने वाली है।
(hamaare ghar ek NaNhaa mehamaaN / NaNhiin parii aaNe vaaLii hai.)
“We are going to have a baby.”
This one’s a popular phrase that couples use to share the pregnancy news with each other or with others. 

23 – मैं माँ बनने वाली हूँ।
(main maan baNaNe vaaLii huun.)
“I am pregnant.”
Women say this phrase in order to share the good news with their partner.

6. Endearment Terms

All around the world, spouses and partners use sweet diminutives and nicknames to refer to each other. There are quite a few pet names that are popular among Indian couples, and the best thing is that these “names” can be used by and for both male and female partners. Let’s find out what these endearment terms are!

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Missing your beloved

24 – जानू
“My life”

25 – बेबी
“Babe” / “Baby”

26 – हनी

27 – सुनिए
An interesting term of endearment to call your spouse, this one is especially used by wives when they’re addressing their husband. In Indian culture, it’s still prevalent for the wife to not call her husband by his first name. In fact, in some regions, the husbands too don’t utter their wife’s name until it is really necessary.

In such cases, a simple सुनिए (SuNiye) does the job, particularly when the parents and in-laws are around.

7. Must-know Love Quotes

You now know several Hindi love phrases and other sweet nothings you can whisper in your lover’s ear. But let’s take it up a notch with some of the most romantic Hindi love quotes! There are so many of them out there, so we’ve handpicked only the most noteworthy ones for you. Have a look.

28 – इश्क़ और मुश्क़ छुपाये नहीं छुपते।
(isq aur musq chupaaye Nahiin chupaTe.)
“Love and fragrance cannot be hidden.”
No matter how much effort you put into keeping your love affair a secret, friends are the creatures who can pick up the scent of your deepest emotions. They may often tease you with this age-old quote.

29 – इश्क़ पर ज़ोर नहीं, है ये वो आतिश ग़ालिब, जो लगाए न लगे और बुझाये न बने।
(isq par zor Nahiin, hai ye vo aaTis ghaaLib, jo Lagaaye Na Lage aur bujhaaye Na baNe.)
“Love is a fire beyond our control; neither can it be ignited, nor can it be doused.”
This quote is from the unparalleled Mirza Ghalib, a poet whose creations still move hopeless lovers to this day. It means that one can neither force love, nor kill it.

30 – प्यार के बिना ज़िंदगी अधूरी है।
(pyaar ke biNaa ziNdagii aDHuurii hai.)
“Life without love is incomplete.”
An effortless quote that says it all without much ado.

31 – इश्क़ का कोई मज़हब नहीं होता।
(isq kaa koii mazahab Nahiin hoTaa.)
“Love knows no religion.”
Religion is supposed to bring harmony and unite us, but many times, the opposite happens. And when two people from different religions fall in love, such stories have always made history. The quote gives us a strong message conveying that there is no greater religion than that of love.

32 – पोथी पढ़ि पढ़ि जग मुवा, पंडित हुआ न कोय, ढाई आखर प्रेम का, पढ़े सो पंडित होय।
(poTHii padhi padhi jag muvaa, pandiT huaa Na koye, dhaaii aakhar prem kaa, padhe So pandiT hoye.)
“Bookish knowledge is worthless; fall in love and you’ll know everything.”
A deep quote by Saint Kabir, which is still popular in modern times.

33 – खुसरो दरिया प्रेम का सो उल्टी वाकी धार! जो उबरा सो डूब गया, जो डूबा वो पार!!
(khuSaro Dariyaa prem kaa, So uLtii vaakii DHaar! jo ubaraa So duub gayaa, jo duubaa vo paar.)
“The river of love follows a totally different direction. The one who stays afloat drowns, and the one who is immersed completely to the point of drowning crosses the river.”

8. Find Your Path with

Today, you learned some of the best Hindi phrases for lovers as well as some sweet endearment terms and love quotes. Start practicing them right away, and you’ll be prepared to woo the love of your life in their native language before you know it! 

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Negation in Hindi: How to Make Negative Sentences


Indian culture is not as practical as Western culture. People in India tend to be more emotional and sensitive regarding the tone and body language of others. What makes the situation even more complex is that they are overly social at times and don’t mind making requests that foreign folks may find a bit intrusive.

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No! Don’t say no to me!

These factors make it essential to learn how to properly form and use phrases that are negative in Hindi! You obviously don’t want to mess up the initial relationship-building time with any of your Indian friends or colleagues due to this cultural difference. Given that, a little homework regarding your communication skills can go a long way.

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  1. Why is it Important to Study Negation in Hindi?
  2. Negating a Statement with नहीं (Nahiin)
  3. Giving a Negative Response to a Question
  4. Other Negating Words and Phrases
  5. Double Negatives
  6. Master the Hindi Language with

1. Why is it Important to Study Negation in Hindi?

Saying no in Hindi requires a special type of assertiveness that will get your point across without offending the other person. It’s a delicate soft skill, actually. Agreeing with someone (or agreeing to do something) is not always for the best. Disagreements are just a natural element of conversations and relationships. 

This could happen at a workplace, with friends, or even with relatives. Remember: People pay more attention to how you say things rather than what you say. And when we’re talking about Hindi—or any foreign language, for that matter—this is something you should definitely take seriously! 

One careless move could hamper your relationship with the other person. It’s a strange dilemma, to be sure:

How can you decline an offer and still stay on good terms with that person? 

This is why practicing how to politely decline a request matters.

So, let’s jump to our lesson for today and learn about negation in the Hindi language.

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I don’t want this!!

2. Negating a Statement with नहीं (Nahiin)

In this section, we’ll discuss how to negate a sentence in Hindi with negative words and show you how it’s done. Relax, because this is not rocket science. It’s a rather simple process. All you have to remember is the correct placement of the words in the sentence. 

First of all, the most common Hindi word for negation is: 

  • नहीं (Nahiin) – “No” / “Not”

This word usually comes right before the main verb, though it can also be placed before the helping verb if there is no main verb. For example, in the table below, sentence number 3 (“This is not my room.”) has no main verb. So, नहीं (Nahiin) comes right before the helping verb है (hai), which means “is.”

For more examples, check out the following table.

Positive SentenceNegative Sentence
किरण दूध पीती है। 
(kiran DuuDH piiTii hai.)
“Kiran drinks milk.”
किरण दूध नहीं पीती है। 
(kiran DuuDH Nahiin piiTii hai.)
“Kiran does not drink milk.”
बच्चे खेल रहे हैं। 
(bacce kheL rahe hain.)
“The kids are playing.”
बच्चे नहीं खेल रहे हैं। 
(bacce Nahiin kheL rahe hain.)
“The kids are not playing.”
यह मेरा कमरा है। 
(yah meraa kamaraa hai.)
“This is my room.”
यह मेरा कमरा नहीं है। 
(yah meraa kamaraa Nahiin hai.)
“This is not my room.”
मानस को बिल्लियां पसंद हैं। 
(maaNaS ko biLLiyaan paSanD hain.)
“Manas likes cats.”
मानस को बिल्लियां पसंद नहीं हैं।
(maaNaS ko biLLiyaan paSanD Nahiin hain.)
“Manas does not like cats.”

That wasn’t so difficult after all, was it? You see, in order to make a Hindi sentence negative, all you have to do is copy the whole sentence and insert the phrase नहीं (Nahiin) before the main verb.

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3. Giving a Negative Response to a Question

How should you respond if someone asks a question or requests something that makes you uncomfortable? 

The situation could be tricky because, let’s be honest, who finds it easy to say “no” to something? Nobody! 

But we could definitely make things more tender and decline an offer without breaking someone’s heart. Keep reading to learn how to say “no” with some respect and gentleness.

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Interrogative SentenceNegative Sentence
क्या यह किताब आपकी है? 
(kyaa yah kiTaab aapakii hai.)
“Is this your book?”
जी नहीं। 
(jii Nahiin.)
क्या आप चाय लेंगे/लेंगी? 
(kyaa aap caay Lenge/Lengii?)
“Would you like to have tea?”
जी नहीं, धन्यवाद! 
(jii Nahiin, DHaNyavaaD!)
“No, thank you!”
क्या किरण दूध पीती है? 
(kyaa kiran DuuDH piiTii hai?)
“Does Kiran drink milk?”
जी नहीं, किरण दूध नहीं पीती है। 
(jii Nahiin, kiran DuuDH Nahiin piiTii hai.)
“No, Kiran does not drink milk.”
क्या बच्चे खेल रहे हैं? 
(kyaa bacce kheL rahe hain?)
“Are the kids playing?”
जी नहीं, बच्चे नहीं खेल रहे हैं। 
(jii Nahiin, bacce Nahiin kheL rahe hain.)
“No, the kids are not playing.”
क्या मानस को बिल्लियां पसंद हैं? 
(kyaa maaNaS ko biLLiyaan paSanD hain?)
“Does Manas like cats?”
जी नहीं, मानस को बिल्लियां पसंद नहीं हैं। 
(jii Nahiin, maaNaS ko biLLiyaan paSanD Nahiin hain.)
“No, Manas does not like cats.”

4. Other Negating Words and Phrases

There are a handful of words and phrases for negation in English and Hindi, but Hindi has a slightly longer list! Some of these phrases display an element of surprise or exclamation along with the denial, while others represent a neutral or firm tone. It’s really more about the context of the conversation and the types of questions being asked.

Here are the negation phrases and other negative words in Hindi you should memorize! 

Other Negating WordsHindi SentenceEnglish Sentence
लोकेश ने काम पूरा कर लिया? 
(Lokes Ne kaam puuraa kar Liyaa?)

“Did Lokesh finish the task?”
नहीं तो! 
(Nahiin To)
मिठाई तुमने खाई थी? 
(mithaaii TumaNe khaaii THii?)

नहीं तो! 
(Nahiin To!)
“Did you eat the sweets?”
बिल्कुल नहीं 
(biLkuL Nahiin)
“Not at all!”
क्या आपको क्रिकेट पसंद है? 
(kyaa aapako kriket paSanD hai?)

बिल्कुल नहीं! 
(biLkuL Nahiin!)
“Do you like cricket?”
“Not at all!”
अभी नहीं 
(abhii Nahiin)
“Not now”
क्या हम अभी बात कर सकते हैं? 
(kyaa ham abhii baaT kar SakaTe hain?)

अभी नहीं। 
(abhii Nahiin.)
“Can we talk right now?”
“Not now.”
अभी तो नहीं 
(abhii To Nahiin)
“Not yet”
बच्चे स्कूल से घर आ गए? 
(bacce SkuuL Se ghar aa gaye?)

अभी तो नहीं। 
(abhii To Nahiin.)
“Are the kids back from the school?”
“Not yet.”
कोई नहीं 
(koii Nahiin)
“No one”
इस कुर्सी पर कौन बैठा था? 
(iS kurSii par kauN baithaa THaa?)

कोई नहीं। 
(koii Nahiin.)
“Who was sitting on this chair?”
“No one.”
कभी नहीं 
(kabhii Nahiin)
क्या आपने कभी मांसाहारी भोजन खाया है? 
(kyaa aapaNe kabhii maanSaahaarii bhojaN khaayaa hai?)

कभी नहीं! 
(kabhii Nahiin!)
“Have you ever tried a non-vegetarian food?”
कुछ नहीं 
(kuch Nahiin)
क्या हुआ? 
(kyaa huaa)

कुछ नहीं। 
(kuch Nahiin.)
“What happened?”
सवाल ही नहीं 
(SavaaL hii Nahiin)
“Not a chance”
हमारे साथ नदी में तैरोगे? 
(hamaare SaaTH NaDii men Tairoge?) [to a male]


हमारे साथ नदी में तैरोगी? 
(hamaare SaaTH NaDii men Tairogii?) [to a female]

सवाल ही नहीं! 
(SavaaL hii Nahiin!)
“Would you swim with us in the river?”
“Not a chance!”
मत करो 
(maT karo)

शोर मत करो! 
(sor maT karo!)
“Don’t shout!”
और नहीं 
(aur Nahiin)
और चावल चाहिए? 
(aur caavaL caahiye?)

और नहीं। 
(aur Nahiin.)
“More rice?”
अब नहीं 
(ab Nahiin)
“Not anymore”
क्या सुनीता और तुम दोस्त हो? 
(kyaa SuNiiTaa aur Tum DoST ho?)

पहले थे पर अब नहीं। 
(pahaLe THe par ab Nahiin.)
“Are you and Sunita friends?”
“We used to be, but not anymore.”

This list might seem overwhelming now, but consistent hard work is the key. So, as much as possible, try to practice all these phrases and examples with your native Hindi-speaking friends. Trust us, you’ll come out with flying colors and a more solid understanding of Hindi negation!

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5. Double Negatives

To wrap up our article, let’s discuss the concept of “double negatives,” another type of negation in Hindi. Compared to English, the double negatives in Hindi are not overt. However, we’ll cover a few example sentences to give you a better idea of what we’re talking about.


आपको टेनिस खेलना पसंद है? 
(kyaa aapako teNiS kheLaNaa paSanD hai?)
“Do you like to play tennis?”

नहीं, लेकिन नापसंद भी नहीं है।
(Nahiin, LekiN NaapaSaND bhii Nahiin hai.)
“No, but I don’t dislike it either.”


चलो, बाहर चलें।
(caLo, baahar caLen.)
“Come on, let’s go outside.”

नहीं, मुझे नहीं जाना है।
(Nahiin, mujhe Nahiin jaaNaa hai.)
“No, I don’t want to.”


यह पेंटिंग देख लूँ?
(yah penting Dekh Luun?)
“Can I see this painting?”

नहीं, उसे मत छुओ! वह अभी गीली है।
(Nahiin, uSe maT chuo! vah abhii giiLii hai.)
“No, don’t touch that! It’s still wet.”

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That’s it for our comprehensive lesson on negation in Hindi. We hope you found the phrases we included useful and interesting.

Which of these words do you think you’ll use most often (or if you’re living in India, which ones do you hear the most frequently)? Share these words with us in the comments below. We’d also like to encourage our intermediate learners to try making sentences with them!

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The Top 10 Answers to “Why Should I Learn Hindi?”


Learning a language is a serious decision. It takes a lot of grit and discipline to master a new language—in this case, Hindi. 

As you consider your options, you might start asking yourself: Why learn Hindi? Is it really worth the time and effort? 

Of course, the myriad of answers to these questions adds to the confusion and makes it more difficult for you to make a decision. 

It’s interesting to see how even genuinely interested people can, at times, generate so many vague excuses to put off Hindi learning. That’s why it’s important to analyze the top reasons for studying Hindi. If nothing else, remembering the “why” helps us stick to our language learning goal and motivates us to do better.

Ready to be inspired? Come and explore how wonderful the language is!

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  1. The Deep-rooted Hindi-an Culture
  2. Benefits of Learning a Language
  3. Personal and Professional Gains
  4. Hindi is Easy to Learn!
  5. The Best Platform for Learning Hindi

1. The Deep-rooted Hindi-an Culture

India has made its mark as one of the world’s largest democracies. Its ancient cultural history has enchanted mankind for ages. Being the offspring of Sanskrit—the mother of many languages—Hindi penetrates the old and new social values of Indian society.

1 – Spoken by the Majority!

India has the second highest population in the world, and the majority of this population speaks Hindi. 

Indian states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Delhi speak Hindi and its various dialects as their mother tongue.

Mind you! Uttar Pradesh is the most heavily populated state in India, while Delhi is a melting pot of various cultures and occupants from different states—this naturally adds to the rising number of Hindi speakers.

2- Spiritual / Literary Learning

Every year, people from all over the world love to visit India for spiritual purposes. More often than not, their Indian mentors deliver the discourses in Hindi. In such cases, knowing the Hindi language helps the seeker connect with their Indian Gurus in a more personal way, while allowing them to better understand the context behind the whole learning process.

3 – Global Influence

Another compelling reason to learn Hindi is that this language has impressed the world for so long. Don’t believe us? Apart from India, more than ten nations fall under the category of Hindi-speaking countries.

Even the versatile English language has many loanwords from Hindi. To name a few: Karma, Mantra, Guru, Yoga. Sound familiar?

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2. Benefits of Learning a Language

Learning a foreign language comes with several added benefits. For example, the language learning process is known to enhance your cognitive and creative abilities! And did you know that when you’re studying a second language, it actually improves your command of your mother tongue, too?

Trying on a language yet unknown to you is like opening a treasure chest. Once you unlock it, many priceless things come pouring out.

4 – Boost Your Brain Power

Learning a new language activates the neurons and sharpens the thinking process. Not only that, but it also enhances your memory while slowing down the aging process of the brain cells. How cool is that! Working on a second language has proven effects on positive cognitive skills. For instance, your way of thinking changes when the brain tries to create thought patterns in a new language.

5 – It’s So Creative!

Marveling over a completely new language is a creative way to experience the vivid richness of this world and the course of human evolution. 

Learning Hindi opens the door to better understanding the Indian culture and gaining first-hand experience when you arrive here. 

There are a lot of elements that go missing once a book is translated from the source language to the target language. Learning Hindi will give you much easier access to so many commendable books and Upanishads in their original language. You’ll be able to explore the Hindi literary works of brilliant writers and poets, such as Munshi Premchand, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, and Mahashveta Devi.

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3. Personal and Professional Gains

Is India calling? 

Whether you want to visit or live here for personal or professional reasons, the bottomline is that you should take a crash course in Hindi first! We cannot emphasize enough how much it’s going to help you. 

Let’s look at a few reasons why you should learn Hindi before your visit and examine a few situations where knowing the language can save you from petty troubles.

6 – Be a Bad*ss Tourist!

Traveling has its own set of pros and cons, especially when you’re about to explore a foreign land with a foreign language. Let’s face it: India, known for its mesmerizing natural beauty and countless tourist spots, is a whole new world for many.

We have a totally different culture from what you’re probably used to. Our way of dressing, the Indian cuisine, our style of greeting, and even the popular Indian gestures are enough to puzzle any English speaker. And you can add to that the communication gap!

But once you’re familiar with Hindi survival phrases, things will be much better. As a tourist, Hindi gives you an essential edge while shopping and bargaining, during emergencies, while asking for directions or other kinds of help—not to mention it’s a great way to show off. 😉

7 – Job Opportunities

Are you looking for work in India and wish to improve your chances of getting a job? Or maybe you’re already working in India and want to gel up with your new colleagues? Learning Hindi is a sure way to boost your career, attract many opportunities, and connect with native speakers. 

Another great reason to learn Hindi? You’ll finally begin to understand the context and colloquialism of your daily conversations, and have a hearty laugh with your Indian friends/coworkers. As a result, your bonds in the workplace will become stronger. You’ll develop a more solid social network as well. 

8 – Bollywood Movies and Songs

Nowadays, people of every nationality and linguistic background are enjoying Bollywood movies and music! 

There’s just something about Hindi songs and music that touches the soul and makes our hearts dance to the beats.

If you too are an avid fan, then welcome to our Hindi cult. We can promise that once you’ve started learning Hindi, all the lyrical expressions will make much more sense, and you’ll feel rather connected with the songs and stories depicted in the Hindi-language movies.

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9 – When Love’s in the Air!

The world has become a global village. Nowadays, people can easily connect with anyone from anywhere. This connection could turn into an amazing friendship, and who knows—maybe even into a romantic relationship! The point is, there’s nothing more romantic than to have someone learn and express their love in your native language.

So, if you feel kind of crazy in love with a person who speaks Hindi, sweep them off their feet by learning these romantic phrases in Hindi. And if you’re already married to a native Hindi speaker, learning the language could also deepen your bond with your partner and his/her family! 

4. Hindi is Easy to Learn!

Sure, Hindi might not sound like a piece of cake when you’ve grown up speaking English or any European language. But it isn’t as difficult as you might imagine. There are many aspects of Hindi which make it quite fun and straightforward to learn. For example: 

10 – You Speak as You Write

Each syllable is spoken just as it’s written, thanks to the Devanagari script. Even for beginners, there’s no confusion when it comes to pronouncing Hindi words. Unlike English, which has a twisted way of saying “plough” and “tough” (or “cut” and “put,” for that matter), Hindi pronunciation is much cleaner and simple.

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Speak as You Write

In short, each vowel and consonant is spoken just the way it’s written, and this rule never changes. So, once you’ve mastered the ability to read Hindi and recognize the diacritics, you’ve won half the battle. Isn’t that wonderful and relieving to know!

5. The Best Platform for Learning Hindi

Gone are the days when one had to search for a tutor and meet them everyday, in person. Let alone the trouble of getting tied to a fixed time and juggling that into one’s daily schedule. And even if that was an option, what chances are there of doing that during this pandemic?

In such circumstances, the online Hindi learning platform offers great value. It’s time-saving, energy-saving, and personalized. What’s more, you can learn Hindi anywhere, anytime, at your convenience. And honestly, why wouldn’t someone be interested when there are as many as 15 ways to learn Hindi for free?

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All the while, we’ll be waiting to hear your topmost reason to study Hindi. Are you traveling to India or planning to date someone from here? Maybe you’re in love with the Indian music? Whatever it is, we’d love to work with you on this journey!

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