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3-Minute Hindi Season 1, Lesson 2 - Greetings
Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Hindi Season 1, Lesson 2 - Greetings. In this lesson, you’ll learn what to say to someone when you arrive and when you part in Hindi.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to say 'Hi.' in Hindi.
Shakti: [Normal] हाए(haae)
Becky: This expression has only one word meaning 'Hi.'
Shakti: [Normal] हाए [Slow] हाए (haae)
Becky: Listen again to the informal expression meaning 'Hi.'
Shakti: [Slow] हाए [Normal] हाए
Becky: Ok, now let's take a look at the formal way to say 'Good day.'
Shakti: [Normal] शुभ दिन(subh DiN)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'good'
Shakti: [Normal] शुभ [Slow] शुभ (subh)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'day'
Shakti: [Normal] दिन [Slow] दिन(DiN)
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Good day.'
Shakti: [Slow] शुभ दिन [Normal] शुभ दिन
Becky: Next up is the informal way to say 'See you.'
Shakti: [Normal] फिर मिलेंगे(phir miLenge)
Becky: This expression has only one word meaning 'See you.'
Shakti: [Normal] फिर मिलेंगे [Slow] फिर मिलेंगे(phir miLenge)
Becky: Listen again to the informal expression meaning 'See you.'
Shakti: [Slow] फिर मिलेंगे [Normal] फिर मिलेंगे
Becky: Finally, here is a formal way to say 'Goodbye.'
Shakti: [Normal] अलविदा(aLviDaa)
Becky: This expression has only one word meaning 'Goodbye.'
Shakti: [Normal] अलविदा [Slow] अलविदा(aLviDaa)
Becky: Listen again to the formal expression meaning 'Goodbye.'
Shakti: [Slow] अलविदा [Normal] अलविदा
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Shakti: Namaste is made of two words: [Namah + te]. Becky: Namaḥ means 'bow', 'obeisance', 'reverential salutation' or 'adoration' and te means 'to you'. Therefore, Namaste literally means "I bow to you".
Shakti: The other variations are phrases like "peace be with you" or phrases praising gods, and so on, which are used by people of faith, when saying hello. For example, in some regions people say "Jai Shri Krishna" or "Jai Ramji ki" as a greeting, in praise of the gods they worship. Urdu speakers tend to say "Salaam" for "Hello" as well.

Outro

Becky: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!
Shakti: अलविदा (aLviDaa)

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Thursday at 06:30 PM
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Did you already know any of these greetings?

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Friday at 10:15 PM
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Hi Saanvi,


Thanks for introducing yourself!


Excellent sentence, just one correction. It will be "meraa Naam Saanvi hai" (not "huun").


Keep learning and let us know if you have any questions!

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Saanvi R. Nalkande
Monday at 10:56 AM
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Namaste! Mera naam Saanvi hu, apse milker kusi hui! Dandhyavat and, Alvida!😄👍👍👍❤️️

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नमस्ते (Namaste) Kakembo,


You are very welcome. 😇

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Good luck with your language studies.


Kind regards,

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Thanks

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Fatima
Sunday at 06:32 AM
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Hi

I knew the first one. The rest I am learning.

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Hi Ellysia,


Thanks for your post!


Namaste is a formal greeting. Among friends, generally the English "hello" or "hi" is used.


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Ellysia
Monday at 08:19 AM
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This is a good lesson! However, I was under the impression namaste meant hello. Is this a formal/informal greeting or is it something different?