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3-Minute Hindi Season 1, Lesson 22 - Ordering at a Restaurant
Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Hindi Season 1, Lesson 22 - Ordering at a Restaurant. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to order at a restaurant or coffee shop in Hindi.
Body
Becky: Here's the formal way to ask 'Can I see the menu?' in Hindi.
Shakti: [Normal] क्या मैं मेन्यू देख सकता हूँ?(kyaa main meNyuu Dekh SakTaa huun?)
Becky: First up is a word meaning 'what'
Shakti: [Normal] क्या [Slow] क्या (kyaa)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'I'
Shakti: [Normal] मैं [Slow] मैं (main)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'menu'
Shakti: [Normal] मेन्यू [Slow] मेन्यू (meNyuu)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'see'
Shakti: [Normal] देख [Slow] देख (Dekh)
Becky: Last is the phrase meaning 'I can'
Shakti: [Normal] सकता हूँ [Slow] सकता हूँ(SakTaa huun)
Becky: Listen again to the formal question meaning 'Can I see the menu?'
Shakti: [Slow] क्या मैं मेन्यू देख सकता हूँ? [Normal] क्या मैं मेन्यू देख सकता हूँ?
Becky: now let's take a look at the formal way to ask 'What do you recommend?'
Shakti: [Normal] आप क्या सलाह देंगे?(aap kyaa SaLaah DeNge?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'you'
Shakti: [Normal] आप [Slow] आप (aap)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'what'
Shakti: [Normal] क्या [Slow] क्या (kyaa)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'recommendation'
Shakti: [Normal] सलाह [Slow] सलाह (SaLaah)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'will give'
Shakti: [Normal] देंगे [Slow] देंगे (DeNge)
Becky: Listen again to the formal question meaning 'What do you recommend?'
Shakti: [Slow] आप क्या सलाह देंगे? [Normal] आप क्या सलाह देंगे?
Becky: Next up is the formal way to say 'A coffee for me.'
Shakti: [Normal] मेरे लिए एक कॉफी|(mere Lie ek kaufii)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'my'
Shakti: [Normal] मेरे [Slow] मेरे (mere)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'for'
Shakti: [Normal] लिए [Slow] लिए (Lie)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'one'
Shakti: [Normal] एक [Slow] एक(ek)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'coffee'
Shakti: [Normal] कॉफ़ी [Slow] कॉफ़ी (kaufii)
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'A coffee for me.'
Shakti: [Slow] मेरे लिए एक कॉफी| [Normal] मेरे लिए एक कॉफी|
Becky: Finally, here is a formal way to say 'I would like a coffee.'
Shakti: [Normal] मैं एक कॉफी लेना पसंद करूँगा|(main ek kaufii LeNaa paSaND karungaa)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Shakti: [Normal] मैं [Slow] मैं(main)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'a coffee'
Shakti: [Normal] एक कॉफी [Slow] एक कॉफी (ek kaufii)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'take,’ or ‘have'
Shakti: [Normal] लेना [Slow] लेना(LeNaa)
Becky: Last is the phrase meaning 'would like'
Shakti: [Normal] पसंद करूँगा [Slow] पसंद करूँगा(paSaND karuungaa)
Becky: Listen again to the formal sentence meaning 'I would like a coffee.'
Shakti: [Slow] मैं एक कॉफी लेना पसंद करूँगा| [Normal] मैं एक कॉफी लेना पसंद करूँगा|
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Shakti: Simply point at a dish and tell the quantity to the order taker. It's mandatory in India to mark the dishes as vegetarian with a green dot in a green outlined square box, and non-vegetarian dishes as a red/brown dot in a red/brown outlined square.

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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Hi Listeners, what would you like to order?

HindiPod101.com
Saturday at 11:02 PM
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Hi Jamie,


Nice try!


Just a few corrections: Use this: main ek cake LeNaa paSaaND karuungii.


You can also say "mujhe cake caahiye."


All the best!

Roohi

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Jamie
Friday at 12:07 AM
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meri ek kek lena pasand karunga.

I want a cake.

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Saturday at 12:33 PM
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Hi Kerry,


Thanks for posting!


It seems you were trying out a sentence. If yes, please do let us know if you have any question.


All the best!


Roohi

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Kerry
Thursday at 10:09 AM
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मेरे लिए एक पूरी

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Thursday at 04:04 PM
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Hi Serena,


Thank you for writing in.

I hope you had your tea :)


Let us know if you have an queries.


Cheers!

Manali

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Serena
Tuesday at 09:56 AM
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Mere liiye ek Garam Chai