Dialogue

Vocabulary

Learn New Words FAST with this Lesson’s Vocab Review List

Get this lesson’s key vocab, their translations and pronunciations. Sign up for your Free Lifetime Account Now and get 7 Days of Premium Access including this feature.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Notes

Unlock In-Depth Explanations & Exclusive Takeaways with Printable Lesson Notes

Unlock Lesson Notes and Transcripts for every single lesson. Sign Up for a Free Lifetime Account and Get 7 Days of Premium Access.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Transcript

3-Minute Hindi Season 1, Lesson 4 - Asking How Someone Is
Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Hindi Season 1, Lesson 4 - Asking How Someone Is. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and answer the question ‘How are you?’ in Hindi.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to ask 'How are you?' in Hindi.
Shakti: [Normal] कैसे हो?(kaiSe ho?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'How'
Shakti: [Normal] कैसे [Slow] कैसे (kaiSe)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'are (you)'
Shakti: [Normal] हो [Slow] हो(ho)
Becky: Listen again to the informal question meaning 'How are you?'
Shakti: [Slow] कैसे हो? [Normal] कैसे हो?
Becky: Now, imagine you're speaking to a stranger. Here's the formal way to ask, 'How are you?'
Shakti: [Normal] आप कैसे हैं?(aap kaiSe hain?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'you'
Shakti: [Normal] आप [Slow] आप (aap)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'how'
Shakti: [Normal] कैसे [Slow] कैसे(kaiSe)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'are'
Shakti: [Normal] हैं [Slow] हैं(hain)
Becky: Listen again to the formal question meaning 'How are you?'
Shakti: [Slow] आप कैसे हैं? [Normal] आप कैसे हैं?
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'I'm fine. Thank you.'
Shakti: [Normal] मैं अच्छा हूँ, धन्यवाद|(main acchaa huun. DHaNyavaaD)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Shakti: [Normal] मैं [Slow] मैं (main)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'fine'
Shakti: [Normal] अच्छा [Slow] अच्छा (acchaa)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'am'
Shakti: [Normal] हूँ [Slow] हूँ(huun)
Becky: Last is the expression meaning 'thank you'
Shakti: [Normal] धन्यवाद [Slow] धन्यवाद(DHaNyavaaD)
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'I'm fine. Thank you.'
Shakti: [Slow] मैं अच्छा हूँ, धन्यवाद| [Normal] मैं अच्छा हूँ, धन्यवाद|
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'I'm not so well'
Shakti: [Normal] बहुत अच्छा नही हूँ|(bahuT acchaa Nahiin huun.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'very'
Shakti: [Normal] बहुत [Slow] बहुत(bahuT)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'well'
Shakti: [Normal] अच्छा [Slow] अच्छा (acchaa)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'am not'
Shakti: [Normal] नही हूँ| [Slow] नही हूँ|(Nahiin huun)
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'I'm not so well'
Shakti: [Slow] बहुत अच्छा नही हूँ| [Normal] बहुत अच्छा नही हूँ|
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Shakti: In India, formal language and words are used for seniors, elderly people, relatives, unknown people and in interviews. Whereas among friends, people you know, and young people, informal language is okay.

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)

13 Comments

Hide
Please to leave a comment.
😄 😞 😳 😁 😒 😎 😠 😆 😅 😜 😉 😭 😇 😴 😮 😈 ❤️️ 👍

HindiPod101.com Verified
Thursday at 06:30 PM
Pinned Comment
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Listeners! How are you? Try answering this question in Hindi.

HindiPod101.com Verified
Sunday at 01:29 PM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Kakembo,


Thanks for posting!


Here is a minor correction for the word "thiik" (fine) in your sentence. The correct spelling is ठीक.


I hope this helps!

Roohi

Team HindiPod101.com

Kakembo
Wednesday at 01:36 PM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

ठिक है

HindiPod101.com Verified
Sunday at 09:17 PM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Ellysia,


Thanks for your post!


That would be the best way to say this.


All the best!

Roohi

Team HindiPod101.com

Ellysia
Thursday at 08:02 AM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Aap KaiSe ho?

Main bahut achaa huun, dhanyavaad!


(Would this be the correct way to say, I am very good, thank you)

HindiPod101.com
Sunday at 11:12 AM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Jamie,


jaaN kar acchaa Lagaa! That means, good to know!


Keep learning and all the best!


Roohi

Team HindiPod101.com

Jamie
Friday at 01:35 AM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

main achii hun.

Sara
Thursday at 05:06 AM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hello,


Why does this lesson only include the maculine form "accha?" My Indian friend told me I need to say "Mein acchi hun." The lesson includes the masculine but not the feminine. Why is that?

Sara
Wednesday at 01:00 PM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Me accha hun.

HindiPod101.com Verified
Thursday at 06:23 AM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Estefania,


Thanks for writing in. That was completely right. Its just that Hindi is a gender specific language in terms of verb. So for male the sentence becomes: main acchaa huun, shukrya and for female the sentences becomes: main acchii huun, shukrya.


Keep Learning!


Cheers!

Manali

Team HindiPod101.com

Estefania
Saturday at 12:04 PM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Haee, main acchaa huun, shukrya

Haee, bahut acchaa nahiin huun