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3-Minute Hindi Season 1, Lesson 5 - Making Apologies
Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Hindi Season 1, Lesson 5 - Making Apologies. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to apologize for yourself and say that you didn't do it on purpose or you are sorry in Hindi.
Body
Becky: Here's the formal way to say 'Excuse me.' in Hindi.
Shakti: [Normal] ज़रा सुनिए। (zaraa SuNie)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'a little, a bit'
Shakti: [Normal] ज़रा [Slow] ज़रा (zaraa)
Becky: Last is the word meaning '[please] listen'
Shakti: [Normal] सुनिए [Slow] सुनिए(SuNie)
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Excuse me.'
Shakti: [Slow] ज़रा सुनिए। [Normal] ज़रा सुनिए।
Becky: Ok, now let's take a look at the formal way to say 'Excuse me.'
Shakti: [Normal] माफ़ कीजिए (maaf kiijie)
Becky: This expression has only one word meaning 'Excuse me.'
Shakti: [Normal] माफ़ कीजिए [Slow] माफ़ कीजिए (maaf kiijie)
Becky: Listen again to the formal expression meaning 'Excuse me.'
Shakti: [Slow] माफ़ कीजिए [Normal] माफ़ कीजिए
Becky: Next up is the formal way to say 'I didn't mean it.'
Shakti: [Normal] मेरा यह मतलब नही था|(meraa yah maTLab Nahiin THaa)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'My'
Shakti: [Normal] मेरा [Slow] मेरा (meraa)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'this'
Shakti: [Normal] यह [Slow] यह (yah)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'meaning,’ or ‘intention'
Shakti: [Normal] मतलब [Slow] मतलब(maTLab)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'was not'
Shakti: [Normal] नही था [Slow] नही था(Nahiin THaa)
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'I didn't mean it.'
Shakti: [Slow] मेरा यह मतलब नही था| [Normal] मेरा यह मतलब नही था|
Becky: Finally, here is a formal way to say 'I'm sorry.'
Shakti: [Normal] मुझे माफ़ कीजिए|(mujhe maaf kiijie)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'me'
Shakti: [Normal] मुझे [Slow] मुझे (mujhe)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'Please forgive'
Shakti: [Normal] माफ़ कीजिए [Slow] माफ़ कीजिए(maaf kiijie)
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'I'm sorry.'
Shakti: [Slow] मुझे माफ़ कीजिए| [Normal] मुझे माफ़ कीजिए|
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Shakti: In India, the younger generation generally say "sorry" in English, if they bump into someone in a crowd.

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! Let's practice in the comments!

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Thursday at 12:52 PM
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Hi Maral,


Thanks for your question!


The feminine form of "THaa" (था) is "THii" (थी).


I hope this helps!

Roohi

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Maral Dian
Thursday at 06:24 PM
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नमसते

what is the feminie form of "thaa", meaning was?

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Saturday at 12:32 PM
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Hi Kria,


Thanks for posting!


You are absolutely correct. थोड़ा (THodaa) does mean "little" or "small". We use "THodaa-THodaa" for saying something like "a little bit".


I hope this helps!

Roohi

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kria
Monday at 10:29 AM
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I thought tora meant little or small. I would say tora tora hindi and people understood

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Sunday at 01:46 PM
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Hi Yilan,


Thanks for your question.


"zaraa" and "THodaa" both mean "little". "chotaa" means "small" or "short".


I hope that helps!

Roohi

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Mera naam Medish khan hai.
Tuesday at 08:34 AM
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Mujhe maaf kiijie,meraa yah MATLAB nahin thaa, maaf kiijie

YILAN
Thursday at 02:10 PM
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ज़रा= छोटा = थोड़ा ?😅what are the differences ?

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Tuesday at 07:47 PM
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Hello Serena,


Well done!

Let us know if you have questions!


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Serena
Thursday at 02:31 PM
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Mujhe Maaf Kijiiye, Mera yeh matlab nahi tha!