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Namaste and welcome to hindipod101.com, the easiest, quickest and smartest way to learn Hindi online. My name is Anuj Khurana and today, we are going to discuss 25 verbs in Hindi. So let’s begin.
1. होना (hoNaa) “to be”
So the first verb is होना (hoNaa) which means “to be”
आप कहाँ पर हो? “Where are you?”
2. के पास होना (ke paaS hoNaa) “to have”
Our next verb is के पास होना (ke paaS hoNaa) which means “to have”
मेरे पास एक कुत्ता है। (mere paaS ek kuTTaa hai.) “I have a pet dog.”
3. करना (karNaa) “to do”
Our next verb is KarNaa which means “to do”
चलो, मिलके जॉगिंग करते हैं। (chalo, milke jaugiNg karTe hain.) “Come on, let's go jogging together.”
4. बोलना (bolNaa) “to say”
Our next verb is bolNaa which means “to say.”
राहुल ने क्या बोला? (raahul Ne kyaa bolaa?) “What did Rahul say?”
5. समझाना (SamjhaaNaa) “to explain”
समझाना (SamjhaaNaa) which means “to explain”
क्या आपने अपने दादाजी को समझाया (apNe DaaDaajii ko Samjhaa Diijiegaa.)
“Did you explain it to your grandfather?”
6. सुनना (SuNNaa) “to hear”
Our next verb is सुनना (SuNNaa), which means “to hear”
क्या आपने वो आवाज़ सुनी? ((kyaa Aapne vo aavaaz SuNii?) “Did you hear that sound?”
7. जाना (jaaNaa) “to go”
Our next verb is जाना (jaaNaa), which means “to go”
सुमन स्कूल जाएगी। (SumaN Skuul jaaegii.) Suman will go to school.
8. जानना (jaaNNaa) “to know”
Okay. So moving on, our next verb is जानना (jaaNNaa), which means “to know”
क्या आप फ्रेंच जानती है? (kyaa aap freNc jaaNTe hai?) “Do you know French?”
9. लेना (leNaa) “to take”
लेना (leNaa), which means “to take”
नितिका अपने साथ अपने कुत्ते को लेकर गयी। (Nitika apNe SaaTH apNe kuTTe ko lekar gayii.) “Nitika has taken her dog along with her.”
10. देखना (DekhNaa) “to see”
Next verb is देखना (DekhNaa), which means “to see”.
मोहन फिल्म देखने गया है। “Rohan has gone to watch a movie.”
11. आना (aaNaa) “to come”
Okay. So our next verb is आना (aaNaa), which means “to come”
Aaj mahimaajii aaeNge. “Today, Mahima will come.”
12. सोचना (SochNaa) “to think”
Our next verb is Sochnaa which means, To think. मैं आपको सोचकर बताता हूँ। (main aapko Sockar baTaaTaa huun.) Let me think and I’ll get back to you.
13. देखना (DekhNaa) “to look”
Our next word is DekhNaa which means “to see”.
यहाँ से पूरा शहर दिखाई देता है। (yahaan Se puuraa sahar Dikhaaii DeTaa hai.) “We can see the whole city from here.”
14. चाहना (caahNaa) “to want”
Next verb is caahNaa. To want. आप क्या लेना चाहेंगे? (aap kyaa leNaa caaheNge?) “What would you like to have?”
15. देना (DeNaa) “to give”
देना (DeNaa), which means “to give”
वह फ़ाइल मुझे देना। (vah faail mujhe DeNaa.) “Please handover that file to me or Please get that file to me.”
16. इस्तेमाल करना (iSTemaal karNaa) "to use”
Our next verb is इस्तेमाल करना (iSTemaal karNaa), which means "to use”
मेरी दादी को कम्प्यूटर इस्तेमाल करना आता है। (merii DaaDii ko kampyuutar iSTemaal karNaa aaTaa hai.) “My grandmother knows how to use computer.”
17. ढूंढना (dhuuNdhNaa) "to find”
The next verb is ढूंढना (dhuuNdhNaa) "to find”
मानव अपना फ़ोन ढून्ढ रहा है। (maaNav apNaa foN dhuuNdh rahaa hai.) “Manav is looking for his phone.”
18. बताना (baTaaNaa) "to tell”
बताना (baTaaNaa), which means "to tell”
मुझे वह कहानी फिरसे बताओ। (vah kahaaNi phirSe baTaao.) “Please tell me that story again.”
19. पूछना (puuchNaa) "to ask”
पूछना (puuchNaa),which means "to ask”
मुझे आपसे कुछ पूछना है। (mujhe aapSe kuch puuchNaa hai.) “I want to ask you something.”
20. काम करना (kaam karNaa) "to work”
Our next verb is काम करना (kaam karNaa), which means “to work”
रहीम काम कर रहा है। (rahiim kaam kar rahaa hai.) “Ram is working.”
21. लगना (lagNaa) "to seem”
दीवारों पर यह रंग ज़्यादा गाढ़ा लग रहा है। (Diivaaron par yah raNg zyaaDaa Gooda lag rahaa hai.) “This color seems to be very dark on the walls.”
So, we are going to discuss the same words again because it can be taken in different context also.
So, लगना (lagNaa) can be taken as “Are you feeling it?” लगना (lagNaa) is the Hindi verb which can be taken as “to feel”
क्या आपको गर्मी लग रही है? “Are you feeling hot here?”
So लगना (lagNaa) can be taken in two different ways.
22. कोशिश करना (kosis karNaa) "to try”
कोशिश करना (kosis karNaa) which means "to try”
मैं पढ़ने की कोशिश कर रहा हूँ। (main parhNe kii kosis kar rahaa huun.) “I am trying to study.”
23. निकलना (NikalNaa) “to leave”
Our next verb is निकलना (NikalNaa) which means “to leave”
वह अभी घर से निकला है। (vah abhii ghar Se Niklaa hai.) “He has just left from home.”
24. बुलाना (bulaaNaa) “to call out”
Our next verb is बुलाना (bulaaNaa) which means “to call out.”
आपकी मम्मी आपको बुला रही है। (aapkii mammii aapko bulaa rahii hai.)
“Your mom is calling out for you.”
25. समझना (SamajhNaa) “to understand”
So next verb is समझना (SamajhNaa) “to understand”
मुझे फ़ारसी समझ नहीं आती। (mujhe faarSii Samajh Nahiin aaTii.) “I do not understand Farsi.”
So that’s all from today’s lesson. So these were the verbs which are most commonly used in Hindi and they are going to help you a lot to understand others, what they are saying. If there’s any kind of feedback or any comments you want to leave, you can just write them down in the comments section. I will be back with more videos. Till then, goodbye. Take care.


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Thursday at 06:30 PM
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Which verb do you like the most?

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Wednesday at 01:33 PM
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Hi Soumya,

Thanks for your feedback!

We will keep your suggestion in mind for future lessons.

In the meanwhile, if you have any questions, feel free to let us know.

All the best!


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Sunday at 09:58 PM
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First, thank you for the hard work put into this website to help us learn Hindi.

Second, it's a great video for 25 most popular verbs, but doesn’t mean anything unless there is a foundation on verb conjugation. I echo the others comments here. Please have a solid lesson or study plan on JUST past, present, and future of words. Videos like this are very distracting to a beginner student listener because they are being asked to learn multiple things under 10mins. For example, aaNaa means to come, but the teacher in the video uses the word aaeNge in the sentence. It causes confusion to a new student. This will be solved if the student has a solid basis on conjugations in the curriculum before seeing videos like this one. I hope you will add tenses and conjugations as a study plan in 2022.

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नमस्ते (Namaste) Lindsay,

बहुत शुक्रिया (bahuT SHukriyaa) for your great question. While unfortunately we don't currently have that kind of comprehensive list (noted though! we will consider this for the future development of our Hindi resources. 😇), I'd recommend you check out our lessons about tenses and conjugation:

- https://www.hindipod101.com/lesson/all-about-3-painless-hindi-grammar/

- https://www.hindipod101.com/lesson/intermediate-12-hearing-about-the-past-in-hindi/

- https://www.hindipod101.com/lesson/lower-beginner-12-travel-to-the-future-in-india-with-bollywood/

Please let us know if you have any questions 😉

Kind regards,

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Monday at 04:57 AM
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Like most, my struggle is the conjugation of these verbs. While we may not need a comprehensive list for ALL verbs in hindi, I would love a resource for even the 10 most common verbs conjugated in simply Past, Present and Future.


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Saturday at 10:17 PM
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Hi Mikey!

Namaste from Team HindiPod101.com!

Thank you so much for your kind comments. We will also keep your suggestion in mind.

If you have any questions, please feel free to post here. Our team is always here to help you.

All the best!


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Wednesday at 10:54 PM
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Using this site has significantly advanced not just my knowledge of pre bottled Hindi sentences to help in situations, but also helped me understand them to slowly form my own.

I don't know if this was already addressed, but I do think verbal conjugation is necessary in order to gain a better understanding of verb usage.

I'd like to extend a sincere thanks to the entire team for the good work done here. It gives a refreshing perspective to the agony of establishing a proper base when beginning with a new language.

Thank you!

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Friday at 04:22 PM
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Hi Ivory,

Thank you for posting.

Currently we don't have any series or document that includes all the verb conjugations in Hindi.

We will consider your suggestion about developing material about that 😄

Let us know if you have questions.



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Sunday at 04:10 AM
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Is there a document that outlines all the verb conjugations? are they always the same based on gender and tense?

It would be nice to see a few words with all possible forms to recognize a pattern.

Bahut dhanyavaad!

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Saturday at 04:27 PM
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Hi Gabriella,

Thanks for writing in. Actually its the tense of the sentence that provides modification for the verb. The sentence you have given in example is in present tense. If it was in present continuous the verb would have been 'nikal raha hai' and so on.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any further queries.



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Gabriella Sandy
Monday at 11:21 PM
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I just started my hindi study. One thing that I noticed is that the verb changes depending on the phrase. Example: NikalNaa (leave) - vah abhii abhii ghar Se Niklaa hai. Why does it happens? Is it the gender that provides this modification at writing/speaking form?