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INTRODUCTION
Manasi: [Namaste hindipod101.com mein swagat hai]
Maya: Hi everyone, Maya here and welcome to Basic Bootcamp Lesson 3. Useful Phrases for Learning Hindi.
Manasi: [Namaste mera naam Manasi hai]. This is the third in a five-part series that will help you ease your way into the language.
Maya: That’s right. We will go over all the basics that will get you on the fast track to fluency. In this lesson, we will learn the phrases for asking people to repeat themselves and also to tell you how to say a certain word or a phrase in Hindi.
Manasi: Right. Using Hindi to learn Hindi can help you improve much faster.
Maya: This lesson’s conversation takes place at a restaurant. The first speaker is the foreigner. Claire doesn’t know how to say Indian pickle in Hindi.
Manasi: So she points to the Indian pickle and asks the waiter, a question.
Maya: Let’s have a listen.
DIALOGUE
ऐना: माफ कीजिये इसे हिन्दी में कैसे बोलते हैं?
महिला वेटर: "अचार "|
ऐना: माफ कीजिये| कृपया एक बार फिर से बोलेंगे?
महिला वेटर: "अचार "
ऐना: माफ कीजिये| कृपया धीरे धीरे बोलेंगे?
महिला वेटर: "अ चा..र "
Maya: Let’s hear it one time slowly.
ऐना: माफ कीजिये इसे हिन्दी में कैसे बोलते हैं?
महिला वेटर: "अचार "|
ऐना: माफ कीजिये| कृपया एक बार फिर से बोलेंगे?
महिला वेटर: "अचार "
ऐना: माफ कीजिये| कृपया धीरे धीरे बोलेंगे?
महिला वेटर: "अ चा..र "
Maya: One more time with the translation.
Manasi: माफ कीजिये इसे हिन्दी में कैसे बोलते हैं?
Maya: Excuse me, how do you say this in Hindi?
Manasi: "अचार "|
Maya: Indian pickle.
Manasi: माफ कीजिये| कृपया एक बार फिर से बोलेंगे?
Maya: Excuse me, could you please say that again?
Manasi: "अचार "
Maya: Indian pickle.
Manasi: माफ कीजिये| कृपया धीरे धीरे बोलेंगे?
Maya: Excuse me, could you please say it slowly?
Manasi: "अ चा..र "
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Maya: So pickle is अचार in Hindi.
Manasi: Right अचार
Maya: Are pickles popular in India?
Manasi: Yes you’ve got to have them almost with any meal.
Maya: So do you have different types of pickles for different sort of food?
Manasi: Yeah. There are lots and lots and they vary from I guess North to the South.
Maya: Ah sounds delicious!
Manasi: Definitely. You should try it sometime.
VOCAB LIST
Maya: Okay let’s now take a look at the vocabulary and phrases for this lesson. The first phrase is
Manasi: [maaf kijiye]
Maya: Excuse me.
Manasi: [ma-af ki-ji-ye]
Maya: Next we have
Manasi: [ise]
Maya: This.
Manasi: [i-se]
Maya: Next word
Manasi: [hindi]
Maya: Hindi
Manasi: [hin-di]
Maya: And next
Manasi: [kaise]
Maya: How
Manasi: [kai-se]
Maya: Next word.
Manasi: [bolna]
Maya: To say.
Manasi: [bol-na]
Maya: Next word.
Manasi: [bolte hai]
Maya: Is called.
Manasi: [bol-te hai]
Maya: And finally we have
Manasi: [achar]
Maya: Pickle.
Manasi: [a-cha-r]
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Maya: Let’s now take a closer look into these phrases for learning Hindi.
Manasi: So Maya, in this lesson, we heard [maaf kijiye] before anything else. It’s a phrase you will hear and used all the time.
Maya: Right. It means excuse me or I am sorry in English.
Manasi: That’s right. It’s one of the best phrases to know.
Maya: I imagine you can use it in almost any situation.
Manasi: Yeah that’s correct. Anytime when you want to get someone’s attention, you can use that phrase.
Maya: In this dialogue, we used it before asking a question. Manasi, could you please say the phrase again?
Manasi: [maaf kijiye]
Maya: [maaf kijiye]
Manasi: Exactly.
Maya: Okay so now we are ready to ask a question. What happens next?
Manasi: Just ask the question.
Maya: Really, that’s it?
Manasi: Yes. Don’t be shy.
Maya: But what if I don’t understand what they say to me right away?
Manasi: That’s easy. Just say [kripya ek bar fir se bolenge?]
Maya: So this is how you ask someone to repeat something?
Manasi: That’s correct [kripya ek bar fir se bolenge?]
Maya: So the first word [kripya] that just means please right?
Manasi: Correct and with the verb [bolenge] which appears at the end, you are just asking someone to say something.
Maya: I see and the part in the middle
Manasi: [ek bar fir se]
Maya: Just means one more time. So what’s that altogether?
Manasi: [kripya ek bar fir se bolenge?]
Maya: And can you break it down slowly please?
Manasi: [kri-pya ek bar fir se bol-enge?]
Maya: And one more time at natural speed?
Manasi: [kripya ek bar fir se bolenge?]
Manasi: [kripya ek bar fir se bolenge?] If you say this, the person will just repeat the phrase for you.
Maya: That’s right. And after that, we heard
Manasi: [kripya dhire dhire bolenge?]
Maya: Or could you please say that slowly?
Manasi: That’s right [kripya dhire dhire bolenge?]
Maya: That sounds a lot like the way you ask someone to repeat themselves.
Manasi: Yes it’s almost exactly the same as [kripya ek bar fir se bolenge?]. The main difference is that, instead of saying [ek bar fir se] you just say [dhire dhire]
Maya: I see. So you just say [kripya ek bar fir se bolenge] but take the middle part out.
Manasi: And put [dhire dhire]
Maya: Could you say it one more time?
Manasi: [kripya dhire dhire bolenge?]
Maya: And slowly.
Manasi: [kri-pya-dhi-re dhi-re bol-enge?]
Maya: Could you please speak slowly?
Manasi: Yes. If you don’t understand something, this phrase will prove to be invaluable.
Maya: So now, we’ve got two ways to ask people to help us understand Hindi a little better.

Lesson focus

Maya: Now let’s take a look at the grammar section. In this lesson’s dialogue, the visitor to India is holding a pickle in her hand and says,
Manasi: [ise hindi mein kaise bolte hai?]
Maya: How do you say this in Hindi? Now with this phrase, even if you are just starting out in Hindi, your vocabulary level will just skyrocket.
Manasi: That’s right. There will be no limit on your Hindi and you can learn Hindi.
Maya: While practicing at the same time. Let’s break down the sentence.
Manasi: [ise]
Maya: That means this. And,
Manasi: [hindi mein]
Maya: Means in Hindi. And,
Manasi: [kaise]
Maya: Means how. Now Manasi, what was the last part?
Manasi: [bolte hai]
Maya: Which means say. So if we put it altogether
Manasi: [ise hindi mein kaise bolte hai?]
Maya: Means something like this Hindi in how called is if you translate it literally or in more natural English, what is this in Hindi or how do you say this in Hindi? Can we hear the sentence one more time?
Manasi: [ise hindi mein kaise bolte hai?]
Maya: And again slowly,
Manasi: [ise hin-di mein kai-se bol-te hai?]
Maya: Right. So if [ise] means this, can we just replace it with any English word to find out how to say it in Hindi.
Manasi: That’s right. You can actually do that but you have to add [ko]
Maya: For example,
Manasi: [tea ko hindi mein kaise bolte hai?]
Maya: How do you say tea in Hindi?
Manasi: That’s right. [rice ko hindi mein kaise bolte hai?]
Maya: How do you say Rice in Hindi? Manasi, [bootcamp ko hindi mein kaise bolte hai?]
Manasi: Well I guess, you would just say Bootcamp.
Maya: If you get this one down, you both impress people and learn that word that’s been missing from your vocabulary.
Manasi: That’s right. What’s good about this sentence is that you can also use the same structure to ask what something is called in English.
Maya: So how do we say English in Hindi?
Manasi: [angrezi] Just put it in place of Hindi in the phrase we’ve learned before.
Maya: For example, if someone springs an unfamiliar Hindi word on you and you like to know what it’s called in English, you can put.
Manasi: [angrezi mein kaise bolte hai?]
Maya: After the word and [ko]. So Manasi, what if someone says the word [chai] to me and I don’t know what it means. What would I say?
Manasi: [chai ko angrezi mein kaise bolte hai?]
Maya: Could you say that again slowly?
Manasi: [chai ko angrezi mein kaise bolte hai?]

Outro

Maya: All right. So remember, if you get stuck, you have these phrases to help you out.
Manasi: There is nothing more important than applying the Hindi you know and there is nothing to be worried about.
Maya: See you next time for more Bootcamp Hindi.
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Manasi: Instantly access them all right now at hindipod101.com [fir milenge] Goodbye.

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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कृपया एक बार फिर से बोलेंगे? Namastey! I hope all you listeners know by now how to ask someone to repeat himself.

Dont forget to try Indian curries and breads whenever you see an Indian restaurant. Its delicious!

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Thursday at 04:13 AM
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Hi Me,


Thanks for writing in. Maaf kijiye means forgive me.


Keep learning.


Cheers!

Manali

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Me
Thursday at 10:25 PM
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Maaf kiijie means forgive me or I'm sorry

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Thursday at 05:36 PM
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Hello Harumi,


I want one too! Summer time and falooda sounds synonymous to me:wink::smile:


Cheers,

Neha

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Harumi
Monday at 09:07 AM
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mujhe falooda chahiye. :smile::smile::smile:

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Tuesday at 11:38 AM
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Hello Blaise!


Great to know you are learning how to cook apart from learning Hindi. I just love the langar served at the Gurudwaras!

About punjabi, I think if you learn Hindi then learning Punjabi should not be that difficult. The vocabulary is a bit similar but with a little bit of twist:laughing: For example mujhe become 'mainu' and tujhe becomes 'twanu/tainu'.

Hope you enjoy learning both!


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Blaise
Wednesday at 08:02 PM
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I have been cooking a lot of Indian dishes at home after learning some from a local Gurdwara. The granthi was wanting to teach me Punjabi but I thought Hindi would be best for now. I think they are pretty similar if I am not mistaken on a basic conversational level. :sunglasses:

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Thursday at 11:45 AM
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Namaste Dhaani ji,


Mostly people use the word 'bhartiya' to indicate that they are Indian. We can also say "main bharat se hoon" to say "I am from India".


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Dhaani
Saturday at 03:21 AM
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Do people mostly say that they are bhāratīya to indicate that they are indian or do they also say hindustani?

Hindipod101.com Verified
Friday at 10:55 AM
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Hi Julian,


There is lot of variety in Indian food. Curry is the most famous and the most delicious according to me also but do try out other dishes like "Dal makhani" and "chana bhathura" :smile: You will love it too!!

And do share your experience with us.


Happy learning!!


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Julian
Saturday at 07:40 PM
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Oh I loooooooove Indian restaurants :D

And I love curry as well :-)

Great lesson!

Bahut dhanyavaad!