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INTRODUCTION
Maya: "Namaste," I'm Maya, and welcome back to HindiPod101.com’s Beginner Series. This is Season 1, Lesson 11 - Who’s That Indian Celebrity?
Udita: "Namaste, I’m Udita in Hindi". In this lesson you’ll learn about asking questions about events.
Maya: The conversation takes place on the streets.
Udita: The speakers are strangers. One of them is a young woman who goes up to a middle-aged woman to ask a question.
Maya: Since they are strangers, the speakers will be using formal Hindi.
Udita: Let’s listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
A:आंटीजी यहाँ पे आज लाईन किस लिए लगी है? (aaNtijii yahaan pe aaj LaaiN kiS Lie Lagii hai?)
B:बेटा, यहाँ आज एक आनेवाले नई फिल्म की प्रचार के लिए एक बड़े स्टार आ रहे हैं. उनसे मिलने के लिए लोग जमा हुए है. (betaa, yahaan aaj ek aaNevaaLe Naii fiLm ki pracaar ke Lie ek bade Staar aa rahe hain. uNSe miLNe ke Lie Log jamaa hue hain.)
A:कौनसे स्टार आ रहे हैं? (kauNSe Staar aa rahe hain?)
B: ऋतिक रोशन, आपने शायद आस पास होर्डिंग्स पे उनकी पिक्चर की विज्ञापन देखे होंगे. (riTTik rausaN. aapNe saayaD aaS paaS hordiNgS pe uNkii pikcar kii vigyaapaN dekhe hoNge.)
A:अरे हाँ, वो मुझे बहुत पसन्द हैं. आप को पता है की कब आ रहे हैं? (are haan, vo mujhe bahuT pasaND hai. aap ko paTaa hai kii kab aa rahe hai?)
B:सुना है श्याम को आएंगे. (SuNaa hai syaam ko aaeNge.)
Maya: Now, let’s listen to the same conversation at a slow speed.
A:आंटीजी यहाँ पे आज लाईन किस लिए लगी है? (aaNtijii yahaan pe aaj LaaiN kiS Lie Lagii hai?)
B:बेटा, यहाँ आज एक आनेवाले नई फिल्म की प्रचार के लिए एक बड़े स्टार आ रहे हैं. उनसे मिलने के लिए लोग जमा हुए है. (betaa, yahaan aaj ek aaNevaaLe Naii fiLm ki pracaar ke Lie ek bade Staar aa rahe hain. uNSe miLNe ke Lie Log jamaa hue hain.)
A:कौनसे स्टार आ रहे हैं? (kauNSe Staar aa rahe hain?)
B: ऋतिक रोशन, आपने शायद आस पास होर्डिंग्स पे उनकी पिक्चर की विज्ञापन देखे होंगे. (riTTik rausaN. aapNe saayaD aaS paaS hordiNgS pe uNkii pikcar kii vigyaapaN dekhe hoNge.)
A:अरे हाँ, वो मुझे बहुत पसन्द हैं. आप को पता है की कब आ रहे हैं? (are haan, vo mujhe bahuT pasaND hai. aap ko paTaa hai kii kab aa rahe hai?)
B:सुना है श्याम को आएंगे. (SuNaa hai syaam ko aaeNge.)
Maya: Let’s now listen to the conversation with the English translation.
A:आंटीजी यहाँ पे आज लाईन किस लिए लगी है? (aaNtijii yahaan pe aaj LaaiN kiS Lie Lagii hai?)
A: Aunty, why are people lining up here today?
B:बेटा, यहाँ आज एक आनेवाले नई फिल्म की प्रचार के लिए एक बड़े स्टार आ रहे हैं. उनसे मिलने के लिए लोग जमा हुए है. (betaa, yahaan aaj ek aaNevaaLe Naii fiLm ki pracaar ke Lie ek bade Staar aa rahe hain. uNSe miLNe ke Lie Log jamaa hue hain.)
B: A big movie star is coming here to promote an upcoming movie.
A:कौनसे स्टार आ रहे हैं? (kauNSe Staar aa rahe hain?)
A: Which movie star is supposed to come?
B: ऋतिक रोशन, आपने शायद आस पास होर्डिंग्स पे उनकी पिक्चर की विज्ञापन देखे होंगे. (riTTik rausaN. aapNe saayaD aaS paaS hordiNgS pe uNkii pikcar kii vigyaapaN dekhe hoNge.)
B: Hrithik Roshan. You must have seen him on the various advertisements on billboards nearby.
A:अरे हाँ, वो मुझे बहुत पसन्द हैं. आप को पता है की कब आ रहे हैं? (are haan, vo mujhe bahuT pasaND hai. aap ko paTaa hai kii kab aa rahe hai?)
A: Oh yes, I like him a lot. Do you know when he's supposed to be here?
B:सुना है श्याम को आएंगे. (SuNaa hai syaam ko aaeNge.)
B: I've heard he'll be here in the evening.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Maya: Let’s talk about Indian movies! I know that a lot of Indians are big big fans of their movies and movie stars.
Udita: Yes, movies play quite a big part in people’s lives in India. There are many different movie industries for each language group.
Maya: Right, but the Hindi film industry, also called Bollywood, is the biggest. People across India watch it, even in non-Hindi-speaking regions.
Udita: Some of the most popular actors are the Khans - Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, and Salman Khan. They have a massive fan following!
Maya: They’ve been very successful in Hindi movies, for over 20 years now!
Udita: There’s also a crop of popular younger actors who you see everywhere in India - Hrithik Roshan (riTTik rausaN), Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, and others. They are actually everywhere - on advertisements on TV or posters around town, doing movie campaigns, TV shows, and they’re even involved with cricket teams!
Maya: So listeners, that’s who you’ll see on all the posters and billboards in India! Ok, now let’s move on to the vocab.
VOCAB LIST
Maya: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
Udita: लाइन लगना (LaaiN LagNaa) [natural native speed]
Maya: to form a line
Udita: लाइन लगना (LaaiN LagNaa) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Udita: लाइन लगना (LaaiN LagNaa) [natural native speed]
Udita: बेटा (beTaa) [natural native speed]
Maya: child, son
Udita: बेटा (beTaa) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Udita: बेटा (beTaa) [natural native speed]
Udita: प्रचार (pracaar) [natural native speed]
Maya: promotion
Udita: प्रचार (pracaar) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Udita: प्रचार (pracaar) [natural native speed]
Udita: बड़े (bade) [natural native speed]
Maya: big
Udita: बड़े (bade) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Udita: बड़े (bade) [natural native speed]
Udita: मिलना (miLNaa) [natural native speed]
Maya: to meet
Udita: मिलना (miLNaa) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Udita: मिलना (miLNaa) [natural native speed]
Udita: जमा (jamaa) [natural native speed]
Maya: gathered
Udita: जमा (jamaa) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Udita: जमा (jamaa) [natural native speed]
Udita: शायद (shaayad) [natural native speed]
Maya: maybe
Udita: शायद (shaayad) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Udita: शायद (shaayad) [natural native speed]
Udita: विज्ञापन (vigyaapaN) [natural native speed]
Maya: advertisement
Udita: विज्ञापन (vigyaapaN) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Udita: विज्ञापन (vigyaapaN) [natural native speed]
Udita: पसन्द (paSaND) [natural native speed]
Maya: liking
Udita: पसन्द (paSaND) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Udita: पसन्द (paSaND) [natural native speed]
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
Udita: Let’s take a closer look at the usage of some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Maya: The first word is “pracaar”, which means ‘promotion’.
Udita: This is usually combined with “kaa, kii, or ke” to say ‘for promoting’.
Maya: For example, “main iS driNk ke pracaar kaa kaam karTaa huun” means ‘It’s my job to promote this drink’.
Udita: “pracaar” is also combined with “karNaa”, which means “to do”. “pracaar karNaa” means “to promote”.
Maya: The next word is “jamaa”.
Udita: जमा ‘jamaa’ is a verb participle meaning “gathered”.
Maya: This can be combined with the verbs “hoNaa” and “karNaa”. When combined with “होना” ‘hoNaa’, it means “to be gathered”.
Udita: For example, if you were to say ‘Saare bacce yahaan jamaa hai’, that would mean “All the kids are gathered here”.
Maya: On the other hand, if you combine “jamaa” with “karNaa” it becomes “to gather”. For example, ‘Saare piN jamaa karo’ is an imperative sentence that means “Gather all the pins”.
Udita: The next word is पसन्द ‘paSaND’ and it means ‘liking’.
Maya: Sometimes it functions as a noun, where it means “taste”.
Udita: For example, you can say “ye merii paSaND hai”, and this means “this is my taste” or rather “this is my choice”.
Maya: In the passive voice, you could also use it to say “baNDar ko keLaa paSaND hai”. The literal translation is “Banana is liked by monkeys”, but the meaning is the same as “Monkeys like bananas”.
Udita: In the active voice, it would be “baNDar keLaa paSaND karTaa hai”. So the subject and object change, but the meaning is similar.
Maya: Ok, now let’s look at the grammar.

Lesson focus

Udita: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to use the word ‘kauN’ meaning “who”.
Maya: There is no fixed rule about where it is placed in a question or statement. So you can ask the question “who is that man?” in Hindi in more than one way.
Udita: For example, you could say “वह आदमी कौन है? vo aaDmii kauN hai?”
Maya: Right, and you could also say “कौन है वह आदमी? kauN hai vo aaDmii?”
Udita: The meaning remains the same, but the order allows a speaker to put emphasis on different parts.
Maya: Another use of “kauN”, is when combined with “Saa, Sii, or Se”. This changes the meaning to “which”
Udita: “kauNSaa, kauNSii or kauNSe” is used for asking about what kinds or types.
Maya: In the dialogue, we heard the question “kauNSe Staar aa rahe hain?” This means “Which movie star is coming here?”
Udita: Again, there is no fixed structure for the question using “kauNSe”, but it has to come before the noun which gives us the category.
Maya: Like in “kauNSe Staar”, if we were to say “which shoe” it would be “kauNSaa juuTaa”.
Udita: The only exception is an adjective, which can come before the noun. Here’s an example. “कौनसी लाल टोपी ढूँड रहे हो? kauNSii LaaL topii dhuuNd rahe ho?” In this ‘LaaL’ comes between ‘kauNSii” and the noun ‘topii’ which means hat.
Maya: The meaning is ‘Which red hat are you searching for?’ Now, how would you say “which languages can you speak?”
Udita: Well, “Language” is ‘bhaasaa’, and the plural will be “bhaasaaen”. “Aap kauNSe bhaasaaen boL SakTe hain?”
Maya: Now listeners, here’s a question you can try saying in Hindi - “Which house is yours?” Leave us a comment saying it at HindiPod101.com.

Outro

Maya: Okay. That’s all for this lesson, until next time!
Udita: Thanks for listening! Sukriyaa, aur aLviDaa!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Do you have any favourite Bollywood movie?

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Sunday at 03:10 PM
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Hi Dan,


Thanks for posting!


Excellent sentence. Keep learning and let us know if you have any questions.


All the best!

Roohi

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Dan
Wednesday at 03:29 AM
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कौनसा मकान तुम्हारा है?

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Tuesday at 01:28 PM
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Hi Paul,


Thanks for posting and sharing your favorite movies!


It can be difficult to choose your favorite from among so many great movies :)


But I can help you refine your Hindi skills for sure. So, here are a few corrections for your Hindi sentences:

ऋतिक रोशन और प्रीति ज़िंटा की मिशन कश्मीर बहुत अच्छी है।

वे दोनो फ़िल्म कोई मिल गया में भी हैं।

हिंदी फ़िल्में बहुत अच्छी और बहुत ख़ूबसूरत होती हैं।

मेरी राय में सबसे अच्छी फ़िल्म कौन सी है?

मुझे मालूम नहीं।


I hope this helps!

Roohi

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Paul
Wednesday at 09:13 AM
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ऋतिक रोशन in Mission Kashmir with Preity Zinta is wonderful. They are both also in Koi Mil Gayaa. ऋतिक रोशन मिशन कश्मीर में प्रीतिंदर ज़िंटा से बहुत अच्छा है. वे दोनो अभी फ़िल्म में कोई मिल गया है. हिंदी की फ़िल्में बहुत अच्छे और बहुत कूबसूरत हैं. You should also see less well known films like Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi. Others: Om Shanti Om, Saajan, Mann, Judaai, Saajan Chale Sasural, Jaanam Samjha Karo, Saapne Saajan Ke, Beta, Aaina, Dil hai tumhara, Dil, Chori Chori, Yeh Dillagi, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Soldier, Kya Kehna, Jaanwar, Chalte Chalte, Kuch Kuch Hotaa hai, Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham, रिश्ते (Rishtey), दिल क्या करें Dil Kyaa Kare... so many more. सबसे अच्छी फ़िल्म मेरे लिया क्या है? मुझे मालूम नहीं.

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Hi Jeffrey,


Thanks for posting!


Your sentence is good, except for one issue. The Hindi word "ghar" (house) is masculine, so it should be "kauN Saa" and not "kauN Sii". Like this,

कौन सा घर आपका है? (kauN Saa ghar aapakaa hai?)


All the best!

Roohi

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Jeffrey
Tuesday at 07:53 PM
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कौनसी घर आपका है?

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Hi Arpine,


Thanks for your post!


Here are a few corrections for this one:

And also, I really like Deepa Mehta's films. I have watched her Fire, Earth and Water trilogy.

और मुझे दीपा मेहता की फ़िल्में भी बहुत पसंद हैं। मैंने उनकी Fire, Earth और Water देखी है।

aur mujhe Deepa Mehta kii fiLmen bhii bahuT paSaND hain. main Ne uNakii Fire, Earth aur Water Dekhii hai.


Here are few corrections for this:

I like films of Aamir Khan

मुझे आमिर ख़ान की फ़िल्में पसंद हैं।

mujhe Aamir Khan kii fiLmen paSaND hain.


Keep learning!

Roohi

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Rest are perfect!

Arpine
Sunday at 10:49 PM
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which house is yours? कौनसा घर आपका है? or आपका घर कौनसा है?


मुझे आमिर खान के फिल्में पसंद हैं - तारे ज़मीन पर, PK, दंगल, आदि...

I like films of Aamir Khan - Stars on Earth, PK, Dangal, etc.


और भी मुझे दीपा मेहता के फिल्में बहुत पसंद हैं। मैंने उनकी Fire, Earth और Water देखा.

And also, I really like Deepa Mehta's films. I have watched her Fire, Earth and Water trilogy.

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Sunday at 12:40 PM
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Hi Kurt,


Thanks for your post!


Are you trying to say "Which is your house?"


If yes, remember that the word "ghar" (house) is masculine, so "your" will be masculine too. Like this:


आपका घर कौन सा है?


All the best!

Roohi

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Kurt
Monday at 10:14 AM
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आपकी घर कौंसे है?