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A: Top 25 Hindi Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 10: How is the Indian food? (In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Hindi learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.)
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question ""How is it? (food)"" In Hindi this is
B: यह कैसा है?
The first word in the question is
B: यह
A: ""meaning this"" in English.
B: (Slow, by syllable) यह
A: Listen again and repeat.
B: यह
{Pause}
A: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
B: कैसा
A: meaning how.
B: (Slow, by syllable) कैसा
A: Now repeat.
B: कैसा
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
B: यह कैसा
{pause}
And next
B: है
A: meaning is.
B: (Slow, by syllable) है
A: Now repeat.
B: है
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
B: यह कैसा है
{pause}
A: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question How is it? (food)?
B: यह स्वादिष्ट है
A: ""It's delicious. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
B: (Slow) यह स्वादिष्ट है
{pause}
A: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
B: यह
A: meaning it's.
B: (Slow, by syllable) यह
A: Now repeat
B: यह
{Pause}
A: And next
B: स्वादिष्ट
meaning swaaDisht.
B: (Slow, by syllable) स्वादिष्ट
A:Now repeat.
B: स्वादिष्ट
{Pause}
A: And after that
B: है
meaning is .
B: (Slow, by syllable) है
A:Now repeat.
B: है
{Pause}
A: Listen to the speaker say, It's delicious, and then repeat.
B: यह स्वादिष्ट है
{pause}
A: To expand on the pattern, replace delicious with hot .
B: तीखा
A: hot
B: (slow) तीखा (regular) तीखा
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with hot
B: यह तीखा है
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace delicious. Say It's hot
{pause}
B: यह तीखा है
A: To expand on the pattern, replace hot with sour.
B: चटपटा
A: sour
B: (slow) चटपटा (regular) चटपटा
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with sour
B: यह चटपटा है
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for hot . Say It's sour
{pause}
B: यह चटपटा है
A: To use a different phrase, replace sour with burnt.
B: जला हुआ
A: burnt
B: (slow) जला हुआ (regular) जला हुआ
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with burnt
B: यह स्वादिष्ट है
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for sour. Say It's burnt
{pause}
B: यह स्वादिष्ट है
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting India and someone asks you your opinion on the food you're eating. You want to say it's delicious. Respond to the question.
B: यह कैसा है? (five seconds) यह स्वादिष्ट है
A: Now, you want to say it's hot Respond to the question.
B: यह कैसा है? (five seconds) यह तीखा है
A: you want to say it's sour. . Answer the speaker's question.
B: यह कैसा है? (five seconds) यह चटपटाहै
A: You want to say it's burnt. Respond to the question.
B: यह कैसा है? (five seconds) यह जला हुआ है
A: Now you want to know what -that- person thinks of the meal. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
B: यह कैसा है?
{pause}
A: This is the end of Lesson 10

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Hi Rem,


It's great that you like Indian food :thumbsup:


Let us know if you have any questions.


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Rem
Tuesday at 12:34 am
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बहुत स्वादिष्ट (Bahüt svaadisht (Very delicious))

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Namaste Anthony ji,


Sounds perfect!

mujhe masaaleDaar khaana pasanD hai:sweat_smile:


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Neha

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Anthony Karan
Monday at 8:58 am
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भारतीय खाना मज़ेदार है।

The Indian food is tasty.


मुझे कभी-कभी चटपटा खाना पसंद है।

I sometimes like sour food.