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A: Top 25 Hindi Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 11: How old are you? in Hindi (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 old are you?"" In Hindi this is
B: आपकी उम्र क्या है?
The first word in the question is
B: आपकी
A: ""meaning your "" in English.
B: (Slow, by syllable) आपकी
A: Listen again and repeat.
B: आपकी
{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: उम्र
A: meaning age.
B: (Slow, by syllable) उम्र
A: Now repeat.
B: उम्र
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
B: आपकी उम्र
{pause}
And after that
B: क्या
A: meaning what .
B: (Slow, by syllable) क्या
A: Now repeat.
B: क्या
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
B: आपकी उम्र क्या
{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: आपकी उम्र क्या 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 old are you??
B: मै अट्ठारह साल का हूँ
A: ""I'm 18 years old.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
B: (Slow) मै अट्ठारह साल का हूँ
{pause}
A: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
B: मै
A: meaning I.
B: (Slow, by syllable) मै
A: Now repeat
B: मै
{Pause}
A: And after that
B: अट्ठारह
meaning eighteen .
B: (Slow, by syllable) अट्ठारह
A:Now repeat.
B: अट्ठारह
{Pause}
A: And next
B: साल
meaning years .
B: (Slow, by syllable) साल
A:Now repeat.
B: साल
{Pause}
A: And after that
B: का
meaning of.
B: (Slow, by syllable) का
A:Now repeat.
B: का
{Pause}
A: And after that
B: हूँ
meaning am.
B: (Slow, by syllable) हूँ
A:Now repeat.
B: हूँ
{Pause}
A: Listen to the speaker say, I'm 18 years old., and then repeat.
B: मै अट्ठारह साल का हूँ
{pause}
A: To use a different phrase, replace 18 with twenty five.
B: पच्चीस
A: twenty five
B: (slow) पच्चीस (regular) पच्चीस
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with twenty five
B: मै पच्चीस साल का हूँ
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 18. Say I'm twenty five years old.
{pause}
B: मै पच्चीस साल का हूँ
A: To expand on the pattern, replace twenty five with forty .
B: चालीस
A: forty
B: (slow) चालीस (regular) चालीस
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with forty
B: मै चालीस साल का हूँ
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for twenty five. Say I'm forty years old.
{pause}
B: मै चालीस साल का हूँ
A: To make another phrase, replace forty with thirty.
B: तीस
A: thirty
B: (slow) तीस (regular) तीस
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with thirty
B: मै तीस साल का हूँ
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for forty . Say I'm thirty years old.
{pause}
B: मै तीस साल का हूँ
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting India and someone asks you how old you are. You are 18. Respond to the question.
B: आपकी उम्र क्या है? (five seconds) मै अट्ठारह साल का हूँ
A: Imagine you are twenty five Respond to the question.
B: आपकी उम्र क्या है? (five seconds) मै पच्चीस साल का हूँ
A: Now imagine you are forty . . Answer the speaker's question.
B: आपकी उम्र क्या है? (five seconds) मै चालीस साल का हूँ
A: Imagine you're thirty. Respond to the question.
B: आपकी उम्र क्या है? (five seconds) मै तीस साल का हूँ
A: You want to ask someone how old they are. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
B: आपकी उम्र क्या है?
{pause}
A: This is the end of Lesson 11

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Please give your answer to the question below!

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Monday at 11:14 am
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Hi Jamie,


Thanks for answering the question. Your sentence was almost correct.


Just use "main" instead of "mai". Like this


main chaubees saal kii hoon.


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Jamie
Tuesday at 9:17 am
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mai chaubees saal ki hoon.

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Wednesday at 12:29 am
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Hello Sara,


One small correction- please write "kii" instead of "ka" ie. Mai tees saal ki hun.


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Wednesday at 12:23 am
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Hi Sara;


Thanks for your posting. You are doing very well. Please keep it up and of course, write to us if you have any question.


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Sara
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Mai tees saal ka hun.

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Wednesday at 8:40 pm
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Namaste Rem,


Thank you for your message.


That's great! Keep up studying and let us know if you have any doubts :wink:


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Rem
Wednesday at 12:03 am
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मैं हूँ चौदह साल का उम्र (Maí hoon chaudah saal kaa umṙ (I am 14 years of age))

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Rem
Wednesday at 12:01 am
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मैं हूँ चौदह साल का उम्र

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Hello Anthony ji,


First 2 sentences sound perfect!

meraa janmDin bees aktoobar ko hoTa hai


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Anthony Karan
Monday at 9:20 am
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मैं चौंतीस साल का हूँ।

I am 34 years old.


मेरी उम्र चौंतीस है।

My age is 34.


नेहा जी, आपका जन्मदिन कब है?

Neha ji, when is your birthday?