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A: Top 25 Hindi Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 14: How tall 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 tall are you?"" In Hindi this is
B: आप कितने लंबे हैं?
The first word in the question is
B: आप
A: ""meaning you"" in English.
B: (Slow, by syllable) आप
A: Listen again and repeat.
B: आप
{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: कितने
A: meaning something like how many/how much.
B: (Slow, by syllable) कितने
A: Now repeat.
B: कितने
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
B: आप कितने
{pause}
And after that
B: लंबे
A: meaning tall.
B: (Slow, by syllable) लंबे
A: Now repeat.
B: लंबे
{Pause}
Listen to the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
B: आप कितने लंबे
{pause}
And next
B: हैं
A: meaning are .
B: (Slow, by syllable) हैं
A: Now repeat.
B: हैं
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
B: आप कितने लंबे हैं
{pause}
A: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question How tall are you??
B: मै एक सौ अस्सी सेंटिमीटर लंबा हूँ
A: ""I'm 180 cm tall.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
B: (Slow) मै एक सौ अस्सी सेंटिमीटर लंबा 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 next
B: एक सौ अस्सी सेंटीमीटर
meaning 180 centimeter.
B: (Slow, by syllable) एक सौ अस्सी सेंटीमीटर
A:Now repeat.
B: एक सौ अस्सी सेंटीमीटर
{Pause}
A: And next
B: लंबा
meaning tall .
B: (Slow, by syllable) लंबा
A:Now repeat.
B: लंबा
{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 180 cm tall., and then repeat.
B: मै एक सौ अस्सी सेंटिमीटर लंबा हूँ
{pause}
A: To use a different phrase, replace 180 with one hundred and sixty.
B: एक सौ साठ
A: one hundred and sixty
B: (slow) एक सौ साठ (regular) एक सौ साठ
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with one hundred and sixty
B: मै एक सौ साठ सेंटिमीटर लंबा हूँ
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 180. Say I'm one hundred and sixty cm tall.
{pause}
B: मै एक सौ साठ सेंटिमीटर लंबा हूँ
A: To expand on the pattern, replace one hundred and sixty with one hundred fifty five.
B: एक सौ पचपन
A: one hundred fifty five
B: (slow) एक सौ पचपन (regular) एक सौ पचपन
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with one hundred fifty five
B: मै एक सौ पचपन सेंटिमीटर लंबा हूँ
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for one hundred and sixty. Say I'm one hundred fifty five cm tall.
{pause}
B: मै एक सौ पचपन सेंटिमीटर लंबा हूँ
A: To expand on the pattern, replace one hundred fifty five with one hundred and sevety.
B: एक सौ सत्तर
A: one hundred and sevety
B: (slow) एक सौ सत्तर (regular) एक सौ सत्तर
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with one hundred and seventy
B: मै एक सौ अस्सी सेंटिमीटर लंबा हूँ
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for one hundred fifty five. Say I'm one hundred and seventy cm tall.
{pause}
B: मै एक सौ सत्तर सेंटिमीटर लंबा हूँ
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting India and someone asks you how tall you are. You are 180. Respond to the question.
B: आप कितने लंबे हैं? (five seconds) मै एक सौ अस्सी सेंटिमीटर लंबा हूँ
A: Imagine you are one hundred and sixty Respond to the question.
B: आप कितने लंबे हैं? (five seconds) मै एक सौ साठ सेंटिमीटर लंबा हूँ
A: Now imagine you are one hundred fifty five. . Answer the speaker's question.
B: आप कितने लंबे हैं? (five seconds) मै एक सौ पचपन सेंटिमीटर लंबा हूँ
A: Imagine you're one hundred and seventy. Respond to the question.
B: आप कितने लंबे हैं? (five seconds) मै एक सौ सत्तर सेंटिमीटर लंबा हूँ
A: Now you want to ask that person how tall they are is. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
B: आप कितने लंबे हैं?
{pause}
A: This is the end of Lesson 14

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Monday at 11:18 am
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Hi Jamie,


Yes, you are absolutely right.


For a boy it would be "Lambaa" and for a girl it would be "Lambii". Your sentence is perfect.


All the best!


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Jamie
Wednesday at 9:52 am
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mai ek sau saath centimeter lambee hun.

Should I change "lamba" into "lambee" here for girl?

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Namaste Rem,


Thanks for posting.


Let us know if you have any questions.:wink:


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Rem
Wednesday at 12:31 am
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एक तथा एक आधा मीटर (Ék tathaa ék aadhaa mitur (1 1/2 meters))

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Namaste Anthony,



मैं पाँच पाँव और चार इंच लंबे हूँ।

Correct- main paanch fut aur chaar lamba hoon

I am five feet and four inches tall.


मैं एक सौ चौंसठ सेंटिमीटर लंबे हूँ।

correct- main ek sau chaunsat sentimeetar lamba hoon

I am 164cm tall.


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Anthony Karan
Monday at 4:47 pm
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मैं पाँच पाँव और चार इंच लंबे हूँ।

I am five feet and four inches tall.


मैं एक सौ चौंसठ सेंटिमीटर लंबे हूँ।

I am 164cm tall.