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A: Top 25 Hindi Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 2: Where are you from? 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 ""Where are you from?"" In Hindi this is
B: आप कहाँ से 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: कहाँ
A: meaning where.
B: (Slow, by syllable) कहाँ
A: Now repeat.
B: कहाँ
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
B: आप कहाँ
{pause}
And next
B: से
A: meaning from .
B: (Slow, by syllable) से
A: Now repeat.
B: से
{Pause}
Listen to the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
B: आप कहाँ से
{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 कहाँ से हैं
{pause}
A: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question Where are you from??
B: मै भारत से हूँ
A: ""I'm from India.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
B: (Slow) मै भारत से 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: भारत
which is India.
B: (Slow, by syllable) भारत
A:Now repeat.
B: भारत
{Pause}
A: Next is
B: से
meaning from.
B: (Slow, by syllable) से
A:Now repeat.
B: से
{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 from India., and then repeat.
B: मै भारत से हूँ
{pause}
A: To expand on the pattern, replace India with America.
B: अमरीका
A: America
B: (slow) अमरीका (regular) अमरीका
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with America
B: मै अमरीका से हूँ
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace India. Say I'm from America.
{pause}
B: मै अमरीका से हूँ
A: To use a different phrase, replace America with Russia.
B: रूस
A: Russia
B: (slow) रूस (regular) रूस
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Russia
B: मै रूस से हूँ
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for America. Say I'm from Russia.
{pause}
B: मै रूस से हूँ
A: To use a different phrase, replace Russia with China.
B: चीन
A: China
B: (slow) चीन (regular) चीन
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with China
B: मै चीन से हूँ
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for Russia. Say I'm from China.
{pause}
B: मै चीन से हूँ
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting India and someone asks you where you're from. You're from India. Respond to the question.
B: आप कहाँ से हैं? (five seconds) मै भारत से हूँ
A: Now, imagine you're from America Respond to the question.
B: आप कहाँ से हैं? (five seconds) मै अमरीका से हूँ
A: Now, imagine you're from Russia. . Answer the speaker's question.
B: आप कहाँ से हैं? (five seconds) मै रूस से हूँ
A: Imagine you're from China. Respond to the question.
B: आप कहाँ से हैं? (five seconds) मै चीन से हूँ
A: Now you want to ask that person where they're from. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
B: आप कहाँ से हैं?
A: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
A: This is the end of Lesson 2

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May i know why in the first example below, "You" was not used? Also, when to use 'aap' and 'aapne'? Thanks in advance.


ye Saadii kahaan Se khariiDii?

[this sari where from buy] -Where did you buy this sari?


aapne hinDii kahaan se seeKHi?

[you Hindi where from learn] - Where did you learn Hindi?