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A: Top 25 Hindi Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 22: What's this? 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 ""What's this?"" In Hindi this is
B: यह क्या 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: क्या
A: meaning what .
B: (Slow, by syllable) क्या
A: Now repeat.
B: क्या
{Pause}
Listen to the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
B: यह क्या
{pause}
And after that
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 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 What's this??
B: यह एक कैमरा है
A: ""It's a camera.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
B: (Slow) यह एक कैमरा 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 after that
B: एक
meaning a.
B: (Slow, by syllable) एक
A:Now repeat.
B: एक
{Pause}
A: And next
B: कैमरा
meaning camera.
B: (Slow, by syllable) कैमरा
A:Now repeat.
B: कैमरा
{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 a camera., and then repeat.
B: यह एक कैमरा है
{pause}
A: To expand on the pattern, replace camera with phone.
B: फोन
A: phone
B: (slow) फोन (regular) फोन
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with phone
B: यह एक फोन है
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace camera. Say It's a phone.
{pause}
B: यह एक फोन है
A: To expand on the pattern, replace phone with science book.
B: विज्ञान की किताब
A: science book
B: (slow) विज्ञान की किताब (regular) विज्ञान की किताब
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with science book
B: यह एक विज्ञान की किताब है
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace phone. Say It's a science book.
{pause}
B: यह एक विज्ञान की किताब है
A: To use a different phrase, replace science book with watch.
B: घड़ी
A: watch
B: (slow) घड़ी (regular) घड़ी
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with watch
B: यह एक घड़ी है
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace science book. Say It's a watch.
{pause}
B: यह एक घड़ी है
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting India and someone asks you what something is. It is (a) camera. Respond to the question.
B: यह क्या है? (five seconds) यह एक कैमरा है
A: Now imagine that it's (a) phone Respond to the question.
B: यह क्या है? (five seconds) यह एक फोन है
A: Imagine that it's (a) science book. . Answer the speaker's question.
B: यह क्या है? (five seconds) यह एक विज्ञान की किताब है
A: Imagine that it's watch. Respond to the question.
B: यह क्या है? (five seconds) यह एक घड़ी है
A: You want to ask someone what something is. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
B: यह क्या है?
{pause}
A: This is the end of Lesson 22.

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Hi Jamie,


That was perfect!


If you have any questions, please do let us know.


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- yah kya hai?

- yah ek laipatop hai.

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Hi Anthony,


You Hindi learning is going great it seems! Perfect:thumbsup:


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क्या यह चिड़िया है?

Is it a bird?


क्या यह हवाई जहाज़ है?

Is it a plane?


नहीं! यह अतिमानव है!!

No! It's Superman!!