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A: Top 25 Hindi Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 4: What do you do? 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 do you do?"" In Hindi this is
B: आप क्या करते 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: 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: आप क्या
{pause}
And next
B: करते
A: meaning do.
B: (Slow, by syllable) करते
A: Now repeat.
B: करते
{Pause}
Listen to the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
B: आप क्या करते
{pause}
And next
B: हैं
A: meaning do.
B: (Slow, by syllable) हैं
A: Now repeat.
B: हैं
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
B: आप क्या करते हैं
{pause}
A: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question What do you do??
B: मै एक शिक्षिका हूँ
A: ""I'm a teacher.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
B: (Slow) मै एक शिक्षिका 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
meaning a.
B: (Slow, by syllable) एक
A:Now repeat.
B: एक
{Pause}
A: And next
B: शिक्षिका
meaning teacher.
B: (Slow, by syllable) शिक्षिका
A:Now repeat.
B: शिक्षिका
{Pause}
A: And next
B: हूँ
meaning am.
B: (Slow, by syllable) हूँ
A:Now repeat.
B: हूँ
{Pause}
A: And next
B: हूँ
meaning am.
B: (Slow, by syllable) हूँ
A:Now repeat.
B: हूँ
{Pause}
A: Listen to the speaker say, I'm a teacher., and then repeat.
B: मै एक शिक्षिका हूँ
{pause}
A: To use a different phrase, replace teacher with Doctor.
B: डाक्टर
A: Doctor
B: (slow) डाक्टर (regular) डाक्टर
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Doctor
B: मै एक डाक्टर हूँ
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace teacher. Say I'm a Doctor.
{pause}
B: मै एक डाक्टर हूँ
A: To make another phrase, replace Doctor with student.
B: विद्यार्थी
A: student
B: (slow) विद्यार्थी (regular) विद्यार्थी
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with student
B: मै एक विद्यार्थी हूँ
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for Doctor. Say I'm a student.
{pause}
B: मै एक विद्यार्थी हूँ
A: To use a different phrase, replace student with lawyer.
B: वकील
A: lawyer
B: (slow) वकील (regular) वकील
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with lawyer
B: मै एक वकील हूँ
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for student. Say I'm a lawyer.
{pause}
B: मै एक वकील हूँ
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting India and someone asks what you do. You are a teacher. Respond to the question.
B: आप क्या करते हैं? (five seconds) मै एक शिक्षिका हूँ
A: Imagine you are a Doctor Respond to the question.
B: आप क्या करते हैं? (five seconds) मै एक डाक्टर हूँ
A: Imagine you are a student. . Answer the speaker's question.
B: आप क्या करते हैं? (five seconds) मै एक विद्यार्थी हूँ
A: Imagine you're lawyer. Respond to the question.
B: आप क्या करते हैं? (five seconds) मै एक वकील हूँ
A: You want to learn what the stranger does. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
B: आप क्या करते हैं?
{pause}
A: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
A: This is the end of Lesson 4

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Hi Ellysia,


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Ellysia
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Namaste!

Mera naam Ellysia hai! Mai ek vidyaarthi hun! Svaagathai!

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Hi Praise,


Thanks for your post!


In Hindi, we don't have a different word for "nurse". You will find most people in India addressing a nurse with the English word. This means that your sentence is absolutely correct!


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praise
Wednesday at 06:37 PM
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main ek nurse hun. but i dont know the word nurse in hindi please help me.

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Hi Laureen,


Thanks for sharing!


Don't forget to add the nasalization at the end of "main"!


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Laureen
Thursday at 07:03 PM
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mai ek viDyaarthi hun.

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Saturday at 08:29 PM
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Hi Ena,


Thanks for your questions.


You are right. We don't have articles in Hindi. You can easily use the sentence without the word "ek". But using the word "ek" is also correct.


In Hindi, "editor" is "SampaaDak".


If you have any other questions, please do get in touch.


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Ena
Friday at 06:42 PM
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What does editor mean in Hindi?

Ena
Friday at 06:36 PM
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Why do you use "ek" as "a" in this sentence? (I remember that in the vid on grammar, it was stated that you don't have "a" and "the" in Hindi.)

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Hi Roby,


Thanks for your question.


Generally, the English word "engineer" is used in India too. But we do have a Hindi word for it and it is "abhiyaaNTrik".


Now, you can impress your Indian friends with this word for sure!


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