Hindi Phrases

The Hindi phrases are helpful because they are used daily. Below we picked expressions that a new learner will find useful. We included the audio as well. This is a better way to learning. Learn only what you need. We start with greetings and introduction.

Hi: नमस्ते  [nmste] Audio
What is your name?: आपका नाम क्या है?  [aapkaa naam kyaa hai?] Audio
Nice to meet you: आपसे मिलकर अच्छा लगा |  [aapse milkr akchaa lgaaa |] Audio
How are you?: आप कैसे (m) / कैसी (f) हैं?  [aap kaise (m) / kaisi (f) hain?] Audio
I'm good, thanks: मैं ठीक हूँ, शुक्रिया  [main thik hun, shukriyaa] Audio
And you?: और आप?  [aur aap?] Audio

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More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Hindi)?: क्या आप अंगरेजी/हिंदी बोलते (m)/ बोलती (f) हैं?  [kyaa aap angareji/hindi bolte (m)/ bolti (f) hain?] Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: क्या वह चीनी बोल नहीं सकती हैं?  [kyaa vh kini bol nhin skti hain?] Audio
A little bit: थोड़ा सा (Gender, if for above sentence, use feminine)  [thodeaa saa] Audio
How old are you?: आपकी उम्र क्या है?  [aapki umr kyaa hai?] Audio
I'm 33 years old: मैं तैंतीस साल का हूँ |  [main taintis saal kaa hun |] Audio
It was nice talking to you: आपसे बात करके अच्छा लगा -   [aapse baat krke akchaa lgaaa - ] Audio

If you don't understand something, this will be your secret weapon:

What do you mean?: तुम्हें क्या मतलब है? (this phrase is used arrogantly)  [tumhen kyaa mtlb hai?] Audio
I don't understand: मैं नहीं समझा - (m)/समझी - (f)  [main nhin smjhaa - (m)/smjhi - (f)] Audio
I don't know: मुझे नहीं मालूम |  [mujhe nhin maalum |] Audio
Sorry: माफ कीजिये!!  [maaf kijiye!!] Audio
What is that called in Hindi?: उसे हिन्दी में क्या कहते हैं?  [use hindi men kyaa khte hain?] Audio
What does that word mean in English?: इस शब्द का हिन्दी  में अर्थ  क्या है?  [is shbd kaa hindi  men arth  kyaa hai?] Audio

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: आप कहाँ से हैं?  [aap khaan se hain?] Audio
I'm from the U.S: मैं अमेरिका से हूँ |  [main amerikaa se hun |] Audio
I'm American: मैं अमेरिकी हूँ -   [main ameriki hun - ] Audio
Where do you live?: आप कहाँ रहते (m) / रहती हैं (f)?  [aap khaan rhte (m) / rhti hain (f)?] Audio
I live in the U.S: मैं अमेरिका में रहता हूँ |  [main amerikaa men rhtaa hun |] Audio
What do you do for a living?: आप क्या काम करते हैं?  [aap kyaa kaam krte hain?] Audio
I'm a student: मैं एक छात्र हूँ |  [main ek chaatr hun |] Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: क्या मैं आपकी मदद कर सकता (m) / सकती (f) हूँ?  [kyaa main aapki mdd kr sktaa (m) / skti (f) hun?] Audio
Can you help me?: क्या आप मेरी मदद कर सकते (m) / सकती (f) हैं?  [kyaa aap meri mdd kr skte (m) / skti (f) hain?] Audio
Where is the airport?: हवाई अड्डा कहाँ है?  [hvaai addaa khaan hai?] Audio
Go straight: सीधे जाइये |  [sidhe jaaiye |] Audio
Then: फिर  [fir] Audio
Turn left: बाएँ मुङिये |  [baaen mungiye |] Audio
Turn right: दाहिने मुङिये |  [daahine mungiye |] Audio


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Good wishes in Hindi in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: जन्म दिन की शुभ कामनाएँ  [jnm din ki shubh kaamnaaen] Audio
Happy new year: नए साल की शुभ कामनाएँ  [ne saal ki shubh kaamnaaen] Audio
Merry Christmas: बङे दिन की शुभ कामनाएँ  [bnge din ki shubh kaamnaaen] Audio
Good luck: शुभ कामनाएँ  [shubh kaamnaaen] Audio
Congratulations: बधाई हो  [bdhaai ho] Audio

Hindi expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: मेरे पास एक कमरे का आरक्षण है |  [mere paas ek kmre kaa aarksn hai |] Audio
Do you have rooms available?: आपके पास कमरे हैं?  [aapke paas kmre hain?] Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: मैं धुम्रपान निषेध कमरा चाहूँगा |(Not clear what this is supposed to mean)  [main dhumrpaan nisedh kmraa kaahungaaa |] Audio
How much it costs per night?: एक रात का क्या किराया है?  [ek raat kaa kyaa kiraayaa hai?] Audio
Waiter: वेटर!  [vetr!] Audio
How much is this?: यह कितने का है?  [yh kitne kaa hai?] Audio
What is this?: यह क्या है?  [yh kyaa hai?] Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: क्या आप ठीक हैं?  [kyaa aap thik hain?] Audio
I need a doctor: मुझे डाक्टर की जरूरत है -   [mujhe daaktr ki jrurt hai - ] Audio
Help: बचाऒ!  [bkaaऒ!] Audio
Call the ambulance: रुग्ण - यान or एम्बुलेंस को बुलाओ!  [rugan - yaan or embulens ko bulaao!] Audio
Call the police: पुलिस को बुलाओ!  [pulis ko bulaao!] Audio
I am sick: मैं बीमार हूँ -   [main bimaar hun - ] Audio

These Hindi phrases can be used in a variety of conversations. If you have already visited our Hindi Vocabulary and Hindi Grammar, you might want to visit our Hindi Flashcards to practice what you learned.

Hindi Vocabulary

Hindi Grammar


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Did you know? Phrases are the combination of the use of vocabulary and grammar. Mastering the vocabulary and grammar can result in the ability to make useful Hindi phrases.