Hindi Vocabulary

The Hindi vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: एक  [ek] Audio Two: दो  [do] Audio
Three: तीन  [tin] Audio Four: चार  [kaar] Audio
Five: पांच  [paank] Audio Six: छह  [chh] Audio
Seven: सात  [saat] Audio Eight: आठ  [aath] Audio
Nine: नौ  [nau] Audio Ten: दस  [ds] Audio
First: पहला   [phlaa ] Audio Second: दूसरा  [dusraa] Audio

Time Expressions

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: सोमवार  [somvaar] Audio Tuesday: मंगलवार  [mngalvaar] Audio
Wednesday: बुधवार  [budhvaar] Audio Thursday: बृहस्पतिवार  [brihsptivaar] Audio
Friday: शुक्रवार  [shukrvaar] Audio Saturday: शनिवार  [shnivaar] Audio
Sunday: रविवार  [rvivaar] Audio Now: अब  [ab] Audio
Yesterday: बीता हुआ कल   [bitaa huaa kl ] Audio Today: आज  [aaj] Audio
Tonight: आज रात  [aaj raat] Audio Tomorrow: आने वाला कल   [aane vaalaa kl ] Audio

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Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: फल  [fl] Audio Apples: सेब  [seb] Audio
Bananas: केला  [kelaa] Audio Tomatoes: टमाटर  [tmaatr] Audio
Potatoes: आलू  [aalu] Audio Onions: प्याज़  [pyaaje] Audio

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: लाल  [laal] Audio Green: हरा  [hraa] Audio
Blue: नीला  [nilaa] Audio White: सफ़ेद  [sfeed] Audio
Black: काला  [kaalaa] Audio Grey: धूसर   [dhusr ] Audio

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: नाश्ता  [naashtaa] Audio Lunch: दोपहर का खाना  [dophr kaa khaanaa] Audio
Dinner: रात का खाना  [raat kaa khaanaa] Audio Milk: दूध  [dudh] Audio
Coffee: कॉफ़ी  [kofei] Audio Bread: रोटी  [roti] Audio

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Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: चमकीला   [kmkilaa ] Audio Windy: तूफानी   [tufaani ] Audio
Rainy: बारिश  [baarish] Audio Snowy: हिमपात   [himpaat ] Audio
Cold: ठंड  [thnd] Audio Hot: गर्म  [garm] Audio

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: लड़का  [ldekaa] Audio Girl: लड़की  [ldeki] Audio
Son: पुत्र, बेटा  [putr, betaa] Audio Daughter: पुत्री  [putri] Audio
Brother: भाई  [bhaai] Audio Sister: बहन  [bhn] Audio
Man: आदमी  [aadmi] Audio Woman: महिला  [mhilaa] Audio
Father: पिता  [pitaa] Audio Mother: मां  [maan] Audio
Grandfather: दादा  [daadaa] Audio Grandmother: दादी  [daadi] Audio

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: घर  [ghr] Audio Toilet: प्रसाधन  [prsaadhn] Audio
Room: कमरा  [kmraa] Audio Bedroom: सोने का कमरा  [sone kaa kmraa] Audio
Kitchen: रसोईघर  [rsoighr] Audio Table: मेज   [mej ] Audio

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: बिल्ली  [billi] Audio Dog: कुत्ता  [kuttaa] Audio
Mouse: चूहा   [kuhaa ] Audio Bird: पंछी   [pnchi ] Audio
Cow: गाय  [gaaay] Audio Horse: घोड़ा  [ghodeaa] Audio

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: मोज़े  [mojee] Audio Shoes: जूते  [jute] Audio
Trousers: पतलून   [ptlun ] Audio Shirt: कमीज   [kmij ] Audio
Sweater: स्वेट (स्वेटर)  [svet] Audio Coat: कोट  [kot] Audio

Most popular languages in the world:

English: अंग्रेजी  [angareji] Audio French: फ्रांसीसी  [fraansisi] Audio
German: जर्मन  [jrmn] Audio Spanish: स्पेनिश  [spenish] Audio
Italian: इतालवी  [itaalvi] Audio Portuguese: पुर्तगाली  [purtgaaali] Audio
Greek: यूनानी  [yunaani] Audio Russian: रूसी  [rusi] Audio
Arabic: अरबी भाषा  [arbi bhaasaa] Audio Hindi: हिन्दी  [hindi] Audio
Chinese: चीनी  [kini] Audio Japanese: जापानी  [jaapaani] Audio


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Travel Vocabulary

Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: टैक्सी  [taiksi] Audio Bus: बस  [bs] Audio
Hotel: होटल  [hotl] Audio Reservation: आरक्षण  [aarksn] Audio
Airport: हवाई अड्डे (This is plural, singular would be adda)  [hvaai adde] Audio Passport: पारपत्र  [paarptr] Audio

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: छात्र  [chaatr] Audio Teacher: अध्यापक  [adhyaapk] Audio
Pen: क़लम  [kelm] Audio Books: किताबें  [kitaaben] Audio
Page: पृष्ठ  [pristh] Audio Dictionary: शब्दकोश   [shbdkosh ] Audio

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: हाथ  [haath] Audio Feet: पैर  [pair] Audio
Hair: बाल  [baal] Audio Eye: आंख  [aankh] Audio
Mouth: मुंह  [munh] Audio Nose: नाक  [naak] Audio

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: एम्बुलेंस  [embulens] Audio Doctor: चिकित्सक  [kikitsk] Audio
Hospital: अस्पताल  [asptaal] Audio Pharmacy: दवाई की दुकान  [dvaai ki dukaan] Audio
Police: पुलिस  [pulis] Audio Stomach Ache: पेट में दर्द  [pet men drd] Audio

As you can see, this Hindi vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.