Translation - Essentials

Learn hindi - Essentials

English Hindi
Hello नमस्ते - Namastē
Good evening नमस्ते - Namastē
Goodbye फिर मिलेंगे - Phir milēṅgē
See you later फिर मिलेंगे - Phir milēṅgē
Yes हाँ - Hām̐
No नहीं - Nahīṁ
Excuse me! सुनिए - Suni'ē
Excuse me माफ़ कीजिए - Māfa kīji'ē
Thanks शुक्रिया - Śhukriyā
Thanks a lot शुक्रिया - Śhukriyā
Thank you for your help मदद के लिए शुक्रिया - Madad kē li'ē śhukriyā
Don't mention it कृपया - Krḁpayā
Ok ठीक है - Ṭhīk hai
How much is it? इसकी कीमत क्या है? - Iskī kīmat kyā hai?
Sorry! माफ़ कीजिए - Māf kīji'ē
I don't understand मेरी समझ में नहीं आ रहा है - Mērī samajh mēṁ nahīṁ ā rahā hai
I get it मैं समझ गयी - Maiṁ samajh gayī
I don't know मुझे नहीं पता - Mujhē nahīṁ patā
Forbidden मना है - Manā hai
Excuse me, where are the toilets? शौचालय कहाँ है - Śaucālay kahām̐ hai
Happy New Year! नए वर्ष की शुभकामनाएँ - Na'ē varṣ kī śubhkāmnā'ēm̐
Happy birthday! सालगिरह मुबारक - Sālgirah mubārak
Congratulations! मुबारक हो - Mubārak hō

How to learn Hindi by yourself? Start with an easy and free online course!

We have adopted an objective and efficient approach to learn how to speak a language easily and quickly: we suggest you to start by memorizing words, phrases and practical expressions that you can use in everyday life and that will be useful when traveling.
Getting used to pronounce words out loud, numbers for exemple, is an easy exercise that you can practice often and at anytime throughout the day. And it will help you to get used to the sounds of your chosen language and thus make it more familiar.
And once your holidays have begun, in New Delhi or another city in India, you will be surprised how familiar and easy to understand it will seem.
Furthermore, using a pocket dictionary is always useful, particularly during a trip. It enables you to find the translation of new words and enrich your vocabulary.

Why speak Hindi when traveling?

An economic and cultural power

Spoken mainly in northern India, but also present in Pakistan and Nepal, Hindi is the official language of the country, with up to 450 million speakers, including 230 million as their mother tongue. 
The second most populous country and the seventh largest in the world, India is one of the 10 largest world powers in terms of GDP and is a member of several international accords, including the BRICS. 
Even though English is the official language of the country, speaking Hindi will be a great asset in conducting business in the country, as well as for visiting the architectural wonders of the Brihadeeswarar Temple and the Taj Mahal, for exploring the national parks and their wildlife and bathing in the waters of Goa.. Tourist hotspots are countless, but they do not supplant the popular culture of the country, whose personalities include writer Rabindranath Tagore, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, and whose Bollywood film production industry is one of the most prolific in the world. 
Religious tourism is another point of interest, since India has a rich history that goes back thousands of years and has seen the birth of many religions practiced around the world today, such as Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism. 

Make a success of your stay in India

Whether you are going to spend a few days with friends for a leisure trip or if you are on a business trip, nothing will be more useful to you than to be able to slip a few words in the language of your interlocutors, who will appreciate your effort and will be certainly more willing to help.

How to succeed in having good pronunciation within a week to a month?

As an Indo-European language, Hindi uses the alpha syllabary (between a syllabary and an alphabet) Devanāgarī - syllables where the vowel can be modified or suppressed by ancillary signs - and Sanskrit characters that are written and read from the left to the right. 
The Devanāgarī system consists of phonological oppositions of short and long vowels, aspirated and non-aspirated consonants, and dental and retroflex consonants. Additional diacritics will be of great help to pronunciation. Here are some examples: 
Candrabindu (◌ँ ~): placed above the vowel marks its nasalization.
Visarga (:): placed at the end of a word, it indicates a sigh. 
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