50 Useful Hindi Phrases for Your First Trip to India
Knowing the local language not only helps to interact with the locals, finding your way easily but also helps in bargaining to get the most out of the price you pay.
When it comes to local language Hindi is most widely spoken language in india.
Here are some of the most useful Hindi phrases that will ease up your journey :
Hello – Namaste ( Na-Mas-tey )
Saying Hello To a Lady – Namaste Behenji ( Na-Mas-tey Be-hen-ji)
Saying Hello To a Man – Namaste Bhai Sahab ( Na-Mas-tey bhai-sa-hab)
Thank You – Shukriya – ( Shu-ukk-ria) or Dhanyavaad (Dha-anya-vaad)
I am Good – Mein acha hun or Mein Theek hun
How are You– Aap Kaise hain (Aap -Kae-aise -hain)
Where are we going? Hum kahan ja rahe hain?
See you later – Phir Milenge
What’s your name? Aap ka naam kya hai?
Nice to meet you – Aapse mil kar khushi hui or Aapse milkar Acha Laga
I am Going – Main Ja Raha Hoon (male) or Main Ja Rahi Hoon (female)
Where are you going? – Aap Kahan Ja Rahe Ho?
My Name is Alex – Mera Naam Alex hai ( May-ra-na-aam-alex-hai)
How much is this? Yeh kitne ka hai?
Do you accept cards? Kya aap cards lete hain?
Please reduce it – Thoda kam kijiye
I need a taxi/auto – Mujhe taxi/auto chahiye
I am coming – Main aa raha hoon (male) or Main aa rahi hoon (female)
Let’s go! – Chalo!
Absolutely not – Bilkul Nahi
We’ll come again – Phir aayenge
That’s too much – Bahut zyaada hai
I want this – Yeh Mujhe chahiye
Who are you – Aap Kaun Hain?
I don’t want it – Mujhe nahi chahiye!
Let’s go – Chaltey Hai
Leave me alone – Mujhe akela Chhor do
Yes– Ji Haan
How far? Kitna door?
No – Ji Nahin
I want food – Mujhe Khana Chahiye
Get lost – Jaao yahan se
I have to go to my hotel – Mujhe Apne hotel Jana Hai
I want to go to the airport/railway station – Mujhe airport/railway station Jana Hai
I don’t know – Mujhe Nahin pata/ malum
I understood – Main Samajh Gaya(male) or Main Samajh Gai(Female)
Are you free right now?: Kya Aap Abhi Khali hain?
Where is the toilet? – Toilet kidhar hai?
How much? Kitna hua?
Are you busy? – Kya Aap Abhi busy hain?
It’s very noisy here – Yahan bohott Shor Hai
It’s too expensive – Yeh bahaut mehenga hai
I want water – Mujhe pani chahiye
Where can I find? – Kahan milega
I’m ill -Main beemaar hoon
I don’t want – Nahi Chahiye
What is the cost of this? – Yeh kitne ka hai?
Some Food Related Words
Breakfast – Nashta ( Na-aash-ta) Water – Paani (Paa-ani) Tea – (Cha-aai) Sugar – (Che-eni) Food – Khana
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