Hindi Lesson 11 (Nouns and Jobs)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 11th lesson teaches an important part of speech aspect in Hindi which is the noun. Also included is a list of vocabulary about jobs and finally some common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Hindi Classes.


Nouns are the most used words in Hindi. They consist of about 35% of part of speech in term of usage. They can help describe living creatures, objects, places, actions, qualities, states of existence, or ideas.

Below is a list of some nouns that you might come across or use very often. That includes some singular and plural forms, as well as feminine and masculine forms. The table contains 3 columns (English, Hindi, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Nouns in Hindi

Nouns Hindi
Catबिल्ली [billī]
Dogकुत्ता [kuttā]
Womanमहिला [mahilā]
Womenमहिलाएँ [mahilāē̃]
Motherमाता [mātā]
Sisterबहन [bahana]
Shoesजूते [jūtē]
Socksमोज़े [mōzē]
Bookपुस्तक [pustaka]
Booksपुस्तकें [pustakē̃]
Starsतारे / सितारे [sitārē]
Sunरविवार [ravivāra]

The following are nouns used in a full sentence. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Hindi Nouns in a Sentence

English Hindi
I have a dogमेरे पास एक कुत्ता है [mērē pāsa kuttā hai]
I speak Italianमैं इतालवी बोलती हूँ [maĩ itālavī bōlatī hū̃]
I live in Americaमैं अमेरिका में रहते हुँ [maĩ amērikā mē̃ rahatē hũ]
This is my wifeयह मेरी पत्नी है [yaha mērī patnī hai]
This is my husbandयह मेरा पति है [yaha mērā pati hai]
Can you close the door?क्या आप दरवाजा बंद कर सकते हैं? [kyā āpa daravājā banda kara sakatē haĩ?]


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Vocabulary List about Jobs

Below is a list of jobs and occupations in Hindi. At the end of the list, there will be examples where those terms are used in a sentence.

Jobs in Hindi

Actorअभिनेता [abhinētā]
Actressअभिनेत्री [abhinētrī]
Artistकलाकार [kalākāra]
Businessmanव्यापारी [vyāpārī]
Doctorचिकित्सक [cikitsaka]
Engineerअभियंता [abhiyantā]
Nurseनर्स [narsa]
Policemanपुलिस [pulisa]
Singerगायक [gāyaka]
Studentछात्र / विद्यार्थी [chātra]
Teacherशिक्षक [śikṣaka]
Translatorअनुवादक [anuvādaka]


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Daily Conversation in Hindi

Finally, a list of some commonly used phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Hindi Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Hindi

English Hindi
He is a policemanवह एक पुलिसकर्मी है [vaha ēka pulisakarmī hai]
I have a long experienceमुझे एक लंबा अनुभव है [mujhē ēka lambā anubhava hai]
I'm a new employeeमैं एक नया कर्मचारी हूँ [maĩ ēka naē karmacārī hū̃]
I'm an artistमैं एक कलाकार हूँ [maĩ ēka kalākāra hū̃]
I'm looking for a jobमैं नौकरी की तलाश कर रहा हूँ [maĩ naukarī kī talāśa kara rahā hū̃]
She is a singerवह एक गायक है [vaha ēka gāyaka hai]
What's that called in French?फ्रेंच में क्या कहा जाता है? [phrēñca mē̃ kyā kahā jātā hai?]
I have a reservationमेरे पास आरक्षण है [mērē pāsa ārakṣaṇa hai]
I have to goमुझे जाना है [mujhē jānā hai]
Where do you live?आप कहाँ रहते हैं? [āpa kahā̃ rahatē haĩ?]
Spanish is easy to learnस्पेनिश सीखना आसान है [spēniśa sīkhanā āsāna hai]

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 11th lesson in Hindi about nouns, and jobs. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Hindi Lesson 12. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Hindi homepage.

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