Present Tense

Hindi Lesson 13 (Present Tense & Survival)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 13th lesson deals with the present tense in Hindi. In addition I included a vocabulary list about survival and emergencies. 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.

Present

The present is one of the 3 tenses (past, present, and future) we will be discussing in the next 3 lessons. So it is recommended not to skip any of them because they are all related.

Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the present tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. 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.

Present Tense in Hindi

Present Hindi
I see youमैं तुम्हें देखता हुँ [maĩ tumhē̃ dēkhatā hũ]
I write with a penमैं कलम से लिखता हुँ [maĩ kalama sē likhatā hũ]
You love applesआपको सेब पसंद हैं [āpakō sēba pyāra haĩ]
You give moneyआप पैसे देते हैं [āpa paisē dētē haĩ]
You play tennisआप टेनिस खेलते हैं [āpa ṭēnisa khēlatē haĩ]
He reads a bookवह किताब पढ़ता है [vaha kitāba paṛhatā hai]
He understands meवह मुझे समझता है [vaha mujhē samajhatā hai]
She has a catउसके पास एक बिल्ली है [usakē pāsa ēka billī hai]
She knows my friendवह मेरी दोस्त को जानती है [vaha mērī dōsta kō jānatī hai]
We want to learnहम सीखना चाहते हैं [hama sīkhanā cāhatē haĩ]
We think Spanish is easyहमें स्पेनिश आसान लगता है [hamē̃ spēniśa āsāna lagatā hai]
You (plural) work hereआप (बहुवचन) यहाँ काम करते हैं [āpa (bahuvacana) yahā̃ kāma karatē haĩ]
You (plural) speak Frenchआप (बहुवचन) फ्रेंच बोलते हैं [āpa (bahuvacana) phrēñca bōlatē haĩ]
They drive a carवे कार चलाते हैं [vē kāra calātē haĩ]
They smileवे मुस्कराते हैं [vē muskarātē haĩ]

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Survival Expressions

Below is a list of 28 words related to survival expressions such as emergencies, and calling for help. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to communicate better when in distress or when providing help to someone else who is in need.

Survival Expressions in Hindi

Accidentदुर्घटना [durghaṭanā]
Allergyएलर्जी [ēlarjī]
Ambulanceएम्बुलेंस [ēmbulē̃sa]
Asthmaदमा [damā]
Dangerखतरा [khatarā]
Doctorचिकित्सक [cikitsaka]
Headacheसिरदर्द [siradarda]
Heart attackदिल का दौरा [dila kā daurā]
Help meमेरी मदद कीजिए [mērī madada kījiē]
Hospitalअस्पताल [aspatāla]
Medicinesदवाईयाँ [davāīyā̃]
Pharmacyफ़ार्मेसी [fārmēsī]
Poisonविषैला [viṣailā]
Policeपुलिस [pulisa]
Stomach acheपेटदर्द [pēṭा darda]
Strokeसदमा [sadamā]

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Daily Conversation in Hindi

Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Hindi Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Hindi

Are you okay?क्या आप ठीक हैं? [kyā āpa ṭhīka haĩ?]
Call a doctor!डॉक्टर को बुलाओ! [ḍôkṭara kō bulāō!]
Call the ambulance!एम्बुलेंस को बुलाओ! [ēmbulē̃sa kō bulāō!]
Call the police!पुलिस को बुलाओ! [pulisa kō bulāō!]
Calm down!शांत हो जाओ! [śānta hō jāō!]
Fire!आग! [āga!]
I feel sickमुझे बीमार लग रहा है [mujhē bīmāra laga rahā hai]
It hurts hereयहाँ दुखता है [yahā̃ dukhatā hai]
It's urgent!यह अति आवश्यक है! [yaha ati āvaśyaka hai!]
Stop!रुकें! [rukē̃!]
Thief!चोर! [cōra!]
Where is the closest pharmacy?जहाँ निकटतम फार्मेसी है? [jahā̃ nikaṭatama phārmēsī hai?]
You look beautiful! (to a woman)आप खूबसूरत लग रही हो! (एक औरत के लिए) [āpa khūbasūrata laga rahī hō! (ēka aurata kē liē)]
You have a beautiful nameआपका नाम खूबसूरत है [āpakā nāma khūbasūrata hai]
This is my wifeयह मेरी पत्नी है [yaha mērī patnī hai]
This is my husbandयह मेरा पति है [yaha mērā pati hai]

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝To have another language is to possess a second soul.❞ ‒Charlemagne

Congratulations! You finished your 13th lesson in Hindi about the present tense, and survival expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Hindi Lesson 14. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Hindi homepage.

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