Imperative

Hindi Lesson 16 (Imperative and Places)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 16th lesson teaches the Hindi imperative form. In addition you will find a vocabulary list about places and household objects. 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.

Imperative

Knowing the imperative form in Hindi is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to ask someone to do something, and clarify what you want done.

Below is a list of 20 imperative forms and expressions that 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.

The Imperative in Hindi

Imperative Hindi
Go!जाओ! [jāō!]
Stop!रुकें! [rukē̃!]
Don't Go!मत जाओ! [mata jāō!]
Stay!ठहरो! [ṭhaharō!]
Leave!छोड़ दो! [chōṛa dō!]
Come here!यहाँ आओ! [yahā̃ āō!]
Go there!वहाँ जाओ! [vahā̃ jāō!]
Enter (the room)!(कमरे) में प्रवेश करें! [(kamarē) mē̃ pravēśa karē̃!]
Speak!बोलो! [bōlō!]
Be quiet!चुप रहो! [cupa rahō!]
Turn rightदाएँ मुड़ें [dāē̃ muṛē̃]
Turn leftबाएँ मुड़ें [bāē̃ muṛē̃]
Go straightसीधे जाओ [sīdhē jāō]
Wait!रुकिए! [rukiē!]
Let's go!चलो चलें! [calō calē̃!]
Be careful!सावधान! [sāvadhāna!]
Sit down!बैठ जाओ! [baiṭha jāō!]
Let me show you!मुझे तुम्हें दिखाने दो! [mujhē tumhē̃ dikhātē haĩ!]
Listen!सुनो! [sunō!]
Write it down!लिखो! [nīcē likhō!]

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Vocabulary List about Places

Below is a list of 20 words about different places. Useful when talking about going somewhere.

Places in Hindi

Places Hindi
Bankबैंक [bainka]
Beachसमुद्र तट [samudra taṭa]
Desertरेगिस्तान [rēgistāna]
Earthपृथ्वी [pṛthvī]
Forestवन / जंगल [vana / jangala]
Gardenबगीचा [bagīcā]
Hospitalअस्पताल [aspatāla]
Islandद्वीप [dvīpa]
Lakeझील [jhīla]
Moonचाँद / चंद्रमा [candramā]
Mountainपहाड़ / पर्वत [parvata]
Riverनदी [nadī]
Seaसागर [sāgara]
Skyआसमान / अाकाश [āsamānī]
Starsतारे / सितारे [sitārē]
Sunरविवार [ravivāra]
I can see the starsमैं तारे देख सकता हूँ [maĩ sitārō̃ kō dēkha sakatē haĩ]
I want to go to the beachमैं समुद्र तट पर जाना चाहता हूँ [maĩ samudra taṭa para jānā cāhatā hū̃]
The moon is full tonightआज की रात चाँद पूरा खिला है [āja cā̃da bharā rāta hai]
This is a beautiful gardenयह एक सुंदर बगीचा है [yaha ēka sundara bagīcā hai]

Vocabulary List about Household Terms

Below is a list of 26 words about different household terms, including rooms, kitchen appliances ... etc.

Places in Hindi

Household Hindi
Bedबेड [bēḍa]
Bedroomशयन कक्ष [śayana kakṣa]
Carpetकालीन [kālīna]
Ceilingछत [chata]
Chairकुर्सी [kursī]
Computerकंप्यूटर [kampyūṭara]
Deskडेस्क [ḍēska]
Doorदरवाजा [daravājā]
Furnitureफर्नीचर [pharnīcara]
Houseघर [ghara]
Kitchenरसोई [rasōī]
Refrigeratorफ्रिज [phrija]
Roofछत [chata]
Roomकमरा [rūma]
Stoveस्टोव [sṭōva]
Tableमेज़ [mēza]
Televisionटेलीविजन [ṭēlīvijana]
Toiletशौचालय [śaucālaya]
Wallदीवार [dīvāra]
Windowखिड़की [viṇḍō]

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Daily Conversation in Hindi

Finally, here are some common expressions used to offer good wishes to someone. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Hindi Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Hindi

English Hindi
Can you close the door?क्या आप दरवाजा बंद कर सकते हैं? [kyā āpa daravājā banda kara sakatē haĩ?]
Can you open the window?क्या आप खिड़की खोल सकते हैं? [kyā āpa khiṛakī khōla sakatē haĩ?]
I need to use the computerमुझे कंप्यूटर का उपयोग करने की आवश्यकता है [mujhē kampyūṭara kā upayōga karanē kī āvaśyakatā hai]
I need to use the toiletमुझे शौचालय का इस्तेमाल करना है [mujhē śaucālaya kā upayōga karanē kī āvaśyakatā hai]
I'm watching televisionमैं टीवी देख रहा हूँ [maĩ ṭīvī dēkha rahā hū̃]
This room is very bigयह कमरा बहुत बड़ा है [yaha kamarā bahuta baṛā hai]
Holiday Wishesछुट्टी शुभकामनाएँ [chuṭṭī śubhakāmanāē̃]
Good luck!शुभकामनाएं! [śubhakāmanāē̃!]
Happy birthday!जन्मदिन मुबारक हो! [janmadina mubāraka hō!]
Happy new year!नया साल मुबारक हो! [nayā sāla mubāraka hō!]
Merry Christmas!मेरी क्रिसमस! [mērī krisamasa!]
Congratulations!बधाई हो! [badhāī hō!]
Enjoy! (before eating)इस सुविधा का आनंद उठाएं! (खाने से पहले) [isa suvidhā kā ānanda uṭhāē̃! (khānē sē pahalē)]
Bless you (when sneezing)तुम्हें आशीर्वाद (जब छींकते ) [tumhē̃ āśīrvāda (jaba chīnkatē )]
Best wishes!शुभकामनाएँ! [śubhakāmanāē̃!]

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.❞ ‒Rita Mae Brown

Congratulations! You finished your 16th lesson in Hindi about the imperative form, places and household items. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Hindi Lesson 17. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Hindi homepage.

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