Phrases

Hindi Phrases (Common Expressions)

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This section contains 400 of the most used phrases in Hindi. This should help you improve your speaking, reading and writing. Exploring the whole list will make it easier to start conversations and understand what was said to you. I divided this section into 4 pages, the first 100 are listed on this page, then the rest here: phrases 2, phrases 3, phrases 4. Each page contains 100 common expressions. Going through each 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.

Phrases Tips

To make sure you are more likely to remember each expression, try to first to read the sentence without hearing it, then click to hear how it is prnounced, then read it out loud 3 times while imagining yourself vividly talking to somone. Also try to practice what you memorized from time to time, to make it stick.

Here are the first 100 common phrases. You will find a lot of them are about greeting someone, introducing yourself or asking where someone is from ... etc. Basically, these are expressions which you might use when starting a conversation with someone you have just met.

Phrases in Hindi

Phrases Hindi
How are you? (informal)तुम कैसे हो ? (दोस्ताना) [tuma kaise ho? (dōstānā)]
How are you? (formal)आप कैसे हैं? (विनम्र) [āpa kaisē haĩ? (vinamra)]
What's up? (colloquial) क्या हो रहा है? (बोलचाल की भाषा) [kyā hō rahā hai? (bōlacāla kī bhāṣā)]
I'm fine, thank you!मैं ठीक हूँ, धन्यवाद! [maĩ ṭhīka hū̃, dhanyavāda!]
Hi!नमस्ते! [namastē!]
Good morning!सुप्रभात! [suprabhāta!]
Good afternoon!शुभ अपराह्न (गुड आफ़्टरनून)! [śubha aparāhna (guḍa āfṭaranūna)!]
Good evening!शुभ संध्या! [śubha sandhyā!]
And you? (informal)और तुम? (दोस्ताना) [aura tuma? (dōstānā)]
And you? (formal)और आप? (विनम्र) [aura āpa? (vinamra)]
Goodअच्छा [acchā]
We speak two languagesहम दो भाषाएँ बोलते हैं [hama dō bhāṣāē̃ bōlatē haĩ]
They speak four languagesवे चार भाषाएँ बोलते हैं [vē cāra bhāṣāē̃ bōlatē haĩ]
I visited one countryमैंने एक देश का दौरा किया [maĩ ēka dēśa kā daurā kiyā]
She visited three countriesउसने तीन देशों का दौरा किया [vaha tīna dēśō̃ kā daurā kiyā]
She has one sisterउसकी एक बहन है [usakē ēka bahana hai]
He has two sistersउसकी दो बहनें है [usakē dō bahanē̃ hai]
Welcome!स्वागत है! [svāgata hai!]
Do you like it here?क्या आप यहाँ इसे पसंद हैं? [kyā āpa yahā̃ isē pasanda haĩ?]
See you later!बाद में मिलेंगे! [bāda mē̃ milēngē!]
Thank you very much!बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद! [bahuta bahuta dhanyavāda!]
I really like it!मुझे वास्तव में यह पसंद है! [mujhē vāstava mē̃ yaha pasanda hai!]
Happyखुश [khuśa]
Sadदुखी [dukhī]
Thank you!धन्यवाद! [dhanyavāda!]
You're welcome! (in response to "thank you")आपका स्वागत है! (जवाब में ""धन्यवाद"" के लिए) [āpakā svāgata hai! (javāba mē̃ ""dhanyavāda"" kē liē)]
Have a nice day!अच्छा दिन है! [acchā dina hai!]
Good night!शुभ रात्रि! [śubha rātri!]
Have a good trip!(आपकी) यात्रा अच्छी बीते ! [acchā yātrā lō!]
It was nice talking to you!आप से बात करके अच्छा लगा ! [āpa sē bāta karanā acchā thā!]
Am I right or wrong?मैं सही हूँ या गलत? [maĩ sahī hū̃ yā galata?]
Is he younger or older than you?क्या वह आपसे छोटा है या बड़ा? [kyā vaha āpasē chōṭā yā baṛā hai?]
Is the test easy or difficult?क्या यह परीक्षण आसान है या मुश्किल ? [kyā yaha parīkṣaṇa āsāna yā muśkila hai?]
Is this book new or old?क्या यह किताब नई है या पुरानी? [kyā yaha kitāba naī yā purānī hai?]
This is so expensiveयह बहुत महँगा है [yaha bahuta maham̐gā hai]

More Sentences

English Hindi
Languages
I don't speak Koreanमैं कोरियाई बात नहीं करता [maĩ kōriyāī bāta nahī̃ karatā]
I love the Japanese languageमुझे जापानी भाषा प्यार है [mujhē jāpānī bhāṣā pyāra hai]
I speak Italianमैं इतालवी बोलती हूँ [maĩ itālavī bōlatī hū̃]
I want to learn Spanishमैं स्पेनिश सीखना चाहता हुँ [maĩ spēniśa sīkhanā cāhatā hũ]
My mother tongue is Germanमेरी मातृभाषा जर्मन है [mērī mātṛbhāṣā jarmana hai]
Spanish is easy to learnस्पेनिश सीखना आसान है [spēniśa sīkhanā āsāna hai]
Origins
He has a Moroccan rugमेरे पास एक मोरक्को गलीचा है [mērē pāsa ēka mōrakkō galīcā hai]
I have an American carमेरे पास एक अमेरिकी कार है [mērē pāsa ēka amērikī kāra hai]
I love French cheeseमुझे फ्रेंच पनीर प्यार है [mujhē phrēñca panīra pyāra hai]
I'm Italianमैं इतालवी हूँ [maĩ itālavī hū̃]
My father is Greekमेरे पिता यूनानी है [mērē pitā yūnānī hai]
My wife is Koreanमेरी पत्नी कोरियाई है [mērī patnī kōriyāī hai]
Countries
Have you ever been to India?क्या तुमने कभी भारत गया है? [kyā tumanē kabhī bhārata gayā hai?]
I came from Spainमैं स्पेन से आया हुँ [maĩ spēna sē āyā hũ]
I live in Americaमैं अमेरिका में रहते हुँ [maĩ amērikā mē̃ rahatē hũ]
I want to go to Germanyमैं जर्मनी जाना चाहता हुँ [maĩ jarmanī jānā cāhatā hũ]
I was born in Italyमैं इटली में पैदा हुआ था [maĩ iṭalī mē̃ paidā huā thā]
Japan is a beautiful countryजापान एक सुंदर देश है [jāpāna ēka sundara dēśa hai]
Long time no seeलंबे समय से मिले नहीं [lambē samaya sē milē nahī̃]
I missed youमैं तुम्हें याद किया [maĩ tumhē̃ yāda kiyā]
What's new?नया क्या है? [nayā kyā hai?]
Nothing newनया कुछ नहीं [nayā kucha nahī̃]
Make yourself at home!आराम से बैठिए! [ārāma sē baiṭhiē!]
Have a good tripएक अच्छा यात्रा लो [ēka acchā yātrā lō]
Can I practice Italian with you?क्या मैं तुम्हारे साथ इतालवी अभ्यास कर सकता? [kyā maĩ tumhārē sātha itālavī abhyāsa kara sakatā?]
I speak French but with an accentमैं फ्रेंच बोलता हूँ लेकिन एक उच्चारण के साथ [maĩ phrēñca bōlatē haĩ lēkina ēka uccāraṇa kē sātha]
I was born in Miamiमैं मियामी में पैदा हुआ था [maĩ miyāmī mē̃ paidā huā thā]
I'm from Japanमैं जापान से हूँ [maĩ jāpāna sē hū̃]
The letter is inside the bookपत्र किताब के अंदर है [patra kitāba kē andara hai]
The pen is under the deskकलम मेज के नीचे है [kalama mēja kē nīcē hai]
Directionsदिशाएँ [diśāē̃]
Can I help you?क्या मैं आपकी मदद कर सकता हूँ ? [kyā maĩ āpakī madada kara sakatā hū̃ ?]
Can you help me?क्या आप मेरी मदद कर सकते हैं? [kyā āpa mērī madada kara sakatē haĩ?]
Can you show me?तुम मुझे दिखा सकते हैं? [tuma mujhē dikhā sakatē haĩ?]
Come with me!मेरे साथ आओ! [mērē sātha āō!]
Downtown (city center)डाउनटाउन (सिटी सेंटर) [ḍāunaṭāuna (siṭī sēṇṭara)]
Excuse me! (to ask someone)क्षमा करें! (किसी को पूछने के लिए) [kṣamā karē̃! (kisī kō pūchanē kē liē)]
Go straightसीधे जाओ [sīdhē jāō]
How can I get to the museum? कैसे मैं संग्रहालय जा सकता हुँ? [kaisē maĩ sangrahālaya jā sakatā hũ?]
How long does it take to get there?वहाँ जाने के लिए कितने देर लगता है ? [vahā̃ jānē kē liē kitanē dēra lagatā hai ?]
I'm lostमैं हार गया हूँ [maĩ hāra gayā hū̃]
I'm not from hereमैं यहाँ के नहीं हूँ [maĩ yahā̃ kē nahī̃ hū̃]
It's far from hereयह यहाँ से दूर है [yaha yahā̃ sē dūra hai]
It's near hereयह यहाँ के पास है [yaha yahā̃ kē pāsa hai]
One moment please!कृपया एक क्षण! [kṛpayā ēka kṣaṇa!]
Turn leftबाएँ मुड़ें [bāē̃ muṛē̃]
Turn rightदाएँ मुड़ें [dāē̃ muṛē̃]

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Here are the rest of the Hindi phrases: phrases 2, phrases 3, phrases 4. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Hindi homepage.

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