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Namastē!
Lesson 5 | Basic Hindi
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Lesson object

1

Etiquette conversation

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Revision : Express gratitude

English

Hindi

Thank you

Dhan'yavād/Shukriyā

Thank you very much

Bahut bahut dhan'yavād
...
Revision : Express gratitude

English

Pronunciation

Excuse me

Suni'ē

Pardon me / I'm sorry

Māf kījiyē

Please

Kṛip-y...
Etiquette conversation
Today we will cover a basic conversation that occurs
when two people meet for the first time!
Mark ...
Etiquette conversation

Let’s look at some of the new forms of
sentences needed for this conversation!

To view this with ...
Etiquette conversation

Hi, who are you?

Namastē, āp kauna hain?

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Etiquette conversation

Good morning, I am Jane

Suprabhāt, maiṁ Jane hūṁ

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Etiquette conversation

I am an Indian

̐
Maiṁ ēk bhāratīya hūm

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Etiquette conversation

I am Mark

̐
Maiṁ Mārk hūm

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Etiquette conversation

I am an American

̐
Maiṁ ēk amērikan hūm

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Etiquette conversation

Nice to meet you

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Etiquette conversation

Nice to meet you can be literally translated
to 'Felt nice meeting with you' to explain
it’s
​ tra...
Grammar tip

Here are the building blocks of the sentence
we’re learning
Felt = Lagā
Nice = Achā
With = Sē
You = Āp

To vi...
Etiquette conversation

Felt
Lagā

nice
achā

meeting
milnā

with
sē

you
āp

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Grammar tip
with = sē
you = āp
But :
'with you' = 'āp sē'
The preposition ‘with’ becomes 'sē'
But unlike English, preposit...
Grammar tip : Postpositional placement

In Hindi, postpositions always follow the
subject or object (where present)
​

To ...
Etiquette conversation

Felt
Lagā

nice
achā

(to) meet
milnā

with you
āpsē

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Grammar tip

To meet = milnā in the present tense
However, since the meeting has happened
already, we use the past tense​
...
Etiquette conversation

Felt
Lagā

nice
achā

(to) meet
milkar

with you
āpsē

'Lagā' translates to felt, therefore, one i...
Etiquette conversation

Nice to meet you

Āpsē milkar achā lagā

The order indicates that the meeting
happened
first (Āpsē...
Etiquette conversation

Nice to meet you too

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Grammar tip

The sentence 'Nice to meet you too' , is not
translated literally in Hindi
Rather, we use a phrase that rough...
Etiquette conversation - Informal reply

Nice to meet you too

Mujhē bhī

'bhī' = too/also (me too)

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Culturally speaking

Nice to meet you too = Mujhē bhī
is the commonly used reply to the​
sentence 'nice to meet you'

To v...
Etiquette conversation

English

Hindi

Nice to meet you (formal)

Āpsē milkar achā lagā

Nice to meet you too (common rep...
Today's conversation!
Name

English

Hindi

Mark

Hi, who are you?

Namastē, āp kauna hain?

Jane

Good morning, I am Jane...
Lets see if you remember…

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Exercise : Pick the right option

'With you' translates to

1

2

3

Achā lagā

Āpsē

Mujhē bhī

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Solution

'With you' translates to

1

2

3

Achā lagā

Āpsē

Mujhē bhī

To view this with Audio and practice games, visit...
Recall what the other options translate as!

English

Hindi

Felt nice

Achā lagā

Nice to meet you too (me too)

Mujhē bh...
Try yourself

Hi! I am Maria
I am Hispanic/ British
It was nice to meet you
Hi! I am Joe
I am an African
Nice to meet you ...
Solution

English

Hindi

Hi! I am Maria

Namastē maiṁ Māriā hūṁ

I’m Hispanic/British

̐
Maiṁ Hispanic / Briṭiśa hūm

Nic...
Revision: Etiquette conversation

English

Hindi

Nice to meet you (formal)

Āpsē milkar achā lagā

Nice to meet you too (...
Revision : Today's conversation!
Name

English

Hindi

Mark

Hi, who are you?

Namastē, āp kauna hain?

Jane

Good morning...
Revision

English

Hindi

Hi! I am Maria

Namastē maiṁ Māriā hūṁ

I’m Hispanic/British

̐
Maiṁ Hispanic / Briṭiśa hūm

Nic...
Culture Leaf

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Culture Leaf - Postal services in India

The postal network of India is
the world’s largest postal
network
It has a total ...
Culture Leaf - Postal services in India

The world’s highest post office is
situated in Hikkim, a district
​
of
​ Himachal...
What's next?

Next time we will learn some fun
conversations like asking and telling names!

To view this with Audio and p...
Credits
Content
Culture Alley
Culture leaf
http://www.amazingfacts.co.in/2010/08/02/facts-aboutpost-office/

To view this ...
Dhan'yavād!
See you at the Alley!
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Basic Hindi | Lesson 5 | Etiquette conversation

  1. 1. To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  2. 2. Namastē! Lesson 5 | Basic Hindi To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  3. 3. Lesson object 1 Etiquette conversation To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  4. 4. Revision : Express gratitude English Hindi Thank you Dhan'yavād/Shukriyā Thank you very much Bahut bahut dhan'yavād You're welcome Koī bāt nahīṁ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  5. 5. Revision : Express gratitude English Pronunciation Excuse me Suni'ē Pardon me / I'm sorry Māf kījiyē Please Kṛip-yā To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  6. 6. Etiquette conversation Today we will cover a basic conversation that occurs when two people meet for the first time! Mark : Hi, who are you? Lisa : Good morning, I am Jane Jane : I am an Indian Mark : I am Mark Mark : I am an American Jane : Nice to meet you! Mark : Nice to meet you too! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  7. 7. Etiquette conversation Let’s look at some of the new forms of sentences needed for this conversation! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  8. 8. Etiquette conversation Hi, who are you? Namastē, āp kauna hain? To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  9. 9. Etiquette conversation Good morning, I am Jane Suprabhāt, maiṁ Jane hūṁ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  10. 10. Etiquette conversation I am an Indian ̐ Maiṁ ēk bhāratīya hūm To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  11. 11. Etiquette conversation I am Mark ̐ Maiṁ Mārk hūm To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  12. 12. Etiquette conversation I am an American ̐ Maiṁ ēk amērikan hūm To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  13. 13. Etiquette conversation Nice to meet you To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  14. 14. Etiquette conversation Nice to meet you can be literally translated to 'Felt nice meeting with you' to explain it’s ​ translation in Hindi To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  15. 15. Grammar tip Here are the building blocks of the sentence we’re learning Felt = Lagā Nice = Achā With = Sē You = Āp To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  16. 16. Etiquette conversation Felt Lagā nice achā meeting milnā with sē you āp To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  17. 17. Grammar tip with = sē you = āp But : 'with you' = 'āp sē' The preposition ‘with’ becomes 'sē' But unlike English, prepositions come after​ the 'subject (or object)' in Hindi, hence they ​ are called 'postpositions' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  18. 18. Grammar tip : Postpositional placement In Hindi, postpositions always follow the subject or object (where present) ​ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  19. 19. Etiquette conversation Felt Lagā nice achā (to) meet milnā with you āpsē To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  20. 20. Grammar tip To meet = milnā in the present tense However, since the meeting has happened already, we use the past tense​ form of 'meet' = 'milkar' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  21. 21. Etiquette conversation Felt Lagā nice achā (to) meet milkar with you āpsē 'Lagā' translates to felt, therefore, one is literally saying, it 'felt' nice to meet you To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  22. 22. Etiquette conversation Nice to meet you Āpsē milkar achā lagā The order indicates that the meeting happened first (Āpsē milkar) and then it felt nice(achā lagā) To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  23. 23. Etiquette conversation Nice to meet you too To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  24. 24. Grammar tip The sentence 'Nice to meet you too' , is not translated literally in Hindi Rather, we use a phrase that roughly translates in English as 'Me too'! Me = Mujhē Too = Bhī To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  25. 25. Etiquette conversation - Informal reply Nice to meet you too Mujhē bhī 'bhī' = too/also (me too) To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  26. 26. Culturally speaking Nice to meet you too = Mujhē bhī is the commonly used reply to the​ sentence 'nice to meet you' To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  27. 27. Etiquette conversation English Hindi Nice to meet you (formal) Āpsē milkar achā lagā Nice to meet you too (common reply) Mujhē bhī To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  28. 28. Today's conversation! Name English Hindi Mark Hi, who are you? Namastē, āp kauna hain? Jane Good morning, I am Jane Suprabhāt, maiṁ Jane hūṁ Mark I am an Indian ̐ Maiṁ ēk bhāratīya hūm Jane I am Mark ̐ Maiṁ Mārk hūm Mark I am an American ̐ Maiṁ ēk amērikan hūm Jane Nice to meet you! Āpsē milkar khuśī hu'ī! Mark Nice to meet you too! Mujhē bhī! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  29. 29. Lets see if you remember… To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  30. 30. Exercise : Pick the right option 'With you' translates to 1 2 3 Achā lagā Āpsē Mujhē bhī To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  31. 31. Solution 'With you' translates to 1 2 3 Achā lagā Āpsē Mujhē bhī To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  32. 32. Recall what the other options translate as! English Hindi Felt nice Achā lagā Nice to meet you too (me too) Mujhē bhī To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  33. 33. Try yourself Hi! I am Maria I am Hispanic/ British It was nice to meet you Hi! I am Joe I am an African Nice to meet you too! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  34. 34. Solution English Hindi Hi! I am Maria Namastē maiṁ Māriā hūṁ I’m Hispanic/British ̐ Maiṁ Hispanic / Briṭiśa hūm Nice to meet you! Āpsē milkar achā lagā Hi! I am Joe Namastē maiṁ Jōe hūṁ I am an African Nice to meet you too! ̐ Maiṁ ēka Afrīkī hūm Mujhē bhī To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  35. 35. Revision: Etiquette conversation English Hindi Nice to meet you (formal) Āpsē milkar achā lagā Nice to meet you too (common reply) Mujhē bhī To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  36. 36. Revision : Today's conversation! Name English Hindi Mark Hi, who are you? Namastē, āp kauna hain? Jane Good morning, I am Jane Suprabhāt, maiṁ Jane hūṁ Mark I am an Indian ̐ Maiṁ ēk bhāratīya hūm Jane I am Mark ̐ Maiṁ Mārk hūm Mark I am an American ̐ Maiṁ ēk amērikan hūm Jane Nice to meet you! Āpsē milkar khuśī hu'ī! Mark Nice to meet you too! Mujhē bhī! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  37. 37. Revision English Hindi Hi! I am Maria Namastē maiṁ Māriā hūṁ I’m Hispanic/British ̐ Maiṁ Hispanic / Briṭiśa hūm Nice to meet you! Āpsē milkar achā lagā Hi! I am Joe Namastē maiṁ Jōe hūṁ I am an African Nice to meet you too! ̐ Maiṁ ēka Afrīkī hūm Mujhē bhī To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  38. 38. Culture Leaf To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  39. 39. Culture Leaf - Postal services in India The postal network of India is the world’s largest postal network It has a total of 155,618 post offices and ​ over 566,000 employees To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  40. 40. Culture Leaf - Postal services in India The world’s highest post office is situated in Hikkim, a district ​ of ​ Himachal Pradesh, India It is located at height of 15,500 feet To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  41. 41. What's next? Next time we will learn some fun conversations like asking and telling names! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  42. 42. Credits Content Culture Alley Culture leaf http://www.amazingfacts.co.in/2010/08/02/facts-aboutpost-office/ To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
  43. 43. Dhan'yavād! See you at the Alley! To view this with Audio and practice games, visit www.CultureAlley.com/Hindi
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