Try out these Hindi terms on an unsuspecting local, and earn yourself some brownie points.
My Name is _____: Mera naam ______ hai
What’s your name? Aapka naam kya hai?
I’m from ______: Main ______ se hoon
Thank you: Dhanyavaad
How are you? : Kaise ho aap?
It’s very nice: Bahut accha hai
I’m fine: Main theek hoon
Sir: To address a male person across all strata.
Madam: To address a female person across all strata.
Bhaiyaji: Brother in North and Central India.
Behenji: Sister in North and Central India.
Uncle: To address an older, slightly familiar male.
Aunty: To address an older, slightly familiar female.
How much is this? Yeh kitane ka hai?
That’s too much: Bahut zyaada hai
Please reduce it: Thoda kum kijiye
Absolutely not: Bilkul nahi
We’ll come again: Phir aayenge
Do you accept cards? Kya aap cards lete hain?
I want this: Mujhe yeh chahiye
I don’t want it! Mujhe nahi chahiye!
I want a small size: Mujhe chotta size chahiye
I want a big size: Mujhe bada size chahiye
I want it in red/green etc.: Mujhe Red/Green chahiye
I want to try it: Mujhe try karna hai
Yes: Ji Haan
No: Ji Nahin
I want food: Mujhe khana chahiye
I want water: Mujhe pani chahiye
I’m ill: Main beemaar hoon
Let’s go! : Chalo!
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