Nathan: Welcome to ISpeakHindi.com. This is episode #311. Let us look at some of the words that we will be using in today’s dialog. I will say it in English and Meena will say it in Hindi.
Meena: क्या (kya)
Meena: दिन (din)
Meena: आज (aaj)
Meena: तिथि (tithi)
Meena: नहीं (nahin)
Nathan: नहीं can also meen “not”
Nathan: Now let us hear the dialog. It is between Nariandas-ji and myself:
Nariandas: Nathan, do you know why today is special?
नेथन, आज का दिन खास क्यों है?
(nathan, aaj kaa din khaas kyon hai?)
Nathan: What is today’s date?
आज की तिथि क्या है?
(aaj ki tithi kyaa hai?)
Nariandas: Today is August 16, 2008.
आज की तिथि अगस्त १६, २००८ है।
(aaj ki tithi agast 16, 2008 hai)
Nathan: I do not know.
मुझै मालूम नहीं।
(mujhei maaluum nahiin)
Nariandas: Today is Rakshabandhan.
आज रक्षाबन्धन है।
(aaj rakshabandhan hai)
Nathan: What is Rakshabandhan?
रक्षाबन्धन क्या है?
(rakshabandhan kyaa hai?)
Let’s explain the dialog… line by line.
Talk about Rakshabandhan…
Read more about Rakshabandan on Wikipedia.org
Nathan: Welcome to ISpeakHindi.com. This is episode #311, and today is August 16, 2008. Today is a very, special day. Mr. Nariandas can you tell me why this is a special day.
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