नमस्ते नारायणदास जी (nameste Naraindas ji) – Hello, Mr. Naraindas

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Today we practice the phrases and questions we learned two days ago.  Before listening to this episode, you should listen to: Hello…How are you? (conversation 1).   See if you can recognize all of my lines which are covered in that lesson. 

 

Nathan: नमस्ते

Naraindas: नमस्ते (namaste )

Nathan: आप कैसे हैं?

Naraindas: मैं ठीक हूँ।  (mein thiik huun) – I am OK.

Nathan: आप कहाँ से हैं?

Naraindas:  मैं  मुम्बई से हूँ। (mein mumbaii se huun) – I am from Mumbai.)

Nathan: आपका नाम क्या है?

Naraindas: मेरा नाम नारायणदास है। (meraa naam Naraindas hai) – My name is Naraindas.

Nathan: आप कहाँ रहते हैं?

Naraindas: मैं हूस्तन में रहता हूँ।  (mein huustan men rahtaa huun) – I live in Houston.

Nathan: आप कौन सी भाषा बोलते हैं?

Naraindas: मैं सिन्धी हिंदी अँग्रेज़ी अरबिक और ईरानी बोलता हूँ। (mein sindhii hindii angrezii arabic aur iiraanii boltaa huun) – I speak Sindhi, Hindi,  English, Arabic, and Irani.

(Wow!  5 languages — discussion about the plural of भाषा which is भाषाएँ.)

 

Nathan: आप क्या काम करते हैं?

 

Naraindas: मैं अभी कोई काम नहीं करता । (mein abhi koii kaam nahiin karta। ) – Now, I do not do any work.

(discussion about ISpeakHindi.com being a public service and not work.)

Nathan: क्या आप शाकाहारी हैं?

Naraindas: नहीं। मैं शाकाहारी नहीं हूँ। मैं माँसाहारी हूँ। (nahiin, mein shaakaahaarii nahiin huun। mein maansaahaarii huun।) – No, I am not a vegetarian.  I am a non-vegetarian.

(discussion about what meats Naraindas eats.)

Nathan: आप के कितने बच्चे हैं?

Naraindas: मुझे दो बच्चे हैं। (mujhe do bachche hain।) – I have two children.

Nathan: उनके क्या नाम हैं?

Naraindas: मेरे लड़के का नाम भरत है। मेरी लड़की का नाम सोनिया है। (mere bete kaa naam bharat hai aur betii kaa naam soniyaa hai।) – My son’s name is Bharat and my daughter’s name is Sonia.

Nathan: अच्छा, अब मुझे जाना है। हम फिर मिलेंगे।

Naraindas: हम फिर मिलेंगे। शुक्रिया। (ham phir milenge। shukriyaa।) – We will meet again.  Thanks you.

 

Tomorrow I try answer these questions. 

Each day you should find them easier to recognize.  Try out these questions with your Hindi speaking friends.  Come by the ISpeakHindi.com website and leave a comment about your experience with these questions.

I wanted to bring your attention to some other opportunities to learn Hindi.  Marged Trumper is an online Hindi teacher and is offering some free group online lessons in basic Hindi phonetics and the Hindi alphabet on edufire.  She still have some seats for the next lesson and people can register here http://edufire.com/classes/163-basic-hindi

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