Aarti’s Introduction – line by line – part 1

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Yesterday we heard from Aarti from the HindiGym.com site.  Let us look at the first 5 lines of her introduction today.

Sentence 1:

आप सभी सुनने वालों को आरती का “हेलो” (hello) और नमस्ते।

aap sabhii sunne vaalon ko aartii kaa helo aur namste|

To everyone of you that are listening “Hello” and “greetings” from Aarti.

आप (aap) – you (formal)

सभी (subhii) – every single one

सुनने वाला (sunne vaalaa) – listener

सुनने वालों को (sunne vaalon ko) – to listeners

आरती (aarti) – Aarti

का (ka) – functions like ‘s in English.  आरती का means “Aarti’s”  In this particular case, it sounds better to translate it as “from Aarti”

“हेलो” (helo)  – hello

और  (aur) –  and

नमस्ते (nameste) – greetings

Sentence 2:

सबसे पहले मैं आप को मेरे बारे में बता दूँ, जी हाँ मैं आरती।

sabse pahle main aah ko mere baare men batee duun, jii haan mein aartii

First of all I would like to introduce myself, yes I am Aartii.

सबसे पहले (subse pahle) – first of all

मैं (mein) – I

आप (aap) – you (formal)

को (ko) – to

आप को  (aap ko) – to you

मेरे (mere) – mine

बारे (baare) – about

में (men) – in

मेरे बारे में (mere baare men) – about me

बता दूँ (bataa duun) – tell

जी हाँ (jii haan) – yes (formal)

मैं (main) – I

आरती (aartii) – Aarti

Sentence 3:

मैं मुंबई भारत यानि इंडिया में पैदा, जन्मी  और बड़ी हुई।

(main munbaii Bhaarat yaani indiyaa men paida janmii aur barii huii)

I was born and brought up in Bombay, India.

मैं (main) – I

मुंबई (munbaii) – Mumbai (city in India)

भारत (bhaarat) – Bhaarat (The name of “India” in Hindi)

यानि (yaani) – that is (like “i.e.” in English)

इंडिया (indiyaa) – India

में (men) – in

पैदा (paidaa) – born

जन्मी  (janmii) – born

और (aur) – and

बड़ी (barii) – grew up

हुई (huii) – was

Sentence 4:

वंही से मैंने अपनी इंजीनियरिंग भी की।

(vanhii se mainne apnii injiiniyaring bhii ki)

From the same place I did my Engineering, also.

वंही से (vanhii se) – from the same place

मैंने (main ne) – I

अपनी (apnii) – my

इंजीनियरिंग  (injiiniyaring)- engineering

भी (bhii) – also

की (kii) – did

Sentence 5:

अब शादी के बाद  मैं सान फ्रांसिस्को में अपने पति और 2 बच्चों के साथ रहती हूँ ।

(ab shaadii ke baad main san fraansiskoo apne pati aur do bachchon ke shath rahtii huun)

Now after marriage I live with my husband and 2 children in San Francisco.

अब (ab) – now

शादी (shaadii) – marriage

के बाद (ke baad) – afterwards

मैं (main) – I

सान फ्रांसिस्को – San Francisco

में (men) – in

अपने पति (apne pati) – my husband

और (aur) – and

2 (दो do) – two

बच्चों (bachchon) – children ( in the oblique case because it is part of a prepositional phrase)

के साथ (ke sath) – with

रहती हूँ  – [I] stay/live (feminine form).

We will be going through the remaining sentences of her introduction in future episodes.  Be sure and check back.


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