getting to Know – Part III:

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Words that we learn today: व्यापार (vyapar); अध्यापिका (adhyapika ); छात्रावास (chatravaas); पसंदीदा शौक (pasandeeda shouk); चित्रकारी (chitrakari); रेखाचित्रण (rekhachitran); भित्ति-चित्र(bhitichitr); (bhitichitr); शादीशुदा(shaadishuda) }




What do you do?

आप क्या करते हैं? (spoken to a man)

आप क्या करती हैं? (spoken to a woman)

Aap kya karte hain

Aap kya kartii hain

I do business.

मैं व्यापार करता हूँ। (Spoken by a man)

मैं व्यापार करती हूँ। (Spoken by a woman)

Main vyapar karta hoon

Main vyapar kartii hoon

I am a teacher.

मैं एक अध्यापक हूँ। (spoken by a man)

मैं एक अध्यापिका हूँ। (spoken by a woman)

Main ek adhyapak hoon

Main ek adhyapika hoon

Where do you live?

आप कहाँ रहते हैं? (spoken to a man)

आप कहाँ रहती हैं? (spoken to a woman)

Aap kahan rahte hain

Aap kahan rahtii hain

I stay in a hostel.

मैं एक छात्रावास में रहता हूँ। (spoken by a man)

Main ek chatravaas mein rahta hoon

I stay in an apartment.

मैं एक अपार्टमेंट में रहती हूँ। (spoken by a woman)

Main ek apartment mein rahti hoon

I live in Cochin.

मैं कोचीन में रहती हूँ। (spoken by a woman)

Main cochin mein rahti hoon

Are you married?

क्या आप शादीशुदा हैं? [1]

Kya aap shaadishuda hain

Yes, I’m married.

हाँ, मैं शादीशुदा हूँ।

Ha, main shaadishuda hoon

No, I’m not

नहीं, मैं नहीं हूँ।

Nahin, main nahin hoon

How long have you been married?

(Literally: How long time…?)

आपको शादीशुदा हुए कितने साल हुए हैं ?

Aapko shaadishuda huye kitane sal huye hain

I am married since 10 years.

(Literally: I am married with/ from/ since…)

मैं दस साल से शादीशुदा हूँ।

Main dus saal se shaadi shuda hoon


[1] From the Persian شده shudaḥ ”having become”; “past, gone”; “lost”; otherwise, विवाहित; शादी-ब्याह . Single, bachelor, never married: अविवाहित.


What is the meaning of :

• अध्यापिका (adhyapika) female teacher

• व्यापार (vyapar) business

• शादीशुदा(shaadishuda) – married

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