Simple Questions in Hindi – Part II

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“Is this free?”  “Do you like apples?” “Where do you live?” are all simple questions.  You know how to ask them in English, now it is time for you to ask them in Hindi.

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Here are some examples of simple questions in Hindi.

English

Hindi

Transliteration

Is this free?

क्या यह मुफ्त है?

Kya yah muft hai

Yes, it is.

हाँ, है।

Ha, hai

No, It isn’t

नहीं है।

Nahin hai

Do you like apples?

क्या आपको सेब पसंद हैं?

Kya aapko seb pasand haim

Yes, I do.

हाँ,  मुझे पसंद है।

Ha,  mujhe pasand hai

No, I don’t

नहीं, पसंद नहीं है।

Nahin, pasand nahin hai

Yes, we do.

हाँ,  हमें पसंद है।

Ha,  hamem pasand hai

Where do you live?

तुम कहाँ रहते हो?

आप कहाँ रहते हैं?

Tum kahan rahte ho

Aap kahan rahte haim

I live in Delhi.

मैं दिल्ली में रहता हूँ।

Main dilli mein rahta hoon

I live at the Jayaraj Apartments.

मैं जयराज अपार्टमेंट्स में रहती हूँ।

Main Jayaraj Apartments mein rahti hoon

We live in Hyderabad.

हम हैदराबाद में रहते हैं।

Hum hyderabad mein rahte haim

Where are you from?

तुम कहाँ से हो?

आप कहां से हैं?

Tum kahan se ho

Aap kahan se haim

I’m from Ontario, California.

मैं ओंटारियो, कैलिफोर्निया से हूँ।

Main ontario, california se hoon

We are from Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

हम चेन्नई, तमिलनाडु से हैं।

Hum Chennai, Tamil Nadu se haim

Is he from Calcutta?

क्या वह कोलकाता से है?

Kya vah kolkatta se hai

Yes, he is

हाँ, वह है।

Ha, vah hai

No, he isn’t.

नहीं, वह नहीं है।

Nahin, vah nahin hai

No, he is from Orissa.

नहीं, वह उड़ीसा से है।

Nahin, vah odissa se hai

Is the supermarket near?

सूपरमार्केट पास है क्या?

supermarket pass hai kya

Yes, it is

हाँ, है।

Ha,hai

No, it isn’t.

नहीं, पास नहीं है।

Nahin, pass nahin hai

No, it is near the post office.

नहीं, यह डाकघर के पास है।

Nahin, yah dakghar ke pass hai

Do you go to temple often?

क्या आप मंदिर में अक्सर जाते है?

Kya aap mandir mein aksar jaate hai

Yes, I do

हाँ, मैं जाता हूँ।

Ha, main jaata hoon

No, I don’t

नहीं, मैं नहीं जाता।

Nahin, main nahin jaata

Yes, we do

हाँ, हम जाते है।

Ha, hum jaate hai

No, we go only during festivals.

नहीं, हम त्योहारों के दौरान ही जाते हैं।

Nahin, hum tyohaar ke dauran hi jaate haim

Does your father read the newspaper every day?

क्या तुम्हारे पिताजी हर दिन अख़बार पढ़ते हैं?

Kya tumhare pitaji har din akhbaar padte haim

Yes, he does.

हाँ।

Ha

Quiz:

1)   What does “मुफ्त(muft)” means?

2)   What is “festival” known as in Hindi?

3)   What is meant by “डाकघर(dak-ghar)”?

4)   How can you ask this in Hindi: “Are you from Mumbai?”

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