Basic Conversations – The Weekend

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Podcast Notes

This is a basic conversation about the weekend. First, you’ll hear it at a normal speed, then at a slower speed. Next, you’ll hear some practice drills. Finally, you’ll hear the conversation again at a normal speed.

Scenario: Nancy and Maria are two friends in the same neighborhood who met after a weekend.

Conversation

नान्सी: सुप्रभात, मरिया | आज तुम कैसी हो? (suprabhat,maria. aaj tum kaisi ho)

मरिया: सुप्रभात, नैन्सी| मैं ठीक हूँ| तुम कैसी हो? (suprabhat, nancy. main teek hoo. tum kaisi ho)

नान्सी: बहुत अच्छी हूँ | तुम्हारी सप्ताहांत (or छुट्टियाँ) कैसे रही? (bahut achchi hoon.tumhari saptahant/chuttiyam kaise rahi)

मरिया: बुरा नहीं था | मैं शनिवार रात को फिल्म के लिए गई थी | (bura nahin tha. main shanivaar raat ko film ke liye gai thi)

नान्सी: अच्छा, तुमने क्या देखा? (achcha, tumne kya dekha)

मरिया: मैं रावण फिल्म देखी| (main raavan film dekhi)

नान्सी: तुम्हे पसंद आई? (Tumhe pasand aayi)

मरिया: हाँ, यह अच्छी थी| तुम्हारी सप्ताहांत (or छुट्टियाँ) कैसे रही? (ha, achchi thi. tumhari saptahant/ chuttiyam kaisi rahi)

नान्सी: मैं खरीदारी करने गयी थी| (main khareedai karne gayi thi)

मरिया: अच्छा, तुमने क्या खरीदी? (achcha, tumne kya khareedi)

नान्सी: ज्यादा कुछ नहीं है| मैं बच्चों के लिए कुछ कपड़े खरीदे| खरीदारी के बाद एमजी रोड में नया रेस्तरां में गई थी| (zyada kuch nahin. main bachchom ke liye kuch kapade khareede. khareedari ke bad M G road mein naya restaurant mein gayi thi)

मरिया: अच्छा! खाना कैसे था? (achcha, khana kaise tha)

नान्सी: खाना बहुत अच्छा था, और सेवा भी उत्कृष्ट था| (khana bahut achcha tha, aur seva bhi utkrusth tha)

मरिया: यह बहुत अच्छी बात है| मुझे सॅम को दंत चिकित्सक के पास ले जाना है| अलविदा ! (yah bahut achchi baat hai. mujhe sam ko dant chikitsak ke pass le jana hai. alvida)

नान्सी: तुमसे बात करके अच्छी लगी | नमस्ते (Tumse baat karke achchi lagi. Namaste)

Nancy: Good morning, Maria. How are you today?

Maria: Good morning, Nancy. I’m all right. How are you?

Nancy: Pretty good. Did you have a nice weekend?

Maria: Not bad. I went to the movies on Saturday night.

Nancy: Oh yeah? What did you see?

Maria: I saw the Raavan movie.

Nancy: Did you like it?

Maria: Yes, it was good! How was your weekend?

Nancy: I went shopping.

Maria: Oh yeah? What did you buy?

Nancy: Nothing much. I bought some clothes for the kids. After the shopping went to the new restaurant in M G Road.

Maria: Good! How’s the food?

Nancy: Food was really good, and the service was also excellent.

Maria: That’s great. I need to take Sam to the dentist. Bye.

Nancy: Nice talking to you. Bye.

Let’s practice.


English

Hindi

Transliteration

I went to the movies.

मैं फिल्म के लिए गया|

Main film ke liye gaya

What did you see?

तुमने क्या देखा?

Tumne kya dekha

What did you eat?

तुमने क्या खाया?

Tumne kya khaya

I went for a drive.

मैं सैर करने गया था |

मैं सैर करने गयी थी|

Main sair karne gaya tha

Main sair karne gayi thi

Where did you go?

तुम कहाँ चले गए थे?

tum kahan chale gaye the

We went to a friend’s house.

हम एक दोस्त के घर गये

Hum ek dost ke ghar gaye

They visited the museum.

उसने संग्रहालय का दौरा किया

Usne sangrahalay ka daura kiya

I’m going to be out of town.

मैं शहर से बाहर जा रहा हूँ|

Main shahar se bahar jaa raha hoon

Quiz:

Your turn… You answer…

Translate:

1) He played on the computer.

2) They went to a concert.

3) Are you free this Friday?

4) I don’t have anything scheduled.

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