How much Hindi do you know? (Hindi->English)

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Do you have a kitchen timer?  Set it for 10 minutes and translate the following Hindi sentences to English:

1) मैं ठीक हूँ।

2)  क्या आप बीमार हैं?

3) उसका नाम राम है।

4)  वह क्या है?

5)  वह मेरी कलम है।

6)  क्या आपको वह चाहिये?

7)  मैं हिंदी सीख रहा हूँ।

8)  मैं हिंदी बोल सकता हूँ।

9) मैं हिंदी लिखना चाहता हूँ।

10) मुझे हिंदी पढ़नी है।

 

Answers:

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1) मैं ठीक हूँ।

I am OK.

(see: 50 words to get you started)

 

2)  क्या आप बीमार हैं?

Are you sick?

(see: 50 words to get you started)

 

3) उसका नाम राम है।

His name is Ram.  (You can use the same sentence for “Her name is ___” since उस can refer to a man or a woman.)

(see: 50 words to get you started)

 

4)  वह क्या है?

What is that?

(see: What is this?)

 

5)  वह मेरी कलम है।

That is my pen.

(see: What is this?)

 

6)  क्या आपको वह चाहिये?

Do you want it?

(see: चाहिए (chahie) – wanted/needed (1/10/2009))

 

7)  मैं हिंदी सीख रहा हूँ।

I am learning Hindi.  (This sentence is spoken by a man.  The female equivalent is मैं हिंदी सीख रही हूँ।)

(see: Present Continuous Tense (8/25/2009))

 

8)  मैं हिंदी बोल सकता हूँ।

I can speak Hindi.  (This sentence is spoken by a man.  The female equivalent is मैं हिंदी बोल सकती हूँ।)

(see: The Use of सक (Sak))

 

9) मैं हिंदी लिखना चाहता हूँ।

I want to write Hindi. (This sentence is spoken by a man.  The female equivalent is मैं हिंदी लिखना चाहती हूँ।)

चाहना means “to want”.  It is used with actions.  मैं घर जाना चाहता हूँ। (I want to go home. [spoken by a man]).

(see: I want to)

 

 

10) मुझे हिंदी पढ़नी है।

I need to study Hindi. This sentence can be spoken by a man or a woman since the verb in the compulsive tense agrees with the object.

(see: Internal Compulsion – I have to …)

How did you do?  Could you get all of them?  Where there words that you didn’t know?  Is there grammar that you are not familiar with?  Use the links above to go to lessons that will help you review or learn more.

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