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

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Set a timer again for 10 minutes and try to translate these 10 from English to Hindi.

1) I eat fish.

2) I can eat apple.

3) I went home.

4) I ate the banana.

5) I will go home.

6) I must go to school.

7) I want to dance.

8) I was not singing.

9) I am taller than Ram.

10) I should go to India.

 

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1) I eat fish.

man:  मैं मछली खाता हूँ।

woman:  मैं मछली खाती हूँ। 

(see: 50 words to get you started)

 

2) I can eat apple.

man:  मैं सेब खा सकता हूँ।

woman:  मैं सेब खा सकती हूँ। 

(see: The Use of सक (Sak))

 

3) I went home.

man:  मैं घर गया।

woman:  मैं घर गयी।

(see:

“I went” – past tense (1/15/2009)

Past Tense without ne (9/7/2009))

 

4) I ate the banana.

मैंने केला खाया।

(see: Past Tense with ne (9/6/2009))

 

5) I will go home.

man:  मैं घर जाऊँगा।

woman:  मैं घर जाऊँगी।

(see: "I will learn." – Future Tense – (1/25/2009))

 

6) I must go to school.

मुझे पाठशाला जाना है।  (school can also be स्कूल) 

(see: Internal Compulsion – I have to ….)

 

7) I want to dance.

man:  मैं नाचना चाहता हूँ।

woman: मैं नाचना चाहती हूँ।

(see: I want to)

 

8) I was not singing.

man: मैं नहीं गा रहा था।

woman: मैं नहीं गा रही थी। 

(see: Past Continuous or Past Progressive – अपूर्ण भूतकाल (Apurn Bhootkaal))

 

9) I am taller than Ram.

man: मैं राम से लंबा हूँ।

woman: मैं राम से लंबी हूँ। 

(see: I am taller than you.)

 

 

10) I should go to India.

मुझे भारत जाना चाहिये।  (चाहिये can also be written चाहिए)

(see: Moral Compulsion – I have to … (because of my obligations))

 

If you had some trouble with any of the translations, then review the links to the lessons listed above.

I would like to thank George Stone for reviewing this lesson ahead of time and offering feedback.  George has been writing a “Learning Hindi Blog” that you should check out.

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