Learn Hindi Daily Show – dream, हूँ, which hotel are you staying in, win keyboard stickers

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Hindi is a dream.  What what is the Hindi word for dream?  That was yesterday’s mystery verb, सपना (sap-nā) – dream.  The symbol and sound of the day is हूँ (hūn), very common and important when talking about yourself, since it is the word “am”.  Hear a new mystery word, try to figure it out for tomorrow.  Would you like some Hindi letters on your computer keyboard?  Make a 100% in this episode before we record the next on, and you will have the chance to win the Hindi keyboard stickers absolutely free!  We also show बोलना (bōl-nā) (to speak) conjugated with तुम (tum).  We also go through the passage from the Namaste Jii Textbook looking for the answer to the 8 questions that we have on the passage.  Today is a full program with a little something for everyone.  (If you have any questions or comments, you can always email nathan@ISpeakHindi.com.

Mystery Word From the Last Episode

सपना (sap-nā) – dream (m)

मैंने सपना देखा। (main-nē sap-nā dē-khā.) – I dreamed.  (can be said by a man or a woman)

सोना (sō-nā)– to sleep  (also means “gold”)

नींद (nīnd)– sleep (f)

जागना (jāg-nā) – to wake up (i.t.)

जगाना (ja-gā-nā) – to wake up (someone) (v.t.)

Daily Hindi Letter and Sound

हूँ (hūn) is the combination of three symbols in Hindi, the ह (ha) + ऊ (ū) + chandra bindu.

This is a very important symbol and sound.  It is always used with मैं (maĩ) in the present tense.

मैं लड़का हूँ। (maĩ laṛakā hūn) I am a boy.

मैं खुश हूँ। (maĩ khuśa hūn) I am happy.

मैं हिंदी पढ़ रहा हूँ। (maĩ hindī paṛha rahā hūn) I am studying Hindi.  (It could also be “I am reading Hindi.”)

Mystery Word

Try to figure out what this word is before tomorrow’s show.  See if you can create some examples using the mystery word.  What are some related words?

Winner of the Word Find Puzzle

In yesterday’s, learn Hindi daily show, we mentioned that everyone that completed the quiz associated with yesterday’s lesson would be entered into a drawing for a free Hindi Word Find Puzzle Booklet.  We had 4 people complete the quiz.  The winner of our drawing is Easwar.   I will be getting in touch with you to get your mailing address to send you the word find booklet.

Everyone else can still get the puzzle book.  If you are a Paid Subscriber then you can download and print this booklet from the paid subscriber area.  Also, you can buy it for only $5 + shipping..

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Today, we will have another drawing for a set of Hindi keyboard stickers.  To enter, complete the quiz associated with today’s lesson before we record the next Learn Hindi Daily Show.

These keyboard stickers will help you type Hindi.  You put them on your keyboard and it makes it easier to find the key of the letter you want to type.  If you want to just buy them, you can do so here:

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  • Why are we having drawings?  We want to find ways to encourage you to learn Hindi each and everyday.  We don’t want you putting off your Hindi studies.  Stay tuned, we are going to have give a ways in the next few shows too.

    Phrase of the Day

    आप कौन सी होटेल में ठहरते हैं?

    (āp kaun sī hō-ṭēl mēn ṭha-har-tē haĩ?)

    In which hotel do you stay?

    Grammar Tip of the Day

    Let us continue our verb exercises from the previous shows.  In Learn Hindi Daily Show – salt, ru, I hope we looked देखना (dēkh-nā) (to see) conjugated in the first person with मैं (maĩ).  In Learn Hindi Daily Show – Win a word find booklet, to ask, रू, we looked पूछना चाहना (pūch-nā cāh-nā) “to want to ask” also conjugated in the first person.  Today, let us look at the verb combination बोलना (bōl-nā) “to speak” with तुम (tum) (“you” informal) where तुम (tum) is referring to a man.  तुम (tum), even thought it may refer to only one person is always treated as “plural”.

    Also, you can put क्या (kyā) in front of any statement to turn it into a yes/no question.

    Do you speak Hindi?  क्या तुम हिंदी बोलते हो? (kyā tum hin-dī bōl-tē hō?)

    Did you speak Hindi?  क्या तुमने हिंदी बोली? (kyā tum-nē hin-dī bō-lī?)

    Did you used to speak Hindi?  क्या तुम हिंदी बोलते थे? (kyā tum hin-dī bōl-tē thē?)

    Will you speak Hindi?  क्या तुम हिंदी बोलोगे? (kyā tum hin-dī bō-lō-gē?)

    Are you speaking Hindi?  क्या तुम हिंदी बोल रहे हो? (kyā tum hin-dī bō-la ra-hē hō?)

    Were you speaking Hindi?  क्य तुम हिंदी बोल रहे थे? (kya tum hin-dī bō-la ra-hē thē?)

    Will you be speaking Hindi?  क्या तुम हिंदी बोलते रहोगे? (kyā tum hin-dī bōl-tē ra-hō-gē?)

    Have you spoken Hindi?  क्या तुमने हिंदी बोली है? (kyā tum-nē hin-dī bō-lī hai?)

    Had you spoken Hindi?  क्या तुमने हिंदी बोली थी? (kyā tum-nē hin-dī bō-lī thī?)

    Do you have to speak Hindi?  क्या तुम को हिंदी बोलनी है? (kyā tum kō hin-dī bōl-nī hai?)

    Did you have to speak Hindi? क्या तुम को हिंदी बोलनी थी? (kyā tum kō hin-dī bōl-nī thī?)


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    Listener Questions and Comments

    janette sent me an email


    I live in India and the post is unreliable. Do you do an ebook version of your Puzzle book?

    Thanks Janette.

    image We have two ebook versions of the Hindi word find puzzle booklet.  One is meant to be read online, and the other is meant to be printed out and stapled together just like the one that we sell on the site.  The ebook is in PDF format and is available in the paid subscriber area at no additional cost to our paid subscribers.



    Jodha left us a comment on Learn Hindi Daily Show – salt, ru, I hope

    I am so happy that I can use the tenses quite well. I just need to improve my vocabulary and my reading. I really enjoy learning Hindi, And I spend hours on this site. My best regards to all the ispeakhindi team, you have been a huge blessing to me and to many others;]

    My father runs a website; http://www.wordproject.com and you can read the Bible there in Hindi for free. It contains both the Devanagari script, transliteration as well as audio. I have found It a great help to listen to the audio while following the script. Great method of improving Hindi for anyone who’s interested ;] The cool thing is that it can displayed side by side; English, Devanagari script and transliteration.


    Namaste Jii Textbook

    IMG_1629The Namaste Jii textbook is meant for beginner Hindi students.  It can be used in a high school or college course, but it is also useful if you are learning on your own.  It explains the grammar of Hindi in a very easy to follow and use way.  It contains a lot of practice in reading and understanding.  Today, we hear Meena Jii read the passage from the Namaste Jii textbook on p. 293.  If you have the book, you can follow along.  If you are interested in getting the book, you find out more about the Namaste Jii textbook on ISpeakHindi.com.  We will be going over this passage in the next few episodes.

    १. मकान किसका है?

    २. मकान में कितने कमरे हैं?

    ३. बड़ा कमरा किसका है?

    ४. बड़े कमरे में किलनी मेज़े हैं?

    ५.  क्या छोटे कमरों में परदे हैं?

    ६. पाखाना किस कमरे में है?

    ७. मेज़ पर क्या है?

    ८. नये परदे कहाँ है?

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