Learn Hindi Daily Show – decision, hiin, do you want something

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Today is mothers’ day.  आज माताओं का दिन है। (āj mā-tā-ōn kā din hai.)  We go over the mystery word from yesterday, फ़ैसला (fais-lā).  Look at the symbol, हीं (hīn) used in the word नहीं (na-hīn).  Introduce a new mystery word.  We also learn the phrase “Do you want something?”  We look at खाना (khā-nā) used with तुम (tum).  And we go over a couple of comments and questions left on the site.  If you have any questions or comments, you can leave them as a comment or email nathan@ISpeakHindi.com.

Mystery Word From the Last Episode

फ़ैसला (fais-lā)  – decision (m)

मेरा फ़ैसला (mē-rā fais-lā)– my decision

अच्छा फ़ैसला (ac-chā fais-lā) – good decision

आपको अभी फ़ैसला करना है। (āp-kō a-bhī fais-lā kar-nā hai.)– You must decide now.

करना (kar-nā)– to do

फ़ैसला करना (fais-lā kar-nā) – to decide


Daily Hindi Letter and Sound

हीं  = ह+ ई + bindu

(hīn  = ha+ ī + bindu)


नहीं (na-hīn) – no


कहीं (ka-hīn) – anywhere


Mystery Word

Phrase of the Day

क्या आपको कुछ चाहिये?

(kyā ā-pa-kō kuch cā-hi-yē?)

Do you want something?

Grammar Tip of the Day

Let’s conjugate खाना (khā-nā)– to eat in multiple tenses using तुम where तुम (tum) refers to a woman.

You eat.  तुम खाती हो। (tum khā-tī hō.)

You used to eat.  तुम खाती थी। (tum khā-tī thī.)

You are eating.  तुम खा रही हो। (tum khā ra-hī hō.)

You were eating  तुम खा रही थी। (tum khā ra-hī thī.)

You ate.  तुमने खाया। (tum-nē khā-yā.)

You will eat.  तुम खाओगी। (tum khā-ō-gī.)

You will be eating.  तुम खाती रहोगी। (tum khā-tī ra-hō-gī.)

You must eat.  तुमको खाना है। (tum-kō khā-nā hai.)

You had to eat.  तुमको खाना था। (tum-kō khā-nā thā.)


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Listener Questions and Comments

We got two comments on yesterday’s show Learn Hindi Daily Show – to go, haan, where are you, revisit of want to ask, Namaste Jii passage line by line

cnevett said:

I agree with Russ, love the new format, helps in several areas of learning. Enjoyed going over the reading in namaste Jii, but if Nairindas-ji could speak alittle slower..felt rushed. I will be reviewing this lesson and writing out the answers to the questions. Thanks so much!

cnevett, thank you for your comments.  I am glad that the new format is being so well received.  The “namaste jii” line by line was a little rushed.  I think that if we cover it line by line in parts over multiple episodes then we will be able to go slower over each part.  We will give this a try with the next passage we go over.

Kali said:

I just joined 3 days ago and I really enjoy your classes. I love the part you give the different tenses to verbs as even if it is not useful in a conversation it gives a good practice on how the verbs change in the different tenses. I also like the daily quiz as it gives me a chance to see if I really understood the lesson.
Regarding today’s lesson: the word kaha means where. What about the word kidhar as I noticed that many people are using that one. What is the difference between these 2 words?

Kali, glad you joined us!  And glad that you are finding our program useful.

You can use किधर (ki-dhar) and कहाँ (ka-hān) interchangeably for “where”.  I would recommend using the word that the people you are talking to use.  And I believe that कहाँ (ka-hān)  is more commonly used.  There are actually alternate words for each of the words that we had given you in the last episode.

यहाँ (ya-hān) and  इधर (i-dhar) both mean “here”

वहाँ (va-hān) and उधर (u-dhar)  both mean “there”

कहाँ (ka-hān) and किधर (ki-dhar) both mean the question word “where?”

जहाँ (ja-hān) and जिधर (ji-dhar) both mean the statement word  “where”

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