We are back in town, and our daily program will be coming out daily again. I hope you didn’t mind the few filler episodes that we published in the past week. I’m referring to the episodes called 10 Hightest Rated Lessons, 10 Highest Scoring Lessons, etc.
Today let us continue with our Hindi studies. Let’s learn the phrase “Can you repeat it?”. This can be useful when hearing a phrase for the first time. Or perhaps you are talking to somebody, and you didn’t quite understand the last thing they said.
Do you know all your Hindi letters? Let’s look at the letter ज today. If you already know the letters, then take a look at the handwritten examples that we included.
Phrase of the Day
Can you repeat it?
[spoken to a man] क्या आप इसे दोहरा सकते हैं? (kyā āp i-sē dōh-rā sak-tē haĩ?)
[spoken to a woman] क्या आप इसे दोहरा सकती हैं? (kyā āp i-sē dōh-rā sak-tī haĩ?)
Letter and Sound of the Day
Let’s focus on the letter ज today.
In the Beginning
जब – when (e.g. When I go to the store, I will buy milk.)
जल – water (पानी is a more common word for “water”)
जग – jug; world
जवाब – answer, reply
In the Middle
सजनी – sweetheart, lady
साजन – sweetheart, man
At the End
गज – elephant (हाथी is a more common word for “elephant”)
साज – preparation
अज – today
With other vowels
जाना – to go
जाल – net
जूता – shoe
About the music
I would like to thank Reena Shah from the band My Pet Dragon for letting me use clips for their song Dragon Breath. You can find out more information about the band at www.reverbnation.com/mypetdragon and you can buy the song from www.dancingreena.com/musicstore.
The clips used at the beginning, end and as transitional pieces are from:
performed by My Pet Dragon
written by Todd Michaelsen
Published by Dragon’s Lair (ASCAP)
Purchase the Song at www.dancingreena.com/musicstore
Looking for something more basic? Why not try our "50 Hindi Words to Get You Started" Lesson?
Looking for something else? Check out our Hindi/English Dictionary. Learn Hindi