[20111003] Learn Hindi Daily Show – How is your health?

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“How is your health?”  is a very important phrase when you need it.  It can also be used in casual conversation when you want something different than आप कैसे हैं? to say.   Learn this phrase and possible responses to it.  Also in this edition of the “Learn Hindi Daily Show” we revisit the letter and sound from the last show.  We go over some of the quotes that we listed.  This is a good chance to review and reinforce this letter and sound and to see some more advanced sentences.  The grammar drill section explores the का word that has the same effect in Hindi that (‘s) has in English.  We use this to describe family relations.  After seeing how we create some sentences using it, try creating some of your own sentences.  Share your creation in a comment to this lesson.  Finally, there are a few additions to the site that we made over the past few weeks that I want to bring to your attention.

Phrase of the Day

How is your health?

आपकी तबीयत कैसी है?


Possible responses:

My health is good.

मेरी तबीयत अच्छी है। 


I am OK.

मैं ठीक हूँ।


I am fine.

[spoken by a man]  मैं अच्छा हूँ।

[spoken by a woman] मैं अच्छी हूँ।


I am sick.

मैं बीमार हूँ।


I have a cold.

मुझे ज़ुकाम है।


Related lessons:

How is your health? April 12, 2010

word focus – तबीयत – health April 11, 2010

Suresh – Lesson 46 – Health – January 2, 2011


Letter and Sound of the Day

We covered ज्ञ in our last Learn Hindi Daily Show.  We had listed several quotes from past episodes that have words with this letter.  However, we did not cover those quotes.  Instead of moving on to a new letter, today we will review this letter and go over some of the quotes we listed last time.



ज्ञान – knowledge

यज्ञ (yagya) sacrifice/ offering / religious ceremony

संज्ञा (sangya) noun

अज्ञात  (agyaat) unknown

अज्ञानी ( agyanee ) ignorant


{Suresh 172} Love related sentencesJuly 27, 2011

मुझसे वादा/ प्रतिज्ञा करो कि हम कभी जुदा (separate) न होंगे |

(Mujhsey vaada/pratigya  karo ki ham kabhee juda na honge.)

Promise  me that we will never separate.


{Suresh:164): PrepositionJuly 1, 2011

वह शब्द या शब्दों का समूह  जो किसी संज्ञा या सर्वनाम के साथ वाक्य में किसी दूसरे शब्द से  सम्बन्ध प्रदर्शित करने के लिए प्रयोग किया जाता है, सम्बन्धसूचक कहलाता है |
(Vah shabd ya shabdon ka samooh jo kisee sangya ya sarvnaam ke saath vaakyt mein kisee doosrey shabd se sambandh pradarshit kareny ke liye prayog kiya jaata hai, sambandsoohak kahlaata hai.)

The word or group of words that are used with a noun or pronoun to express its relation with some other word in the sentence is known as a Preposition.

{Suresh 163}: PronounJuly 1, 2011

शब्द जो  संज्ञा  के  बदले  आता  हो / शब्द संज्ञा  के जगह उपयोग  में लाया  जाता  हो  उसे  सर्वनाम  कहते  हैं

(Shabd jo sangya ke badle aata ho/uppyog kiya jaata ho usey sarvnaam kahtey hain )

The word  which comes instead(lieu)of the noun is / words that are used  in place of noun are called  pronouns.


Grammar Drill

In our last Learn Hindi Daily Show we covered sentences about का which has the same meaning as apostrophe s (‘s) in English.   We also covered possessive pronouns such as my, yours, theirs, his, and hers.

Today let’s expand that and talk about family relations.

दादा ( dada) grand-father  (paternal)


Grandfather is father’s father.

दादा पिता का पिता है।


Grandfather’s name is Akash.

दादा का नाम   आकाश  है।


Grandmother is father’s mother.

दादी पिता की माता है।


Grandmother’s name is Anita.

दादी का नाम अनीता   है।


Grandfather is mother’s father.

नाना माता का पिता है।


Grandfather’s name is Arun.

नाना का नाम अरुन है।


Grandmother is mother’s mother.

नानी माता की माता है।


Grandmother’s name is Reena.

नानी का नाम रीना है।


Challenge for you.  Create sentences like the above and post them as a comment to this lesson.  Refer to {Suresh190} Names of relatives for the names of relatives.  You can get names for relatives from the following lessons:

{Suresh 57} Girl’s names in IndiaJanuary 26, 2011

[Suresh 182] Girl’s names in India – August 16, 2011

{Suresh 56 Boy’s names in India – January 23, 2011

{Suresh 181} Boy’s names in India – August 14, 2011

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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:

Dragon Breath
performed by My Pet Dragon
written by Todd Michaelsen
Published by Dragon’s Lair (ASCAP)
Purchase the Song at www.dancingreena.com/musicstore

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