“What” Questions

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“What is this?”  “What is that?”  “What work do you do?”  These are just a few of the “What” questions that we look at in this lesson.  क्या (kyaa) means “What” in Hindi, and here you see it used in many contexts.  At the end of this lesson you will be able to construct your own sentences using क्या.

What – Questions

English
Hindi
Transliteration

What?
क्या
Kya?

What is this?
यह क्या है?
Yeh kyaa hai?

What is that?
वह क्या है?
Vah kyaa hai?

What are these?
ये क्या हैं?
Ye kyaa haim?

What are those?
वो क्या हैं?
Vo kyaa haim?

What is it?
यह क्या है?
Yeh kyaa hai?

What is your name?
तुम्हारा नाम क्या है?
Tumhara naam kya hai?

What is he doing?
वह क्या कर रहा है?
Vah kyaa kar rahaa hai?

What is she doing?
वह क्या कर रही है?
Vah kyaa kar rahi hai?

What is mother doing?
माँ क्या कर रही है?
Maam kyaa kar rahi hai?

What is Rani carrying?
रानी क्या ले जा रही है?
Rani kyaa le jaa rahi hai?

What is in the bucket?
बाल्टी में क्या है?
Balti mein kya hai?

What is the time?
समय क्या हुआ है?
Samay kyaa huaa hai?

What time is it?
क्या समय हुआ?
Kya samay hua?

What is your job?
आप क्या काम करते हैं?
Aap kya kaam karte hain?

तुम्हारा काम क्या है?
Tumhara kaam kya hai?

What are you studying?
तुम क्या पढ़ रहे हो?
Tum kya padh rahe ho?

What do you know about Rahul?
तुम राहुल के बारे में क्या जानते हो?
Tum Rahul ke baare mein kya jaante ho?

What else is there on the table?
मेज़ पर और क्या-क्या है?
Mez par aur kya kya hai?

What do you want?
तुम क्या चाहते हो?
Tum kya chahte ho?

What are you looking for?
आप क्या ढूंढ़ रहे हैं
Aap kya dhoondh rahe hai?

तुम क्या देख रहे हो?
Tum kya dekh rahe ho?

What are the girls doing?
लड़कियाँ क्या कर रही हैं?
Ladkiyam kya kar rahi haim?

What is the use of selling this?
इसको बेचने से क्या फायदा है?
Isko bechne se kya fayada hai?

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