The phrases below are for the beginners who want to learn Hindi or for those who wish to learn basic and commonly spoken Hindi phrases and sentences before travelling to India.

Here you can find phrases used to greet when meeting new people, basic phrases for travellers that are often needed for e.g. asking for directions and when visiting hotels for accommodation. In addition, learn time and day phrases, and more importantly numbers in Hindi which is required for everyday use.

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Greetings and Pleasantries in Hindi

There are different ways to greet people and wishing them the best wishes in Hindi. Leave a good impression by learning some of the most basic form of greetings and pleasantries which you can use when meeting anyone.

  1. Hello
    (Namaste)
    नमस्ते
  2. Thank you
    (Dhanyavaad)
    धन्यवाद
  3. Good morning
    (Shubh Prabhaat / Namaskar)
    शुभ प्रभात / नमस्कार
  4. Good afternoon
    (Subha Diuso / Namaskar)
    शुभ दिउँसो / नमस्कार
  5. Good evening
    (Susandhya / Namaskar)
    सुसंध्या / नमस्कार
  6. Good night
    (Shubh Raatri / Namaskar)
    शुभ रात्रि / नमस्कार
  7. See you later
    (Baad Mein Milate Hain)
    बाद में मिलते हैं
  8. Good bye
    (Alavida)
    अलविदा
  9. What is your name? / My name is …
    (Tumhaara Naam Kya He? / Mera Naam Hai …)
    तुम्हारा नाम क्या हे? / मेरा नाम है …
  10. How are you?
    (Kya Haal Hai?)
    क्या हाल है?

Basic Hindi Phrases for Travellers

If you plan to travel to India, you may need to ask general question for e.g. requesting price, getting information for direction, and locations for food and transportation. For these, following phrases will come in handy.

  1. Do you speak English?
    (Kya aap angrezee bolate hain?)
    क्या आप अंग्रेज़ी बोलते हैं?
  2. I don't speak Hindi well
    (Main achchhee tarah se hindee nahin bolata)
    मैं अच्छी तरह से हिंदी नहीं बोलता
  3. I don't understand
    (Mujhe samajh nahin aaya)
    मुझे समझ नहीं आया
  4. Please speak slowly
    (Krpaya dheemee gati se bolen)
    कृपया धीमी गति से बोलें
  5. Please say it again
    (Krpaya ise phir se kahana)
    कृपया इसे फिर से कहना
  6. Where are the restrooms?
    (Bathroom kidhar hai?)
    वाशरूम किदर है?
  7. How do I get to …
    (Main … tak kaise pahunch sakata hoon?)
    मैं … तक कैसे पहुंच सकता हूं
  8. Left
    (Baen)
    बाएं
  9. Right
    (Sahee)
    सही
  10. Straight
    (Seedhe)
    सीधे
  11. Can I change money?
    (Kya main paise badal sakata hoon?)
    कक्या मैं पैसे बदल सकता हूँ?
  12. How much is this?
    (Ye kitana hai?)
    ये कितना है?
  13. It's too expensive
    (Yah bahut mahanga hai!)
    यह बहुत महंगा है!
  14. Do you have rooms available?
    (Kya aapake paas kamare upalabdh hain?)
    क्या आपके पास कमरे उपलब्ध हैं?
  15. I am hungry
    (Main bhookha hoon)
    मैं भूखा हूँ

Pronouns in Hindi

  1. I, We, Our
    (Me, Ham, Hamara)
    मैं / हम / हमारा
  2. You (Singular)
    (Tu / Tum)
    तू / तुम
  3. You (Plural)
    (Aap)
    आप
  4. Her, Him
    (usaki, usse)
    उसकी / उसे
  5. Them
    (Unako)
    उनको

Clock Basic in Hindi

Learn basic words and phrases related to clock in Hindi.

  1. Hour(s)
    (Ghante)
    घंटे
  2. Minute(s)
    (Minat)
    मिनट
  3. Quarter past one / two
    (Sawa yek / Do)
    सवा एक / घंटे
  4. Quarter to one / two
    (Paune yek / Do)
    पाउने एक / घंटे
  5. Half past one / two
    (Sadhe Yek / Do Ghante)
    साढे एक / दो घंटे
  6. Days
    (Din)
    दिन
  7. Week
    (Saptaah)
    सप्ताह
  8. Month
    (Maheena)
    महीना
  9. Year
    (Saal)
    साल
  10. Now
    (Abhee)
    अभी
  11. When
    (Kab)
    कब
  12. What time is it?
    (Kya Samay Hua Hai?)
    क्या समय हुआ है?
  13. One moment please
    (Krpaya Ek Kshan)
    कृपया एक क्षण

Time and Day in Hindi

Learn how to say different words to describe time of the day, week, month and year in Hindi. .

  1. Sunday
    (Ravivaar)
    रविवार
  2. Monday
    (Somavaar)
    सोमवार
  3. Tuesday
    (Mangalavaar)
    मंगलवार
  4. Wednesday
    (Budhavaar)
    बुधवार
  5. Thursday
    (Guroovaar)
    गुरूवार
  6. Friday
    (Shukravaar)
    शुक्रवार
  7. Saturday
    (Shanivaar)
    शनिवार
  8. Morning
    (Subah)
    सुबह
  9. Afternoon
    (Dopahar)
    दोपहर
  10. Evening
    (Shaam)
    शाम
  11. Night
    (Raat)
    रात
  12. Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday
    (Aaj, Aane Vaala Kal, Bita Kal)
    आज, आने वाला कल, बिता कल
  13. This Week, Next Week, Last Week
    (Is Saptaah, Agale Saptaah, Pichhale Saptaah)
    इस सप्ताह, अगले सप्ताह, पिछले सप्ताह
  14. This Month, Next Month, Last Month
    (Is Maheene, Agale Maheene, Pichhale Maheene)
    इस महीने, अगले महीने, पिछले महीने
  15. This Year, Next year, Last year
    (Is Saal, Agale Saal, Pichhale Saal)
    इस साल, अगले साल, पिछले साल
  16. Now
    (Abhee)
    अभी
  17. Later
    (Baad Mein)
    बाद में
  18. Before
    (Isase Pahale)
    इससे पहले

Months in Hindi

Some part of India still use its own "Hindu Calendar" which follows the Bikram Sambat System. Below are the phrases used to say months in Hindi.

  1. April - May
    (Baishaakh)
    बैशाख
  2. May - June
    (Jeth)
    जेठ
  3. June - July
    (Asar)
    असार
  4. July - August
    (Sawan)
    श्रावण
  5. August - September
    (Bhadra)
    भाद्र
  6. September - October
    (Ashoj)
    असोज
  7. October - November
    (Kartik)
    कार्तिक
  8. November - December
    (Mangsir)
    मंसिर
  9. December- January
    (Poush)
    पौष
  10. January - February
    (Magh)
    माघ
  11. February - March
    (Falgun)
    फाल्गुन
  12. March - April
    (Chaitra)
    चैत्र

Numbers in Hindi

Learn how to say Hindi numbers from one to thousand, ten thousand, one hundred thousand which is called `Ek Lakh`, and one million often referred to as `dash lakh` in Hindi.

  1. 0
    (Shuniye)
    शून्य
  2. 1/2 (Half)
    (Adha)
    आधा
  3. 1
    (Ek)
    एक
  4. 2
    (Do)
    दो
  5. 3
    (Teen / Tin)
    तीन
  6. 4
    (Chaar)
    चार
  7. 5
    (Panch)
    पांच
  8. 6
    (cheh)
    छह
  9. 7
    (Saat)
    सात
  10. 8
    (Aath)
    आठ
  11. 9
    (Nau)
    नौ
  12. 10, 20, 30, 40, 50
    (Das, Bis, Tis, Chalis, Pachas)
    दस, बीस, तीस, चालीस, पचास
  13. 60, 70, 80, 90
    (Saadh, Sattar, Assi, Nabbe)
    साठ, सत्तर, अस्सी, नब्बे
  14. 100, 500, 1000
    (Ek Sau, Panch Sau, Ek Hazar)
    एक सौ, पांच सौ, एक हज़ार
  15. 10000, 100000
    (Das Hazar, Ek Lakh)
    दस हज़ार, एक लाख
  16. One Million (1,000,000)
    (Das Lakh)
    दस लाख
  17. Less
    (Kam)
    कम
  18. More
    (Adhik)
    अधिक
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