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Discussion in 'Education & Personal Growth' started by Marie, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Marie

    Marie New IL'ite

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    Hello,
    Does anyone know a good site where I can learn hindi online? Or is there anyone who wants to start a good friendship with me, I can teach you swedish, and you can teach me hindi (or any other indian language). We can get to know eachother.

    Marie
     
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    hi marie....

    i have always been wanting to learn a language myself....... i think this will be a good forum where we can share our knowledge and i think there might be others who would be interested as well.......

    you can count me in!!!
     
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    yes why not ....... lets refresh our hindi too ...... lets post everyday something relevent that will help others as well as refresh our hindi too.....
     
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    To start with i am posting names of relatives in hindi.......
    pls correct me if anything is wrong



    Mother: Maa , mataji

    Father: Pitah

    Paternal Grandfather: Dada

    Paternal Grandmother: Dadi

    Father’s (Elder) Brother: Taya

    Father’s (Elder) Brother’s Wife: Tayi

    Father’s (Younger) Brother: Chacha

    Father’s (Younger) Brother’s Wife: Chachi

    Father’s Sister: Bua

    Father’s Sister’s Husband: Phoopha (pronounced as Fooffa)

    Maternal Grandmother: Naani

    Maternal Grandfather: Nana

    Mother’s Brother: Mama

    Mother’s Brother’ Wife: Maami

    Mother’s Sister: Maasi

    Mother’s Sister’s Husband: Maasad

    Son: Beta

    Daughter: Beti

    Grandson (Son’s Son): Potaa

    Grandson (Daughter’s Son): Naatii, Navasa

    Granddaughter (Son’s Daughter): Potii

    Granddaughter (Daughter’s Daughter): Naatin, Navaasii

    Sister: Behan

    Sister's Husband: Jiija

    Sister’s Son : Bhanja

    Sister’s Daughter: Bhanji

    Brother: Bhai

    Brother's Wife: Bhabhi

    Brother’s Son : Bhatija

    Brother’s Daughter: Bhatiji

    Husband: Pati

    Wife: Patni

    Wife’s/ Husband’s Mother: Saas

    Wife’s/ Husband’s Father: Sasur

    Son in Law: Damaad

    Daughter in Law: Bahu

    Husband's (elder) Brother: Jeth

    Husband's (elder) Brother's Wife: Jethaanii

    Husband's Sister: Nanad

    Husband's Sister's Husband: Nandoii

    Husband's (younger) Brother: Devar

    Husband's (younger) Brother's Wife: Devaraanii

    Wife's Sister: Saalii

    Wife’s Brother: Saalaa
     
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    Hi Marie....... You now have three students ready to learn Swedish. Is that enuff to start the class or you need to wait for few more??

    Bharti.
    ....I remember u saying the other day in one of the posts, that you know Hindi pretty well. So you can correct us with our hindi statements. Yahan bhi aap mazaa aazma lijiye !!

    Jils
    ...I will join you and post some sentences.

    Namaste or Pranam ! - - Greetings / Hello

    Aapka swagat hain - - You are welcome.
    Aapka - you ( with respect )
    Swagat - welcome
    Hain - is/are
     
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    DAYS OF THE WEEK


    week - hafta

    days - din



    आज (aaj) – today

    इतवार (itvaar) / रविवार (ravivaar) – Sunday

    सोमवार (somvaar) – Monday

    मंगलवार (mangalvaar) – Tuesday

    बुधवार (buudhvaar) – Wednesday

    गुरुवार (guuruuvaar) – Thursday

    शुक्रवार (shuukravaar) – Friday

    शनिवार (shanivaar) शनीचर (sanichar) – Saturday
     
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    aaj somvaar hai! today is monday.

    aaj - today

    somvaar - monday

    hai - is



    kal mangalvaar hai
    tomorrow is tuesday

    kal - tomorrow

    mangalvaar - tuesday

    hai -is



    kal ravivaar thaa yesterday was sunday

    kal - yesterday

    Hindi does not have seperate words for yesterday and tomorrow, the meaning is determined from the context that the word is used

    ravivaar - sunday

    thaa - was
     
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    Guruvaar is also called Brihaspativaar isnt it??

    *Numbers:

    Ek - One
    Do - Two
    Teen - Three
    Chaar - Four
    Paanch - Five
    Chhe - Six
    Saat - Seven
    Aatth - Eight
    Nauv - Nine
    Dus - Ten


    * Marie, hum intezaar kar rahe hein.
    (Marie, we are waiting.)

    hum - we
    intezaar - wait
    kar rahe - doing (wait+ doing = becomes waiting)
    hein - are
     
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    so i will continue knot2 share !!!

    Eleven - ग्यारह - gyaarah
    Twelve - बारह - baarah

    Thirteen - तेरह - tayrah

    Fourteen - चौदह - chau-dah

    Fifteen - पंद्रह - pandrah
    Sixteen - सोलह - solah

    Seventeen - सत्रह - satraah

    Eighteen - अठारह- attharah

    Nineteen - उन्नीस- unnees

    Twenty - बीस - bees
     
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    Ek gaanv mein ek kisaan rehta tha.
    (A farmer was living in a village)

    ek - A / One
    gaanv - village
    mein - in
    kisaan - farmer
    rehta - lives
    tha - was (past tense)
     

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