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Posts Tagged ‘Basic Hindi Lessons’

translation for Adriana

Posted by ilearnhindi on April 3, 2009

This post is in response to Adriana’s request. Comments section of Translation
Adriana said ”

can you please translate:


into hindi script
Thank you very, very much!! ”
@Adriana…. Here you go…




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“Jai ho” lyrics in Devanagari Script

Posted by ilearnhindi on March 16, 2009

जय हो, जय हो
आजा आजा जिंद शामियाने के तले, आजा जरीवाले नीले आसमान के तले
जय हो, जय हो

रत्ती रत्ती सच्ची मैने जान गवाई है, नच नच कोयलों पे रात बिताई है
अखियों की नींद मैने फूंको से उड़ा दी, गिन गिन तारे मैने उंगली जलाई है
आजा आजा जिंद शामियाने के तले, आजा जरीवाले नीले आसमान के तले

चख ले हो चख ले ये रात शहद है चख ले, रख ले हाँ दिल है दिल आखरी हद है रख ले
काला काला काजल तेरा कोई काला जादू है ना, काला काला काजल तेरा कोई काला जादू है ना
आजा आजा जिंद शामियाने के तले, आजा जरीवाले नीले आसमान के तले

जय हो, जय हो!! जय हो, जय हो!!

कब से हाँ कब से जो लब पे रुकी है कह दे, कह दे हाँ कह दे अब आँख झुकी है.. कह दे
ऐसी ऐसी रोशन आँखे रोशन दोनो भी है है क्या…
आजा आजा जिंद शामियाने के तले, आजा जरीवाले नीले आसमान के तले

जय हो, जय हो!! जय हो, जय हो!!

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Slumdog Millionaire “Jai Ho” Online Free lyrics Class

Posted by ilearnhindi on February 26, 2009

On March 3rd 2009 Anshu’s podcast appeared on ispeakhindi  about translation of “Jai Ho” lyrics in English.   Check it out

To download the podcast click here


We all have been humming and dancing to the tune of “Jai Ho” since last Sunday. After all who does not want to get some cheer by being part of the celebration. Celebrating Slumdog Millionaire’s winning 8 Oscars! This song and soundtrack were part of the winning pick.

Let us interpret, postmortem, dissect and understand the Hindi lyrics of “Jai Ho” song in English.
If you have seen the movie, all the more better since we will be relating some of the song lyrics with specific scenes of the movie.


UPDATE: This class was offered sometime back on edufire. 

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gussaa: anger (masculine)

Posted by ilearnhindi on February 7, 2009

To see the list of all the words with  my twist on remembering their gender please visit the category Is it a HE or a SHE. 

5.  Anger: gussaa:   masculine

Tip To Remember: It is a well-known fact that women tend to be more patient than men, therefore their tendency to jump up and down in anger is less compared to that of men.  So, ‘gussa’ is categorized as masculine. gussaa is a “HE”

Sentence Formation:

(1)    Sheela ko gussaa aayaa                      (Sheela got angry.)

(2)   mujhe gussaa aa rahaa hai.         ( I am getting angry.)

(3)    Mary ko bahut gussaa aataa hai.               (Mary gets angry a lot)

 baakii phir. (more later)

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Learn Hindi Online

Posted by ilearnhindi on January 24, 2009

Why should I join online Hindi classes?

1. If you always wanted to learn but never found a teacher or time to commit yourself, now is a great time to start.
2. If you do not like driving. This course is taken online. No need to find parking, commuting or even change your pajamas.
3. You tried learning on your own but have a lot of questions and get lost occasionally.
4. You are great at reading vowels but get all confused when it comes to dependent vowels.
5. You are simply eager to learn.

Requirement: You are at the right place. Interactive online Hindi classes for adults are currently in session.  We start new groups when we have a minimum of 2 students at almost the same level.  If you have another friend who might be interested in learning Hindi, I would be happy to set up a 30 minute free trial class for both of you.  You would need a skype id to be a part of the session and we will use an online classroom by acrobat.com.  The class set-up is extremely simple. Send us your skype id and I will send you the link for the online classroom.

Trial Classes are held every 1st and 3rd Monday at 8.30 pm PST.

We teach Reading, Writing, and Conversational Hindi.

Headset Required: For all online classes, we request that each participant to use a headset. This is very important because

  • In-built computer sound systems catch subtle background noise that can cause static.
  • They also tend to loop in the sound from the speakers to the microphone, causing an echo effect.
  • The sound quality sent to other participating students is not optimal

Any simple headset would work. Here are some suggestions as well-





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Posted by ilearnhindi on December 28, 2008

LATEST NEWS : Enroll in my 8 week FREE classes on Conversatioanl Hindi. Register at www.edufire.com and click on either one of the below link. The Friday class repeats on Saturday.  


Requirement: You have to have a mic with a headset to  participate in the class. Any questions, feel free to e-mail anshu@ilearnhindi.org 

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Work: kaam (काम)

Posted by ilearnhindi on December 17, 2008

3. Work:  kaam: masculine.  Work is classified with the masculine gender in Hindi.  Work is a ‘HE’.

Tip to remember: if women like to shop, what do men like? work!! They don’t really have a choice. Someone has to work so that we, women, can shop in stores.  Need I tell you why kaam is masculine now?

Sentence Formation:

(1)    yah kaam achchhaa hai.                             (This work is good)

(2)    Seema kaa kaam bahut mushkil hai.          (Seema’s work is very difficult)

(3)    thoRaa kaam hai.                                      (Work is less)

(4)    aapkaa kaam kyaa hai?                             (What is your work)

(5)    kal kaam bahut zyaadaa thaa.                   (Yesterday, work was too much)

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Office: daftar (दफ्तर)

Posted by ilearnhindi on December 15, 2008

1. daftar (दफ्तर): Masuline: Office is classified with masculine gender in Hindi. Office is a ‘HE’.

Tip to remember: Historically, man was the hunter/gatherer and woman took care of the home. Therefore the daftar (modern replacement for hunters and gatherers) is of masculine gender. Also recollect that earlier tip to remember for the word ‘kaam’ (work).  kaam is also of masculine gender. So, men do kaam at the daftar to give women then pleasure of shopping (khariid-daarii:Feminine)

Sentence formation:  

(1)    vah office  baRaa hai.                      (That office is big.)

(2)    vah  bhuuraa daftar meraa hai.   (That brown offfice is mine.)

(3)    yah  Ramu kaa daftar hai.              (This is Ramu’s office.)

(4)    meraa daftar  kal khulegaa.             (My office will open tomorrow.)

(5)    aapkaa daftar yahaa^ se kitanaa duur hai?  (How far is  your office from here?)

 baakii phir. (more later)

Don’t muse too much over the sentence formations for now. Just remember the gender classification of these words. This will help at lengths when you dive into learning Hindi or if you are already there, you will swim or float rather than sink in your learning adventure. Do notice how the verb and adjective follows the same gender classification as our chosen word. (shown by bold letters aa or ii).

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Hindi Lesson5 (We are……)

Posted by ilearnhindi on November 18, 2008

Hindi Lesson5 (We are………..)

“We” : plural of “I” : “ham” = हम

Just as “we” takes “are” in English eg:

1. We are girls.

2. We are boys.

3. We are happy.

similary  in Hindi  “hai^” takes place of “are”.

Sentences below:

Vocabulary words:

girls: laRakiyaa^          boys: laRake

happy: kush                 sad: udaas

apples: seb                  here: yahaa^

1. We are girls.       ham laRakiyaa^ hai^ |

2. We are boys.       ham laRake hai^|

3. We are happy.     ham kush hai^ |

4. We are sad.         ham udaas hai^|

5. We are  here.      ham yahaa^ hai^ |

This is simple, correct?  infact we can say this in Hindi now.

simple: aasaan.  

yah aasaan hai|

baakii phir.

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Hindi Lesson4 (These/Those are…)

Posted by ilearnhindi on October 23, 2008

Hindi Lesson4 (These are …) (Those are …)

“These” : plural of This.  “ye” 

“Those”: plural of That. “ve”

Just as These and Those take “are” in a senence eg. These are tables. These are boys. These books are good. Those chairs are white. Similarly in Hindi “hai^” takes place of “are”.

Let’s try some sentences

Vocabulary words:

houses:ghar                  apples: seb               friends: dost

tables: meze^                fruits: phal                 kyaa: what

where: kahaa^                big: baRaa

Sentences with “these” “ye”    

  1. These are houses.     ye ghar hai^.                   ये घर हैं|
  2. These are apples.      ye seb hai^.                    ये सेब हैं|
  3. What are these?         Ye kyaa hai^?                  ये क्या हैं?
  4. Where are these?       ye kahaa^ hai^?               ये कहाँ हैं?
  5. Are these fruits?        kyaa ye phal hai^?           क्या ये फल हैं?

Senetences with “those” “ve”

  1. Those are friends.      ve dost hai^.         वे दोस्त हैं
  2. Those are apples.       ve seb hai^.          वे सेब हैं
  3. What are those?           ve kyaa hai^?       वे क्या हैं
  4. Where are those?        ve kahaa^ hai^?     वे कहाँ हैं?
  5. Are those big?             ve baRe hai^.         क्या वे बड़े हैं

Pronunciation tip: ‘ve’ is often pronounced as “vo”  for colloquial purposes  (never in writing).  This does not mean pronouncing ‘Those’ as ve is incorrect, of course ‘ve’ is the correct pronunciation. Generally people pick “vo” when saying ‘that’ and ‘those’ in Hindi. My point is if you hear ‘vo’ when you expected ‘ve’ don’t dwell on it.

practice substituting any plural noun with ‘ye’ and ‘ve’.

baakii phir. More later.

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