Slang in Hindi – I

Posted on 31. Jul, 2014 by in Hindi Language

Slang refers to words and phrases which are used in an informal situation in a language. In Hindi, there are many such words and phrases which are used in daily conversation. Slang in Hindi came into existence since the last century. Recently, the internet and media have been the important source from where many terms have been originated. Such words and phrases are usually used in the educated class because of their interaction with these sources.

Let me show you some of the commonly used slang in Hindi. I have omitted certain abuses from this post to keep it from profanity. If you are interested in the abuses, let me know. This topic is divided into two posts and this post is the first part of the topic.

And Sand Bolna (verb) – to talk rubbish

Bakchodi karna (verb) – to talk or chat while wasting time

Bakchod (noun) – the one who

Bhasad (noun) – a mess

Bhains Ki Aankh (noun) – to get surprised

Jhand Karna (verb) – to embarrass someone

Chakkar (noun) – affair

Chaatu (noun) – person who talk excessively, a chatter

Chamcha (noun) – a sycophant

Chirkut (noun) – a loser

Chutiya (noun) – idiot or stupid person.

Chalu (noun) – a clever person. Usually used in negative connotation.

Dabana (verb) – to gorge food

Dhakkan (noun)  – dumb person

Dinchak (noun) – loud or upbeat music

Funda (noun) – an abbreviation of fundamentals

Ghapla (noun) – scam, scandal

Goli (noun) – let-down

Gyaan – knowledge. Used sarcastically.

Gup (noun) – gossip

Gup marna (verb) – to make gossip

Hatke (noun) – being different

Jhadna (noun) – to toss around, to show off

Jugaad (noun)– a frugal and innovative solution

Kaand (noun) – a serious matter or a serious mistake

Kabab Mein Haddi (noun) – One who deters the socialization of a couple, a third wheel

Kat Le (noun) – get out, leave from here

Khichdi (noun)– a mess

Koi Na (noun)– no problem, doesn’t matter

Late Latif (noun)– person who usually comes late, a perpetual tardy person

Majnu (noun)– a roadside romeo, a person who usually spend his time by flitting with girls on roadside

Mast Maula (noun)– a careless person, a content person

Maal (noun)–  it may refer to money, stuff or attractive woman

Short Story in Hindi – The crows and the serpent

Posted on 23. Jul, 2014 by in Hindi Language

Today, I will translate a very interesting story from Panchatantra (a very popular series of animal fables from ancient India). Hope you will practice your reading comprehension in Hindi, the story is as follow.

Once upon a time there lived a crow couple, who had built a nest on the top of a tree. But unfortunately the tree was inhabited by a serpent at its bottom. So the snake used to crawl up the tree and eat all the eggs that the lady crow used to lay. The crow couple were deeply grieved when they saw what happened after returning to their nest and when this happened time after time, then they decided to get rid of the snake.

So the crow then approached his friend the jackal told him everything. The jackal then told him to go and fetch a costly thing from the palace of the king and throw the thing in the burrow of the snake. The crow went to palace, and stole a necklace of the queen. After seeing the crow taking her necklace, she directed the giards to fetch her necklace from the crow. The guards of the palace ran after the crow to the forest. As the crow reached the tree, he dropped the necklace in the burrow of the snake beneath the tree.

The guard saw the crow throwing queen’s necklace into the burrow. The guards on reaching the tree, he recovered the necklace by killing the the snake who used to live in that burrow.

This way the crow family get rid of the snake.

एक बार की बात है एक पेड़ की चोटी पर एक घोंसला था जिस मेँ एक कौवे की एक जोड़ी रहती थी। लेकिन दुर्भाग्य से उस पेड़ के तल पर एक नाग भी रहता था। जब भी मादा कौवा कोई अन्डा देतीं और जैसे ही कौवे की जोड़ी पेड़ से दूर जाते तभी वो नाग रंगता हुआ पेड़ के ऊपर जाता और घोंसले में रखा कौवे का अंडा खा जाता। जब कौवे की जोड़ी वापस आए तो यह देख बहुत दुखी हुए और जब यह बार-बार हुआ तब कौवे की जोड़ी ने उस नाग से छुटकारा पाने का निर्णय कर लिया।

कौवे ने अपने मित्र् सियार से संपर्क किया और उसको सारी बात बताई।  सियार कौवे से बोला की तुम राजा के महल जाओ और वहां से एक महँगी वस्तु लाने और उसे नाग के बिल फेंकने के लिए कहा । कौवे राजा के महल गया और उसने रानी के कमरे से उसका हार चुरा लिया। रानी ने यह देख लिया और महल की रक्षक को कौवे से वो हार वापस लेन के लिए कहा।  रक्षक कौवे के पीछे-पीछे जंगल की ओर गया। कौआ जब पेड़ के पास पंहूचा तब उसने रानी का हार नाग के बिल में फेंक दिया। रक्षक ने यह देखा लिया और उस बिल से हार वापस लेने के लिए रक्षक ने बिल में रहने वाले नाग को मर दिया और बिल से हार वापस ले लिया।

इस तरह से कौवे की जोड़ी नाग से छुटकारा पाने में सफल रही।

The motto of the story is, by using brain you can beat even your adverse and powerful enemy.

Common Interview Questions In Hindi

Posted on 30. Jun, 2014 by in Hindi Language

How about asking you a few questions today? If you can answer these questions correctly, perhaps, there maybe be a job vacancy for you. Well, let me show you some of the common questions which may be asked during a job interview in Hindi.

The job interview may start with the universal question in which you have to tell about yourself (personal, family etc) or you may be asked a series of questions on different areas. The questions are broken down into different sections including personal, work, education, and contact information.

Personal Information – व्यक्तिगत जानकारी – Vyaktigat Jaankari

Tell us about yourself – हमे आप अपने बारे में बताये। – Humein aap apne bare mein batayein.
My name is _____. – मेरा नाम ____ है। – Mera naam ____ hai.

OR

What is your name? – आपका नाम क्या है? – Aap ka kya naam hai?
My name is _____. – मेरा नाम ____ है। – Mera naam ____ hai.

How old are you? – आपकी आयु कितनी है? – Aap ki kitni aayu hai?
I’m ___ years old. – मेरी आयु ___ वर्ष है। – Meri aayu ___ varsh hai?

Where are you from? – आप कहां से हैं? – Aap kahan se hain?
I am from ____. – मैं ____से हूँ। – Main ____ se hoon.

Are you married / single? – क्या आप विवाहित/अविवाहित हैं? – Kya aap vivaahit/avivaahit hain?
Yes, I’m married/single. – हाँ, मैं विवाहित/अविवाहित हूँ. या नहीं, मैं नहीं कर रहा हूँ। – Haan, main vivaahit/avivaahit hoon. Nahi, main vivaahit/avivaahit nahi hoon.

Do you have any children? – क्या आपके बच्चें हैं? – Kya aapke bacchein hain?
Yes, I’ve ____ children. No, I don’t – हाँ, मेरे ____ बच्चें है। नहीं, मेरे बच्चें नहीं हैं।

Work Experience – कार्य अनुभव – Kary Anubhav

Tell us about your work experience – आप अपने कार्य अनुभव के बारे में बताएं। – Aap apane kary anubhav ke bare mein bataye.
I’m a ____. – मैं एक ____ हूँ। – Main ek ____ hoon.

Education – शिक्षा – Siksha

What did you study? – आप ने क्या पढ़ाई की है? – Aap ne kya padai ki hai?
I have done/studied  ______. मैंने ______ पढ़ाई की है। – Maine _____ padai ki hai.

From where have you done your study? – आप ने कहाँ से पढ़ाई की है? – Aap ne kahan se padai ki hai?
I have done my studies from ________. मैंने _______ से पढ़ाई की है। – Maine _______ se padai ki hai.


Contact Information – संपर्क जानकारी – Sampark Jaankari

What is your address?
आपका पता क्या है? Aap ka pata kya hai?

My address is ________.
मेरा पता ________ है। Mera pata ________ hai.

What is your phone number?
आपका टेलीफोन नंबर क्या है? Aap ka telephone number kya hai?

My phone number is ________.
मेरा टेलीफोन नंबर ________ है। Mera telephone phone number _____ hai.

What is your cell phone number?
आपका सेल फ़ोन नंबर क्या है? Aapka cell phone number kya hai?

My cell phone number is _______.
मेरा सेल फ़ोन नंबर ________ है। Mera cell phone number _____ hai.

What is your e-mail address?
आपकी ईमेल आई डी क्या है? Aapki email id kya hai?

My e-mail address is _______.
मेरा ईमेल आई डी ________ है। Meri email id _____ hai.