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Conversational Hindi Posted by on Jan 12, 2012 in Hindi Language

In this post, I would like to show some of the interesting point which you would notice in conversational Hindi.

These point are apparent when people are having conversation in a familiar setting (using familiar form of you, तू (tu)) . Below, you will find few examples from various verbs.  Please notice the first terms ( i.e. ले (le), कर (kar) etc) and compare it with second ones (which is used in formal situation, आप (Aap)  i.e. लीजिये (lijiye), कीजिये (kijiye) etc)

ले (le) – लीजिये (lijiye) – to take
तू यह १०० रुपए ले – आप यह 100 रुपए लीजिये
tu yeh 100 rupee le – aap yeh 100 rupee lijiye
Take these 100 rupees.

खा ले (kha le) – खा लीजिये (kha lijiye) – to eat, to take food
तू अब खाना खा ले – आप अब खाना खा लीजिये
tu ab khana ka le – aap ab kaha kha lijiye.
You take your food now or you should eat now.

कर (kar) – कीजिये (kijiye) – to do
तू कर, मैं नहीं करूँगा – आप कीजिये, मैं नहीं करूँगा
tu kar, main nahi karunga – aap kijiye, main nahi karunga.
You do it, I will not do it.

काम कर (kaam kar) – काम कीजिये (kaam kijiye) – to do work
आज तू काम कर, मैंने कल किया था. – आज आप काम कीजिये, मैंने कल किया था.
aaj tu kaam kar, maine kal kiya tha – aaj aap kaam kijiye, maine kal kiya tha.
You do the work today, I did it yesterday.

जा (ja) – जाईये (jayiye) – to go
तू यहाँ से जा – आप यहाँ से जाईये
tu yaha se jaa – aap yaha se jayiye.
Please go from here.

चला जा (chala jaa) – चले जाईये (chale jayiye) – to go, to leave
तू उसके साथ चला जा – आप उसके साथ चले जाईये
tu uske sath chala jaa – aap uske sath chale jayiye.
You go with him.

रुक जा (ruk ja) – रुक जाईये (ruk jayiye) – to stay
तू यही रुक जा – आप यही रुक जाईये.
tu yahi ruk ja – aap yahi ruk jayiye.
Please stay here.

सिखा दे – सिखा दीजिये – to give teaching (from देना (dena) – to give)
तू मुझे भी सिखा दे – आप मुझे भी सिखा दीजिये
Teach me also.

चल (chal) – चलिये (chaliye) – to go
तू चल, मैं भी आता हूँ – आप चलिये, मैं भी आता हूँ
tu chal, mein bhi aata hoon. – aap chaliye, main bhi aata hoon.
You go, I am also coming.

कर (kar) – करिये (kariye) – to do
तू कर, मुझे मत बोल – आप करिये, मुझे मत बोलिये
tu kar, mujhe mat bol. – aap kariye, mujhe mat boliye.
You do it, don’t tell me.

बता (bata) – बताईये (batayiye) – to tell
तू बता, केसा है? – आप बताईये, केसे हैं
tu bata, kesa hai? – aap batayiye, kese hain?
You tell, how are you?

सुना (suna) – सुनाईये (sunayiye) – to tell, to speak
मैं सही हूँ, तू सुना? – मैं सही हूँ, आप सुनाईये?
main sahi hoon, tu suna? – main sahi hoon, aap sunayiye?
I am doing well, you tell?

लिख (likh) – लिखिये (likhiye) – to write
तू लिख, मैं नहीं लिखूंगा – आप लिखिये, मैं नहीं लिखूंगा
tu likh, main nahi likhunga. – aap likhiye, main nahi likhunga.
You write, I will not write.

सुन (sun) – सुनिये (suniye) – to listen
तू यह गाना सुन, बहुत अच्छा है – आप यह गाना सुनिये, बहुत अच्छा है
tu yeh gana sun, bahut accha hai. – aap yeh gana suniye, bahut accha hai.
Do listen to this song, it’s awesome.

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About the Author: Nitin Kumar

Nitin Kumar is a native Hindi speaker from New Delhi, India. His education qualification include Masters in Robotics and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Currently, he is working in the Research and Development in Robotics in Germany. He is avid language learner with varied level of proficiency in English, German, Spanish, and Japanese. He wish to learn French one day. His passion for languages motivated him to share his mother tongue, Hindi, and culture and traditions associated with its speakers. He has been working with Transparent Language since 2010 and has written over 430 blogs on various topics on Hindi language and India, its culture and traditions. He is also the Administrator for Hindi Facebook page which has a community of over 330,000 members.