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Top 10 Verbs in Hindi Posted by on Nov 12, 2012 in Hindi Language

Sound understanding of verbs in any language is challenge for any learner. There are hundreds of verbs in Hindi that you may learn to understand daily conversation. However, there are some verbs which are absolutely basic and must for any Hindi learner. Today I will show you top 10 verbs in Hindi. Let’s see some of these verbs with some example sentence (with fully conjugated verbs).

Further, I would like to tell you that the verbs in Hindi have ना (na) at the end i.e. khana (to eat), kehna (to tell) etc. If you will remove this ना (na), you will be have kha! (eat!), keh! (tell!) etc.

1. रहना – rehna – to live

मैं भारत में रहता हूँ। – I live in India.
मैं संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका में रहती हूँ। – I live in United States of America.

2. खाना – khana – to eat

मैं केवल शाकाहारी भोजन खाता हूँ। – I eat only vegetarian food.
आप कब खाना खाते हो? – When do you eat?

3. सोना – sona – to sleep

मुझे आज रात जल्दी सोना है। – Tonight, I have to sleep early.
वो कल से सोया नहीं है। – He didn’t sleep from yesterday.

4. पीना – peena – to drink

क्या आप के दवाई पी ली? – Have you taken your medicine (liquid)?
आप क्या पीयेंगे? – What would you like to drink?

5. देखना – dekhna – to see

मैंने आज समाचार नहीं देखे। – I haven’t seen today’s news.
तुम वहाँ क्या देख रहे हो? – What are you looking there?

6. सुनना – sunna – to hear, to listen

तुम मेरी बात ध्यान से सुनो। – Listen to me carefully.
क्या तुम ने आज के समाचार सुने? – Have you heard today’s news?

7. बोलना – bolna – to speak

मैं हमेशा सच बोलती हूँ। – I always speak the truth.
मैंने उसे कुछ नहीं बोला। – I haven’t said anything to him.

8. कहना – kehna – to say

क्षमा करें! क्या आपने मुझ से कुछ कहा? – Excuse me! Did you say something to me?
मुझ से कुछ मत कहो।  – Don’t say anything to me.

9. करना – karna – to do

मैंने सारा काम कर दिया है। – I have done all of the work.
मुझे आज बहुत काम करना है। – I have to do much work today.

10. सोचना – sochna – to think

तुम इतनी देर से क्या सोच रही हो? – What are you thinking for so long?
वो लोग कुछ सोचते नहीं है। – Those people don’t think anything.

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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.