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What are your goals for 2019? Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Hindi Language

The new year (naya saal/नया साल) is fast approaching and if you are like most people, you are probably making a list of resolutions (sankalpon ki soochi/संकल्पों की सूची) for the upcoming year (aanewaale varsh/आने वाले वर्ष). It’s a project we all love to work on … to begin a new year with hope (aashaa/आशा) and positiveness and to make up for the past year’s lethargy (susti/सुस्ती) or lack of time.
Over dinner last week, a few of my athletic friends shared their goals for the new year–like running a few marathons, hiking up to Mt. Everest Base Camp, or trying out a new sport like scuba diving.
Goals vary based on interest (shauq/शौक़), lifestyle (jeevan shaili/जीवन शैली), and time. However, if you are spending your New Year’s Eve in the company of Hindi-speaking friends, here are some conversation starters and tips to herald the new year in a different tongue.


This year flew by fast, didn’t it?
Yeh saal dekhte dekhte nikal gaya, nahin?
यह साल देखते देखते निकल गया, नहीं?

I didn’t even realize how this year went by!
Yeh saal kaise nikal gaya, mujhe pata hi nahin chala!
यह साल कैसे निकल गया मुझे पता ही नहीं चला। 

I would like to do something different next year.
Agle saal main kuch hatke karna chaahti hoon.
अगले साल मैं कुछ अलग करना चाहती हूँ। 

Yes, me too!
Haan, main bhi … 
हाँ, मैं भी। 

I’m thinking … maybe I’ll write a book. I’ve always wanted to be an author!
Sochti hoon … shayad ek kitaab likhoon. Main hamesha hi lekhika banna chaahti thi.
सोचती हूँ, शायद एक किताब लिखूँ।  मैं हमेशा ही लेखिका बनना चाहती थी। 

That’s a great thought!
Badhiya vichaar hai!
बढ़िया विचार है!

What are your goals for the new year?
Naye saal ke liye tumhare kya lakshya hain?
नए साल के लिए तुम्हारे क्या लक्ष्य हैं?

My resolution is to read more books next year! I have read very few books this year.
Mera sankalp hai ki agle saal aur kitaab padhoon. Is saal maine bahut kam kitaab padhe hain.मेरा संकल्प है की अगले साल और किताब पढूं. इस साल मैंने बहुत काम किताब पढ़े हैं। 

Bahut khoob!
बहुत खूब!

Let’s practice by asking:

Naye varsh ke liye tumhaare/aapke kya sankalp hain?
What are your resolutions for the new year?
नए साल के लिए तुम्हारे क्या संकल्प हैं?  

Some answers:
Mujhe bahut kuch karne ki ichcha hai …
I would like to do a lot of things …
मुझे बहुत कुछ करने की इच्छा है।  

Naye saal mein mujhe swasth banna hai.

In the new year, I want to be healthy.
मैं स्वस्थ बनना है।

Naye saal mein mujhe marathon daud lagani hai.
In the new year, I want to run a marathon.
नए साल में मुझे मैराथन दौड़ लगानी है। 

Naye saal mein main bunaai seekhna chaahti (fem.)/chaahta (masc.) hoon.
In the new year, I want to learn knitting.
नए साल में मैं बुनाई सीखना चाहती/चाहता हूँ।

Naye saal mein mujhe yog abhyaas karna hai.
In the new year, I want to start practicing yoga.
नए साल में मुझे योगाभ्यास करना है। 

Naye varsh mein mujhe vishwa yatra pe jaana hai.
In the new year, I want to go on a world tour.
नए वर्ष में मुझे विश्व यात्रा पर जाना है। 
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Namaste, friends. My name is Nitya. I was born and raised in Mumbai (formerly Bombay). I'm a native Hindi speaker. However, as life took me through school, college, work, and waves of friends from different parts of India, my repertoire of Hindi flavors and dialects grew and added dimension to my native fluency. Casual, formal, colloquial, and regional ... Hindi is a language with incredible variety and localization. Through this blog, I will help you learn Hindi through conversations, vocabulary, colloquialisms, and glimpses of Indian culture. आओ, मिलकर हिंदी सीखते हैं। (Aao, milkar Hindi seekhte hain!) Come, let's learn Hindi together.