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Essential Hindi Vocabulary for Daily Conversations

Hindi is a widely spoken language, with more than 500 million speakers worldwide. It is the official language of India and is also spoken in countries like Nepal, Mauritius, and Fiji. If you are learning Hindi, it is important to start with the basics of vocabulary. Here are some essential Hindi words and phrases for daily conversations:


  • नमस्ते (namaste) – Hello

  • अलविदा (alvida) – Goodbye

  • धन्यवाद (dhanyavaad) – Thank you

  • कृपया (krupaya) – Please

  • क्षमा कीजिये (kshama keejiye) – Excuse me

  • आप कैसे हैं? (aap kaise hain?) – How are you?

  • मैं ठीक हूँ (main theek hoon) – I am fine.


  • एक (ek) – One

  • दो (do) – Two

  • तीन (teen) – Three

  • चार (chaar) – Four

  • पाँच (paanch) – Five

  • छह (chhah) – Six

  • सात (saat) – Seven

  • आठ (aath) – Eight

  • नौ (nau) – Nine

  • दस (das) – Ten


  • माँ (maa) – Mother

  • पिता (pita) – Father

  • दादा (daada) – Grandfather

  • दादी (daadi) – Grandmother

  • भाई (bhai) – Brother

  • बहन (behen) – Sister

  • पति (pati) – Husband

  • पत्नी (patni) – Wife

  • बेटा (beta) – Son

  • बेटी (beti) – Daughter

Food and Drink:

  • खाना (khaana) – Food

  • पानी (paani) – Water

  • चाय (chaay) – Tea

  • कॉफ़ी (kafee) – Coffee

  • दूध (doodh) – Milk

  • रोटी (roti) – Bread

  • चावल (chaaval) – Rice

  • सब्ज़ी (sabzee) – Vegetables

  • फल (phal) – Fruits

  • मीठा (meetha) – Sweet


  • उत्तर (uttar) – North

  • दक्षिण (dakshin) – South

  • पश्चिम (pashchim) – West

  • पूर्व (poorv) – East

  • दाहिना (daahina) – Right

  • बायाँ (baayaan) – Left

  • सीधा (seedha) – Straight

In conclusion, learning Hindi vocabulary for daily conversations is an important aspect of mastering the Hindi language. By understanding and using the essential Hindi words and phrases in everyday life, one can improve their communication skills with Hindi speakers and gain a deeper appreciation for the language and culture. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced learner, it is important to practice regularly and consistently to build your vocabulary and feel confident in your ability to speak Hindi. With dedication and effort, anyone can become proficient in Hindi and enjoy the many benefits that come with learning a new language.

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