2.3 Informal Conversations

Reading: Informal Conversation Between Friends

Context: Hrithik and Vidya are friends and study together in a school. They saw each other in school before going to their class.

Name Hindi Transliteration English
ऋतिक: नमस्ते ! namaste! Hello!
विद्या: नमस्ते ! namaste! Hello!
ऋतिक: क्या हाल है? kyaa haal hai? How are you?
विद्या: सब ठीक है | और तुम? sab Thiik hai. aur tum? All is well. and you?
ऋतिक: मैं भी ठीक हूँ| main bhii Thiik hoon. I am well too.
विद्या: क्लास चलें? class chalen? Should we go to class?
ऋतिक: चलो | chalo. Let’s go.

                                                                       क्लास के बाद  “After the class.”

विद्या: फिर मिलेंगे, नमस्ते ! phir milenge, namaste! See you again, Bye!
ऋतिक: ठीक है, नमस्ते ! Thiik hai, namaste! Okay, Bye!

Listening: Please watch the following video and listen to the above conversation and check your reading and pronunciation.

Instructor Video: Informal Conversation

Activity

Please find a friend who speaks Hindi and/or a native speaker and practice this conversation with her/him. Please also record your conversation. After recording you can download your recording to share with your friends/teachers for feedback. This is also good for self-reflection.

Informal Conversation: Asking for Phone Number & eMail

Vocabulary 3. Learn Hindi Number 0-10

Hindi English Hindi Transliteration
0 शून्य shunya
1 एक ek
2 दो do
3 तीन tiin
4 चार  chaar
5 पांच paanch
6 छ:/छे chhah/chhe
7 सात saat
8 आठ aaTh
9 नौ nau
१० 10 दस das

Reading: Informal Conversation – Asking for phone number and email address

Context: Hindi teacher assigned a group work and puts Shilpa and Peter in one group. Now Shilpa and Peter need to exchange their e.mail address and phone number.

Name Hindi Transliteration English
शिल्पा:  हेलो पीटर! क्या चल रहा है? Hello Peter! kyaa chal rahaa hai? Hello Peter! What is going on?
पीटर:  नमस्ते शिल्पा, सब ठीक है| क्या हाल है? namaste Shilpaa, sab Thiik hai| kyaa haal hai? Hellp Shilpa, All is well. How are  you?
शिल्पा: सब ठीक है| अच्छा, आपका ई.मेल एड्रेस क्या है? sab Thiik hai| achchhaa, aapkaa e.mail address kyaa hai? All is well. Okay, what is your e.mail address?
पीटर:  मेरा ई.मेल एड्रेस peter@gmail.com है| और आपका? meraa e.mail address peter@gmail.com hai. aur aapkaa? My e.mail address is peter@gmail.com. And yours?
शिल्पा:  मेरा ई.मेल एड्रेस shilpaa@gmail.com है| meraa e.mail address shilpaa@gmail.com hai. My e.mail address is shilpaa@gmail.com.
पीटर: आपका फ़ोन नंबर क्या है? aapkaa phone number kyaa hai? What is your phone number?
शिल्पा: मेरा फ़ोन नंबर 555-xxx-xxxx है| और आपका? meraa phone number 555-xxx-xxxx hai. aur aapkaa? My phone number is 555-xxx-xxx. And yours?
पीटर: मेरा फ़ोन नंबर 555-xxx-xxxx है|  meraa phone number 555-xxx-xxx hai. My phone number is 555-xxx-xxx.
शिल्पा: धन्यवाद ! फिर मिलेंगे, नमस्ते | dhanyawaad! phir milenge, namaste. Thanks! See you again, Bye.
पीटर: अच्छा, बाय! achchhaa, bye! Okay, Bye!

Listening: Please watch the following video and listen to the above conversation and check your reading and pronunciation.

Instructor Video: Asking for contact information

Test Yourself

Activities

In your classroom and/or outside the classroom, identify 2-3 Hindi learners/speakers. Introduce yourself, and ask questions in Hindi such as name, major, age, where is s/he from, phone number, and e.mail address. In addition to these 6 questions, please try to create 2-4 more questions based on your own creativity.

1 दोस्त 2 दोस्त 3
1 आपका नाम क्या है?
2 आप कहाँ से हैं?
3 आप कहाँ रहते/रहती हैं?
4 आपकी उम्र क्या है?
5 आपका मेजर क्या है?
6 आपका फ़ोन नंबर क्या है?
7 आपका ई.मेल एड्रेस क्या है?

धन्यवाद !

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