How are you? in Hindi

If someone asks "How are you?" in Hindi, how do you reply? And how do you ask them in return? Maybe you feel great, or you’re having a really bad day – either way you’ll know how to explain after this free Rocket Hindi audio lesson. If you’re traveling to India or getting to know people closer to home, these words and phrases are essential for your Hindi language survival kit. 
 
By the end of this lesson you’ll know the formal and informal ways to ask people how they are to ensure you make a good first impression. And just in case you need to apologize… you’ll learn how to say sorry in Hindi as well!
 
Feeling confident with these basic Hindi words and phrases will make such a positive difference to your experiences with Hindi-speaking people. Remember, a stranger is just a friend you haven’t met yet!

Pronunciation help for asking "how are you?" in Hindi

As hard as you try, without helpful feedback your Hindi pronunciation is never going to be the same as a native speaker’s. If you've found it difficult to perfect the way you say Hindi words and phrases, this lesson will help you. 
 
Using the blue Rocket Record buttons you can record the way you say each greeting or farewell, and compare it with the way a native speaker of Hindi does. That’s right, with Rocket Languages voice mapping technology you can record your voice as many times as you need until your pronunciation matches the Hindi speaker!

And when you are ready test yourself using My Level and really power up your learning and recall. Just click the "My Level" tab above to get started!

  • How are you in Hindi?

For friends or family:

Download
तुम कैसे हो ?
Thum kaisae ho?
How are you?
Download
तू कैसा है ?
Too kaisaa hai? (very informal)
How are you?

For Strangers or more senior persons:

Download
आप कैसे हैं ?
Aap kaisae hai?
How are you?

What do you say if someone asks you one of these questions?

Download
अच्छा हूँ । धन्यवाद ।
Achaa hoom, dhanyavaad
Well, thanks.
Download
बहुत अच्छा हूँ ।
Bahuth achaa hoom.
Very well.
Download
हमेशा की तरह ।
Hameshaa kee tharah.
As always.
Download
थोडा थका हूँ ।
Thodaa tHakaa hoom.
A little tired.
Download
मैं बीमार हूँ ।
Mai beemaar hoom.
I’m sick.
Download
बस ठीक ।
Bas teek.
So-so.
Download
बुरा तो नही ।
Buraa tho nahee.
Not bad.
Download
बुरा हूँ ।
Buraa hoom.
Bad.
Download
सब ठीक।
Sab teek.
All good.

A common follow-up question is, “And you?”, “aur aap?”  or more informal  “aur thum?” 

Download
और आप ?
Aur aap?
And you? (formal)
Download
और तुम ?
Aur thum?
And you?
  • How are you feeling in Hindi

If someone tells you that he or she is not feeling well you could say the following…

Download
मुझे अफ्सोस है ।
Mujhae afsos hai.
I’m sorry.

If someone is feeling great you might want to say the following…

Download
सबाश !
Sabaash!
Nice to hear!

The above words are extremely important. From experience, I know that the most important phrase in any language is how to say you’re sorry!

Others disagree. They say that there are THREE important phrases that you absolutely must know in any language. They are:

Download
माफ कीजिए |
Maaf keejiyae.
I’m sorry (to beg pardon)
Download
मैं प्यार करता हूँ ।
Mai pyar karthaa hoom.
I love you
Download
मुझे मदद चाहिए ।
Mujhae madad chahiyae.
I need help

Hmm, I can’t think of a situation in which I’d need to use all three, but I’ll leave it to your imagination! That’s it for this lesson.

फिर मिलेंगे ।
Phir Milengae,

Nikita Sharma
Rocket Hindi

Testing!

Test yourself with the Rocket Hindi testing tools! Improve your knowledge of Hindi and earn points for your badges along the way!

Note that the tests below are listed from easiest to hardest. Also, when a test is successfully rated the rating icon will at the top right of this page will show that rating.

Namaskaar, my name’s Nikita Sharma, I’m the host of Rocket Hindi.

Hi, I'm from Delhi, in North India, and Hindi is my first language.  That means I know just how difficult it can be to learn a new language, because I’ve been there myself.

Together with my English speaking colleagues, Erica and Rohan, I want to help you to speak and understand Hindi, and cut your learning time in half, with my Rocket Hindi online course.

I've travelled the world over, and have found that languages are a great way to meet people and discover various cultures. That's why my mission is to make learning Hindi much easier for you! I really want to make your Hindi learning experience rewarding and fun!

Speak Hindi...
  • With over 30 fully downloadable Interactive Audio Lessons. Based on actual everyday Hindi conversations, these lessons average over 25 minutes each, giving you more than 12 hours of real Hindi conversation!

Try one for yourself today! Here is the very first Interactive Audio Lesson from Rocket Hindi

Listen to the FULL Audio

Understand Hindi...

There are just 3 steps to dramatically improving your understanding of Hindi!

  • Learn to understand exactly how Hindi works by exploring over 30 Language & Culture Lessons
  • Train your ear with Hear It Say It !, the self-testing tool that perfects your pronunciation by harnessing the power of our Rocket Record voice comparison technology.
  • Put yourself on the spot by testing how accurately you can translate randomly selected phrases using Rocket Record and the Know It! self-testing tool.
Cut your learning time in half...
  • By checking out our Advanced Learning Techniques; making the most of My Forum, our 24/7 online learners space, and making learning fun with the Language Master Games.
  • Plus you can see just how quickly you language skills are growing with My Level, our self-testing tool.

And that’s not all!

So, if you’re ready to speak and understand Hindi while cutting your learning time in half, then Rocket Hindi is just what you need...!

Like This Resource? Please Share!

Like Our Site? Follow Us!

Rocket Hindi Host - Nikita Sharma
PC Mag PC mag editor rating

“Rocket Languages is our Editors’ Choice for language-learning.”

Bessie Awards

More Learn Hindi resources

Rocket Hindi Premium

This beginner level course for new learners contains some amazing features that will really get your Hindi language skills moving.

Click Here to Learn More


Click here to take a tour of Rocket Hindi Premium


Learn Hindi Forum

This Hindi language forum is where you go to get feedback and to connect with other learners. Interacting with teachers and peers will really help develop your understanding!

Click Here to Learn More

Rocket Languages
Reviews

How satisfied are you with your Rocket Languages experience?

How likely are you to buy again?

Are you happy with the price?

Would you recommend to a friend?

How was the Customer Service?


George V - United States - Rocket Hindi

"Prior to Rocket Languages, I consulted a textbook, Rosetta Stone software, and Pimsleur audio lessons. The Rocket Languages program is the most balanced approach, when it comes to learning styles."

Read More

George V

United States

"Prior to Rocket Languages, I consulted a textbook, Rosetta Stone software, and Pimsleur audio lessons. The Rocket Languages program is the most balanced approach, when it comes to learning styles."

Overall
How satisfied are you with your Rocket Languages experience?
How likely are you to buy again?
Are you happy with the price?
Would you recommend to a friend?
How was the Customer Service?

You should try as many resources as possible when learning a new language. Prior to Rocket Languages, I consulted a textbook, Rosetta Stone software, and Pimsleur audio lessons. The Rocket Languages program is the most balanced approach, when it comes to learning styles.

Textbook
+ Index and dictionary
+ Many opportunities for explanation and background information
- Very linear
- Not immersive

Rosetta Stone
+ The most vocabulary
+ Visual reinforcement through images
+ Very slick interface
- No English
- No explanations
- Images are bad at expressing multiple ideas
- Images are bad at expressing time and use of tenses
- The grading scale is unhelpful

Audible
+ Efficient explanations
+ Easy progression in small steps
+ Lots of repetition
- The reading lessons are tacked on at the end
- Poor exposure to the written word
- Poor explanation of tenses

Rocket Languages
+ Listening, Reading, and Speaking functionality is strongly integrated
+ High quality audio
+ PDF handouts and downloads make it easy to learn away from the computer
+ Curriculum offers multiple definitions, when appropriate
- The progression is a little fast
- Needs more repetition within the audio lessons
- Maybe pair the audio lessons with a slideshow for visual reinforcement?

Rocket Languages is the best value, when compared to other learning solutions. I will go to Rocket Languages first when I try my next language.


Kristin Zona - USA - Rocket Hindi

"I love learning Hindi with Rocket Languages! The program couldn't be easier to follow. I listen in my car on my way to and from work, then I take the quiz at home."

Read More

Kristin Zona

USA

"I love learning Hindi with Rocket Languages! The program couldn't be easier to follow. I listen in my car on my way to and from work, then I take the quiz at home."

Overall
How satisfied are you with your Rocket Languages experience?
How likely are you to buy again?
Are you happy with the price?
Would you recommend to a friend?
How was the Customer Service?

I love learning Hindi with Rocket Languages! The program couldn't be easier to follow. I listen in my car on my way to and from work, then I take the quiz at home. I love learning languages and I can't wait to master Hindi and brush up on my Italian. The badges really help keep you motivated- I like having something to work towards. I can't wait to show off my Hindi skills on my next trip to India.


Danielle Bauer - Blanchester ohio, USA - Rocket Hindi

"So far I love it! I have tried rosetta stone, pimsleur, living languages etc. the rocket languages program is the best by far. I love that it has listening to native speakers and also writing..."

Read More

Danielle Bauer

Blanchester ohio, USA

"So far I love it! I have tried rosetta stone, pimsleur, living languages etc. the rocket languages program is the best by far. I love that it has listening to native speakers and also writing..."

Overall
How satisfied are you with your Rocket Languages experience?
How likely are you to buy again?
Are you happy with the price?
Would you recommend to a friend?
How was the Customer Service?

So far I love it! I have tried rosetta stone, pimsleur, living languages etc. the rocket languages program is the best by far. I love that it has listening to native speakers and also writing and lots of quizzes.


Oriana Halevy - USA - Rocket Hindi

"Awesome! This is the best Hindi course I've used! I am extremely satisfied with my progress. The hear it say it, know it, and quiz really help me retain the material, as do the interactive audio..."

Read More

Oriana Halevy

USA

"Awesome! This is the best Hindi course I've used! I am extremely satisfied with my progress. The hear it say it, know it, and quiz really help me retain the material, as do the interactive audio..."

Overall
How satisfied are you with your Rocket Languages experience?
How likely are you to buy again?
Are you happy with the price?
Would you recommend to a friend?
How was the Customer Service?

Awesome! This is the best Hindi course I've used! I am extremely satisfied with my progress. The hear it say it, know it, and quiz really help me retain the material, as do the interactive audio lessons. Great product.


Elijah Lloyd - USA - Rocket Hindi

"I purchased Rocket Hindi and have found it to be an amazing language-learning experience. It is a very fun and engaging way to learn a language, and the price is much more reasonable than competitors."

Read More

Elijah Lloyd

USA

"I purchased Rocket Hindi and have found it to be an amazing language-learning experience. It is a very fun and engaging way to learn a language, and the price is much more reasonable than competitors."

Overall
How satisfied are you with your Rocket Languages experience?
How likely are you to buy again?
Are you happy with the price?
Would you recommend to a friend?
How was the Customer Service?

I purchased Rocket Hindi and have found it to be an amazing language-learning experience. It is a very fun and engaging way to learn a language, and the price is much more reasonable than competitors. If you want to learn a language, Rocket Languages is the best choice the whole way around!


FREE TRIAL