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!

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  • How are you in Hindi?

For friends or family:

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

For Strangers or more senior persons:

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

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

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

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

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और आप ?
Aur aap?
And you? (formal)
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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…

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

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

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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:

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माफ कीजिए |
Maaf keejiyae.
I’m sorry (to beg pardon)
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मैं प्यार करता हूँ ।
Mai pyar karthaa hoom.
I love you
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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
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