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!

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

How are you in Hindi?

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तुम कैसे हो ?

Tuma kaise ho ?

How are you?

तू कैसा है ?

Tū kaisā hai ? (very informal)

How are you?

For Strangers or more senior persons:

आप कैसे हैं ?

āpa kaise hain ?

How are you?

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

अच्छा हूँ । धन्यवाद ।

acchā hūn । dhanyavāda ।

Well, thanks.

बहुत अच्छा हूँ ।

bahuta acchā hūn ।

Very well.

हमेशा की तरह ।

hameśā kī taraha ।

As always.

थोड़ा थका हुआ (हूँ)/ /थकी हुई (हूँ) ।

thoḍa़ā thakā huā (hūn)/ /thakī huī (hūn) ।

A little tired.

मैं बीमार हूँ ।

maiṃ bīmāra hūn ।

I'm sick.

ठीक ठाक!

ṭhīka ṭhāka!


बुरा तो नहीं / ठीक

burā to nahīṃ / ṭhīka

Not bad.

बुरा हूँ ।

burā hūn ।


सब ठीक।

saba ṭhīka।

All good.

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

और आप ?

aura āpa ?

And you? (formal)

और तुम ?

aura tuma ?

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…

मुझे अफसोस है ।

mujhe aphasosa hai ।

I'm sorry.

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

सुन कर अच्छा लगा

suna kara acchā lagā

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:

माफ कीजिए

māpha kījie

I'm sorry (to beg pardon)

मैं तुमसे प्यार करता हूँ ।

maiṃ tumase pyāra karatā hūn ।

I love you

मुझे मदद चाहिए ।

mujhe madada cāhie ।

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.

Find out all about asking Hindi questions in this series of lessons. Make sure you listen to the audio and practice your Hindi pronunciation. And do the Hindi tests at the end of each lesson to reinforce your knowledge of Hindi questions!

फिर मिलेंगे (phir milenge),

Nikita Sharma: Rocket Hindi

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