Greetings in Hindi
Pronouncing greetings in Hindi
Namasthae or Namaskaar can be used to greet as mentioned above at any time. They have more of a formal tone. These words can also be used when people say good bye!
The audio clips will help you to hear some time based greetings.
Good morning! (not commonly used)
शुभ रात्रि !
śubha rātri !
But generally you can use “Namsthae” irrespective of the time of the day.
Nowadays it is quite common to use English greetings, like “hi” and “bye bye”, but these are considered to be casual. Listen to the link below to hear some informal Hindi greetings…
अरे यार !
are yāra !
There are some greetings that you will only hear in certain regions.
The way of greeting “Khuda hafis” is more Urdu and is commonly used by Muslims in India. “Jay Sreekrishna” is a typical Gujarathi greeting, where sreekrishna is a Hindu God. There could be regional and cultural variations in the way of greeting, but I repeat , “Namasthae “ is always safe. Reply to Namasthae is also Namsthae. You can prefix “Namsthae” with the person’s name, if you wish.
नमस्ते रोहन !
नमस्ते उमा !
As mentioned earlier, “Namaste” is a magic word and can be used when you say farewell. There are some other ways too to say goodbye. Please listen to the audio.
Let’s listen to some casual farewells…
जल्दी मिलेंगे ।
See you soon
बाद में मिलेंगे ।
bāda meṃ mileṃge
See you later
फिर मिलेंगे ।
phira mileṃge ।
See you again
That’s it for this lesson. Using different greetings will make you sound more fluent, so try to remember as many as you can.
फिर मिलेंगे ।