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Hindi Salutations

Socializing with Hindi-speaking people will be a lot more fun when you know a few Hindi salutations. Even if you’re still a beginner learner, these common Hindi expressions will help you fit in and feel part of the conversation.

This free audio lesson will show you how to welcome someone in Hindi, wish them luck, or a safe journey. Maybe you want to congratulate someone, or even apologize – either way, this Hindi language lesson is not to be missed.

Listen carefully to the Hindi pronunciation and practice saying the phrases aloud until you’re ready to try them out in Hindi conversation for real!

Pronouncing Hindi salutations



All the best!

…..को शुभकामनाएं

…..ko śubhakāmanāeṃ

Best wishes to…

बधाइयाँ/ बधाई

badhāiyām̐/ badhāī


स्वागत हे!

svāgata he!


सहानुभूति के साथ!

sahānubhūti ke sātha!

With sympathy!

जन्मदिन मुबारक हो!

janmadina mubāraka ho!

Best wishes on your birthday!

जीते रहो!

jīte raho!

Bless you!

आपकी छुट्टियां अच्छी गुज़रें!

āpakī chuṭṭiyāṃ acchī guja़reṃ!

Have a nice vacation!

ईस्टेर की शुभकामनायें!

īsṭera kī śubhakāmanāyeṃ!

Happy Easter!

क्रिसमस की शुभकामनायें!

krisamasa kī śubhakāmanāyeṃ!

Merry Christmas!

…तरफ़ से शुभकामनायें

…tarapha़ se śubhakāmanāyeṃ

Best wishes from…

अपना ख्याल रखियेगा / ध्यान रखियेगा

apanā khyāla rakhiyegā / dhyāna rakhiyegā

Take care! (formal)

कामयाबी हो!

kāmayābī ho!

Good luck!

मज़ा करो!

maja़ā karo!

Have fun!

बहुत सारा प्यार!

bahuta sārā pyāra!

Lots of love!

शुभ यात्रा!

śubha yātrā!

Have a good trip!

खाने पर मज़ा आया

khāne para maja़ā āyā

Enjoyed the meal!




भाग्यशाली हो!

bhāgyaśālī ho!

Be lucky!



Well done!

अपना ख्याल रखना/ ध्यान रखें

apanā khyāla rakhanā/ dhyāna rakheṃ

Take care! (casual)

नया साल मुबारक हो!

nayā sāla mubāraka ho!

Happy New Year!

Hindi salutations

Let’s review how to apologize. The easiest way to apologize in Hindi is to say…

माफ़ कीजिये!

māpha़ kījiye!

Excuse me!

Or in a more casual way...

माफ़ करो!

māpha़ karo!

Excuse me!

You could also say…

अफ़सोस हुआ सुनकर!

apha़sosa huā sunakara!

I'm sorry to hear that!

A very polite, but less common way of apologizing in Hindi is to say…

माफ़ कीजिए

māpha़ kījie

Pardon me

If someone stepped on your toes and apologized you might want to say…

कोई बात नहीं!

koī bāta nahīṃ!

No worries!

And there you have it, another lesson in the bag! Congratulations!

If you want more lessons on Hindi salutations then I recommend that you check out the following:

फिर मिलेंगे । Phir Milengae, Nikita Sharma Rocket Hindi