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Polite Hindi words

Ready to be on your best behavior? After this free Rocket Hindi lesson you’ll be able to say "thank you" in Hindi, "excuse me", "sorry", and use other polite Hindi words and phrases with confidence. You’ll also know how to express your appreciation when someone is being helpful to you.

We want you to feel comfortable around native speakers right from the start, and a few courteous expressions can go a long way when you’re a beginner. We’ll show you the difference between formal and informal expressions, so you can be sure you’re using the right tone for the situation.

Listen carefully to the audio and practice saying the Hindi phrases aloud – you’ll have these mastered in no time! Just as in your native language, speaking to Hindi-speaking people in a polite manner will win you friends and gain you respect, so it’s worth making the effort!

Pronouncing polite Hindi words

माफ़ कीजिए।

māpha़ kījie।

Excuse me

क्षमा कीजिए

kṣamā kījie

Excuse me please (formal)

क्षमा करें

kṣamā kareṃ

Excuse me please (casual)

कृपया क्षमा कीजिए

kṛpayā kṣamā kījie

Excuse me please (very polite)

माफ कीजिए

māpha kījie


मुझे अफसोस है

mujhe aphasosa hai

I'm sorry about that



Thank you

आपकी मदद केलिए धन्यवाद

āpakī madada kelie dhanyavāda

Thanks for your help (formal)

मदद केलिए शुक्रिया

madada kelie śukriyā

Thanks for your help (casual)

बहुत शुक्रिया

bahuta śukriyā

Thanks a lot.

बहुत शुक्रिया

bahuta śukriyā

Many thanks.

आप का स्वागत है

āpa kā svāgata hai

You're welcome

आप बहुत दयालु हैं

āpa bahuta dayālu haiṃ

You are very kind (formal)

आप दयालु हैं

āpa dayālu haiṃ

You are kind (casual)

Use all of the above phrases liberally, and you’ll find that people will treat you better.

That’s it for this lesson.

If you want more lessons on Hindi salutations then I recommend that you check out the following: - How to pronounce different Hindi greetings.

फिर मिलेंगे । Phir Milengae,

Nikita Sharma Rocket Hindi