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Dinner in Hindi

Imagine you've been invited out for dinner in Hindi by a new Indian friend - how exciting!

In this lesson we'll introduce some Hindi words to say at dinner." that will make you a gracious guest, so you'll have a great social agenda to practice all you've learnt so far! Just listen to the pronunciation and practice saying these Hindi words and phrases aloud.

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Pronouncing dinner in Hindi

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रात का खाना / डिनर

rāta kā khānā / ḍinara

Dinner

मेहमान

mehamāna

Guest

पार्टी

pārṭī

Party

शादी

śādī

Wedding

मौका

maukā

Occasion

न्योता / निमंत्रण

nyotā / nimaṃtraṇa

Invitation

पानी

pānī

Water

मुख्य / मेन्स

mukhya / mensa

Main / Mains

मीठा

mīṭhā

Dessert

सह भोजन / साइड डिश

saha bhojana / sāiḍa ḍiśa

Side dish

शाकाहारी खाना

śākāhārī khānā

Vegetarian food

"rāta kā khānā / ḍinara" "dinner" "śādī" "wedding"

Here are some phrases that you might hear during a dinner in Hindi:

लीजिए

lījie

Please have

रुकिए

rukiye

Wait

रुकें

rukeṃ

Stop

कृपया खाइए

kṛpayā khāie

Please eat

कृपया पीजिए

kṛpayā pījie

Please drink

आप क्या आर्डर करना चाहेंगे?

āpa kyā ārḍara karanā cāheṃge?

What would you like to order?

जी हाँ?

jī hān

Yes, please?

आपके खयाल से क्या अच्छा है?

āpake khayāla se kyā acchā hai?

What can you recommend?

Great work - that's another lesson complete! Just remember that practice is the key. Even if it seems quite hard to begin with, you'll be surprised when a few months have passed, and you're breezing through the same work you struggled with today.

For more lessons on Hindi vocabulary I recommend these!

फिर मिलेंगे (phir milenge),

Nikita Sharma: Rocket Hindi

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