Signs in Hindi

You can avoid potential embarrassment and frustration if you understand these important signs in Hindi. The Rocket Hindi team wants to ensure you never walk into the wrong restroom, light up in a no-smoking area, or have your vehicle towed from a no-parking spot!

Most of the time you’ll probably only need to recognize the written Hindi word or phrase, but we’ve included audio so you can listen to the Hindi pronunciation. This way you’ll be able to find out if something is open or closed, or more importantly, on sale!

Resources for further reading:

Pronouncing signs in Hindi

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धक्का दें

dhakkā deṃ


खुला है

khulā hai


बंद है

baṃda hai


कोई पार्किंग नहीं है / पार्किन्ग मना है

koī pārkiṃga nahīṃ hai / pārkinga manā hai

No parking

Finding the toilet in Hindi

When you buy food in a supermarket and don’t intend to eat it straight away it might pay to check the ‘best before date’ to avoid nasty surprises…

...तारीख से पहले सर्वश्रेष्ठ

…tārīkha se pahale sarvaśreṣṭha

The best before date

से पहले सर्वश्रेष्ठ

se pahale sarvaśreṣṭha

Best before…

Public smoking is legally banned in almost all states of India. So it might be helpful to learn what “Dhoomrapaan niShiDha hai” means.

धूम्रपान क्षेत्र

dhūmrapāna kṣetra

The smoking area

गैर धूम्रपान क्षेत्र

gaira dhūmrapāna kṣetra

The non-smoking area

धूम्रपान निषेध (है)

dhūmrapāna niṣedha (hai)

No smoking!

Sometimes you will see big bright colored signs in nearly every store window. There must be a sale on…

कपड़ों की बिक्री

kapaḍa़oṃ kī bikrī

Sale of clothes

कम किया हुआ

kama kiyā huā


मोल तोल

mol tol

The bargain

That’s it for this lesson. I hope you had fun!

For more lessons on Hindi vocabulary I recommend these!

फिर मिलेंगे (phir milenge),

Nikita Sharma: Rocket Hindi

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