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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कोई पार्किंग नहीं है / पार्किन्ग मना है
koī pārkiṃga nahīṃ hai / pārkinga manā hai
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
Public smoking is legally banned in almost all states of India. So it might be helpful to learn what “Dhoomrapaan niShiDha hai” means.
The smoking area
गैर धूम्रपान क्षेत्र
gaira dhūmrapāna kṣetra
The non-smoking area
धूम्रपान निषेध (है)
dhūmrapāna niṣedha (hai)
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
That’s it for this lesson. I hope you had fun!
For more lessons on Hindi vocabulary I recommend these!
- Let's take a look at fish in Hindi.
- Let's check out this lesson on Hindi hotel words.
- Going on a spending spree? Know your vocabulary to do with shopping in Hindi.
फिर मिलेंगे (phir milenge),
Nikita Sharma: Rocket Hindi
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