Introduce Yourself In Hindi: #1 Easy Ling Guide

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Learning to introduce yourself in Hindi is a good idea if you are traveling in India or are here to stay for a while. And, not only it is a great way to earn some goodwill currency among the locals, but surprisingly easy to do so too!

Whether you’re interacting with colleagues, neighbors, or service providers, a simple self-introduction can open doors to meaningful conversations and experiences. So, come and let me tell you how you can learn Hindi words and phrases to introduce yourself in formal and informal situations.

How To Introduce Yourself In Hindi?

Let’s get straight to the heart of the topic by learning the basic phrases for introducing oneself in Hindi.

What is your name?आपका नाम क्या है?Aapka naam kya hai?
My name is ______.मेरा नाम __ है।Mera naam ____ hai.
Where are you from?आप कहाँ से हैं?/ आप कहाँ से आये हैं?Aap kahan se hain?/ Aap kahan se aaye hain?
I am from _____.मैं ____ से हूँ।
मैं _____ से आया (m)/ आयी (f) हूँ।
Main ____ se hoon.
Main ____ se aaya (m)/ aayi (f) hoon.
What do you do?आप क्या काम करते हैं?Aap kya kaam karte hain?
I am a student.मैं विद्यार्थी हूँ।Main vidyaarthi hoon.
I am an engineer.मैं इंजीनियर हूँ।Main engineer hoon.
Where do you study?आप कहाँ पढ़ते हैं?Aap kahan padhte hain?
I study in ______ university.मैं _____ विश्वविद्यालय में पढ़ता (m) / पढ़ती (f) हूँ।Main _____ vishwavidyaalaya mein padhta (m) / padhti (f) hoon.
Where do you work?आप कहाँ काम करते हैं?Aap kahan kaam karte hain?
I work at _______.मैं ______ में काम करता (m) / करती (f) हूँ।Main ______ mein kaam karta (m) / karti (f) hoon.
What is your age?आपकी उम्र क्या है?Aapki umr kya hai?
I am ____ years old.मेरी उम्र _________ साल है।
मैं ______ साल का (m) / की (f) हूँ।
Meri umr ___ saal hai.
Main ___ saal ka (m) / ki (f) hoon.
Are you married?क्या आप विवाहित हैं?Kya aap vivaahit hain?
No, I am single.नहीं, मैं अविवाहित हूँ।Nahi, main avivaahit hoon.
Yes, I am married.हाँ, मैं विवाहित हूँ।Haan, main vivaahit hoon.
I am divorced.मैं तलाक़शुदा हूँ।Main talaakshuda hoon.

Basic Hindi Greetings And Honorifics

Now, let’s also learn about the basic greetings before we start to talk about introducing ourselves. In formal situations, you can greet others with a respectful Namaste while joining your palms together. For informal settings, you can use Namaskaar, a casual Kaise ho, or hello ji. Yes, Indians or native-Hindi speakers use Hello in Hindi conversations quite regularly.

To introduce yourself, start a sentence with Mera naam [your name] hai. For example, Mera naam Edgar hai. You can then share your profession by saying, Main ek [profession] hoon. If you’re meeting someone for the first time, you can ask their name by saying, Aapka naam kya hai?

How To Say Your Name In Hindi

After the basic greetings, the next step is to tell your name and ask the other person their name.

  • My name is Tom – Mera naam Tom hai (मेरा नाम टॉम है।)
  • I am Anna – Main Anna hoon (मैं एना हूँ।)
  • What is your name (formal situation) – Aapka naam kya hai (आपका नाम क्या है?)
  • What is your name (informal situation) – Tumhara naam kya hai (तुम्हारा नाम क्या है?)

How To Hold An Introductory Conversation In Formal Situations

In professional settings, it’s essential to use polite language and maintain appropriate levels of formality. Familiarize yourself with vocabulary specific to your industry or profession to communicate effectively in meetings, negotiations, and formal gatherings. Understanding honorifics, such as ji, sahab, and madam or sahiba, will also help you navigate hierarchies and show respect to elders or superiors.

Here is a sample conversation for you to practice:

A: Hello, my name is Elisa. What is your name?

Hindi: Namaste, mera naam Elisa hai. Aapka naam kya hai? (नमस्ते! मेरा नाम एलिसा है। आपका नाम क्या है?)

B: Hello, Elisa ji. My name is Arjun. Nice to meet you.

Hindi: Namaste, Elisa ji! Mera naam Arjun hai. Aapse milkar khushi hui. (नमस्ते, एलिसा जी! मेरा नाम अर्जुन है। आपसे मिलकर खुशी हुई।)

A: Nice to meet you, too! I am new here.

Hindi: Mujhe bhi! Main yahan nayi hoon. (मुझे भी! मैं यहाँ नई हूँ।)

B: You are welcome here. Where are you from?

Hindi: Aapka swagat hai. Aap kahan se hain? (आपका स्वागत है। आप कहाँ से हैं?)

A: I am from the United States of America.

Hindi: Main Sanyukt Rashtra Amreeka se hoon. (मैं संयुक्त राष्ट्र अमरीका से हूँ।)

B: Very well. How are you liking it here?

Hindi: Bahut achchha. Aapko yahan par kaisa lag raha hai? (बहुत अच्छा। आपको यहाँ पर कैसा लग रहा है?)

A: It feels very nice. What work do you do?

Hindi: Bahut achchha lag raha hai. Aap kya kaam karte hain? (बहुत अच्छा लग रहा है। आपका क्या काम करते हैं?)

B: I am a businessman. What do you do?

Hindi: Main ek vyaapari hoon. Aap kya kaam karti hain? (मैं एक व्यापारी हूँ। आप क्या काम करती हैं?)

A: I am a student. I am learning Hindi these days.

Hindi: Main ek vidyaarthi hoon. Aajkal main Hindi seekh rahi hoon. (मैं एक विद्यार्थी हूँ। आजकल मैं हिंदी सीख रही हूँ।)

B: Wow! Let me know if you need any help.

Hindi: Arey wah! Aapko kisi madad ki aavashyakta ho toh bataein. (अरे वाह! आपकी किसी मदद की आवश्यकता हो तो बताएं।)

A: Sure. Thank you, Mr Arjun.

Hindi: Bilkul. Dhanyavaad, Arjun ji. (बिलकुल। धन्यवाद, अर्जुन जी।)

Man with hands in Namaste

Conversational Hindi For Informal Situations

In casual settings, feel free to use more relaxed language and slang. Phrases and sentences like Kya chal raha hai? (What’s up?) and Chalte hain (Let’s go) can help you blend in with the locals.

Here is a sample conversation:

A: Hello, I am Elisa.

Hindi: Hello! Main Elisa hoon. (हैलो! मैं एलिसा हूँ।)

B: Hi, Elisa. I am Rahul.

Hindi: Hi, Elisa! Main Rahul. (हाय, एलिसा! मैं राहुल।)

A: Glad to meet you, Rahul.

Hindi: Tumse milkar khushi hui, Rahul. (तुमसे मिलकर ख़ुशी हुई, राहुल।)

B: Same here. Where are you from?

Hindi: Mujhe bhi. Tum kahan se ho? (मुझे भी। तुम कहाँ से हो?)

A: I am from the USA.

Hindi: Main amreeka se hoon. (मैं अमरीका से हूँ।)

B: Wow! You have come from far. How do you find India?

Hindi: Wah! Badi door se aayi ho. Bharat kaisa lag raha hai? (वाह! बड़ी दूर से आई हो! भारत कैसा लग रहा है?)

A: I am liking it here. The culture here is amazing.

Hindi: Bahut achchha lag raha hai. Yahan ki sanskriti bahut romanchak hai. (बहुत अच्छा लग रहा है। यहाँ की संस्कृति बहुत रोमांचक है।)

B: Really? Do you know Hindi?

Hindi: Sach mein? Tumhein Hindi aati hai? (सच में! तुम्हें हिंदी आती है?)

A: A little bit. I am learning it.

Hindi: Thodi-bahut. Main seekh rahi hoon. (थोड़ी-बहुत। मैं सीख रही हूँ।)

B: That’s great. I have to go now. See you later!

Hindi: Bahut badhiya! Mujhe jana hoga. Chalta hoon. (बहुत बढ़िया! मुझे जाना होगा। चलता हूँ।)

A: See you, Rahul!

Hindi: Phir milenge, Rahul! (फिर मिलेंगे, राहुल!)

Cultural Tips To Keep In Mind

When conversing in Hindi, pay attention to your body language and facial expressions. Maintaining eye contact, nodding, and smiling can convey interest and engagement, while avoiding direct eye contact with elders or superiors is considered respectful.

Observe and adapt to cultural norms and etiquette, such as removing your shoes before entering someone’s home, using the appropriate levels of formality based on the situation, and respecting personal space.

Woman smiling and reaching to shake hands, with four people in the back.

Practical Tips To Improve Your Hindi Skills

  1. Immerse yourself in the language by engaging with Hindi speakers in real-life situations. Don’t be afraid to practice your Hindi skills with colleagues, shopkeepers, or friendly neighbors. They’ll appreciate your effort, and you’ll gain invaluable experience.
  2. Use language learning resources like the Ling app, books, online courses, and podcasts to continue building your vocabulary and improving your pronunciation and grammar.
  3. Most importantly, have confidence in your ability to learn, and don’t be discouraged by mistakes. Regular practice and a willingness to learn from native speakers will help you improve steadily.
  4. Start learning Hindi grammar bit by bit so that you can start making Hindi sentences on your own without needing to memorize Hindi phrases all the time.

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