Day 4 - At The Airport (Audio Lesson)
Are you planning to travel to a Hindi-speaking country any time soon? If you are, the first place you'll encounter the Hindi language is in the airport when you arrive. Just walking off the plane can be a startling experience if you're not familiar with basic airport vocabulary. You may be faced with a heap of questions, such as ... Where do I pick up my luggage? How do I get to my hotel from here? What is this airport official asking me?
In this lesson, I'll help you figure out the answers to all your burning questions at the airport. Being able to understand the airport signs will make you feel relaxed with Hindi from the start. And although some of the material in this series may seem quite difficult, such as understanding directions, just consider it an introduction to some of the topics you'll be exploring in greater depth in the future.
Let’s get started!
Here is today's Audio Lesson on "The Airport." Listen to the Audio Lesson at least once without any help so that you can practice picking up Hindi from conversation alone. Afterwards, you can try listening to it again while following along with the written transcript.
Make sure that you listen to this Audio Lesson in a place where you can speak aloud. Repeating the words aloud is an essential part of learning to speak Hindi.
Every time you hear a word in Hindi, repeat the word aloud after speaker. Try to match the pronunciation as best you can. Hear the word again after you have spoken so that you can learn the difference. You can then repeat the word again if you like before continuing.
Use the controls below to play, stop and pause the audio track.
Day 4 - Basic Hindi
In case you feel the need to follow along a written script, here is the conversation you'll be learning in this lesson.
Prayank: Kya mai aapkaa paar-patra (passport) dekh sakataa hoon?
Kavita: Jee, Haan.
Prayank: Theek hai, Dhanyabaad, Aap aage jaayiye.
Kavita: Maaf kijiyegaa.
Kavita: Kyaa aap English bolate hain?
Prayank: Nahi. Mujhe khed hai.
Kavita: Hamaaraa saamaan kahaan milegaa?
Prayank: Baayen taraf. Sanket ko dhyaan me rakhiye.
Kavita: Dhanyavaad, aur bus-stop kahaan hai?
Prayank: Terminal ke baahar theek saamane.
Kavita: Bahut achchhaa, Dhanyavaad!
Prayank: Aapka swaagat hai.
Prayank: Can I see your passport?
Prayank: Well, well. Thank you, miss. Continue.
Kavita: Excuse me, sir.
Kavita: Do you speak English?
Prayank: No, I'm sorry.
Kavita: Well ... where is baggage claim?
Prayank: To the left. Follow the sign.
Kavita: Thank you. Um, where is the bus stop?
Prayank: It is right in front outside the terminal.
Kavita: Perfect. Thank you, sir!
Prayank: You're welcome.
Re-play the audio and try to speak out the conversation in a loud clear voice in the same manner as of the Hindi speaker. Repeat it till you can copy the speech fairly well.
That's all for today's lesson.
When listening to audio (sound), we suggest you use a good quality headset. It will help you understand Hindi word/sound better.