Day 10 - Understanding Directions and Locations

Hindi Speaking Courses

Let's try something different for a change.

Learn how to ask for directions. Find the places YOU need to go to. You'll learn how to ask where a good restaurant or a good hotel is. You'll also learn how to ask where to find the post office, bank, pharmacy, police station, currency exchange, and more.

Let’s get started!

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In this lesson, you'll learn more about the uses of "Kahaan hai?" or "Where is (location)?" and "Kidhar hai?" or "Where is (direction)?"

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the public bathrooms sulabh snaan-ghar (also sulabh shauchaalay)

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the hotel hotal (also dharm-shaalaa)

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the guest house atithi-ghar

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the restaurant restaurant (also jal-paan-ghar)

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the laundromat laundry (also dry-cleaner)

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the shop dukaan

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the supermarket supermarket

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the bus stop bus-addaa

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the taxi stand taxi-stand

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the train station railway-station

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Where are the public bathrooms? Snaan-ghar kahaan hai?

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Where is a good restaurant? Koi achchhaa jal-paan-ghar kahaan hai?

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the post office Daak-ghar

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the bank bank

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the police station Pulish-thaanaa

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a pharmarcy, or chemists Dawaa ki dukaan

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the hospital Aspataal (also chikitsaalay)

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Where is the post office? Daak-ghar kahaan hai?

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Where is a bank? Bank kahaan hai?

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the park park

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the museum sangrahaalay

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the church girijaa-ghar

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the palace mahal

This lesson has familiarized you with some important Hindi vocabulary, but remember that if you are going to ask the question, "Where is a good restaurant?" you'll need to be able to understand the answer! Understanding directions is MUCH harder than asking for them.

Understanding Directions

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right daayen

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left baayen

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North Uttar

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South Dakshin

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East Purab, Purv

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West Paschim

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NorthEast Uttar-Purv

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NorthWest Uttar-Paschim

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SouthEast Dakshin-Purv

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SouthWest Dakshin-Paschim

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Where? kidhar?

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Here idhar

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There udhar

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Ahead aage

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Behind Peechhe

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Away Door

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Distance Dooree

Now you should be able to find anywhere you need to go! To ask for directions, simply replace "kahaan hai?" with "kidhar hai?"

That's all for today's lesson.

 

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