Day 14 - Talking About Your Interests

Hindi Speaking Courses

Life is more than studying and working. In fact, a great way to establish common ground with someone new is to talk about hobbies, sports, and games you enjoy – that’s right. Do you play any sport? Play basketball? What about hobbies? What keeps you the most entertained?

Today we will learn useful words and phrases so that you can talk about how you spend your free time.

Let’s get started!

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Day 8 - Primary Hindi

 

Vakt bitaane ke liye mai ...hoon.
khaali samay (khaali vakt)
Mai ... kaa fan hoon.
Aapke khaas shauk kyaa hain?
vakt bitaane ke liye kyaa karanaa pasand karate ho?
khaali samay mein kyaa karate ho?
kyaa karanaa pasand karate ho?

My favorite pastime is…
The free time
I’m a fan of...
What are your hobbies?
What is your favorite pastime?

What do you do in your free time?
What do you like to do?

So, tell me “vakt bitaane ke liye kyaa karanaa pasand karate ho?"

Day 8 - Primary Hindi

 

mai gaana pasand karataa hoon.
mai khaanaa banaanaa pasand karatee hoon.
mai naachanaa pasand karataa hoon.
mai foot-baal khelanaa pasand karatee hoon.
msi baasket-baal khelanaa pasand karataa hoon.
mai sangeet sunanaa pasand karatee hoon.
mai padhanaa pasand karataa hoon.
mai cycle chalaanaa pasand karatee hoon.
mai tairaakee pasand karataa hoon.
mai machhalee pakadanaa pasand karatee hoon.
mai daak-tikat ekatthaa karanaa pasand karataa hoon.
mai post-kaard ekatthaa karanaa pasand karatee hoon.
mai modal ekatthaa karanaa pasand karataa hoon.
mai sangeet bajaanaa pasand karatee hoon.
mai baag-waani karanaa pasand karataa hoon.

I like singing.
I like cooking.
I like dancing.
I like playing football.
I like playing basketball.
I like listening to music.
I like reading.
I like to ride a bicycle.
I like swimming.
I like fishing.
I like collecting stamps.

I like collecting postcards.

I like collecting model.

I like playing music.
I like gardening.

Just like in any language, you can describe the kind of dance you like, what kind of book you like to read…what kind of music you like to listen.

Let’s start with reading, someone may ask you, kyaa padhanaa pasand karate ho? What do you like to read? And you can answer with: “I like reading…” mai...... padhanaa pasand karataa hoon.

Day 8 - Primary Hindi

 

patrikaa (pl. patrikaayen)
samaachaar patra (also akhabaar)
jeevan - charchaa
science kathaayen
prem kathaayen
kaalpanik kathaayen
kavitaa
aashcharya-janak kathaayen

Magazines
Newspaper
Biographies
Science Fiction
Romance novels
Fantasy novels
Poetry
Mystery

And finally, there are many types of music out there…so let’s learn how to be specific about what kind of music you like to listen. kis tarah kaa sangeet sunanaa pasand karate ho?

Day 8 - Primary Hindi

pooraanaa sangeet
filmi sangeet
pop sangeet
rock sangeet

Classic music
Hindi film music
Pop music
Rock music

If you’re someone who likes to go out in your free time…here’s how you would say “I like going to….” mai...jaanaa pasand karataa hoon.

Day 8 - Primary Hindi

mai theater jaanaa pasand karataa hoon.
mai cinema jaanaa pasand karatee hoon.
mai disco jaanaa pasand karataa hoon.
mai party mein jaanaa pasand karatee hoon.
mai restaurant mein jaanaa pasand karataa hoon.

I like going to the theatre.
I like going to the cinema.
I like going to discos.
I like going to parties.
I like going to restaurants.

 

Practice Now!

Here are some exercises to practice what you have learned.

Exercise 1- Match the Hindi phrases with the correct English translation. Write the letter of the correct answer into the gap provided.

Hindi

1. mai daak-tikat ekatthaa karanaa pasand karataa hoon.( ____ )

2. kyaa karanaa pasand karate ho?( ____ )

3. Mai ... kaa fan hoon.( ____ )

4. Vakt bitaane ke liye mai ...hoon. ( ____ )

5. mai disco jaanaa pasand karataa hoon.( _)

English

a. My favorite pastime is…


b. I like going to discos.

c. What do you like to do?

d. I’m a fan of…

e. I like collecting stamps.

Exercise 2- Now, match the Hindi words with the correct English translation.

Hindi

1. khaali samay( ____ )

2. kaalpanik kathaayen( ____ )

3. samaachaar patra( ____ )

4. patrikaayen ( ____ )

5. filmi sangeet( ____ )
English

a. Hindi film music

b . Newspapers

c. Magazines

d. Fantasy novels

e. The free time

 

How well you do?

Now, take a few minutes to score your answers.

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

 

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Exercise 1.

1.(e)

2.(c)

3.(d)

4.(a)

5.(b)

Exercise 2.

1.(e)

2.(d)

3.(b)

4.(c)

5.(a)

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