As we continue our language-learning journey, it’s time to add another language! We’ve featured Chinese, Thai, Korean, Spanish and Japanese in the past, but our focus today is all on Hindi. Learn now and practice while watching our new Bollywood movies, such as “Perfect Mismatch” and “Miley Naa Miley Hum.”
Below, we break down and translate five Hindi phrases from popular Bollywood movies found on Viki to get you started.
When two families meet to discuss the marriage of their children, Poonam (played by Amrita Rao) and Prem (played by Shahid Kapoor), Prem’s father hands a drink to one of the party guests, which is received with a “thank you.”
Hum Saath Saath Hai
A family heads out together and rides elephants to get around. One of the sisters spots a peacock and comments, “Wow! How beautiful!” before breaking out in song and dance.
After picking up their respected elder brother (played by Amrish Puri), everyone in his family greets him with “How are you?” He’s visiting Chamba for the first time.
Hum Aapke Hain Koun
Prem (played by Salman Khan) interrupts Lallu (played by Laxmikant Berde) during his study time to convince him to join the rest of the family playing cricket outside. He takes his hand and says, “Let’s go.”
Aranya’s (played by Ayesha Takia Azmi) aunt tries to put up a poster in protest against RK Constructions, which is planning to build a resort in their hometown. Someone tries to stop her, and she argues back by saying if political posters are allowed, then “Why not?”
Tell us the Hindi phrase you’re most excited to use in the comments below!
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