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2.3: Informal Conversations

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    Reading: Informal Conversation Between Friends

    Context: Hrithik and Vidya are friends and study together in a school. They saw each other in school before going to their class.

    Name Hindi Transliteration English
    ऋतिक: नमस्ते ! namaste! Hello!
    विद्या: नमस्ते ! namaste! Hello!
    ऋतिक: क्या हाल है? kyaa haal hai? How are you?
    विद्या: सब ठीक है | और तुम? sab Thiik hai. aur tum? All is well. and you?
    ऋतिक: मैं भी ठीक हूँ| main bhii Thiik hoon. I am well too.
    विद्या: क्लास चलें? class chalen? Should we go to class?
    ऋतिक: चलो | chalo. Let’s go.

    क्लास के बाद “After the class.”

    विद्या: फिर मिलेंगे, नमस्ते ! phir milenge, namaste! See you again, Bye!
    ऋतिक: ठीक है, नमस्ते ! Thiik hai, namaste! Okay, Bye!

    Listening: Please watch the following video and listen to the above conversation and check your reading and pronunciation.

    Instructor Video: Informal Conversation

    Activity

    Please find a friend who speaks Hindi and/or a native speaker and practice this conversation with her/him. Please also record your conversation. After recording you can download your recording to share with your friends/teachers for feedback. This is also good for self-reflection.

    An interactive or media element has been excluded from this version of the text. You can view it online here:
    https://openbooks.lib.msu.edu/ll151/?p=759

    Informal Conversation: Asking for Phone Number & eMail

    Vocabulary 3. Learn Hindi Number 0-10

    Hindi English Hindi Transliteration
    0 शून्य shunya
    1 एक ek
    2 दो do
    3 तीन tiin
    4 चार chaar
    5 पांच paanch
    6 छ:/छे chhah/chhe
    7 सात saat
    8 आठ aaTh
    9 नौ nau
    १० 10 दस das

    Reading: Informal Conversation – Asking for phone number and email address

    Context: Hindi teacher assigned a group work and puts Shilpa and Peter in one group. Now Shilpa and Peter need to exchange their e.mail address and phone number.

    Name Hindi Transliteration English
    शिल्पा: हेलो पीटर! क्या चल रहा है? Hello Peter! kyaa chal rahaa hai? Hello Peter! What is going on?
    पीटर: नमस्ते शिल्पा, सब ठीक है| क्या हाल है? namaste Shilpaa, sab Thiik hai| kyaa haal hai? Hellp Shilpa, All is well. How are you?
    शिल्पा: सब ठीक है| अच्छा, आपका ई.मेल एड्रेस क्या है? sab Thiik hai| achchhaa, aapkaa e.mail address kyaa hai? All is well. Okay, what is your e.mail address?
    पीटर: मेरा ई.मेल एड्रेस peter@gmail.com है| और आपका? meraa e.mail address peter@gmail.com hai. aur aapkaa? My e.mail address is peter@gmail.com. And yours?
    शिल्पा: मेरा ई.मेल एड्रेस shilpaa@gmail.com है| meraa e.mail address shilpaa@gmail.com hai. My e.mail address is shilpaa@gmail.com.
    पीटर: आपका फ़ोन नंबर क्या है? aapkaa phone number kyaa hai? What is your phone number?
    शिल्पा: मेरा फ़ोन नंबर 555-xxx-xxxx है| और आपका? meraa phone number 555-xxx-xxxx hai. aur aapkaa? My phone number is 555-xxx-xxx. And yours?
    पीटर: मेरा फ़ोन नंबर 555-xxx-xxxx है| meraa phone number 555-xxx-xxx hai. My phone number is 555-xxx-xxx.
    शिल्पा: धन्यवाद ! फिर मिलेंगे, नमस्ते | dhanyawaad! phir milenge, namaste. Thanks! See you again, Bye.
    पीटर: अच्छा, बाय! achchhaa, bye! Okay, Bye!

    Listening: Please watch the following video and listen to the above conversation and check your reading and pronunciation.

    Instructor Video: Asking for contact information

    Test Yourself

    An interactive or media element has been excluded from this version of the text. You can view it online here:
    https://openbooks.lib.msu.edu/ll151/?p=759

    Activities

    In your classroom and/or outside the classroom, identify 2-3 Hindi learners/speakers. Introduce yourself, and ask questions in Hindi such as name, major, age, where is s/he from, phone number, and e.mail address. In addition to these 6 questions, please try to create 2-4 more questions based on your own creativity.

        दोस्त 1 दोस्त 2 दोस्त 3
    1 आपका नाम क्या है?      
    2 आप कहाँ से हैं?      
    3 आप कहाँ रहते/रहती हैं?      
    4 आपकी उम्र क्या है?      
    5 आपका मेजर क्या है?      
    6 आपका फ़ोन नंबर क्या है?      
    7 आपका ई.मेल एड्रेस क्या है?      

    धन्यवाद !


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