Greetings in Hindi

'Namaste' or 'namaskar' is the customary way Indian people traditionally greet each other, as well as strangers they want to know. As important as 'Namaste' is is to the Hindu language and the Indian way of life, there are many other words and phrases that Hindi speaking people use to greet each other. Below well explore the most common and proper salutations and greetings used in Hindi speaking countries. To hear a phrase simply click on any blue button, then repeat the phrase to yourself.
English
Hindi
Hello (phone)
हालो
Hallo
Hello (General greeting)
नमस्ते
namaste
Goodbye
नमस्ते
namaste
See you soon
जल्दी मिलेंगे ।
Jaldee milengae
See you later
बाद में मिलेंगे ।
baad mein milenge
Good afternoon
शुभ दिन!
shubh dhin
Good evening
शुभ सन्ध्या
shubh sandhya
Good night
शुभ रात्रि
shubh raathri
How are you?
(for seniors and strangers)
आप कैसे हैं ?
Aap kaisae hai?
How are you?
(for friends and family)
तुम कैसे हो ?
tum kaise ho
I'm fine. Thank you.
अच्छा हूँ । धन्यवाद ।
Achaa hoom, dhanyavaad
Not bad
बुरा तो नही ।
Buraa tho nahee
I'm fine, thanks. And you?
मैं अच्छा हूँ, धन्यवाद। और आप?
maiṁ acchā hūṁ, dhanyavād. aur āp?
What is your name?
आपका नाम क्या है?
āp kā nām kyā hai?
My name is ______.
मेरा नाम ______है
merā nām ______ hai
Where are you from?
आप कहाँ से (आए) हैं?
āp kahāṁ se (āe) haiṁ
I am from ______.
मैं______ से (आए) हूँ
maiṁ ______ se (āe) hūṁ
Pleased to meet you
आप से मिलकर ख़ुशी हुई
āp se milkar khushī huī
Hello/Good day
(formal)
नमस्कार
Namaskar
This is my wife
यह मेरी पत्नी हैं
yah meree patnee hain
This is my family
यह मेरा परिवार हैं
yah mera parivaar hain