Informal Spoken Expressions in Hindi


Speaking informally in Hindi

 

Okay, all right accha
Really?! sach mein
Awesome! / Great! vaah / vaah vaah
Well done! / Proud of you! shabaash
Okay (filler word) theek hai theek hai / badhiya
Really? hain
Okay then (wrap up conversation) accha chalo theek hai
Listen suno
Tell me haan bolo
Then / Okay / What else? aur phir

The case of Accha
Accha literally translates to ‘good’. However, it is also a multipurpose word used in informal speech to express different reactions/emotions and also as a filler word. It is heavily used in spoken Hindi. For identifying the meaning of accha in a certain context, pay attention to its intonation.

  • To show surprise.
  • As a filler word when in conversation with someone. This is to show that you’re listening to them.
  • When you pretend to support someone’s decision but don’t really approve. Conveys a little disappointment.

Arrey
Another frequently used expression in spoken Hindi.

  • To show surprise
  • To express frustration

Jee
Suffix used to show respect/polite form of address. Example- Namaste Maya jee, Haan jee (Yes)   

 



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