Hindi Phrases At Restaurants (Hindi for Travelers)

Essential Words

  • Breakfast — Naashta

 

  • Plate — Thali

 

  • Dessert — Meetha

 

  • Food — Khana/Bhojan

 

  • Vegetable — Sabzi

 

  • Rice — Chawal

 

  • Chapati — Roti

 

  • Pickle — Achaar

 

  • Spoon — Chammach

 

  • Water — Paani

 

  • Tea — Chai

 

  • Curd/Yogurt — Dahi

 

  • Money — Paise

 

  • Table — Maez

 

  • Chair — Kursi

 

  • Clean — Saaf

 

  • Dirty — Ganda

 

 

 

Common Phrases

  • Is there a good Rajasthani restaurant nearby? — Kya aas-paas koi achha Rajasthani restaurant hai?
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    Aas-paas (nearby/around) | koi (any) | achha (good).

 

  • Where is the restaurant? — Restaurant kahan hai?
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    Kahan (where) | hai (literal meaning: to exist).

 

  • How far is that restaurant from here? — Yahan se wo resturant kitna duur hai?
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    Yahan se (from here) | wo (that)| kitna duur (how far).

 

  • Can you take me to that restaurant? — Kya aap mujhe us restaurant tak le jaa sakte hain.
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    Aap (you) | mujhe (me) | us (that) |  us restaurant tak (to that restaurant) | le jaa (take).

 

  • Can I see the Menu? — Kya main menu dekh sakta hu?
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    Main (I) | dekh (see) | kya main —– sakta hai (Can I?).

 

  • Which item is special in your menu? — Aapke menu mein konsi cheez khaas hai?
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    Aapke (your) | menu mein (in the menu) | konsi (which) | item (cheez) | special (khaas).

 

  • What is your specialty? — Aapki specialty kya hai?
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    Aapki (your) | kya hai? (literal meaning: what is?).

 

  • Bring me a glass of water. — Mere liye ek glass paani lekar aaiye.
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    Mere liye (for me) | ek (one) | paani (water) | lekar aaiye (please bring).

 

  • Would you like to have something to drink? — Aap piine ke liye kuchh lena pasand karenge?
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    Aap (you) | piine ke liye (to drink) | kuchh lena (here means: have something) | lena (here means: have) | pasand karenge (here means: like to).

 

  • Yeah, a coffee for me. — Haan, mere liye ek coffee.
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    Haan (yes) | mere liye (for me) | ek (one).

 

  • Yeah, I would like a coffee. — Haan, main ek coffee lena pasand karunga.
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    Haan (yes) | main (I) | ek (one) | lena pasand karunga (would like to have).

 

  • Have you chosen already? — Kya aapne chun liya hai?
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    Kya aapne (have you) | chun (choose).

 

  • What would you like to have? — Aap kya lena pasand karenge?
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    Aap kya (here means: what you) | lena (have) | pasand (like) | pasand karenge (would like).

 

  • Would you like a starter? — Aap starter lena pasand karenge?
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    Aap (you) | lena (have) | karenge (here works for: would).

 

  • One minute, please. — Ek minute rukiye.
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    Ek (one) | rukiye (stop/stay).

 

  • I don’t know yet. What do you recommend? — Mujhe nhi pata. Aap kya salaah denge?
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    Mujhe (here means: I) | nahi (no/not) | pata (know) | salah (advice).

 

  • Can you bring the bill please? — Kya aap bill laa sakte hain?
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    kya  aap (can you) | laa skte hain (bring, not the correct translation).

 

  • Where can I pay the bill? — Mujhe paise kahan dene hai?
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    Mujhe (here means: I) | paise (money) | kahan (where) | dena (to give)

 

  • Prepare my bill please. — Mera bill bana dijiye.
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    Mera (my/mine) | bana dijiye (please make).

 

  • There’s a mistake in the bill. — Bill mein kuchh galati hai.
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    Bill mein (in the bill) | kuchh (some) | galati (mistake).

 

  • Yeah, it’s okay now. Thank you — Haan, ab sahi hai. Dhanyawad.
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    Haan (yes) | ab (now) | sahi (correct/right).