bahut bahut dhanyavaad
[ Thank you very much]
Expressing Thanks – Hindi
Wherever your destination may be, manners are a must! And in this respect, India is no different. We'll be teaching you a simple phrase that is bound to come in handy throughout your trip to India.
In Hindi, "Thank you" is dhanyavaad. You can emphasize dhanyavaad by adding bahut, which literally means "very much." You could say bahut dhanyavaad, which would be equivalent to "Thank you very much," or "Thanks a lot."
In Hindi, there are other ways to express one's gratitude. Dhanyavaad derives from Sanskrit, and it's felt as quite formal. That's why some people prefer to use Urdu expressions, which are felt as more colloquial. A more colloquial expression for "Thank you" in Hindi is shukriyaa. Also, shukriyaa can be preceded by bauht, which means "very much.
Thank you (formal) - धन्यवाद [dhanyavaad]
Thank you very much (formal) - बहुत धन्यवाद [bahut dhanyavaad]
Thank you (colloquial) - शुक्रिया [shukriyaa]
Thank you very much (Colloquia) - बहुत शुक्रिया [bahut shukriyaa]
Thanks for your help (formal) - आप की मदद केलिए धन्यवाद [Aap kee madad ke liye dhanyavad]
Thanks for your help (casual) - मदद केलिए शुक्रिया [Madad ke liye shukriya]
Thanks a lot/Many thanks - बहुत शुक्रिया [Bahuth shukriya]
You are very kind (formal) - यह आप का बडापन है [Yeh aap ka badapan hai]
You are kind (casual) - आप दयालू हैं [Aap dayalu hai]
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