Hindi Language Notary Guide हिंदी

Hindi language notary guideHindi Language Notary Guide हिंदी

A Hindi language notary guide is a tool to help notarize a document written in the Hindi language, or for a signer who speaks Hindi.

If the notary does not speak Hindi, this helps to bridge the language barrier.  It is similar to a Hindi phrasebook used by a tourist when traveling in a Hindi speaking country or community.

In Colorado, the notary may not use a human as a translator or interpreter.  This is because the notary would not know if the translator is being honest.  The notary must communicate directly with the signer.

Hindi is ranked as the 12th most widely-spoken language at home in the United States, with about 810 thousand speakers.  The largest Hindi populations in the United States are found in New York, Newark, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Dallas, Houston, and Philadelphia.

Hindi, written from left to right in the Devanagari script, is one of the two official languages of the Government of India, along with the English language.  Devanagari consists of 11 vowels and 33 consonants.  Hindi is the fourth most-spoken first language in the world, after Mandarin, Spanish and English.

You can listen online to Hindi language programming from Easy96.com in New York, RadioDil.com in New Jersey or government-operated All India Radio from New Delhi.

GOOGLE TRANSLATE

Google Translate is free software that can translate a Hindi document.  It is available at https://translate.google.com/ or can be downloaded as a phone application.

You can cut and paste text from a Hindi language document, upload a document file, or enter a website address for translation.  That may be useful to translate a Hindi language website for a foreign embassy or consulate.

It helps the notary to use reasonable care to confirm the title and purpose of the document.  The translated document is not notarized, so the translation does not need to be 100% accurate.  The original document in the Hindi language is notarized.

The notary certificate can be in the Hindi language if the notary speaks Hindi.  If the document is going to a foreign country and needs an apostille certificate attached by the Colorado Secretary of State (SOS), then the notary certificate must be in English.

If the signer does not speak good English, a Hindi language notary guide that includes common notary questions and sentences may be a useful tool.  Below are some suggestions.

The notary may include others as needed for the situation, and then use Google Translate to generate a numbered list.  The notary can then point to the line number to select a phrase or question.  The signer could type an answer in Google Translate and then translate it into English.

Hindi Language Notary Guide

1. Hello. My name is [John]. I am a Notary.
1. नमस्कार। मेरा नाम जॉन है]। मैं एक नोटरी हूं।
2. I do not speak your language.
2. मैं आपकी भाषा नहीं बोलता।
3. What is your name?
3. तुम्हारा नाम क्या है?
4. Please print your [name] on this paper.
4. कृपया इस कागज पर अपना [नाम] छापें।
5. May I please see your identification?
5. क्या मैं आपकी पहचान देख सकता हूँ?
6. What type of document is this?
6. यह किस प्रकार का दस्तावेज है?
7. Please print the document title on this paper.
7. कृपया इस पेपर पर दस्तावेज़ का शीर्षक प्रिंट करें।
8. Have you read this document?
8. क्या आपने इस दस्तावेज़ को पढ़ा है?
9. Please fill in this blank space.
9. कृपया इस रिक्त स्थान को भरें।
10. Do you understand the purpose of this document?
10. क्या आप इस दस्तावेज़ का उद्देश्य समझते हैं?
11. Are you signing this document voluntarily?
11. क्या आप स्वेच्छा से इस दस्तावेज़ पर हस्ताक्षर कर रहे हैं?
12. Do you acknowledge that this is your signature?
12. क्या आप स्वीकार करते हैं कि यह आपके हस्ताक्षर हैं?
13. Do you swear or affirm that these statements are true and correct?
13. क्या आप कसम खाते हैं या पुष्टि करते हैं कि ये कथन सही और सही हैं?
14. Please sign your name here.
14. कृपया यहाँ अपना नाम लिखें।
15. My fee is [number] dollars.
15. मेरी फीस [संख्या] डॉलर है।
16. Yes
16. हां
17. No
17. नहीं
18. I do not understand.
18. मुझे समझ नहीं आ रहा है।
19. I do not know.
19. मुझे नहीं पता।
20. Please repeat.
20. कृपया दोहराएं।
21. Please speak slowly.
21. कृपया धीरे बोलें।
22. Thank you.
22. धन्यवाद।
23. Nice to meet you.
23. आपसे मिलकर अच्छा लगा।
24. Here is my business card.
24. यहाँ मेरा व्यवसाय कार्ड है।
25. Have a nice day.
25. आपका दिन शुभ हो।
26. Good bye.
26. अलविदा।
27. Here is the name and phone number of a notary that speaks your language.
27. यहां एक नोटरी का नाम और फोन नंबर है जो आपकी भाषा बोलता है।
28. I am not a notario publico.
28. मैं एक notario publico नहीं हूं।
29. I am not an attorney.
29. मैं एक वकील नहीं हूँ।
30. I do not give legal advice.
30. मैं कानूनी सलाह नहीं देता।
31. I am not a civil law notary.
31. मैं एक नागरिक कानून नोटरी नहीं हूं।

The notary should write the title and description of the document in the notary journal.  For example, a Power of Attorney in Hindi is called a पॉवर ऑफ़ अटॉर्नी.  The number of pages should be shown.  Ask the signer to fill in any blank spaces before notarizing.

It is best to use the date format: July 4, 2015, rather than 7/4/15 (mm-dd-yy).  In many foreign countries, the date is in dd-mm-yy format, so 7/4/15 would be 7 Apr 2015.

A Hindi language notary guide can be a useful tool for a notary to accommodate a Hindi language speaker.

Disclaimer: This article is not legal advice.  For legal advice, contact a licensed, competent attorney.

Disclaimer:  CRS 24-21-525(4)

I am not an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Colorado
and I may not give legal advice or accept fees for legal advice.

मैं कोलोराडो राज्य में कानून का अभ्यास करने के लिए लाइसेंस प्राप्त वकील नहीं हूं
और मैं कानूनी सलाह नहीं दे सकता या कानूनी सलाह के लिए फीस स्वीकार नहीं कर सकता।

I am not an immigration consultant,
nor am I an expert on immigration matters.

मैं एक आव्रजन सलाहकार नहीं हूं,
न ही मैं आव्रजन मामलों पर विशेषज्ञ हूं।

If you suspect fraud,
you may contact the Colorado attorney general’s office
or the Colorado supreme court.

यदि आपको धोखाधड़ी का संदेह है,
आप कोलोराडो अटॉर्नी जनरल के कार्यालय से संपर्क कर सकते हैं
या कोलोराडो सर्वोच्च न्यायालय।

 

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