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When is it proper to say "Namaste"?

And what is the deference between "Namaste" and "Namaskaar" ?

For learning: Hindi
Base language: English
Category: Other


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    the basic diffrence between namaste & namaskar is namaste is a hindi word & namaskar is sanskrit word. both carries the same meaning.

    when ever you meet a new person who is older than you

    Namaste or Namaskaar generally said to the person who is elder than you in order to give him respect. Similarly you will be respected by your younger once. It can be used for greeting someone like Guest's. It's an Indian tradition and is gift of our culture for respecting elders.

    1. To elders
    2. Can be your neighbour
    3. Your family member to whom you havent met or seen for long.
    4. Guest
    1. It's prefered to give it to your Teacher(Guru) which we call GURU in India in Hindi.
    2. It's for 60+

    Meaning wise both are same... In my place, we juniors' say NAMESTE and our parents, when they meet their friends they pass on sometimes NAMESTE sometimes NAMASKAAR to each other..

    What is the difference? What you think what is the difference between hi and hello?
    Same difference between namaste and namaskaar

    NAMASTE is said when we meet an elder person. It is used for respectful greeting to elders. NAMASTE and NAMASKAAR both are same in meaning but differs in the form of language, NAMASKAAR in sanskrit nd NAMASTE in hindi (hindi is a derieved language and it is derieved from sanskrit itself). It is widely believed in india that SANSKRIT is the base language for most of the indian languages nd many words from sanskrit is also adopted by the language of other countries.

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