Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, this course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Hindi, No prior knowledge of the language is required.
What makes Colloquial Hindi your best choice in personal language learning?
Interactive - lots of exercises for regular practice
Clear - concise grammar notes
Practical - useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide
Complete - including answer key and reference section
By the end of this rewarding course you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in Hindi in a broad range of everyday situations.
This book attempts to accommodate the two types of learner: (1) those who want to learn the language through the Hindi script; and (2) those who wish to learn the language in a relatively short period of time without the aid of the Devanagari script (or Hindi script). Such pragmatic considerations are an important feature of this book.
This book begin with Hindi script and pronunciation. The main body deals with ten conversational units which consist of the following parts: (1) dialogues with English translation; (2) vocabulary; (3) notes detailing pronunciation, grammar and usage involving the unit; and (4) exercises. The dialogues with "tell me why?" and humour columns together with notes explicitly deal with those aspects of Indian culture about which this author has been frequently asked. The vocabulary or the new words used in the dialogues are given in the English and Devanagari script. You may wish to consult the vocabulary sections while doing exercises.
The grammar summary gives an overview of the Hindi grammatical tradition with full paradigms. This section complements the section ‘Notes and grammar’ given in each lesson.
The vocabulary section gives all the Hindi words used in the dialogues. The words are listed alphabetically both in Hindi and English. The basic vocabulary section classifies Hindi words into different semantic groups.