https://www.duolingo.com/ThemisStantzos

What a beautiful language is Hindi!

I can't say what the reason is, but I find Hindi is a very beautiful language. Also it is rather easy. In case you try it you'll overcome soon the initial difficulty with the syllabary. I am at about 70 percent of the course and it is a nice excursion. It is somewhat exotic for Europeans, yes it is. It opens a gateway to a very important part of the world though.

August 24, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/IshikaJadia

well, I know pure hindi as well as sanskrit. my native language is hindi. it feels good to know that people are leaning hindi and liking it as well.

August 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/PriyaSinghJatti

Lingot for you!

August 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcinM85

I also like Hindi. I waited for the course since I joined Duolingo (3 years ago) and I was happy when it was released. Yes, it is quite exotic even thought it is an Indo-European language. I think that the Devanagari script is beautiful and there are a lot of sounds that do not exist in many other languages (like aspirated and unaspirated versions of some consonants, nasal vowels). The grammar is also interesting.

I knew very little Hindi when I started the course but I know some Persian and it was nice to see that Hindi has a lot of common words with Persian (some are actually of Arabic origin but not all of them). I am also at about 70 percent of the course so I will probably finish it soon and I hope there will be an extended tree one day. But I think that the quality of the course is very good, which is more important than its length.

August 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Don_Cristian

Really beautiful and quite easy ! I completed the tree, but I had a lot of previous knowledge. Now I'm watching a tv series in Hindi and I learn something in every episode and I feel like it's much easier to recognize the new words in Hindi than for example in Chinese or Russian. In Chinese and Russian I feel that despite being on lower intermediate level that it's extremely hard to distinguish some words that I haven't heard before.

August 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/vinay92
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Just curious. Do you mind sharing which tv series you are watching? I've had many people ask me for TV recommendations but I've mostly sworn off Indian TV since the last decade so I'm usually at a loss.

August 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Amaan617829

Hindi tv series are usually pretty bad but Sacred Games is really good. It's a Netflix original.

August 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/H.K.A2

As a native, it is the most comprehensive language. It includes all kinds of letters that require all parts of the mouth. Hence we indians dont find difficulty in learning any language.

September 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RanzoG

lol, yeah right! English speakers use the same parts of the mouth. The mouth makes sounds, not letters!

September 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/H.K.A2

Sorry if you mistook me buddy, but this only means that you have not understood the language properly. Try pronouncing Rajasthan. You might not be able to..

September 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RanzoG

Why would I not be able to pronounce Rajasthani? What specifically to you think there is in Hindi or Rajasthani (Marvari? Bagri?) that involves using a special or unusual part of one's mouth?

September 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jasminedesi16

Yes Hindi is the best. It is such a great language to study. I hope duo makes learning Hindi more accessible to people.

August 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/H.K.A2

sorry cant give you lingots!!

September 2, 2018
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