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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DeniMo6

Woot! A golden tree in Hindi...but

I still don't understand half of what is said in Galli Galli Sim Sim (Indian Sesame Street), haha.

I realize this is just a Hindi starter. I've really enjoyed it, and completing the tree has encouraged me to hit the books again to continue learning.

Many thanks to those who got the English to Hindi course up and running!

बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद

September 4, 2018

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maughanster_

Good job! I wish you luck with continuing your Hindi studies!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RanzoG

बधाइयाँ! Try this one! https://youtu.be/sw63MeBAZ-4


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DeniMo6

Thanks, and thanks for the link as well. I tried not to look at the subtitles, but it was a little too fast to comprehend completely without them. Makes for fun practice though.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mark701895

Thanks for this, I've been searching for ages for a Hindi cartoon with English subtitles! However this is Urdu. I understand the languages are similar... but exactly how similar?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RanzoG

This is Hindi. Urdu, Hindi... everyday speech is the same language. Go to Delhi and speak this to a Hindu person and I guarantee 100% they will say "Wow, you can speak Hindi!" Unless, if you look "Muslim" they might say, "oh you speak Urdu." Such is the social construct.

Often, the language resources labeled as "Urdu" are more realistic in reflecting spoken language because some that are labeled "Hindi" will be infected by artificial-sounding vocabulary which someone sticks in there because they believe it will make the language more "proper"... proper in this case equates to use of vocabulary to signal Hindu identity.

The language (not the script) of Duolingo Hindi course is identical to Urdu. :) Good luck!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Angel18985

Learning hindi is my dream , good luck to you


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DeniMo6

Thank you, and good luck to you as well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BiologicalLang

Good job given the tree only came out recently.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DeniMo6

Thanks. I have a bit of time on my hands and was super motivated!^)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bluewildflower

I've been waiting so long for it to come out as well lol. I'm so excited! I just found out yesterday that it's finally here!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DeniMo6

I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Best of luck in your studies.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/evah40929

I find it is nice to watch short films for extra learning, I am happy if I recognise a few words, you might do a bit better! https://www.ecosia.org/videos?q=urdu+short+films


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DeniMo6

Thanks, I'll take a look!^)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DeniMo6

More like बहन, but thanks!^)

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