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guys you know.. Hindi language is the second most spoken language in the world after Chinese.

There are approximately 6900 languages currently spoken around the world, the majority of which have only a small number of speakers. Hindi language is the second most spoken language in the world after Mandarin Chinese. It’s estimated that nearly half a billion people worldwide speak this wonderful language. The importance of Hindi is one of the many languages in India that is considered to be the national and official language of the northern parts of India. The Hindi language is also known as Hindi-Urdu or Hindustani and also had many different regional and national dialects. Hindi derives from the Indo-European language family of languages. The closest language to Hindi can be considered Arabic. However, unlike Arabic, Hindi is written left to right.

Why Learn Hindi :- 1 – Over Half a Billion People Worldwide Speak Hindi Hindi is the second most spoken language in the world and is the official language of India.

Hindi is also referred to as Hindi-Urdu, Standard Hindi, Modern Standard Hindi, and Literary Hindi. Roughly 300 million speak Hindi as native speakers and another 200 million speak Hindi as a second language 2 – Many Jobs are Being Outsourced to India Improve Business Opportunities by Learning New Languages Improve Business Opportunities by Learning New Languages Many technology jobs are currently being outsourced over to India. Even if you don’t personally have any plans to move to India, you might find yourself dealing with native Hindi-speakers more and more often.

3 – India is One of the Most Exotic Tourist Locations India is one of the most exotic tourist locations in the world. Picturing India one can imagine the wonders:

Taj Mahal cups of steaming chai tea spicy cuisine women’s vibrant colored saris intricate temples sacred cows elephant rides rickshaws bustling streets Visitors come to see Delhi’s landmarks, enjoy Goa’s sandy beaches, marvel at Karnataka’s monumental architecture, experience Mumbai’s cosmopolitan nightlife and admire the palaces of Rajasthan.

4 – Popularity of Bollywood Films Characterized by their highly entertaining musical numbers and elaborate sets. Bollywood films are a growing phenomenon among foreign audience over the globe in places like the United States, the United Kingdom, and other parts of Asia and Africa. Knowing Hindi allows you to understand and appreciate these films more without having to rely on subtitles.

5 – Growth of India’s Economy is Unstoppable India is becoming one of the world’s biggest exporters of commerce, business, digital media, and other information based technologies. And this trend doesn’t seem like it will be stopping anytime soon.

6 – Plan to Travel to India Someday Travel to India. India is one of the most exotic, fascinating and exciting places in the world. Its rich history and culture have significantly influenced the civilization in the East. India’s wonderful heritage is manifested in its intricate temples, elaborate architecture and other awe-inspiring landmarks.

7 – If you have a Family / Partner that Speaks Hindi Speak to Foreign Language Relatives Want to learn Hindi as it’s your partner’s native language and you want to surprise them or improve communication between you.

8 – Learn Hindi as a Hobby/Love of Learning Languages Love of Language Learning Love of Language Learning Maybe you are just one of those people that just enjoy learning languages for the fun of it! Once you’ve mastered the urge to learn more becomes pretty strong. Contrary to popular opinion, not much confusion happens between languages.

9 – To Fully Embrace the Culture of India and Hindi Learn Cultural History With Languages Learning Hindi will help you fully embrace the culture of Hindi with:

exotic Indian poetry literature wisdom belief system Philosophy. Hindi is based on Sanskrit which shares common ancestry with many other languages around the world.

10 – Academic Reasons to Learn Hindi Academic Reasons to Learn Languages Because of the higher demand for people speaking Hindi, many of the world’s governments and agencies have been offering scholarships and other opportunities for individuals who are interested in Hindi studies and learning Hindi.

Hindi is truly an amazing language to learn. I hope you find this article helpful in narrowing and strengthening your reasons to learn Hindi. Thanks

June 20, 2019



Hindi is a great language and unites northern India especailly linking related languages like Urdu, Punjabi and Bengali ,,, all megalanguages in themselves. Hmmm but there’s over 400 million native first language english speakers, and the same number of fluent second language speakers and a billion people with a little bit of english. Its the dominant language of science, air and sea transport, business and finance, academia, politics, tourism and the internet. When Hungarian vets go to a conference in Malaysia its in English. When a Sri Lankan does business in Nigeria its in English. In India the Tamils and Keralans use english in preference to Hindi to protect their Dravidian languages and culture. Over 90% of european children learn english. And huge percentages of those in China and India (especially the wealthy) are learning. Its also the language of global pop music and trashy american films. Here on duolingo it’s the main teaching medium and the largest language being studied. French people learn Hungarian via english. Dutch peolple study Japanese via English.
As for us Welsh, englands first colony, we still keep our language even after 1500 years of English domination. It is what it is.


I'm sorry but you're just not correct. Hindi is one of the most spoken languages but English comes second after Chinese. Although, Hindi is a very close second with a twenty million drop from English.


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