The Hindi course is..... interesting.

When are they going to update the hindi course? It's the fourth most spoken langauge on earth and yet half the size of all the others. Also, I'm sorry to say the english translations are lacking grammatically.

What's the story on updates?

June 23, 2019


The Hindi course is the shortest course on Duolingo, I finished to the bottom of the tree in about two weeks or so having no prior knowledge of the language. Duolingo made the course short because they wanted to focus more on grammar instead of vocabulary. They said that many Hindi speakers (especially in urban areas) tend to slip in a lot of English words, making knowledge of the vocab less important. That's basically what they said. I get to try out my Hindi in about a month, I'll see how well Duolingo has prepared me...

June 24, 2019

It's just a shame. Hindi is absolutely stunning to listen to. Having read through some reports from other people who have completed the course, their "logic" to it's brievity leaves a lot to be desired in the way of understanding common dialog such as children's tv shows, the news etc. I just wish they'd gone into even half as much detail as the other courses.

June 26, 2019

Hindi is my mother tongue and I am delighted to see(read actually!) your love towards the language. Hope they make it a better structured course like the Spanish course.

July 1, 2019

please tell us how it goes! It would be great to know if it was really worth it and useful

June 26, 2019

Hi Alex, a friend will be coming over from India and that's when I get to practice (I'm not going to India yet). However she knows I'm learning Hindi so she will expect me to know some, and will speak to me in it. After she comes I'll reply here again explaining how it went, or you can just leave you email. Good luck in your Hindi!!

June 26, 2019

My in-laws are constantly slipping in English words when I hear them talk. It's like listening to Spanglish. (However, they speak Fiji Baat which is a different can of worms.) My problem with the reasoning given that Hindi speakers use English words is that not all seem to use the same English words consistently. My husband's family may say certain words in English while some extended family do not. Furthermore I don't often hear those English words on TV either. Also, from my husband's experience, there is nothing more obnoxious than having another Indian rub in your face that they use the Hindi word that you only know the English version of.

June 26, 2019

Yes you are right because hindi name of the cricket game is very long and for other games also . I am giving you link so you can see it how long the names are.

June 27, 2019
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