Hindi + Bangladesh & Pakistan
Hi hindi learners
I have a question please. If I learn Hindi Can I comunicate with people from Bangladesh & Pakistan by using Hindi?
Short answer: Maybe some from Pakistan. Not so much Bangladesh.
Longer answer: Most Bangladeshi folks speak Bengali, or something similar like Assamese. Most Pakistani folks speak Punjabi, Pashto and other related languages, but many also know Urdu (which some people consider to be Islamic-influenced Hindi). If you want to learn Bengali or Punjabi, Hindi will help you a lot, because all three have many similarities and share many words in common with Sanskrit. If you want to learn Urdu, you learn a lot of it just by learning Hindi. Hindi will be worth it, either way, especially if you want to visit North India too.