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

Any Tips On How To Learn Hindi?

I'm a valiant learner, but unfortunately, though, Hindi is one of the languages I can't crack just yet. I would appreciate if any of you guys could possibly drop down a few tips? Thank you! I will greatly appreciate it!

November 6, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RB9wjS

Same strategies as any other language. You're already on Duolingo, supplement that with hindi music, films and ultimately real life conversation. Translate sentences that are useful for travel:

I do not know where I put my phone. How do I get to the restaurant?

etc.


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

What are you having trouble with? The "tips and notes" pages for the first few lessons were really helpful for me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/belstar128

You have to learn vocabulary and when you know enough words you should just watch videos.

Unfortunately one thing i noticed about hindi and other indian languages is that despite having a huge amount of speakers there is not a lot of good material out there.

The course on duolingo is too short and my usual trick of learning with video games does not work because they never support hindi but do support rare European stuff like sorbian and basque LOL.


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

Hi fernCometflare.I am giving some useful information which might belp you. First become interested in the hindi language. Interact with Hindi-speaking people and watch HINDI serials and films which are the backbones of learning Hindi .

Hope you will get my information useful.


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

I am learning as well. Some things to consider:

1) If you can talk to native speakers that really helps. Remember that India is a big country, and the way Hindi is spoken will vary a bit. For example, a friend of mine speaks very formally, and use "hum" to speak of herself rather than "main", and uses "tum" for close friends, never "tu". Another, younger friend of mine, is much more casual in her speech, and uses a lot more English vocabulary, e.g. "apple" instead of "seb".

2) There are some great Android apps for Hindi content that you can practice listening or reading with. The "Hindi Radios" app lets you listen to radio stations from India and Hindi language radio stations based in the US. If you listen to the slower music you can pick out the vocabulary pretty easily -- it's very exciting when you do! It's harder to parse the news stations, where they talk pretty fast and use a lot of unfamiliar vocabulary, but it probably doesn't hurt to at least listen to it to train the ear to pick apart the words. I recently came across another app, "Kahani" (stories), which provides audio recordings of stories. It's nice to hear different voices. Yet another app, "Beelinguapp", provides graded written and audio content. I've just started looking at that one too.

Good luck!


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

Hey there! (Namaste!)

I am a native Hindi speaker. :) You might like our movies and songs. They would surely help! You might like - 3 Idiots, Parmanu, Padmaavat, Taren Zameen Par, Bahubali (1,2) and many many more! You can watch them with english subtitles (I'm pretty sure there is an option).

Hindi is a vast language. Often, we natives also find it difficult. Keep trying, and you'll crack it soon!

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