Confirmed: Hindi Course in May!
"We have good news for you. Our team will be spending the next two weeks planning for the course and the the Hindi for English course will start in the incubator during the last week of May, 2015!" - jitengore
Congratulations team Hindi!!
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...how are my bollywood moves? ;)
Thank you, Lavinae! ＼(^o^)／
... and your Bollywood moves are very good, just a little more practice and you'll be perfect ;-)
This language is one of the most wanted languages, awesome!! Can't wait for Japanese or Chinese as well.
Me too. I'd love to learn those languages here on Duolingo. By the way, a big congratulations to the Hindi team. :)
Thank you for your enthusiasm! It really boosts us up :) We're just as excited as you are! :D
No worries! I joined Duolingo about a year ago, for the main purpose of waiting for this course! Huge thank you to everyone involved.
Yes! Me too! In the meantime ive still had fun with other courses while waiting :)
Yippppppeeeee! Kya baat hai! Aapke hardwork ke luye dhanyavaad ho! You are the best!!
Just in case some of you are wondering where this info came from: http://www.reddit.com/r/duolingo/comments/355fef/amaaua_with_the_hindi_team/
They're having an AMA!
That's fantastic! I can't wait to see the Hindi team create a great course :)
Thank you for that explanation. See why I need this course when it comes out? :)
In high school, I had poor grades in Hindi. Thus I am really looking forward for this course. All the best to Team Hindi!
Most likely amaravati went to school in India. Almost all Indian schools teach Hindi, either as the first, second or third language.
Probably went to school somewhere with a lot of Hindi speakers. Some high schools in the US offer some languages that aren't usually taught. Mine was going to have Russian and Italian but not enough people signed up for a class.
Really? In the USA I have only met one girl who took Korean at a school in Georgia.
I am from South India, where majority people doesn't speak Hindi, but all schools teach Hindi since it is our national language.
That's fantastic news! I was just about to dive in and try the English from Hindi, but now I'm going to wait for the Hindi from English. I hope we'll also be learning these Bollywood moves. :) I watch an old Hindi movie called Bawarchi with subtitles,and I think I might be able to start following what they're saying with a little knowledge.
Definitely, Heather! Bollywood is what brought me to Hindi, and even without studying it, if you watch enough Indian film you can pick it up. Albeit with a weird, skewed vocabulary (three or more words for love, the ability to say 'begone my enemy!', but no ability to ask where the bus stop is...).
That's great to hear. Looking forward to starting my Hindi journey with Duolingo :D
I am very excited for this course! I am happy for everyone who wants to learn it and I will try to learn some myself when it finally comes out! Can't wait!
This is wonderful! Thank you, I wish the best for you and the Hindi team.
Yayyyy!!!!! Good luck and stay sane/awesome! My friend is teaching me Bengali, so I'm super excited to expand my Indian horizons!!!
Oh good luck to you, you are learning Bengali! :D Not too many people in this world are interested for learning our beautifully scripted and sounded Bengali language. Its bit hard at first place but i wish you all the best. :))
Oh thanks! Luckily, I have an awesome and patient friend who is teaching it to me! I'm still on the alphabet, but I'm already super excited, as there is so much beauty in all the little sounds! (Can you tell I'm excited by all the exclamation points? :)
Surely i do! :D Yes our language is beautifully sounded, scripts are equally beautiful too. In one occasion here in Germany, i had to write random stuffs on Bengali on a huge piece of paper for my Spanish friend and it was one her wall until she returned to Spain. And if you need any kind of help, please don't hesitate to ask me, i'll be glad to help you. :))
Cool! Can't wait for it; I've been wanting to take it as well as all of the Celtic languages and then some. :P
Whooohoo!!! Congratulations guys!!
Looking forward to this fascinating langauge!! :D
OMG ! I don't even want to learn Hindi, but why am I so excited for you guys !? Congrats Team Hindi, I followed your hard work and I am sure that this course will be perfect ! I am so happy.
Let me guess. You are responding according to common heart of this community. Everyone shares same heart here. : )
This is the post I've been waiting for for SO LONG.
That gif is absolutely perfect.
Love Hindi! (Shahid Kapoor is pretty hot too. hehe) Thanks for doing this. Really looking forward. All the best!
It is not just a good news but a lot more than that. Actually it is celebration time.
Congrats team Hindi! Hope your process will have a great success. I'll stay tuned. ^o^
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW I CAN'T WAIT FOR THAT1!!!!!!!!!!1!!1!!111!111111111
So what day this week will this be released? I've been checking Incubator daily :D :D :D
So the script problem is already solved? This could be a great news for people waiting for Mandarin, Arabic, etc.
Arabic, maybe, although there might be display issues with its right to left format (but I think Hebrew shares that, and it's in the incubator, so its time may come soon!) Mandarin, and pretty much all Chinese (iirc-Cantonese and Mandarin and some others at least are written the same but aren't mutually intelligible when spoken) is written with logograms, where there are far far more characters, though, so I wouldn't assume the adoption of different alphabets or syllabic scripts for courses will solve the difficulties Duolingo may have with logographic writing systems. (I believe at least some of the same issues trouble Japanese because of kanji; I don't know how extensively and practically hiragana or even katakana can be used for writing, and relying too much on them could impair practical reading ability.)