https://www.duolingo.com/coolazice

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

YEEAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

May 9, 2015

89 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Lavinae

Congratulations team Hindi!!

Celebrationnnnns!! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

٩(^ᴗ^)۶

٩(◕ั ˑ ◕ั๑)

...how are my bollywood moves? ;)

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LeMaitre

Thank you, Lavinae! \(^o^)/

... and your Bollywood moves are very good, just a little more practice and you'll be perfect ;-)

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/WackyJack

That is one great gif. ;)

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Taloua

This language is one of the most wanted languages, awesome!! Can't wait for Japanese or Chinese as well.

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Isrianth

Me too. I'd love to learn those languages here on Duolingo. By the way, a big congratulations to the Hindi team. :)

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Taloua

Yes Huge Congratulations :)

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LeMaitre

Thank you for your enthusiasm! It really boosts us up :) We're just as excited as you are! :D

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/coolazice

No worries! I joined Duolingo about a year ago, for the main purpose of waiting for this course! Huge thank you to everyone involved.

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FeliciaFollum

Yes! Me too! In the meantime ive still had fun with other courses while waiting :)

May 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FeliciaFollum

Yippppppeeeee! Kya baat hai! Aapke hardwork ke luye dhanyavaad ho! You are the best!!

May 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Erven.R

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!

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist

All right! Can't wait, Team Hindi!

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sheldolina

That's fantastic! I can't wait to see the Hindi team create a great course :)

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Neco_Coneco

Yay! Another language!

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DeepShadow

Great news!

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Knoxienne

Bhut bhut dhanyavad or बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Pratyush.

thanks for your comment and congrates for the streak.

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Feeniqs

Ghost ghost thanks?

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Knoxienne

darn google. :p Sorry about that!

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Kateykr

Bhut/bhoot =ghost and bahut ="very"

April 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Knoxienne

Thank you for that explanation. See why I need this course when it comes out? :)

April 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut

Oh, this is wonderful news! All the good luck to Team Hindi :D

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/amaravati

In high school, I had poor grades in Hindi. Thus I am really looking forward for this course. All the best to Team Hindi!

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HebrewLearner

Your high school had Hindi? Interesting.....

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LeMaitre

Most likely amaravati went to school in India. Almost all Indian schools teach Hindi, either as the first, second or third language.

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JessePaedia

My family friends from Fiji did Hindi at school.

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KaiBark

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.

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JessePaedia

Hindi, Greek and Korean are taught at some schools in Australia.

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KaiBark

Really? In the USA I have only met one girl who took Korean at a school in Georgia.

May 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Brijsven

Japanese as well! ^.^

May 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/amaravati

I am from South India, where majority people doesn't speak Hindi, but all schools teach Hindi since it is our national language.

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HebrewLearner

Cool!

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/fr224

What language do you speak?

May 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/amaravati

Telugu is my native language.

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Albrechtion

YES!

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/heathermagoo

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.

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Pratyush.

Try learning Devanagri Script meanwhile. : )

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/heathermagoo

Oh, yes. Definitely. I've learned the script and now I'm practicing the Inscript keyboard (I know you can do phonetic, but I rather have the extra skill). Looking forward to using it.

May 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Dcarl1

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...).

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Dcarl1

And yes, Devanagari is super easy to learn on your own. I recommend Snells Teach Yourself Hindi Script, or the free site below.

http://www.avashy.com/hindiscripttutor.htm

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/heathermagoo

That's a terrific resource! Thx.

May 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/savourtardis

Thanks for providing this link! (Have a lingot)

July 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LeIouch

That's great to hear. Looking forward to starting my Hindi journey with Duolingo :D

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RamiroSotto

YEEEEEESSSSSSSSS

Duo

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lukasjohn

Dhanyavaad! Very excited :) I've been waiting for this for almost a year!

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FaroukZeino

Congratulations.

Duolingo is getting bigger and bigger ^_^

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Plyze

Congrats! Finally a language from India!

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KaiBark

YEESSSSS! I have always wanted to learn Hindi

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JessePaedia

Can't wait. I should start learning to read Devanagari.

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lingogirl1234

Yay! Go team Hindi! Thank you for contributing to courses. :)

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/thraenthraen

Super exciting! Congrats!

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/volumniax

Woooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations and good luck!

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex

Awesome! Congrats to all of you =)

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HebrewLearner

YAY!

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HebrewLearner

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!

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FalKoopa

This is wonderful news! I'll be happy to help out! =D

शुभकामनाएँ, दोस्तों!

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Dcarl1

A little Shah Rukh Khan is never amiss in cases like this... :)

Whooooo-hooooo!

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/m.tastic

YES! :D

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Parham3679srsr

This is wonderful! Thank you, I wish the best for you and the Hindi team.

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Italian.Ice

Yayyyy!!!!! Good luck and stay sane/awesome! My friend is teaching me Bengali, so I'm super excited to expand my Indian horizons!!!

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Zaman983

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. :))

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Italian.Ice

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? :)

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Zaman983

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. :))

May 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Italian.Ice

Thanks, I will!

May 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/drearywinter

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

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/joeelodge

great news, I cant wait until its finished and I can start learning

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BartiBar

Whooohoo!!! Congratulations guys!!

Looking forward to this fascinating langauge!! :D

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BrookeLorren

So many languages, so little time!

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/xavi_fr

Congrats! Hope Catalan is starting at the same time....

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CosmoKaiza

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.

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Pratyush.

Let me guess. You are responding according to common heart of this community. Everyone shares same heart here. : )

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/XD29
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Great news!

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/wilbward

This is the post I've been waiting for for SO LONG.

That gif is absolutely perfect.

WOOOT!

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Alf42

Love Hindi! (Shahid Kapoor is pretty hot too. hehe) Thanks for doing this. Really looking forward. All the best!

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Dkenneth

Wow, this is awesome news! Probably not going to learn it, but I'm sooooo excited

Here's a Bollywood song I really like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NOfu1aAKfo

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vibhu124

It is not just a good news but a lot more than that. Actually it is celebration time.

May 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/e.gg.man

Made my day! :'D Can't wait till it's out!

May 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TranVanHaiNam

Congrats team Hindi! Hope your process will have a great success. I'll stay tuned. ^o^

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CedarPrince

This is awesome!

May 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KCarw

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW I CAN'T WAIT FOR THAT1!!!!!!!!!!1!!1!!111!111111111

May 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lukasjohn

So what day this week will this be released? I've been checking Incubator daily :D :D :D

May 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FeliciaFollum

Seriously!?

October 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/pabos95

So the script problem is already solved? This could be a great news for people waiting for Mandarin, Arabic, etc.

May 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/savourtardis

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.)

July 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TamaraP-CH

It's July 2018 and still no Hindi course for English speakers!!!!

July 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Is that gif from What's Your Rashee?

May 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Pratyush.

I think it's from 'Jab we met'.

May 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

I knew I recognized it from somewhere!

May 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RohitSureshanand

Congrats Team Hindi!!! Just one quick question, will we need to learn the script (Devanagari), ourselves, our will lessons for that too be provided

May 19, 2015
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