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Learn Hindi from Authentic Sources Posted by on Jan 13, 2022

There are a plethora बहुतायत of sources to learn Hindi!  But all these sources great? Or effectiveप्रभावशाली? The most effective method for learning Hindi is via an authentic source. Why, you ask? Current Trends Apps and Textbooks are great but can you really learn the nuances अति सूक्ष्म अंतरof language and dialects through apps? Although…

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Elements of an Effective Hindi Lesson Posted by on Dec 17, 2021

Spotting a Good Lesson What is the most effective प्रभावी way to teach or for that matter learn सीखना Hindi? With the millions of apps, courses पाठ्यक्रम, books and videos out there, how do you pick the proverbial कहावत needle out of the haystack when it comes to learning or for that matter teaching the…

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10 Podcasts to Learn Hindi Posted by on Nov 8, 2021

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Introduction There are numerous बहुत ways to learn Hindi today – apps, CD’s if you are still into retro, movies चलचित्र and songs. Watching the news समाचार and Netflix shows is another way. But podcasts are the ‘it’ thing now!  The proliferation प्रसार of podcasts is indicative of its popularity. Benefits Listening to a podcast…

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5 Authentic Hindi Teaching Sources Posted by on Aug 26, 2021

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I learned Hindi the old fashioned way पुराने ज़माने का. In a classroom in India by a teacher who taught us using a blackboard and nothing else और कुछ नहीं. We took the notes down diligently however once we left the classroom we did not remember a thing in real life वास्तविक जीवन we had…

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Dual Meaning Hindi Words Posted by on Aug 24, 2021

There are certain words in Hindi that have no direct translation. Also, they can be translated and interpreted in several ways. This can lead to a lot of confusion as the interpretation may sometimes depend on the area in which one lives, or the tone of voice while saying the word or the context. The…

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Top Five Books To Learn Hindi Posted by on Jul 30, 2021

I studied Hindi in school from 2nd grade to the 10th grade. We had to take a public Hindi assessment मूल्यांकन as well as pass our teacher’s exams परीक्षा in order to graduate from high school. In addition के अतिरिक्त to studying Hindi in my Catholic run English school, my parents hired a tutor शिक्षक…

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The Poetry of Nagarjun Posted by on Aug 9, 2019

This week, I’ll be discussing a Hindi and Maithili writer (लेखक/lekhak) who is not well-known (नामी/naami) outside of India but certainly should be. The author known as “Baba Nagarjun” (बाबा नागार्जुन) and “Yatri,” (यात्री) whose real name was Vaidyanath Mishra (वैद्यनाथ मिश्र) (~1911-1998), was born in the village (गाँव/gaanv) of Satlakha in Bihar (बिहार). It…

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