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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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Hindi Lineage and the Family Tree Posted by on Oct 26, 2021

Family Tree Hindi has an interesting दिलचस्प position in its family tree. The Indo-European family begot the Indo-Iranian family which begot the Indo-Aryan family who begot Hindi. Therefore, ironically विडम्बना से, it begs the question, is the Hindi we speak today begotten from Urdu? That would cause a minor अवयस्क uproar in itself given the…

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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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Deconstructing Indian Food Words Posted by on Aug 18, 2021

Have you ever gone to and Indian restaurant and are stumped looking at the menu? Many of the words are difficult कठिन to pronounce let alone comprehend what they represent? Besides not wanting to look foolish मूर्ख in front of friends or the waitstaff, you may genuinely want to know what you are eating, right?…

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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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Bandra Hindi Posted by on Apr 2, 2021

Bandra Hindi What is Bandra Hindi? Bandraites, the residents of Bandra speak a combination मिश्रण  of Hindi and English with colloquial phrases. This language is a mixture of Hindi words that are anglicized or butchered, slang, and Marathi words. Where did Bandra Hindi come from? Bandra Hindi evolved विकसित from Marathi, Konkani, and English which…

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