Hindi is the third most spoken language in the world (after English and Chinese), with over 615 million speakers. To put it in context, that’s close to 10% of the global population, and around 44% of the Indian population, making it India’s most popular language.
Hindi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in India. Hindi has been described as a standardized and Sanskritised register of the Hindustani language, which itself is based primarily on the Khariboli dialect of Delhi and neighboring areas of Northern India. Hindi, written in the Devanagari script, is one of the two official languages of the Government of India, along with the English language. It is an official language in 9 States and 3 Union Territories and an additional official language in 3 other States. Hindi is also one of the 22 scheduled languages of the Republic of India.
Ways to get better at Hindi after learning the basics:
1.Continue to practice your conversational Hindi with longer phrases and sentences.
Once you become more comfortable with Hindi nouns, pronouns, and verbs, you can move on to studying other elements of Hindi.
2.Learn Hindi through Online resources
There is a very wide variety of materials available for helping English speakers for learning Hindi online.
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3.Find a good textbook.
Once you become familiar with the basics of Hindi vocabulary and grammar, you’ll need a more in-depth source to learn the more complicated elements of the language. Try to find a textbook that includes audio elements if possible.
Rupert Snell’s Teach Yourself Hindi course and book are highly recommended for beginners and include audio.
Elementary Hindi by Richard Delacy and Sudha Joshi comprises a textbook and workbook with an audio CD.
4.Find friends who speak Hindi.
Because so many people speak Hindi, the chances are good that you know people who can speak the language. Particularly if they live far away from home, people will often be happy to chat with you in their native language.
Websites such as meetup.com offer you the chance to find groups of people who are interested in learning more about Hindi language and Indian culture. Meetup currently has 103 groups in 70 countries, but if there isn’t one near you, why not start your own?
Do not hesitate to speak the language in public and with native speakers. It will be helpful in improving your mastery. Also, don’t be ashamed to allow other people to correct you if you pronounce something wrong. No one knows everything. Welcome constructive criticism. Test your knowledge at every social occasion you have.
6.Keep watching movies and television shows.
Challenge yourself to think in the language you are attempting to learn.
7.Do a little bit every day
If you’re serious about learning Hindi you have to practice every day. A one-hour class per week just isn’t going to cut it.
There are two main reasons why you should be practicing every day:
Firstly, you remember a language better when you are constantly using and reviewing it. If you only study once a week, you’ll spend the first half of the class feeling ‘rusty’ and trying to get back into the groove. Daily use keeps you in the habit and also helps new words stick into your long-term memory.
Secondly, by making Hindi study a daily habit you’ll likely add up more hours than if you went for one monster study session once a week.
Ultimately, learning to speak a language well comes down to how many hours you spend on it. Estimates vary regarding how long it takes to get fluent, but realistically it will be several hundred hours. Start working on it today, study consistently, and you’ll get there!
Now You’re Ready To Start Learning Hindi Online! Follow the tips in this article and you’ll be speaking Hindi in no time! I’ve provided you with a roadmap and resources to help you on the way, and now the rest is up to you.