The Hindi language is an Indo-Aryan language spoken chiefly 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 neighbouring 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.
Like other Indo-Aryan languages, Hindi is a direct descendant of an early form of Vedic Sanskrit, through Sauraseni Prakrit and Śauraseni Apabhraṃśa (from Sanskrit apabhraṃśa “corrupt”), which emerged in the 7th century CE.
Learning any language is easy but you have to follow some steps and you have dedication towards your learning.
If you are weak in Hindi I have a suggestion by which you can improve your Hindi.
In this blog, we will look for some tips which will improve your Hindi.
Tips to improve in Hindi:
1) Understand the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs
This is a very important concept in the Hindi language; armed with this knowledge, you can conjugate verbs in the past tenses correctly. Being able to differentiate between transitive and intransitive verbs will help you know when to use the “ne” (ने) particle and, thus, how to conjugate the verb in the sentence (either to agree with the subject in gender and number or to agree with the object of the sentence in gender and number). This is an essential concept that you should master: transitive verbs take an OBJECT, while intransitive verbs do not and are usually verbs of movement and/or action.
2) Immerse yourself in Hindi-language culture
One of the best, easiest, and most enjoyable ways to learn Hindi is to totally immerse yourself in Hindi music, movies and children’s books (and, when you progress further, novels or other, more difficult, types of reading material). This type of immersion, while not as intensive and beneficial for your language learning as staying in a Hindi-speaking region for a considerable amount of time, is still essential for maintaining and improving your fluency. Consistent immersion of this type will habituate your brain to the sounds of the language and its particular turns of phrase; one recommendation is to make a note of at least one new word or phrase every day that you hear in a song or a film or read in a book, look it up later and try to remember its meaning with the use of flashcards or some type of mnemonic device, whatever works for you.
3) Embrace the idea that most sentiments cannot be directly translated from English to Hindi and vice versa +
Adopt a different, ‘Hindified’ mindset
If you are a native English speaker and attempting to learn a Romance language like French or Spanish or a Germanic language (like English) such as German, you might be able to get away with the idea that most or at least some ideas can be directly translated from your mother tongue to your learned language and vice versa. Not so with Hindi. In fact, abandon this idea immediately. Hindi, although part of the Indo-European language group like English, is different enough from English that a substantial number of ideas cannot be directly translated; attempting to directly translate will, in fact, hinder you in your learning process. You can learn an immense amount about a culture that is quite different from yours by learning the language that people of that culture speak: try adopting a mindset of humility and openness to learning and abandon all your preconceived notions.
4) Make a point of practicing everyday, even if it’s just for 5 minutes
This suggestion is very important. In learning a language, especially as an adult, consistency is key––if you do not practice for several days or even weeks, you will notice a steep drop off in your retention of particularly new and/or difficult material. Now that almost everyone owns a smartphone or some other type of handheld device like a tablet, it is easier and more convenient than ever to download language-learning apps or flashcard apps that help motivate you to practice daily. I would recommend going to the app store and searching for dictionaries, flashcard apps, or just general language-learning apps, especially if there are some that pertain to the specific language you are learning.
5) Be clear on your priorities and on developing all 4 aspects of language acquisition (if that is, indeed, your goal)
By the four aspects of language acquisition, I mean 1) reading, 2) writing, 3) speaking, and 4) listening or understanding. Now, adults learn another language for all sorts of reasons and that’s just fine; you simply need to be clear about what those reasons are and what corresponding aspects of language acquisition need to be emphasized and developed in order to achieve your goals. Most people going to North India for the first time on a short trip want to understand the basics, to speak and listen tolerably well and maybe read a bit. If those are your goals, you should definitely seek out opportunities such as language Meet Up groups, a conversation partner, private tutoring, and/or software that emphasizes these aspects so that you can strengthen your speaking and listening skills. However, as a phonetic language, Hindi often sounds the way it is written and, if you’re a visual learner, being able to read (and, to a lesser extent, write) will aid you immensely in your pronunciation. Other people may want to attain all four aspects and to those people, I say that some areas will be weaker and some stronger, based on your personality and learning style. As an introverted, visual learner, I’ve always found speaking and listening more challenging than reading and writing, although I generally do not find pronunciation difficult. But, if you’re an extroverted, auditory learner, you may find speaking and listening/understanding a breeze and may dread reading and writing! It all depends on individual style and that is, ideally, how you should learn: by developing an individualized plan and methods that work for you.
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