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English Hindi
Hello नमस्ते
Good evening नमस्ते
Goodbye नमस्ते
Goodbye फिर मिलेंगे
See you later बाद में मिलते हैं
See you later फिर मिलेंगे
Yes हाँ
No नहीं
Please! सुनिए
Please! माफ़ कीजिए
Thanks धन्यवाद
Thanks शुक्रिया
Thanks a lot धन्यवाद
Thanks a lot शुक्रिया
Thank you for your help मदद के लिए धन्यवाद
Thank you for your help मदद के लिए शुक्रिया
Don't mention it कृपया
Ok ठीक है
How much is it? इसका दाम क्या है?
How much is it? इसकी कीमत क्या है?
Sorry! माफ़ कीजिए
I don't understand मेरी समझ में नहीं आ रहा है
I get it मैं समझ गया
I get it मैं समझ गयी
I don't know मुझे नहीं पता
Forbidden निषिद्ध
Forbidden मना है
Excuse me, where are the toilets? शौचालय कहाँ है
Happy New Year! नया साल मुबारक हो
Happy New Year! नए वर्ष की शुभकामनाएँ
Happy birthday! जन्मदिन की शुभकामनाएँ
Happy birthday! सालगिरह मुबारक
Congratulations! बधाई हो
Congratulations! मुबारक हो
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Here you will find all the words that your memory seems to have stored permanently. However, they will only stay there if you keep them in contact with them regularly, through conversations, reading, listening to radio programs or watching films, series or television programs. You can also consult this list from time to time and randomly test whether you remember the words offered to you. If not, you can remove the words you forgot from this list.

First contact

This course aims to give travelers the tools they need to quickly master essential expressions in Hindi for everyday situations, such as greeting someone, asking for directions, or ordering a dish in a restaurant. By the end of the course, learners will be able to communicate with simple words on their next trip to India or any Hindi-speaking region.
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How to Learn Hindi by Yourself? Start with an Easy and Free Online Course!

We have adopted an objective and efficient approach to learn how to speak a language easily and quickly.

We suggest you start by memorizing words, phrases, and practical expressions that you can use in everyday life and that will be useful when traveling.

Getting used to pronouncing words out loud, such as numbers, is an easy exercise you can often practice and at any time throughout the day.

This practice will help you get accustomed to the sounds of your chosen language, making it more familiar.

Once your holidays have begun, whether in New Delhi or another city in India, you will be surprised at how familiar and easy to understand it will seem.

Furthermore, using a pocket dictionary is always useful, particularly during a trip. It allows you to find the translation of new words and enrich your vocabulary.

Why Speak Hindi When Traveling?

An Economic and Cultural Power

Spoken mainly in northern India, but also present in Pakistan and Nepal, Hindi is the official language of the country, with up to 450 million speakers, including 230 million as their mother tongue.

The second most populous country and the seventh largest in the world, India is one of the 10 largest world powers in terms of GDP and is a member of several international accords, including the BRICS.

Even though English is widely spoken, speaking Hindi will be a great asset in conducting business in the country, as well as for visiting the architectural wonders of the Brihadeeswarar Temple and the Taj Mahal, exploring the national parks and their wildlife, and bathing in the waters of Goa.

Tourist hotspots are countless, but they do not supplant the popular culture of the country, whose personalities include writer Rabindranath Tagore, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, and whose Bollywood film industry is one of the most prolific in the world.

Religious tourism is another point of interest, as India has a rich history that goes back thousands of years and has seen the birth of many religions practiced around the world today, such as Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism.

Make a Success of Your Stay in India

Whether you are going to spend a few days with friends on a leisure trip or if you are on a business trip, nothing will be more useful than being able to slip in a few words in the language of your interlocutors. They will appreciate your effort and be more willing to help.

How to Succeed in Having Good Pronunciation Within a Week to a Month?

As an Indo-European language, Hindi uses the Devanāgarī script, an alpha syllabary (a system between a syllabary and an alphabet) where syllables can be modified or suppressed by ancillary signs.

The Devanāgarī script is written and read from left to right and consists of phonological oppositions of short and long vowels, aspirated and non-aspirated consonants, and dental and retroflex consonants. Additional diacritics will be of great help in pronunciation. Here are some examples:

  • Candrabindu (◌ँ ~): Placed above the vowel, it marks its nasalization.
  • Visarga (:): Placed at the end of a word, it indicates a sigh or an echo sound.

Practical Tips for Learning Hindi

1. Start with the Basics

Begin by learning the Devanāgarī alphabet and basic pronunciation rules. This foundation will help you read and speak Hindi more accurately.

2. Build Your Vocabulary

Focus on everyday words and phrases that you are likely to use. Flashcards and language apps can be very helpful in expanding your vocabulary.

3. Practice Speaking

Speak Hindi as much as possible. Practice with native speakers or fellow learners. Use language exchange platforms to find conversation partners.

4. Immerse Yourself

Immerse yourself in the language through Hindi media. Watch Hindi movies, listen to Hindi music, and follow Hindi news. This will help improve your listening skills and familiarize you with the cultural context.

5. Use Official Online Resources

There are many official online resources to help you learn Hindi:

6. Take a Language Course

Consider enrolling in a language course with a qualified teacher. Personalized instruction can accelerate your learning and help you master difficult concepts.

7. Stay Consistent

Consistency is key. Practice Hindi daily, even if only for a few minutes. Regular exposure and practice will lead to steady progress.

By following these steps and utilizing the available resources, you can start speaking and understanding Hindi in no time. Happy learning!

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Goomansingh :  There is not enough tests.
Loecsen We are currently working on the creation of new courses, which will significantly expand our range. Thank you for your support!
MOHAN ATTALURI :  Your site is well designed for easy learning and revision.

Good job and congratulations:)
Christine  :  Thank you to let anyone learn this gentle language !
Skinny Vegetarian Rabbit :  This is the best Learn Hindi site. For years I had bought numerous"Learn Hindi in 30 days" book and the book pushed me hard to hate the language. That book was a book of breech birth labour pain. Your website should win the Padma Shri Award for making foreigners love India through its melodious language. Keep up with the good work. Appreciation would come to you in good time
Mukund Chaskar :  Namaste, I found Jyoti, Anita and Selena etc. who learn Hindi on this site. Anybody is interested in brushing up their Hindi skills ? you are welcome. I am willing to give you Hindi conversation practice. Pl contact without prejudice. Dhanaywaad / thanks, fir milenge / will meet again Mukund Chaskar
Neha P. :  Nice website for me to learn hindi! :)
Kathleen :  Very good but the audio vocabulary is too short.
baskar :  very helpful for people like me from non Hindi belt
Selena :  Looking forward to this. :)
Tchelle :  wonderful for beginners!
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