About the Hindi language.
Hindi is a direct descendant of Sanskrit and belongs to the Indo-Iranian language family, which includes Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, and more. The first official language of India—English being the second—Hindi is the mother tongue of 425 million people and the second language for more than 120 million people worldwide.
About the script.
Hindi is written in the Devanagari script. Written left to right, Devanagari has 52 symbols and, like many Latin-based languages, accents to indicate nasalization and aspiration. The word Devanagari stems from two words—deva, meaning "deity," and nagari, meaning "city"—which are indicative of its religious and everyday use.
Hindi is a world language.
One of the BRICS languages, Hindi has been identified as being a must-learn language for anyone who is of the mind to conduct international business. Whether you're working with Indian companies remotely or finding employment in the booming Indian job market, Hindi is an excellent choice to have as your second language!
Get to know the culture.
Before you travel to India, you may want to get a taste of more than a good daal or tandoori. Bollywood is the century-old Hindi-language film industry and is the most prolific of its kind in the world, releasing over one thousand films a year. Along with its bright colors, animated actors, and stellar dance scenes, Bollywood films offer Hindi-language learners an opportunity to experience the Indian culture and learn the Hindi that's spoken in everyday scenarios.
Fun facts about Hindi
There are many English words that come from Hindi, such as bungalow, jungle, looting, cheetah, avatar, and thug. Hindi and Urdu are mutually intelligible but use different scripts. Hindi, as mentioned above, uses Devanagari whereas Urdu uses Arabic script.