As the fourth most-spoken language in the world, Hindi (मानक हिन्दी) is one of the official languages of India along with English. It is spoken by nearly half a billion people, and is the most popular language in India. About half of the population of native speakers are located in India, but it is also widely-spoken in Nepal, South Africa, Fiji, Mauritius, Suriname, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago.
The Hindi writing script, Devanagari, can be notably troublesome for new learners. But you will only need to study the basics to begin to speak and understand Hindi. Your focus should be on learning common words and phrases in context and then practicing their pronunciation instead of focusing on vocabulary acquisition. If you have chosen the goal of learning Hindi, start off with these simple words and short phrases in the Hindi language:
To learn the Hindi language and thrive in real-world conversations, you’ll need a language learning program primed to help you achieve this goal. That’s where Rosetta Stone comes in.
Rosetta Stone has over 25 years of language learning experience, and has proven that anyone can learn a new language. Our patented Dynamic Immersion® methodology will teach you the Hindi language beyond the words. You’ll be prepared to use your new language as part of your life, and ready to handle everyday situations with ease and confidence. The convenient 10-minute language lessons fit into your daily routine easily. And with an award-winning mobile app included in your subscription, you’ll be able to take on language learning anytime, anywhere, and at your convenience.
Pronunciation is one of the cornerstones of success in learning a language. Hindi has some distinctive pronunciation rules, and once you learn them, you’ll have a much easier time pronouncing some of the sounds consonants make. Hindi has voiced versus unvoiced consonants where the principal difference in sounds is whether or not you vibrate your vocal cords. Additionally, there are aspirated and unaspirated consonants where the difference is releasing a puff of breath through your mouth along with the sound. Let Rosetta Stone help you make sure your Hindi pronunciation is accurate. Our patented TruAccent™ speech-recognition engine compares your voice in real-time to native speakers. This feedback is crucial, and allows you to fine-tune your pronunciation and speak Hindi with confidence.
While getting your Hindi pronunciation down may take some time, consistency in your practice is key. Just remember, it’s far more important that you feel confident speaking everyday phrases in Hindi than it is to know every Hindi word or grammar rule.
Surround yourself with Hindi whenever, wherever with the Rosetta Stone app .
Download a unit and knock it out on the train or a flight. Select a 5-10 minute lesson and sneak it in while you wait in line or for your ride to show up. And explore dynamic features, like Seek and Speak, where you can point at an object in the real world and get a translation .
The best part? You don’t have to choose between app or desktop. Both come with your subscription and sync, so you can switch between devices seamlessly.
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