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Is this the right course for me?
Are you looking for a course in Hindi written for the absolute beginner who has no experience of learning a foreign language?
Get Started in Hindi will give you the confidence to communicate in Hindi. Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The emphasis of the course is placed on communication, rather than grammar, and all the teaching is in English, so that you will quickly and effortlessly get started in Hindi.
By the end of this course, you will be at Level B1 of the Common European Framework for Languages: can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
Get Started in Hindi includes:
Chapter 1: Greetings
Who and how people are
This and that; he, she and it
Chapter 2: Our family
Chapter 3: In the room
Some more questions
Where? On the table
Chapter 4: Have some tea
Giving orders and making requests
Telling, saying, speaking, asking
Chapter 5: What do you want?
What do you like, what do you want?
Availability - 'to get, to find'
Chapter 6: What work do you do?
Possession and 'to have'
The Sharma family
You can go
Let me go!
Chapter 7: The past
In the past
Adding emphasis Chapter 8: What's happening?
Comparisons: bigger and smaller
Continuous tense: '-ing' verbs
Raju is reading 'his own' newspaper
These days, in and out, up and down
Chapter 9: In the future
The future tense
Ifs and maybes
So that, in order that
How long does it take
Chapter 10: What happened?
The past tense
Other perfective tenses
Sit and rest - linking two actions
Chapter 11: It is said that...
A verb with many meanings
Finding the way in Vilaspur
It is said that...the passive is easy
You should read this - obligations
You must* read this - stronger obligations
Chapter 12: Health and style
'J-words' and relative clauses
Getting things done - causatives
Parts of the body
Shades of meaning
Style in Hindi
Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:
Not got much time?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.
Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.
Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.