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Contains over 1,000 useful sentences and phrases for travel or everyday living abroad: food, shopping, medical aid, courtesy, hotels, travel, and other situations. Gives the English phrase, the foreign equivalent, and a transliteration that can be read right off. Also includes many supplementary lists, signs, and aids. All words are indexed.
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Say It in Hindi

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Contains over 1,000 useful sentences and phrases for travel or everyday living abroad: food, shopping, medical aid, courtesy, hotels, travel, and other situations. Gives the English phrase, the foreign equivalent, and a transliteration that can be read right off. Also includes many supplementary lists, signs, and aids. All words are indexed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486137919
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 4/6/2012
  • Series: Dover Language Guides Say It Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 929,059
  • File size: 18 MB
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Say it in Hindi


By Venna Talwar Oldenburg

Dover Publications, Inc.

Copyright © 1981 Dover Publications, Inc.
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-486-13791-9



INTRODUCTION

Say It in Hindi is based on the form of Hindi spoken in the north central part of India, which encompasses the capital city of New Delhi, Agra (the city of the Taj Mahal) and Lucknow, a city with many literary and historical associations. Hindi is the most prevalent of India's fourteen official languages, being the native tongue of almost 40% of the population. Hindi is the native language of much of north and central India, but it is taught on a nationwide basis and understood almost everywhere. It is the official language of all government business, broadcasting and notices in the part of India visited by tourists and business people most often.

Hindi is written in a syllabic script called Devanagari from left to right, as is English. The script is based on an ancient classical language, Sanskrit, as are the technical and literary words in pure Hindi.

There is a very closely related North Indian language called Urdu, which is spoken by Indian Muslims, educated, upper class North Indians and is the official language of Pakistan. Urdu is written from right to left in a script derived from the Arabic and Persian alphabets, and these two languages are the source of its learned vocabulary.

The grammar, everyday vocabulary and language of Hindi and Urdu are for all practical purposes identical. Therefore, this book is designed to facilitate oral communication with a large majority of the inhabitants of the Indian subcontinent. With almost 300 million native speakers of Hindi/Urdu (sometimes referred as Hindustani) and many millions more who use Hindi as a secondary language, Say It in Hindi will enable you to reach more people than any other language in the world with the exception of Chinese.


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Table of Contents

Contents

LISTEN & LEARN CASSETTES,
Title Page,
Acknowledgements,
Copyright Page,
INTRODUCTION,
NOTES ON THE USE OF THIS BOOK,
PRONUNCIATION,
EVERYDAY PHRASES,
SOCIAL PHRASES,
BASIC QUESTIONS,
TALKING ABOUT YOURSELF,
MAKING YOURSELF UNDERSTOOD,
DIFFICULTIES & MISUNDERSTANDINGS,
CUSTOMS,
BAGGAGE,
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS,
BOAT,
AIRPLANE,
TRAIN,
BUS AND STREETCAR,
TAXI AND RICKSHAW,
RENTING AUTOS,
AUTO: DIRECTIONS,
AUTO: HELP ON THE ROAD,
AUTO: GAS STATION & REPAIR SHOP,
PARTS OF THE CAR,
MAIL,
TELEGRAM,
TELEPHONE,
HOTEL,
HOTEL STAFF,
RENTING AN APARTMENT,
APARTMENT: USEFUL WORDS,
CAFÉ AND BAR,
RESTAURANT,
SEASONINGS AND SPICES,
BEVERAGES AND BREAKFAST FOODS,
SOUPS AND SALAD,
MEATS,
POULTRY,
FISH AND SEAFOOD,
VEGETABLES,
GRAINS AND CEREALS,
FRUITS AND NUTS,
DESSERTS,
INDIAN FOODS,
SIGHTSEEING,
WORSHIP,
ENTERTAINMENTS,
SPORTS AND GAMES,
HIKING AND CAMPING,
BANK AND MONEY,
SHOPPING,
CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES,
COLORS,
MATERIALS,
BOOKSHOP, STATIONER & NEWSDEALER,
PHARMACY,
DRUGSTORE ITEMS,
CAMERA SHOP AND PHOTOGRAPHY,
GIFT AND SOUVENIR LIST,
TOBACCO SHOP,
LAUNDRY AND DRY CLEANING,
REPAIRS AND ADJUSTMENTS,
BARBER SHOP,
BEAUTY PARLOR,
STORES AND SERVICES,
BABY CARE,
HEALTH AND ILLNESS,
AILMENTS,
DENTIST,
ACCIDENTS,
PARTS OF THE BODY,
TIME,
WEATHER,
DAYS OF THE WEEK,
HOLIDAYS,
DATES, MONTHS AND SEASONS,
NUMBERS: CARDINALS,
NUMBERS: ORDINALS,
QUANTITIES,
FAMILY,
COMMON SIGNS & PUBLIC NOTICES,
INDEX,

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