Colloquial Hindi: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Hindi as it is written and spoken today.
Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Hindi in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
Colloquial Hindi is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout.
Key features include:
A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar
An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises
Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations
Helpful cultural points
An overview of the sounds of Hindi
Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Hindi is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Hindi.
Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It is a good book, the way grammar bits are explained is very pleasing, but there are problems there.One, it does not use the Hindi script. Having transliteration for everything is great, and should be encouraged, but publishing a book only in Roman script is not a good idea.Two, transliteration, though good on it's own, is a bit unorthodox, which can be very confusing if the learner looks at any other materials outside of this book. Good thing though is, that this book very clearly shows the words where the pronunciation used is different from what the Hindi spelling would suggest.I would not recommend this for the main textbook, but the chances are, if you don't fully understand a grammar point explained elsewhere, this book will set you straight.
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