Hindi

hindi_circled_flagNamastē! नमस्ते

Hindi is a very melodious and phonetic language. It is the national language of India and is spoken by millions of people not only in the native country, but also in several other countries. It is also the language of a long literary tradition, both in modern prose and poetry, as well as pre-modern secular and devotional poetry. In more recent times Hindi has become a dominant language of modern media, such as cinema in India and much of the content on television. A majority of Hindi speakers reside in many of the northern states of Indian, but because of its cultural and political presence, it is understood in most places in India.

India is one of the most exotic tourist locations in the world. Picturing India one can imagine the wonders they can behold the fabulous white-domed Taj Mahal, cups of steaming chai (tea), spicy cuisine, women’s vibrant coloured saris, intricate temples, sacred cows, elephant rides, rickshaws and bustling streets will inevitably come to mind. Visitors come to see Delhi’s landmarks, enjoy Goa’s sandy beaches, marvel at Karnataka’s monumental architecture, experience Mumbai’s cosmopolitan nightlife and admire the palaces of Rajasthan.

Levels offered: Hindi

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Greeting: "Namastē" (Hello)

Counting: एक (ek - १), दो (do - २), तीन (teen - ३), चार (char - ४), पांच (panch - ५)…

Useful phrases: "अंत भला तो सब भला" (Anth bhala to sab bhala) - (English: If the end is good, everything is good.)

"आपका नाम क्या है?" (Aap ka naam kya hai) - (English: What is your name?)

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