Elementary Hindi: An Introduction to the Language [With CD (Audio)] (Hardcover)

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This is a comprehensive and user-friendly elementary level Hindi textbook and language learning package.

This comprehensive guide to learning the Hindi language teaches you basic proficiency in everyday, conversational beginner Hindi. From learning to write the Hindi alphabet and pronounce its sounds, to using vocabulary and grammar, to communicating in dialogues, your rapidly-developing skills in Hindi will surprise you. No prior experience in is necessary to learn Hindi with this book. The chapters cover many situations you'll need to travel to India, read Hindi, write Hindi, and speak Hindi.

Key features of Elementary Hindi
  • The MP3 audio CD helps builds reading comprehension and ensures correct pronunciation.
  • Reveals real life in India through the book's characters, Deepak and Kavitha.
  • Covers elementary-level Hindi grammar including the rules of pronunciation, nasalizations, and the past tense.
  • Teaches the written Hindi alphabet, allowing students to immediately start reading and writing Hindi.
  • Makes the Hindi language accessible, understandable and enjoyable.
Enriched by fascinating information about the Hindi-speaking cultures of the world, Elementary Hindi brings the language to life, whether you're studying on your own, or in a classroom. The expert guidance in Elementary Hindi is carefully sequenced to be the most effective and most supportive approach for beginners. Delacy and Joshi are two seasoned teachers of Hindi, and their experience shines out from every page. Their knowledge will help you succeed in your goal of learning Hindi.

Available separately is the companion Elementary Hindi Workbook, which will help you polish the lessons learned here. The ten activities per lesson offers a range of exercises and practice opportunities that will help you achieve proficiency in everyday, conversational Hindi.

About the Author

Richard Delacy, PhD., teaches Hindi and Urdu at Harvard University. He is the author of Teach Yourself Beginner's Urdu Script (McGraw-Hill) and Hindi in a Flash (Tuttle). He travels to India frequently. Sudha Joshi received her MA in English literature in India and then taught Hindi in Melbourne, Australia at various universities for over fifteen years. She has produced numerous teaching materials and translated Hindi poetry into English for publication.

Praise For…

"The other day I had a chance to go through several chapters of [Elementary Hindi] textbook and workbook, using the CD. I was most impressed! It is a very fine, professional job. I like the clarity of presentation, and the way you introduce the alphabet in installments, with lots of vocabulary. I also like the illustrations using architectural motifs."—Phil Lutgendorf, University of Iowa

Product Details
ISBN: 9780804839624
ISBN-10: 080483962X
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication Date: February 1st, 2010
Pages: 337
Language: English