Colloquial Hindi: The Complete Course for Beginners

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Routledge, 2008 - Foreign Language Study - 346 pages

Colloquial Hindi provides a step-by-step course in Hindi as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a 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.

Key features include:

progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills

structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar

an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises

realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios

useful vocabulary lists throughout the text

an overview of the sounds and alphabet of Hindi

additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues.

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Hindi will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and for students taking courses in Hindi.

Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on two CDs or in MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquial Hindi pack. Recorded by native speakers, the audio complements the book and will help enhance learners' listening and speaking skills.

Course components:

The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack.

Paperback: 978-0-415-41956-7 (please note this does not include the audio)

CDs : 978-0-415-39528-1

Ebook: 978-0-203-43152-8 (available from Please note this does not include the audio)MP3s: 978-0-415-49823-4 (available to purchase from : 978-0-415-39527-4 (paperback and CDs)


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