Hindi, Comprehensive

Hindi, Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand Hindi with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743552585
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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

Hindi, reported to be the second most commonly spoken language in the world, is spoken by more than 500 million people. Pimsleur's Hindi teaches Standard Hindi as spoken in New Delhi.

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Hindi, Comprehensive includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading the Hindi alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

Hindi, reported to be the second most commonly spoken language in the world, is spoken by more than 500 million people. Pimsleur's Hindi teaches Standard Hindi as spoken in New Delhi.

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Hindi, Comprehensive includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading the Hindi alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurHindi Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • It works (10)
  • Portable (10)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Perfects accent (8)
  • Fun (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (9)
    • Fun (7)
    • Self-improvement (7)
    • Business/work (4)
    • Family background/heritage (4)
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      • Traveler (8), Business person (6)

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    5.0

    Still the best method for learning

    By Walter

    from Nebraska

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Hindi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      Previously I have used Pimsleur CDs to learn Russian and found them very effective.
      Recently I decided that I wanted to study Hindi. Influenced by the TV commercials and a freind's recommendation, I bought the Rosetta Stone program and tried to work through it. Ultimately, I felt I was not making any progress and went back to the Pimsleur method instead. I feel that I learn useful conversation including grammar and conjugation much easier and more effectively with Pimsleur. With the other one I got a lot of vocabulary of nouns and adjectives but could not carry on any meaningful conversation whereas with Pimsleur I could follow simple conversations much faster.
      Next time I will not waste my money on anything else!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Wish there were more levels

      By Mimi

      from Sydney, Australia

      About Me Traveler

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Need More Lesson Phases

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Family background/Heritage
      • Just for fun
      • Travel

      Comments about Hindi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      I bought all of Phase 1 after great success with all three phases of Pimsleur's Mandarin course. This is equally as good. My husband, who is Indian, says some phrases are a bit old-fashioned and are not be widely used in common parlance, but would be perfectly understood and are technically more 'correct'. Like other reviewers, I just wish that there were more phases especially since it is one of the most widely spoken languages and essential for understanding Bollywood movies with bad subtitles :)

      Service and delivery comments:

      Please add more levels Pimsleur!

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing

      By Randy of India

      from Delhi, India

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Only Level 1

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Family background/Heritage
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Hindi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      I moved to India for work and took some Hindi lessons. It wasn't working so I bought Pimsleur Hindi. It has changed my life. I love it. It works.
      My only problem is that it has opened the door slightly but not fully. THERE IS NOT ENOUGH! Just the one level. I feel half cocked.
      Waiting in anticipation for level 2 & 3 but I heard there are no plans for these courses. A real shame indeed.

      Service and delivery comments:

      PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make level 2 & 3 !!!!!!!!

      Love you!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome!

      By Andy

      from Xi'an

      About Me Traveler

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

      • No Level 2 Or 3

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hindi, Comprehensive:

        The course is a little bit of genius. I have used this and Mandarin Chinese an I have gone from zero to hero in an extremely short time. My only wish is for these guys to make level 2 and 3 for Hindi.

        Keep it up Simon and Schuster. Really great course.

        Thank you.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Missing. Level 2 & 3 Hindi. ;(

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        It really works!

        By Linda the lifetime learner

        from Denver

        About Me Business person, Health Care, Owner Of Vacation Rentals

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Fun
        • It Works
        • Perfects Accent
        • Portable

        Cons

        • I Can't Think Of Any

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Hindi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        I listen on my 45 minute commute to and from work. I am not a natural when it comes to learning a language. I have studied Spanish on my own and taken college classes and I still lack confidence and struggle with grammar. Several years ago for 6 mos prior to traveling to France, I listened to CD from other programs in an effort to learn French and my Hindi, in less than 1 month is far better than my French ever was. I am so excited. I am actually learning Hindi and will be able to speak and understand the language prior to my trip to India this winter. This is so much fun..and affordable, I plan to learn other languages.I can't think of any downside to the program.

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