Hindi Phase 1, Units 1-30

Hindi Phase 1, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand Hindi with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442331556
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Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and 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 Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 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 of Phase 1, 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.

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PimsleurHindi Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

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Pros

  • It works (14)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Portable (13)
  • Perfects accent (12)
  • Fun (9)

Cons

  • No writing component (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (13)
  • Self-improvement (10)
  • Fun (7)
  • Family background/heritage (5)
  • Business/work (4)
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    • Traveler (9), Business person (6), Student (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing

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...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good Tourist Hindi

I'm often frustrated by poor subtitles on Bollywood movies, and thought I'd try learning some Hindi in order to be less reliant on them.

I did some research and the Pimsleur...Read complete review

I'm often frustrated by poor subtitles on Bollywood movies, and thought I'd try learning some Hindi in order to be less reliant on them.

I did some research and the Pimsleur sounded like the best course for what I wanted. I had high hopes when I tried out the demo lesson before buying - it seemed simple enough, you just try the same lesson repeatedly till you get most of the phrases correct. But after 2 weeks I was only on lesson 4, and then actually got so frustrated I pretty much gave up on the course, because the phrases started getting so long there was no way I'd be able to memorize them. (Plus the phrases were just getting more and more tourist oriented, which wasn't what I wanted to learn from the course.)

Also -- although I had chosen this program because of lack of a written course in favor on sound-based learning -- I started trying to find out how to spell some of these words and phrases (in Roman letters) and I was often way off. Like there's a term I heard as Tori Tori but which actually seems to be Todi Todi, and there's another word I cannot figure out the final sound of at all (it's something like Mugub or Mugur or Muguv.) Unfortunately I just can't seem to even identify a lot of the sounds.

I will say, I've sat around listening to my Bollywood CDs and occasionally recognized a disembodied word like "Nahin" or "Atcha" from the lesson, so it did teach me something.

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4.0

Basic Introduction

By Neversoft

from Los Angeles, CA

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Comments about Hindi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

Basic introduction to Hindi that will help jump start an immersion experience.

 
4.0

Solid so far

By KG

from Durham, NC

About Me Student

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Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Perfects Accent

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Family background/Heritage
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Hindi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

I grew up in a household where Hindi and Punjabi were commonly spoken. Unfortunately, at the time, conventional wisdom was that a child could not learn two languages at the same time and that it would be confusing. As such, I only learned English, and when I got into grade school, the only language courses that were offered were the usual suspects (Spanish, French, etc.). I always felt guilty about not knowing my own language, so all these years later (I'm 28 now), I decided to rectify the situation.

Enter Pimsleur. I'm only four lessons deep so far, but I already feel some of my comprehension coming back. Actually having to speak is making me conscious of my accent and I feel that it's getting pretty decent. I'm slightly advantaged having some familiarity with the language already, but the program is really bringing it back to the fore of my mind. I look forward to completing Phase I, but I can already tell I'm going to be wishing there was further instruction beyond that. Fortunately, I have my parents with whom I can practice, and hopefully become conversationally proficient in time for my next trip to India in December 2015.

I imagine for someone coming in fresh, the pace would still be manageable, but having additional resources would probably be helpful. Visual aids, or a real live person to correct accent and practice with (though only the former could be considered a shortcoming of the program). Overall, I would recommend this product for anyone seeking introductory knowledge of the Hindi language.

 
4.0

Great....but more units needed!

By Jessica

from Illinois

About Me Traveler

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Hindi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    Bought this after extensive research on the best language learning software. I was skeptical at 1st thinking I was a visual learner. So I tried the free lesson. At 1st i didn't think it worked, then i woke up in the morning and realized I had all of these Hindi words in the back of my mind! It is hard work. but if you're dedicated if works. My BIGGEST complaint are VERY limited number of lessons. So i found something that really works and can only go so far. this is very frustrating. Not only does it not offer advanced lessons, but there are no "unlimited" versions like some other languages. This would really put Pimsleur at the top and enable them to compete WAY more. PLEASE Pimsleur-more advanced Hindi lessons!!!!

     
    5.0

    Hindi Course

    By MK

    from India

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hindi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        I was having great trouble with the order of Hindi sentences. Now just at session 10 of 30 I see great improvemnt. This course has done wonders for my understanding and speaking.

        My only regret is that they have only produced 1 course.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Good Tourist Hindi

        By La Belle Helen Richardson

        from Santa Fe

        About Me Film Buff

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • It Works

        Cons

        • Not what I expected
        • No writing component

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Hindi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        I'm often frustrated by poor subtitles on Bollywood movies, and thought I'd try learning some Hindi in order to be less reliant on them.

        I did some research and the Pimsleur sounded like the best course for what I wanted. I had high hopes when I tried out the demo lesson before buying - it seemed simple enough, you just try the same lesson repeatedly till you get most of the phrases correct. But after 2 weeks I was only on lesson 4, and then actually got so frustrated I pretty much gave up on the course, because the phrases started getting so long there was no way I'd be able to memorize them. (Plus the phrases were just getting more and more tourist oriented, which wasn't what I wanted to learn from the course.)

        Also -- although I had chosen this program because of lack of a written course in favor on sound-based learning -- I started trying to find out how to spell some of these words and phrases (in Roman letters) and I was often way off. Like there's a term I heard as Tori Tori but which actually seems to be Todi Todi, and there's another word I cannot figure out the final sound of at all (it's something like Mugub or Mugur or Muguv.) Unfortunately I just can't seem to even identify a lot of the sounds.

        I will say, I've sat around listening to my Bollywood CDs and occasionally recognized a disembodied word like "Nahin" or "Atcha" from the lesson, so it did teach me something.

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