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4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

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Pros

  • It works (13)
  • Portable (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Perfects accent (10)
  • Fun (9)

Cons

  • No writing component (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (11)
  • Self-improvement (8)
  • Fun (7)
  • Business/work (4)
  • Family background/heritage (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (8), Business person (6)

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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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.

       
      5.0

      Great course!! Need more levels!

      By Language Lover

      from Florence, South Carolina

      About Me Student

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Hindi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        This course is a great course for learning Hindi. It moves at a good pace and facilitates the ability to manipulate the language rather than rote learning of words. The reading lessons are also great. My only complaint is that there are no more levels. There needs to be at least a level 2 and 3. Pimsleur has two levels for Greek and Korean but there are way more speakers of Hindi in the world than those two. Please make level 2 and 3.

         
        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!

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