Hindi Phase 1, Units 1-30

Hindi Phase 1, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand Hindi with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • 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 20 reviews)

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Pros

  • It works (17)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Portable (16)
  • Perfects accent (15)
  • Fun (12)

Cons

  • No writing component (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (15)
  • Self-improvement (13)
  • Fun (10)
  • Family background/heritage (8)
  • Business/work (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (10), Business person (8), 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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5.0

Love it. Very easy to follow and recall!

By Hindi1

from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

About Me Business person, Traveler

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Hindi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    Perfect for beginners because you actually get to a basic level of conversation after just a few lessons. It is quite impressive how detailed they are with the pronunciation. You end up speaking like a true local rather than sounding like a foreigner with an accent. Great course, I just want level 2 now!

    Service and delivery comments:

    Please, please, please make level 2 (and more) like you do for other languages. Thank you!

     
    4.0

    So much fun!

    By Ellen

    from Jamestown, NC

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family background/Heritage
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement

      Comments about Hindi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      I used the course everyday when walking my dog and I quickly learned enough Hindi to surprise my daughter's boyfriend from India by being able to speak about ordinary things. I enjoyed my "HIndi walks" very much.
      The only bad thing was that I still can't understand Hindi very well and that there is no advanced course.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Maybe include a story, poem or song to listen to.
      I wished it was longer! I was sad to have come to the end...

       
      4.0

      Really gets you going

      By Language lover

      from New York City, NY

      About Me Business person

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Hindi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      This was a great starting point for Hindi, I just wish there were more advanced lessons! The lessons really push you to become functional first, which means you can start conversing with locals/fluents immediately.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Basic Introduction

      By Neversoft

      from Los Angeles, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Hindi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Solid so far

      By KG

      from Durham, NC

      About Me Student

      Verified Buyer

      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.

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