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Hindi Words

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Hindi (मानक हिन्दी) is the fourth most-spoken language in the world and is one of the official languages of India along with English. Spoken by nearly half a billion people, Hindi is the most popular language in India. While about half of the population of native speakers are located there, it is also widely-spoken in Nepal, South Africa, Fiji, Mauritius, Suriname, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago.

If you have the aspiration to learn Hindi , start with these simple words and short phrases in the Hindi language:

  • हाँ (hān) = Yes
  • नहीं (nahīṃ) = No
  • नमस्कार (namaskāra) = Hello
  • माफ कीजिए (māpha kījie) = Sorry
  • स्वागत (svāgata) = Welcome
  • नमस्ते (Namaste) = Goodbye
  • आप (āpa) = You (formal/polite)

We know it’s not enough to learn the words. You must feel confident in speaking the language to thrive in real-world conversations. That’s where Rosetta Stone comes in.

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With over 25 years of experience, Rosetta Stone can help you achieve your goal of speaking Hindi. Our Dynamic Immersion® methodology will teach you the Hindi language, not just the words. We prepare you to use your new language as part of your life, ensuring you’ll be ready to handle everyday situations with ease and confidence.

Hindi has some pronunciation rules, and once you learn them, you’ll have a much easier time pronouncing some of the sounds consonants make. For instance, Hindi has voiced versus unvoiced consonants and the principal difference in sounds is whether or not you vibrate your vocal cords. There are also aspirated and unaspirated consonants where the difference is releasing a puff of breath through your mouth along with the sound. Rosetta Stone is here to help make sure those Hindi words are pronounced correctly. Our patented TruAccent™ speech-recognition engine compares your voice in real-time to native speakers. This crucial feedback is what you need to fine-tune your pronunciation and speak Hindi with confidence.

Especially with Hindi, practice makes perfect. Getting the Hindi pronunciation to that point is going to take you some time. Consistency is key, and with Rosetta Stone you will continue to get feedback until you’ve coached your tongue and mouth into the flexibility it takes to pronounce Hindi words. It’s much more important that you feel confident speaking everyday phrases in Hindi than it is to know each Hindi word or grammatical rule.

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