What we're about
This group is for those who would like to start speaking, understanding, reading and writing Hindi.
The sessions here follow an interactive approach to learning Hindi and each session with different methods helps to gradually and consistently develop Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening skills in the Hindi.
We are here to help you learn Hindi language in a fun-filled way.
Learning a second or third language is a very powerful tool in an ever shrinking world. So sign up for hands on, activity based Hindi language Session. Kids will learn Hindi conversational Hindi, the alphabet and rudimentary writing as well. Language will be introduced via songs, stories, role play and various other friendly activities.
Just as the English alphabet, Hindi has vowels and consonants.
Here you can familiarize yourself with the Hindi alphabet - Hindi Varnamala.
Hindi is mostly written in a script called Nagari or Devanagari. Hindi is normally spoken using a combination of 52 sounds - 10 vowels, 40 consonants, nasalization and a kind of aspiration. These sounds are represented in the Devanagari script by 52 symbols: for 10 vowels, 2 modifiers and 40 consonants. You will also need to learn to recognize a character that traditionally represented a vowel but does not any longer, and four common conjunct consonants, which is actually a total of 57 symbols to remember to begin with.
Once you have learned the basic characters you will then be easily able to learn the shorthand (matra) symbols for the vowels and the conjunct characters.
DID YOU KNOW THAT
Hindi originated in 7th to 10th century.
Hindi is the second most spoken language in the world after Chinese, followed by English, Spanish, Bengali and Portuguese. English is spoken by 400 million people in 104 countries while Hindi by 500 million in 17 countries.
The most sung Hindi prayer Om Jai Jagdish Hare was written by Shraddha Ram Phillauri of Jalandhar in 1870s.
Ram Chandra Shukla was the first great historian-critic of Hindi literature. History of Hindi Literature written by him in 1929 remains the defining survey of Hindi literature to date.
Kamayani was written by Jaishankar Prasad in 1936. The famous Madhushala by Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan was written in 1935.
Gujarati poet Narmad was first to propose Hindi as India's National Language in 1880s.
On 14th September 1949 Constituent Assembly of India adopted Hindi as its Official Language.
As many as seven states in the United States have proclaimed 14th September as Hindi Day.
Raja Harishchandra was the first Hindi movie. Dadasaheb Phalke made it in 1913. Alam Ara is the first Hindi-talking movie made in 1931.