A friendly introduction to Hindi, this course is designed for those who want to learn the language but are daunted by the prospect of complicated grammar, classes and coursebooks. This book starts right from the beginning and explains everything in simple English, with hints throughout to make learning easier. Readers may choose whether to learn the script or just to use the transliteration. The book covers everything you need for everyday situations including travel and tourism. The book (0-340-85652-1) is accompanied by two CDs or cassettes (0-340-85654-8 or 0-340-85653-x) which are available separately or in a pack with the book (0-340-85656-4 or 0-340-85655-6).
Table of Contents
Preface; 1 Identities; 2 Meet the family; 3 The world around us; 4 Daily events; 5 Possessions and professions; 6 Looking back; 7 What's going on now; 8 Looking ahead; 9 What happened then; 10 This should be read carefully!; 11 Relatives and relatives; 12 Feelings; A Grammar summary; Hindi-English vocabulary; English-Hindi vocabulary.
Dr Rupert Snell is former Reader in Hindi at SOAS and has been teaching Hindi since 1975.